St. Lawrence Market photowalk

by Ram Ya August. 25, 2016 2886 views

Since this week's theme was "local Markets", I decided to take a walk and have lunch at Toronto's St. Lawrence Market. This market is situated close to Front Street East and Jarvis Street, the area is also known as Old Town district of Toronto. 

St. Lawrence Market entrance

St. Lawrence Market entrance

St. Lawrence Market was named the world's best food market by National Geographic in April 2012, so I was really expecting something good for lunch. I decide to eat at the "Buster's Sea Cove" seafood stall. 

Buster's Sea Cove seafood stall

Buster's Sea Cove seafood stall

Haddock with chips

Haddock with chips, perfect fuel for the walk!

I think Buster's Sea Cove is enjoying a lot of good reviews online so I was expecting a lot of people there. However, the quality of food and service was still very good. This haddock (I think beer battered) was so good with the Tatar sauce. Everybody was busy looking at their plates, so I got to sneak a photo or two of this place. 

people eating seasfood

Busy eaters at Buster's Sea Cove

After the seafood distraction I got to walk further into the market. This market offers so many stalls from produce to handmade jewelry. The produce section had many varieties of fruits and vegetables. Lot of locals and restaurant owners were shopping for the day's menu here.

St. Lawrence Market

St. Lawrence Market

St. Lawrence Market produce section

Raspberry and blueberry

Raspberry and blueberry

Fresh off the lake Ontario, haha. I don't think so!

More fresh seafood

Another hot item seems to be the cheese. There were so many varieties to sample and many olives and vines to go with it too. 

Olives anyone?


Cheese vendors are happy to give you a sample

Another vendor with a big smile

He keeps his shop clean and spotless

Towards the end of the market hall I regret having the seafood because this guy was cooking some BBQ that smelled so delicious. He was all serious, probably have been here for many years

All kinds of BBQ

This is a place that I have been few times but going there to capture a story made me see the place differently. I could have researched more or interviewed few vendors but today was a hectic day where I had to do a lot of product development tasks for PhotoBlog. I am doing this to force myself to take a break from work. Even in those conditions, I got lot more satisfaction out of this storytelling.

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Leslie D 3 years, 3 months ago

Oh, my. What a grand place! You've captured the feel of the place beautifully, Ram. I couldn't help but notice the absence of sweets & baked goods, though. What gives? ;~)

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Leslie D 3 years, 3 months ago

Thanks for the wonderfull comment Leslie, much appreciated!

Actually, there were few shops that sold all kinds of sweets. Unfortunately, they kept all sweets behind glass and I couldn't get a good shot due to glare.

This gave me an idea to have a weekly theme just for Sweets Baked Goods :)

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Leslie D Replied to Ram Ya 3 years, 3 months ago

....I'll bake you a pie!

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Eileen Lynch 3 years, 3 months ago

I love the photos and descriptions! Beautifully done!

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Eileen Lynch 3 years, 3 months ago

Thank you, Eileen!
Much appreciate the nice words.

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 3 years, 3 months ago

woooooooooooow
great report
what a lot of ingredients for delicious meals
thank you

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Olga Helys 3 years, 3 months ago

Thank you, Olga! I didn't think to buy anything to cook.
lol, I've been lazy to cook anything lately.

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Olga Helys Replied to Ram Ya 3 years, 3 months ago

welcome!

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sara G 3 years, 3 months ago

Loved the colorful market shots. Now, will you look at my blog and fix it where I can upload multiple photos? :-)

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Sara G 3 years, 3 months ago

Hello Sara,
Is this happening to you on Internet Explorer browser? We have some known bugs on this browser, any chance you can try with Firefox or Chrome?

BTW, are you able to choose images from the computer? In that case, the failure happens after you choose an image?

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 3 years, 3 months ago

Great report. It makes me hungry.

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Mikkal Noptek 3 years, 3 months ago

Glad you enjoyed it, Mikkal

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 3 years, 3 months ago

Brilliant Series, Ram!!!
Thanks for sharing these very special images!
WOW!

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 3 months ago

Thank you, Jay. Appreciate your nice words.

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Ram Ya 3 years, 3 months ago

Your work=My pleasure, amigo!

p.s. what's the best address for me to send you a few questions about this site?

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 3 months ago

Hi Jay,
Thanks. been bit busy with the site I will send you a reply soon to your message.
Please use [email protected] I am always monitoring it.

Thanks.

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Ram Ya 3 years, 3 months ago

Thanks! Will do!

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
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