It's Thanksgiving! The beginning of turkey season really snuck up on us this year - it falls quite early in the month this year, and the hot hot weather of September has left you unprepared for thinking about stuffing and pumpkin pie, don't sweat it - Wellington West can help you knock your Thanksgiving out of the park!
It's feeling a little more seasonable after that heat wave we had in Spetember, but it's still warm enough to grab a last taste of summer with a hint of fall flavour. Check out the pumpkin spice soft serve at Little Jo Berry's - when it's too hot for pie, just have ice cream instead!
Thyme & Again always has great goodies to make any meal shine. Need a special tapenade or pate to start your gathering off right? They've got it! The artisinal cheeses, baguette, and fruit selection, spiced nuts and charcuterie platter - anything you need you can find at Thyme & Again.
More of a DIY person? There are plenty of places to get fresh or frozen turkey for the big day - plus plenty of fixin's. Check out Saslove's, the Herb & Spice, Hintonburg Market or Metro to find birds, veggies, stuffing, cranberry sauce and more!
Don't forget about dessert! Strawberry Blonde Bakery is a local favourite, not only for their big heart, but for their absolutely fabulous cookies, cakes and other goodies! This vegan, nut free, gluten free bakery will have you coming back for more. If pumpkin is not your thing, check out their lemon and ginger, or chocolate and mint cookie and icing sandwiches!
Also be sure to stop into the iconic Parkdale Market where the best of the local growing season is on display - along with some seasonable pumpkins! Pick your jack o lantern early!
With so much to see do and taste, there's always something happening in Wellington West!