The world’s greatest food stores: the readers’ picks!


Toronto’s Best Gourmet Grocers

Supermarkets have always filled an essential need. But at these specialty shops, the food-buying experience is next level, with meticulously curated small-batch products, house-made everything, and, hey, maybe even a cocktail while you shop. Here, our go-to spots where grocery shopping doesn’t feel like a chore. Continue reading here! 

Voted Top 100 in the City of Toronto!


The world’s greatest food stores: the readers’ picks (June 2021)

Summerhill Market is announced as one of the Top 50 Greatest Food Stores in the world! You can check out the Finacial Times full article here.

NEW! Article from Canadian Grocer (AUGUST 2017)

Summerhill Market may be a historic landmark in Toronto’s Rosedale neighbourhood, but it’s definitely not stuck in the past. After introducing a new brand identity in the spring (which has already won awards from the design community), the 63-year-old high-end independent known for its extensive selection of gourmet meals, has a new website with extensive lifestyle/food content and enhanced e-commerce functionality….read more.


Packaging Label System

Mindsparkle Mag

The Dieline

Slim Enterprises

Five Star Logo

La Y Griega (Spain)

Page Mag (Germany)


BP & O Article


The 51st Annual Canadian Independent Grocer of the Year Awards Ceremony was presented on Tuesday, October 1st in Toronto, in front of a gala audience of over 500 leading grocers, suppliers, and distributors at Grocery Innovations Canada 2013, Canada’s premier grocery conference and tradeshow.

Each year, the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) Awards Program recognizes the success of outstanding independent retailers and offers insights into innovations that are changing and enhancing the way retailers compete.

This year, CFIG is proud to announce that Robert, Brad and Christy McMullen of Summerhill Market in Toronto, On were induced in the CFIG Hall of Fame. To be eligible for Hall of Fame induction, a store must win at least three Gold Awards or receive one Platinum Achievement Award and one Gold Award.

Summerhill Market has been serving shoppers in the upscale neighborhood of Rosedale, just north of Toronto since 1954, where they cater to a wealthy clientele who can afford its premium prepared foods and other gourmet products.

The Canadian Independent Grocer of the Year is the most prestigious award CFIG can bestow. Each year, Independent grocery stores from coast to coast in Canada compete for the coveted title in each of the specialty, large, medium and small surface categories. Each of the competing stores is visited personally by a highly respected retail management expert, who evaluates competing stores based on retailing excellence and innovation, store team performance, customer service, space utilization, freshness and cleanliness.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) is a non-profit trade association founded in 1962, which continues to be a collaborative community, equipping and enabling independent, franchised and specialty grocers for sustainable success. Representing over 4000 grocery retailers from every part of Canada, CFIG is a strong and united voice for independent grocers, providing programs for operational excellence, facilitating educational and training programs and fostering enabling relationships among retailers and suppliers. CFIG is a respected organization that speaks confidently for its retail members to industry, government, and the consumer.

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