Caribana Toronto returned to the 6ix this past weekend after a two-year hiatus. We felt it only apropos to feature a brand new Caribbean grocery store and takeout spot in the heart of Riverside. Blessed Love is bringing some much-needed spice to the ‘hood… a welcome addition to the burgeoning lunch circuit.
Blessed Love is truly a family affair. Ricardo mans the kitchen, cranking out Jamaican classics such as jerk chicken & pork, callaloo, oxtail, red snapper and curry goat. Lunchboxes come in three different sizes with either rice & peas or provisions. Don’t don’t sleep on Ricardo’s hot sauce. It’s full of scotch bonnet & vinegar and packs a real punch.
Patties & Coco Bread are also available if you’re lookin’ some something real quick. Riccardo’s daughter will hook you up. She works the front of-house, and it’s always service with a smile.
Blessed Love is also a fully-stocked bodega. They’ve loaded their shelves with imports… hard-to-find Caribbean spices, canned goods, root vegetables and thirst quenchers.
We tried our hand at some DIY veggie Pepperpot to get our Caribana on. And we got everything required right here from our new Riverside local. What a fantastic long weekend it was!