Unique treats, gifts and baskets for unique people.

The Mercantile in Toronto's Roncesvalles Village is your go-to shop for everyday luxuries, with a thoughtfully curated selection of gourmet food items, kitchen accessories, gifts and gift baskets to help you live, give, and entertain in style.

YOUR March Break

SaltWest Naturals bath salts

So they call it "March Break". And sure, the kids get a week off school. But if you're the one taking them away, you're the one chauffeuring them around to activities, you're the one making the extra meals, you're the one with more kids in the house for longer for a whole week, what the heck kind of break is that for YOU?

These aromatic bath salts from SaltWest Naturals - sustainably hand harvested on the west coast of Vancouver Island - are your March break in a pouch. Put 1/4 cup in a hot bath and soak in the relaxation and regeneration. Close your eyes and you are in the rainforest or on the beach at Tofino... And until someone breaks down that bathroom door, that time, that refuge, that feeling is all yours.

Honeysuckle, Lavender, Eucalyptus and Salish Salt & Seaweed.
Find them on your right up the stairs at the back of the store.

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Magic Words

Sprucewood Bacon Cheddar

Bacon. Cheddar.

Indeed they are magic words, especially when they appear together. 
Even more magic, of course, is the taste. And our friends at the Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Co. have made a little bit of magic with this addition to their already stellar flavour line-up. 

Admittedly, they cost $1 more than the other cookies in the line but let me remind you again.... BACON!

You will find these decadent and delightfully savoury shortbreads on the shelf to your right just inside the door of the store. Now let me tell you the most likely outcome when you find them there:
You will buy a box and take it home planning to save them for an upcoming dinner party where you will serve them as part of an appetizer plate with some charcuterie; you will open the box just to try one; you will eat 12 over the next 20 minutes; you will come back to the store to buy another box. Consider that fair warning.

Bacon. Cheddar. Shortbread.
Magic indeed.

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Gotta Terra Cotta

Terra Cotta Dip

We always manage to get great little bowls and tableware items in that seem to really catch on around here. It's not hard to imagine neighbours visiting one another and finding the same stuff in each other's cupboards!

These are the latest items we're sure everyone's going to want first - beautiful glazed terra cotta pieces with a variety of functions: from egg cups to nested measuring bowls to open top jars to spouted jugs - each with that signature unglazed terra cotta bottom that give things a part-upscale part-pueblo feel. These are definitely hand wash items but they're so beautiful you're going to want to use them daily - never mind the dishwasher.

And just so you know, we did check (several times, in fact) and the spouted jugs perfectly hold a bottle of wine - for when you want to have a kind of rustic gathering. A few hunks of cheese, some bread, a jug of wine.... and thou, to borrow a phrase.

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