Five Women-Owned Food Businesses in Canada

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Five Women-Owned Food Businesses in Canada

Five Women-Owned Food Businesses in Canada

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice may have been the ingredients used to create the Powerpuff Girls but they also describe the delicious meals, snacks, and drinks featured in the women-owned food businesses we’re highlighting today. We hope you’re hungry (for women empowerment). 


Bloomers Toronto

a picture of the front of a Bloomers store

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Sometimes you just gotta treat yourself and that’s where Bloomers comes in. When I’m craving a sweet snack, Bloomers is my guilty pleasure. Just kidding – I feel absolutely no guilt when consuming Bloomers’ mind-blowing freshly baked donuts. Their donuts are huge, the texture is *chef’s kiss*, the range of flavours are never-ending and change with the seasons. Seriously, once you have these – you can never go back to regular donuts. Trust me, I’ve tried. 

In addition to donuts, they also make cakes, bagels, bread, and more delicious treats. Oh, and did I mention their goodies are vegan? Check out their website to see all their creative flavoured baked goods for yourself. 


Chef Uwyyy

the chef uwyy logo, a cartoon drawing of a Black woman wearing a chef hat and holding a spoon.

Image via Chef Uwyy website

Get in foodies, we’re going to support the newest food subscription box service in town. Chef Uwyyy is a unique food subscription service featuring a variety of authentic Nigerian meals. This deliciously curated menu means you can kiss cooking goodbye. All you have to do is select your meal combination every week. They do the cooking and deliver healthy and scrumptious food right to your doorstep. 

From Nigerian-style shawarmas to popular mains like jollof rice – your taste buds are guaranteed to feel the spice with this woman-owned business. 

Check out their website for the full appetizing menu and more information on the subscription options. 

Everything Nice:


mumgry logo; a pink background with red text

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Forget being hungry, try being Mumgry. If you’re looking to make delicious, plant-based snacks in between Zoom calls, for your little one(s), or just because, then Mumgry is for you. Their natural nut butters make the perfect ingredient, topping, or eat it right from the spoon (we won’t tell). These natural nut butters are low in sugar and high in protein and filled with flavour. Whichever one you choose will leave you feeling nourished and energized. 

On top of providing the world with delicious healthy snack options, Mumgry is also committed to giving back to the community through their #MUMGRYMONDAY initiative.

Check out their website to find out more about this initiative, snack recipes, and tune in to their fun and informative podcast.

Mary Be Kitchen 

stock photo of a woman walking by the Mary Be restaurant

Image via Mary Be Kitchen website

If I could describe the food from Mary Be Kitchen in one word it would be “wholesome.” Their tagline is “whole food for the soul” and no matter which menu item you choose you’ll leave feeling nourished inside and out. Each meal tastes like it’s infused with love and one of my very good friends will go as far as saying they have the best Mac and Cheese on earth (and don’t get her started on their chocolate chip cookies). If you don’t believe her, you’re just going to have to try it out for yourself. 

This small business has been providing Toronto residents with healthy, delicious and filling comfort food. You can choose between a variety of warm and cool sides, proteins and soup options; freshly baked cookies and brownies; and hot or cold drinks. Plus, they change their menu with the seasons (and use as many local ingredients as they can) so there is always something new to get excited about! 

Regardless of your dietary preferences, there’s something for everyone at Mary Be Kitchen. When the pandemic hit, Mary Be adjusted their offerings to ensure you could enjoy their mouth-watering meals at home. You can even buy their legendary cookie dough frozen and ready to pop in the oven. Check out their website for their full menu, grocery and catering options, gift cards and more. 

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters 

Balzac’s coffee logo; a yellow circle with pointed edges and an embellished “B”

Image via Blazac’s website

Apparently, 50% of the world’s population simply cannot function without their morning coffee and 73% of all statistics are made up. Do what you want with that information but this last feature is for all the coffee lovers reading this. 

Known as one of Toronto’s most popular coffee cafes – Balzac’s has numerous locations across the city. Each cafe has its own unique personality that reflects its location and of course, excellent coffee. You can even get a subscription to all of your favourite coffee blends right to your door. Whether you’re in the mood for a taste of dark chocolate, caramel, sweet honey and more; Balazac’s has it. 

They’ve also got a wide range of coffee-related products to make your morning cuppa even better. Choose from mugs, coasters, brewers and more. You can check out the full range of products over on their website

Loved these five women-owned food businesses, but you don’t see one of your favourites on the list? Email us to let us know who to feature next. You can also check out our top coffee spots in Toronto featured here. 

Esosa Akpata is a 20-something-year-old avid reader, occasional writer, and constant dreamer who enjoys travelling, cheesy rom-coms, and brunch dates with friends. She is passionate about improving the lives of people and communities and has worked in the charitable sector for over five years with a focus on healthcare and education. Her love for reading started as a preteen with The Nancy Drew Mysteries and was reignited in her late teenage years thanks to tear-jerking young-adult novels like The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Today, she enjoys a wide genre of books that include: contemporary fiction, short-essay collections, memoirs, and historical fiction. 

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