Come in, look around. . .

If you are the type of home chef who likes to make things happen in the kitchen, you owe it to yourself to drop by to browse our great line-up of retail products. From fleur de sel and exquisite extracts to house-made jams and sauces and gluten-free pastas, Cuisine & Passion is just the place for you.

Here are just a few of the specialty retail products and food items you’ll find on our shelves. And drop by often as we are always bringing in new products!


House-made spice mixes

Imagine a world without spices. Never again would you enjoy the deep, earthy taste of a long-simmered tomato sauce or the breath-taking aroma and taste of your favourite Indian dish. Gone. From muffins, barbequed steaks and appetizers to casseroles, pickles and even desserts, without spices, nothing would be the same. Want to know how to use our new line of house-made spice mixes? See our web page or download a chart.

 house-made retail products

House-made products

Choose from an array of products—all made with fresh, preservative-free and, where possible, locally sourced ingredients. Choose from among house-made soups, sauces, jams, stocks, frozen entrées and dips as well as marinated olives, dressings, smoked salmon and baked goods. We also carry house-rendered duck fat for the discerning home chef. Keep your eyes open for seasonal offerings, too!



Did you know the best Italian pastas are made from 100% Canadian durum wheat? Try our La Casa Reccia Cortecce or our lines of Rummo or Valfleuri pastas. You will notice the difference!

Love pasta but you have to steer clear of gluten? We also carry an impressive line of gluten-free products. (See more below.)


Baked goods

That wonderful smell that greets you when you walk in may be one of the many freshly baked items from our pastry chef. Cookies, pies, cakes, biscotti, cobblers, meringues, cupcakes and all kinds of special desserts.

Need a special order for a birthday, anniversary or special event? We can help. Don’t need an excuse for a treat? We can help with that. too!

 Oils and vinegars

Oils and vinegars

From France, Greece and Spain to Italy, Australia and the United States, oils from around the globe have markedly different tastes. Why not stop in and try something new? Then, work a whole new kind of magic in the kitchen with our line of specialty vinegars, too!


Gluten-free products

Our line of gluten-free pastas will surprise you with their depth of flavour and their likeness in mouth-feel to regular pasta. Our freezers and fresh-food showcase are full of gluten-free choices, too, including soya sauce (not normally gluten-free), pizza dough, muffin and pancake mixes, tortilla chips, potato chips and more. Why not stop by to check them out?



The better your ingredients, the better your end result, it’s as simple as that. And you won’t find better tasting ingredients than those at Cuisine & Passion. Picked and canned at the peak of perfection, our selection of Italian tomato products, for example, are among the finest on the planet. Try them today!


Specialty teas

Is there a better way to take the pressure off than to sit down with a freshly brewed cup of tea and wrap yourself in the taste and fragrance of the tea leaf’s nectar? We think not. Even in the middle of chaos, it can feel like time to yourself. If this sounds good to you, why not drop in and browse around. Slowly.

 coffee extract


Looking for a vanilla taste that is rich, sweet and sophisticated, one that possesses euphoric flavour and a fragrance that sends pure joy to the pleasure centres of the brain? This is it. But it doesn’t stop at vanilla. Neilsen–Massey has been distilling an incredible line-up of fine extracts for over a century. We carry a number of them at Cuisine & Passion, including lemon, chocolate, coffee and almond.

 salt and pepper

Salts and peppers

When you are in a pinch and you need a pinch, table salt will have to do. But, when you want to kick things up a notch, culinarily speaking, you may want to opt for one of our specialty sea salts. Like a good olive oil or fresh herbs, fleur de sel is a great finishing product that is able to elevate just about any savoury—and the odd sweet—dish. We also carry a variety of peppers. Why not give them a try?


Robert Rothschild Farm

As you can imagine, we are pretty particular about the products we offer our valued customers. We want to offer foods that can help you save time, but we won’t do it at the expense of taste or quality.We are pleased to carry award-winning specialty foods from the family-founded Robert Rothschild Farm including dips, spreads, salsas, sauces, and organic products.


Stonewall Kitchen

Like many local food producers, Stonewall Kitchen got its start at the local farmers’ market, theirs being located in York, Maine. What started with jams and jellies blossomed into a full line of specialty food products, many of which we now carry here at Cuisine & Passion. Drop in to try some. You’ll be glad you did.

Comments? Suggestions? Ideas?

Is there a product we are not currently carrying that you think we should? Let us know—we’d love to hear from you!