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These stories about local food, restaurants and people behind the culinary scene in our area are made possible through the continued support of Trans Canada Wood Products as part of our Community Leaders Program.

Rich in flavour, Persian Market rolls out welcome mat

Rich in flavour, Persian Market rolls out welcome mat

'The goods we offer are not found in other stores in Barrie. If I had to pick, I would say nuts and sweets are sold the most, along with the hot takeout food,' says owner
Cooking up joy: Instructor finds satisfaction in bringing people 'a little bit of happiness'

Cooking up joy: Instructor finds satisfaction in bringing people 'a little bit of happiness'

'When you’re eating a pastry, you’re not sad. It makes people happy. You’re giving someone something to look forward to at the end of their meal,' says Georgian College instructor
Barrie Hill Farms welcomes visitors to go picking, stay longer in 2022

Barrie Hill Farms welcomes visitors to go picking, stay longer in 2022

Barrie Hill Farms owner Morris Gervais eager to see return of regular events at the Springwater Township operation this year
Rim Thanon brings Thai street-food flavour to Barrie <b>(6 photos)</b>

Rim Thanon brings Thai street-food flavour to Barrie (6 photos)

'We want to emulate the feeling of satisfaction of having Thai food at the side of the streets of Bangkok,' says restaurant owner
Half-baked and uncut: Jimmy Chews pizza joint hangs hat on freshness

Half-baked and uncut: Jimmy Chews pizza joint hangs hat on freshness

'It stands out from the rest and you can really taste it. We don’t do fancy boxes or advertising. We put that money into the product,' says owner
'If you can dream it, we can bake it,' says Cakes by Design owner <b>(4 photos)</b>

'If you can dream it, we can bake it,' says Cakes by Design owner (4 photos)

Toronto Street business has been in operation since 2004 and their 'passion' is creating unique, custom desserts
Something for every sweet tooth: Andro Cakes cooks up hand-made treats <b>(6 photos)</b>

Something for every sweet tooth: Andro Cakes cooks up hand-made treats (6 photos)

Pastry chef Dimu Perera and his wife, Rohini, opened their Dunlop Street East shop in December; 'We love the downtown community'
Restaurant owner stretches grilled cheese delights into second career

Restaurant owner stretches grilled cheese delights into second career

'I loved working in kitchens when I was younger, back in high school and in college. And then I got into the trades and away from all that,' says Vince Mahoney
Downtown steakhouse's adventure in eating includes lacing up the skates

Downtown steakhouse's adventure in eating includes lacing up the skates

'I decided to build the ice rink more as a novelty. It’s winter — we should embrace it as Canadians. We should be outdoors and enjoying it,' says Town and Country Steak and Seafood House owner
Collier St. eatery pivots in times of peril, well suited for dine-in or takeout

Collier St. eatery pivots in times of peril, well suited for dine-in or takeout

'We count ourselves very lucky with the team that we've found along the way as we've opened and grown,' says B'Spoke Kitchen & Market co-founder