The Most Important Meal of the Day
For breakfast, we love the Oat Box, a granola-of-the-month club based in Montreal, that offers a monthly delivery of organic Canadian oats and other breakfast foods in three different sizes. Want a smoothie with that? Check out Revive Superfoods, a Toronto company that delivers boxes of breakfast bowls and drinks to make mornings go more smoothly.
You can save up to 20 per cent if you sign up for monthly deliveries from La Presserie, a Toronto independent for cold-press juices and smoothies. The option isn’t on the main menu, but when you go to shop the subscription option pops up. Prices vary.
You’ll want some coffee or tea to go with all this and the good news is that there’s a range of options for both, starting with Hamilton’s own
Detour Coffee Roasters,
which delivers monthly for under $40.
If you want to pay a little extra for peace of mind, Coffeecology (also based in Hamilton) will bring you fair trade, organic and “Café Femenino” certified (a women’s wage equity organization) beans by bicycle or electric car for $47.85 per month.
David’s Tea doesn’t exactly qualify as a mom and pop shop, but at least it’s Canadian-owned and, since it has a super loyal following, we’d be remiss not to mention that it has just launched its Tea Tasting Club, which sees a seasonal box with fresh blends and tea-ware delivered four times per year for $140. If that doesn’t sound like enough tea to do the job, independent Ottawa-based My Tea Box offers a monthly delivery service of three blends at a time.