Shop Your ‘Hood for the Holidays

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This Holiday season, we’re challenging ourselves to shop our own neighbourhood! There are so many unique and beautiful places owned by hard working local folks in our community and we want to make sure they feel some love and support from their neighbours!

These shops are all within the Centertown area, but we urge you to seek out makers and shakers in your own neighbourhoods and make a point to visit, say hello, inquire about their shops and if you’re able, purchase something for the people on your shopping list. Spending our hard earned dollars in our own backyard helps put money back into the local economy and paves the way for other exciting vendors to set up shop.

Red Apron’s Local Favourites

1.  Saaboon


SAABOON is an all-natural, vegan soap boutique that uses traditional cold-process soap-making method. Their handcrafted soaps are made from scratch in small batches to ensure consistent quality and they use only the best natural oils and all of their soaps are scented using only 100% essential oils.  They make thoughtful stocking stuffers or host gifts!

2. True Loaf Bread

What’s a holiday table without a load of bread? True Loaf is a family-run bakery, and they are dedicated to baking quality bread with great care. Their delicious German style Christmas Stollen is a holiday favourite of ours. Made with currents, cranberries, peel and rum with a decadent by the marzipan log in its center.

3. Pascale’s Ice Cream


A pie is hardly a pie without a creamy scoop of one of Pascale’s all-natural ice cream on top. From ice cream bars and her famous Christmas Yule Logs,, to pints of Egg Nog or Honey Rhubarb Ginger, bringing the gift of Pascale’s will make you an instant hero. Find her ice cream in our shop or at the Ottawa Farmers Market.

4. Seed to Sausage General Store

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If you’re looking for sausages or charcuterie to fill a Holiday table, look no further. Handmade with natural ingredients, Seed to Sausage makes some of the tastiest meats we know. They stock a variety of pantry items and cheeses that make filling up a Charcuterie Board easy as pie (and maybe more delicious).

5. Three Tarts Bakeshop

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Three Tarts specializes in Cakes, Tarts, Pies, Cookies, Squares and other Assorted Individual Pastries that are oooooooh so good. Make dessert a no brainer by picking up a few of their incredible sweet treats! They have many holiday items available in store or for pre-order. We are so thrilled to have them in our neighbourhood.