If you make the trek, don't miss Cheese Boutique (45 Ripley, at the Kingsway, 416-762-6292), a hidden-away one-stop gourmet shop in south Etobicoke. It's quite the scene on weekends -- locals swarm this two-storey intimate gourmet grocer featuring organic produce, wine tastings and free samples aplenty. Sting-free opera plays over the sound system.After stocking up on French fromage from the cheese-aging vault (Free tours! Cute guides!) as well as frozen tourtiere ($14.39) and steak 'n' kidney pie ($12.99), dig into a hefty slice of awesome eggy potato frittata ($3.99) while downing a 50-cent espresso from a machine in the trellis-laced atrium.
Cheese Boutique is open Monday to Friday 8 am to 9 pm, Saturday 8 am to 8 pm, Sunday 10 am to 6 pm, closed email@example.com