Food, Wine & Beverage

Food and wine factory outlets are popping up more and more. When you buy from a warehouse or factory store, you have an opportunity to try something new without breaking the bank. Bakery products, nuts, frozen foods, cheese and more.
We dropped in to review this bakery on a Wednesday, when they were having their "Wacky Wednesday" promotion.  Five items for $5!  Mix and match Arnold and Thomas brands of bagels, bread, pizza shells and more.  If you are there on any other day - most items are 50% off, or two for one.  A great bargain stop to buy fresh bakery items, including Entenmann's cakes, muffins, doughnuts and cookies. Hours: Monday to Friday 10 to 4, Saturday 10 to 2 7648 Lockwood Ridge Road Sarasota Ontario 34243
The name says it all - not only are the liquor and wine prices the best we've found, even the cigars are reasonably priced.  It isn't hard to find a great bottle of wine for under $10, and there is a huge selection.  The store in Sarasota is the largest store, and prices there are even better than the St. Pete's location.  Specials change by the week, and they will often order and deliver specific wines when requested. Hours: Vary by location Bradenton, Sarasota and St. Pete's Beach Florida
Family owned, its well-stocked winery store offers complimentary taste testing, and a gift shop which includes special releases and older vintages, as well as both personal and corporate gifts. Vinoteca will create a private label for you, at no extra cost, for special occasions. It’s easy to get to (Hwy 400 north of #7), and makes for an enjoyable stop where you can, if you wish, get some insight into the process of making your wine as well as choosing from the extensive selection of red, white, ice and sparkling wines. Products are only available direct from the winery to save substantial LCBO mark ups. Toll free: 1-866-313-5700. Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed Sundays in July/August) 527 Jevlan Dr. Woodbridge Ontario L4L 8W1