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NEWCOMER KITCHEN Holiday Gift Bags | Downtown West

December 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Newcomer Kitchen’s new “Willing to Work” project is back… just in time for the holidays!

You can support newcomer women this holiday season by purchasing a fabulous and festive Holiday Gift Bag. Join in the festivities and celebrate diverse newcomer women living all across Toronto and Mississauga, bringing you delicious holiday favourites from our locations at Mustard Seed, Greenest City, and Arbour Mill Pathway.
Enjoy a selection of sweet treats and savoury favourites from the womens’ country of origin, including Syria, Palestine, India, Nepal, Egypt, Tibet, and Sudan.
These Holiday Gift Bags make for great gifts for your family, friends, teachers, employees, and more!

Pickup on Tue, December 17, 2019, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
at The Theatre Centre Cafe/Bar
1115 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 3T4 | View Map

Newcomer Kitchen’s Holiday Gift Bags will feature:

Maamoul – a widely enjoyed and beautiful Syrian cookie with a variety of fillings, dating back to ancient Arab times and enjoyed during Eid, “Festival of Breaking the Fast”. We have created a walnut and an apricot version. Maamoul are typically made with special wooden moulds or decorative tongs.

Date Balls – a nutrient dense treat that is also traditionally enjoyed to break fast during Ramadan. Date balls are filled with protein and healthy fats, providing energy. Our date balls are topped with shredded coconut, pistachio, and rose petal, proving to be an extra special and beautiful treat.

Khapse – a sweet and crispy Tibetan cookie where dough is rolled and then shaped into beautiful and intricate designs, then fried and dusted with sugar. Most prominently enjoyed at special occasions such as “Losar,” the Tibetan New Year’s celebrations, weddings, and religious events, to bring good luck.

Spiced Olives – a staple in Arab cuisine, spiced olives pair perfectly with home cooked meals, side dishes, mezze platters, and more. Olives are rich in nutrients, and known to be one of the healthiest foods in the world. These olives are made with garlic, lemon, and spices, for a complex flavour that will leave you wanting more.

Pickled Turnips – made popular in Middle Eastern cuisine, these naturally beet-pink turnips combine a distinct crunch and tangy vinegar taste that is positively addicting. A perfect addition to compliment your falafel, gyro, roast chicken, and favourite holiday meal.

Red Chili Paste – a sambal-like condiment with complex flavours such as cumin, coriander, black pepper yerma, ginger, garlic, and chilli flakes; this red chilli paste packs a punch. With distinct warming qualities, you will want to serve this sambal-like condiment with nearly everything… especially momos.

Tsering’s Tibetan Tea – this tea blend calms the nerves, reduces tension, refreshes, and gives the body new energy. The tea helps disorders such as back pain, mental instability, anger and insomnia. Drink a cup in the evening, after a hectic day, or at any time!

S’fouf mix – a widely known Lebanese cake consumed on special occasions such as birthdays, holidays, and family reunions. A unique flavour combining ingredients such as turmeric, sugar, drizzled with honey and sprinkled with pistachio, you’ll soon add sfouf into your celebratory treat repertoire. With our sfouf mix, you can easily recreate this recipe at home… taste test approved!

Pita Chips and Fattoush spice – Fattoush salad is an admired Middle-Eastern salad topped with toasted or fried pita chips and a freshness of flavour largely due to the dressing’s complexity. With Newcomer Kitchen’s pita chips and fattoush spice, you can create your own fattoush salad to enjoy any time.

Seham’s Syrian Soup Mix – a classic, thick, golden, hearty and energy-dense soup to keep you warm and going on a cold day. From our kitchen to your table, you can enjoy this Syrian lentil soup at home with your loved ones.

*Some products contain nuts and gluten
*Please note Newcomer Kitchen is doing our best to move toward environmentally friendly packaging
*Some featured items are subject to change
Learn more about the Newcomer Kitchen project.




December 17, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Newcomer Kitchen
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The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J1 Canada
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(416) 538-0988
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