A little ABOUT US
Locally hand-crafted with all natural ingredients, Gigi’s Foods is committed to producing small batch dressings with no added sugars or preservatives. We aim to make it easy on our customers to make healthy choices, that the whole family can enjoy.
New owner, Steph Kitchen is focused on maintaining the quality products you know and love. At the same time, we are excited to take Gigi’s Foods to the next level by expanding the product line while growing distribution.
At an early age, I found a passion for food & cooking – which seems fitting with a last name like Kitchen. Over the last 4 years, I’ve worked in several restaurants across Ontario, creating unique dishes and recipes with local ingredients and learning from talented chefs and business owners.
As a close friend of Lee’s and a customer from day one, I’ve had the pleasure of watching Lee’s journey to make Gigi’s Foods the success it is today. I’m thrilled to be driving this next chapter!
Our best-selling, signature dressing/marinade is simple but delicious! Fresh hand-pressed garlic is used in this perfectly balanced product that adds interest to any salad–from mixed greens to pasta. It is commonly used as a marinade for chicken, fish, and shrimp, and is ideal as dipping sauce for bread. The original recipe calls for a flavourless oil (vegetable) but olive oil can be requested at check-out for no additional charge.
If you enjoy our signature white balsamic vinaigrette, you are sure to like our Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette. Fresh lemon juice and lemon zest enhance this vinaigrette, resulting in a light and refreshing option made with olive oil and fresh hand-pressed garlic. Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette is excellent on salads and ideal as a marinade or drizzle for chicken and fish.
Our Apple Cider Vinaigrette has established itself as a family favourite. Organic apple cider vinegar (raw and unfiltered, with the Mother) and raw honey are the cornerstone natural ingredients that provide enormous health benefits with their anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Fresh hand-pressed garlic and olive oil contribute to the wellness factor, and this dressing is perfect for any type of salad (our favourite is greens with Granny smith apple, feta cheese and walnuts)!
New for the 2016 spring/summer market season, our Avocado Vinaigrette does not fail to please! Fresh avocados and freshly squeezed lemon juice blended with olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, kosher salt and garlic transform into a creamy, silky vinaigrette. On the nutritional front, it is difficult to compete as avocados provide a wide variety of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients. Avocados are a naturally nutrient-dense food that contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals! If you plan on picking up a bottle of Avocado Vinaigrette at a Farmers’ Market, be sure to arrive early as we usually sell out!