What's in Store with Marissa Papaconstantinou: Pusateri's Avenue Rd
Hey everyone, it’s Paralympic medalist sprinter and Canadian record holder Marissa Papaconstantinou! I’m proud to continue exploring my Greek heritage in partnership with Krinos Canada by visiting some amazing spots around the country spreading #FetaCulture.
Now that I’m well into my training program for the 2024 Paralympics in Paris, France, I’ve had to lay off my favourite sweets & indulgences. But, that hasn’t stopped my coach Bob Westman from teasing us during our tough practices, snacking on a cupcake or two. He’s got a huge sweet tooth and one his favourite spots to fulfill confectionary dreams is at Pusateri’s Fine Foods, so I had to check it out!
I visited their flagship location on Avenue Road in Toronto, Ontario to meet up with Pusateri’s marketing lead, Paolo Pusateri. It’s where it all started for them in 1963 when Paolo’s grandfather, Cosimo, had a vision for a neighbourhood shop that provided the best food combined with best shopping experience.
The family calls Sicily, Italy home and the Mediterranean influence on the product selection is evident here right up to the Krinos Feta Cheese they feature on retail shelves and also use in their delectable ready-to-eat foods.
“Well, Krinos is a staple. You can’t really get better local quality. They have amazing feta made from Canadian milk.” mentioned Paolo. He tells me that Pusateri’s spends a lot of time sourcing only the best products, working with local vendors and international producers to create a fresh emporium of gourmet goods.
One of Paolo’s favourite ways to use Krinos Feta Cheese is that TikTok famous pasta recipe…one of my go to’s too for quick and tasty fuel after a long day of training. That’s all from me for now! Make sure to stay tuned for my next visit on the Krinos Canada Kitchen Blog.