What We Love
Stasis Preserves tied for first position in Toronto Life's 50 Crazy Good Things to Eat & Drink (October 2013), which is really a recognition and celebration of all that's artisanal and yummy in the Toronto region. Katz cooked his way across the Toronto dining landscape (C5, The Drake, Lucien, Ruby Watchco), but in his spare time he would pickle in-season produce, making scrumptious jams. He finally tired of begging commercial cooking space and the growing inventory of preserves in his basement and opened a small shop on Roncesvalles. Julian is committed to supporting Ontario farmers, and this little bundle gives you a chance to taste some of Ontario's best year-round.
The Stasis Preserves Discovery Box takes you on a stroll through Ontario's growing seasons. It starts in the late spring/early summer with Strawberry and Rhubarb Fruit Spread (250ml) (with Ontario cranberries, too). As summer flourishes, Katz makes his Blueberry/Blackberry Fruit Spread (250ml). As autumn and winter approach, Caramelized Onion Spread (250ml) and Ontario Hot Sauce are great on burgers and grilled meats.
Stasis began when owner Julian Katz took the leap from cooking in some of Toronto’s best kitchens, to taking his passion for food in another direction - starting Stasis Preserves in 2010.
Focusing exclusively on local produce and working with small local farmers, the jam, pickle, and chutney line launched at Brickworks Farmer’s market, and quickly after the St. Lawrence & Trinity Bellwoods Farmer’s markets. Eventually refining the main Stasis Preserves line to a few sweet and a few savoury spreads and a a fiery hot sauce, but still doing small batches of other preserves throughout the growing season.
In December 2011, Julian and his partner Emily opened Stasis Local Foods, now called Stasis Deli & Pantry. Located at 476 Roncesvalles Ave it is open 7 days a week and is locally focused serving lots of delicious foods from sandwiches, to cheese, to ready-made meals and much more!
With a small, dedicated team of food lovers and enthusiasts, Stasis strives to offer you the best selection of foods available and share where they come from, and why you’re going to love eating them with family and friends.