Last Updated on March 7, 2022 by Pamela
Jacobsons in Ottawa is a delightfully bougie food shop in the Vanier neighbourhood. A family-run shop where one can channel their inner Ina Garten, and debate about the advantages of hoarding gourmet foodstuffs.
From the moment I walk through the door, my heart starts to swoon and my tastebuds dance with anticipation. The cheese wall is the best place to start. It’s filled with heritage cheeses from France and Britain, classic Canadian cheeses, as well as tantalizing cheeses from around the world.
Indulge in cheese like Via Mala Bio (Switzerland), Truffo (France), Picobello (Netherlands), and Celtic Blue (Canada). Honestly, their luscious cheese wall is one of the main reasons I shop here when I visit Ottawa, quickly followed by Scottish shortbread from the Shortbread House of Edinburgh. Original, with warming ginger stems, or rich dark chocolate, it doesn’t matter, they’re all tasty.
There are shelves filled with lemon curd and jams, bougie teas, bottles of fruity vinegar, olive oils, fancy crackers and savoury snacks. A tantalizing mixture of Canadian and European brands. Hello, truffle potato chips… 🤤
The display case of cakes, pastries, and tarts is my second stop, after the cheese wall. I cannot resist a buttery croissant, butter tarts, and citron tarts. Of course, there are also cocktail mixers, kitchen gadgets, dishes, linens, and candles – making it a challenge to keep money in my bank account!
The Jacobsons website is a good place to start your shopping journey. There are quite a few items available for purchase online, which can be shipped throughout Canada. Not the cheese though, I already checked and cried over that. LOL
Personally, I’m looking forward to returning to Jacobsons on my next eating expedition in Ottawa!