We’re thrilled to call St. Catharine’s our home, and we’re even more thrilled to call these fantastic places our neighbors! We aim to shop local whenever we can, and that’s definitely not hard when we have such incredible places to shop and dine at.
In the spirit of our commitment to shopping locally whenever possible, here are some of our favorites in the area.
We love their fantastic store just as much as we love their company. You can get a great variety of shoes here, including some unique brands that you’ll have a hard time finding anywhere else. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are just a bonus.
St. Catharine’s is so lucky to have such a fantastic farmers market. We visit the market at least once a week for our produce and other locally-sourced needs, because nothing beats shaking hands with the artisans and farmers who bring us the freshest goods available.
Garden City Essentials
These natural, holistic products promote self-care and sustainability, and we love that we know exactly where the products we use on our face and body come from. Our favorite product is definitely the Rose Geranium Facial Toner. Refreshing and lovely!
The Watering Can is home to some of the most stunning floral arrangements in town. We get flowers here for our store and homes every week, and they’re absolutely stunning. Plus, the owners are of Dutch descent just like us!
If you want Italian food, La Scala is the place to be! They have classics that appeal to just about everyone, as well as fresh, innovative dishes you may not have tried. It’s also where we host our 9to39 fashion shows, so we feel a special connection and loyalty to La Scala.
Beechwood is Niagara’s only vegan doughnut shop, and we have to say that there isn’t a need for a second one with this one around. Delicious and ethical, these treats have won multiple awards, including the Toronto Vegetarian Association awards for best vegan bakery, best vegan donut, and best vegan dessert. We recommend the coconut cream donut and the apple fritters!
First Ontario Performing Arts Centre
This is an area treasure. Local shows and movies at Film House bring art films to the area that are hard to find otherwise, and it’s conveniently located right downtown.
Mathay café and lounge serves food, coffee, and other drinks, and there’s live music every week and an in-house art gallery showcasing local artists. Their Twilight Jazz series brings a different jazz ensemble every week- don’t miss it!
This humorously named bar and grill is our favorite place to go after work for a glass of delicious Niagara wine and the best frites and dip in Niagara.
If you’re ever in the St. Catharine’s area, be sure to stop by some of these fantastic places to see why we love them so much for yourself!