A Childhood Dream
A childhood dream of two sisters, Maeli Market has since grown to become so much more than just a store, but rather in its core, a space for connection and growth. Selling a wide range of Taiwanese products from traditional snacks, to uniquely shaped soaps and even classic tote bags, Maeli not only instills an ambition for cultural awareness within the community in Toronto, but also inspires a greater audience to learn and experience traditional Taiwanese delicacy.
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"Tucked at the base of a North York parking garage is a market that sources all of its 5,000-plus items from Taiwan, including cookware, beauty products and, most important, food. Fridges and freezers are full of staples (fermented tofu, fried bean curd); shelves are stocked with instant noodles, bubble tea kits and fruit vinegars. In the centre of it all—and shaped like the island nation—is a kitchen serving to-go snacks (tea eggs, popcorn chicken), bento boxes and soft serve in flavours like papaya milk."
We collaborated with Toronto-based Suulin Architects to intentionally design a space that best represented Taiwan: from the bamboo lanterns, our mountainous backdrop, and our kitchen that's shaped as the island.
Teriyaki Chicken Bento Box
Crispy Fried Milk Fish Bento Box
Available proteins: Braised Pork Belly, BBQ Beef, Veggie Bean Burger, Crispy Tofu.
Taiwanese Dan Bing
Taiwanese Dan Bing are delicious savoury pancakes with the perfect blend of crispy outside + soft and chewy inside.
Taiwanese Shrimp Omelette
A silky-smooth savoury egg omelette with bouncy chewy shrimp and scallions.
Available options: Braised Pork Belly, Lu Rou Fan, Hakka Style Salty Pork, Cripsy Fried Milk Fish, Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, Taiwanese 3 Cup Chicken, Fried Vegan Squid Ring, Popcorn Tofu.
Veggie Chicken Nugget (6pc), Fried Vegan Squid Rings (6pc), Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken, Taiwanese Shrimp Omelette, Taiwanese Dan Bing, Spicy Popcorn Fish, Taiwanese Poutine, Tri Color Sweet Potato Fries, Marbled Tea Egg
Fried Sweet Potato Ball (6pc), Handmade Taro & Sweet Potato Ball
Catering, now available.
Made-to-order hot foods are available now! Try our signature Taiwanese Bento Boxes.
Largest collection of Taiwanese snacks in Toronto is available at Maeli Market like the iconic "good luck" Kuai Kuai Corn Snacks.
Iconic Taiwanese pineapple cakes.
Long considered the souvenir gift to bring back from Taiwan, we pride ourselves on our careful selections of pineapple cakes that are readily available for purchase.
"Maeli Market is the first shop in Toronto to sell products sourced exclusively from Taiwan."
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"This Toronto store sells fresh food and imported Taiwanese products."
Open Daily 10:30AM ~ 7:00PM
18 William Sylvester Dr, Toronto, ON M2J 0E9. *Free 3 hour parking with $15 purchase.