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Rainbow Friday: the SA expat’s Friday shopping feature #8

By April 8, 2016July 25th,

Rainbow Friday: the SA expat’s Friday shopping feature #8

April 8, 2016

Welcome to your #RainbowFriday feature no.8. This week we’re travelling back to the amicable country, and favourite South African immigration hub, Canada!

In addition to being the second largest country in the world, Canada’s rich diversity has much to offer immigrants. It’s the most educated country in the world, has more lakes than the rest of the world’s lakes combined and in certain territories you can get licence plates in the shape of polar bears.

But Canada is not South Africa, and if you’re feeling a little homesick you may be looking forward to a bit of Rainbow Nation flavour. You’re in luck, as we have just the shop for you!

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Shop of the Week – Eat Sum More

Happen to find yourself in Ontario? Well then scoot on over to the corner of Bathurst and Centre Streets in Thornhill and you’ll find your pot of safa gold.

About Eat Sum More

The story begins in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, at the The Golden Highway Butchery where George and Leah Slimowitz – grandparents to Eat Sum More’s shop owner – infused his life with the slogan “It’s all in de spices”.  A phrase which has  followed them across the globe.

On immigration, now shop owners found they were missing something and started making their own biltong and boerewors. This quickly grew into a business –  offering South Africans and Canadians a choice of South African products.

The shop is headed by family matriarch, Rita, and the third generation of Slimowitzes. They import all their spices from South Africa, and customers have been raving about their biltong – calling it the best in Canada!

Shop products

Although their speciality lies in meats, Eat Sum More stocks most South African favourites and you can shop from the comfort of your home through their online store.
Categories include:

  • Baking needs
  • Cakes and cookies
  • Cereal and porridge
  • Dried fruit
  • Drinks
  • Groceries
  • Health and beauty
  • Jams and preserves
  • Meats
  • Sauces, spices and dressings
  • Snacks
  • Soups
  • Sweets and chocolates

Shop contact details

Placing an order: visit their online shop or call them on 904 881 1368.

Physical shop:



Address: #6-7700 Bathurst Street, Thornhill, ON L4J 7Y3

Tel: 905 881 1368

Shop hours: Mon, Tues, Fri & Sat: 10:00 – 18:00, Wed & Thurs: 10:00 – 19:00, Sun: 11:00 – 17:00.

Special features

If you want something extra for your event, Eat Sum More offers a Biltong Bar package. You can choose between the Bronze package, which you pick up at the store, the Silver package which they will drop off at the venue or the Platinum package – with a Biltong Bar booth at your event.

Happy shopping and check in again next week Friday for your Rainbow Friday shopping feature.

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