The Island Foods Story

Toronto's Favourite West Indian Cuisine

A Family Owned Business

Serving Toronto Since 1973

You’ll find Kim most comfortable in the kitchen and behind the counter, talking to customers who are like family to this restaurateur and busy mom of three.  But Kim doesn’t see herself as just a business owner, she grew up in the restaurant business.  Kim’s parents Ruth and Ramasar opened their first location in the Dufferin Mall in 1973 and Toronto’s iconic Island Foods location in Parkdale in 1986.

A Generational Family Business

When the second generation continued the family tradition, Kim and her twin sister Lisa, better known as the ‘Island Foods Twins’ made the Parkdale location their second home.  Their sister Vicki could also be found at the Parkdale location and continues to produce the famous Island Foods’ hot sauce for you to enjoy at home.  Kim’s brother Dave and his family have an Island Foods location at 1310 Don Mills Road in Toronto.

Sharing food is a part of Kim’s family and she is proud to carry on the tradition at her new location of Island Foods, the Express location at Woodbine Avenue and Highway 7 in York Region.  Home-style traditional Trinidadian and Caribbean cooking with an emphasis on convenient, healthy and delicious options are all part of the Island Foods tradition.