Are cottage boxes this summer’s hottest trend?

The city’s best gourmet shops and restaurants want to feed Muskoka and the County one box at a time

The city’s best gourmet shops and restaurants want to feed Muskoka and the County one box at a time.

If you’ve never been a fan of doing one big grocery shop on your way up to the cottage, this one’s for you!


Mamaka’s authentic Greek market offers four different BBQ packages available for pickup, including Paidakia (lamb chops), Kalamaki, Chicken and Lamb Bifteki. Each Agora package feeds four people and comes with a choice of two dips, like the Greek carp roe dip, and a selection of two traditional salads.

Also added to each box are six pitas, Florina peppers and a seasonal dessert. If that’s not enough to fill everyone at your cottage party, Agora offers protein add-ons including a whole cooked, marinated and vacuum-sealed octopus.

BlueBlood Steakhouse

Looking for an easy but romantic meal to serve for a summer date night?

BlueBlood Steakhouse offers Tomahawk Grill Kits, rib eye or tenderloin, with everything you’ll need to craft an intimate dinner for two. Each kit comes uncooked with sides, sauces, and salts ready for you to amaze your partner without having to do any planning. On the side are uniquely matched potato dishes, including Yukon gold, scalloped and P.E.I fingerling potatoes.

A wine pairing and two BlueBlood engraved steak knives are included in each box, making for an unforgettable date night.


Pusateri’s offers a variety of boxes, with more than 30 available, ranging in price from $60 to $199.99. Packed full of
seasonal fruits and vegetables, aged cheeses, spreads and jams, antipasto and meats that are perfect for grilling, popular cottage box favourites include the Full Breakfast Box, the Truffle Box and the Cheese and Charcuterie Box.

Pusateri’s is also offering free delivery on Thursdays on all orders over $250 to cottage dwellers in Innisfil, Gravenhurst, Bala, Port Carling, and Bracebridge.


Aptly named for summer, the Cottage Grill Box from Stock-in- Trade feeds up to four people for three meals. This packed box comes with a whole ready-to-cook brined chicken seasoned with a BBQ rub that’s made in-house.

Also included are four beef patties and four house-made sausages. All meats are pasture-raised, hormone-free and grass-fed from local farms in Ontario. At a cost of only $47.50, the box is an affordable price to feed the family all weekend long and is discounted compared to purchasing the meats individually.

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