In the spirit of the holidays, Queen St. Bakery is giving out FREE grilled cheese on Queen Street West—and for every 2 grilled cheese sandwiches, they are matching it with a donation to Daily Bread 

Yes. You read that right. The more grilled cheese you eat, the more Queen St. Bakery donates. 

Teaming up with local coffee house Dark Horse and cocktail lounge Daisy, the Toronto trio is looking to give back in the best way they know how—with food.  

Photo Courtesy: Kaitlin Narciso

“We reached out for support on this project and were proud of how many businesses came calling,” says Queen Street Bakery CEO Giovanni Angelucci. “This year has been challenging, to say the least. In these unprecedented times, we’ve learnt the importance of and strength in community. We as a team—Dark Horse, Daisy and Queen Street Bakery—want to send off this exceptionally difficult year with a little bit of joy—by giving back. With this initiative, the more you eat, the more we donate. Join us in supporting Daily Bread, aiming to ensure each and every Canadian has food to eat this Holiday season.”  

From Thursday, December 17th until Sunday December 20th, Queen Street Bakery will pop up at Daisy, a cocktail lounge located at 563 Queen Street West. The space’s street front window will serve as a takeout counter from 12:00PM until 3:00PM and 5:00PM until 7:00PM. Social distancing protocols will be in effect and masks will be required to be worn while in the queue. 

In addition to the giveback grilled cheese, Dark Horse will be supplying coffee and hot chocolates for $2, with 100% of the proceeds going entirely to the food bank.

“It’s the season of giving back and people are always looking for ways to help. We want to make this as accessible as possible, while also bringing a little joy to your day—in the form of cheesy goodness. Whether you’re gluten free, celiac, vegan, or otherwise, there will be an option for you.” 

Queen Street Bakery’s President Tony Ayala

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, food banks are expecting record numbers of people visiting them. Every little bit helps. If you can’t visit the pop up—and have the means to—consider donating to a local food bank.

Visit Queen Street Bakery’s social media and digital site for more information on the pop up!