Here’s Why You’ll Want to Stop by Jeanie’s Market & Bakery This Holiday Season
There are lots of places to get holiday treats in Mississauga but nothing is quite like Jeanie’s Market & Bakery.
Jeanie’s Market & Bakery, located at 6-3670 Odyssey Drive in Mississauga, is a market and bakery that is authentically Jamaican. It is the only Caribbean place around that provides its customers with take-out, bakery, and grocery options making it easy to shop and eat at the same time.
Jeanie’s was founded in 2002 by Jean and Neville Buckley who were both born in Jamaica and migrated to Canada in 1989 with their family. Jean had always wanted to open her own store in Canada to get the feeling of being back home and thus, Jeanie’s Market & Bakery was formed eventually becoming what it is today.
So, what kind of products can customers indulge in while at Jeanie’s? According to Kimberly Chen, the Marketing Manager, there are tons.
“At Jeanie’s, we offer a variety of Jamaican products such as authentic Jamaican jerk seasoning, hot pepper sauces, jams, Jamaican cookies and crackers,” Chen says.
“We also carry a variety of Jamaican baked goodies such as hardo bread, which is a very popular product amongst our customers, sweet buns, coconut buns, and lastly Jamaican beef and chicken patties.”
In addition, Jeanie’s also sells Jamaican Christmas Cake and a Sorrel Drink.
“The Jamaican Christmas Cake is most popularly known as Black Cake or Rum Cake which is a rum-soaked fruitcake,” Chen says.
“The Sorrel Drink is known to some in North America as Hibiscus Tea. However, the drink is served chilled and some may add a splash of rum.”
According to Chen, these two dishes are very popular in Jamaican households over the holidays.
“These two are a staple in many Jamaican households during the season,” Chen says.
“The Rum Cake is eaten after Christmas dinner and is always a delight to have at the dessert table especially with a little brandy sauce drizzled on top.”
In addition to the market and bakery, Jeanie’s also offers a Take-Out counter service. This service provides Jeanie’s customers with a variety of authentic Jamaican food options. This service is available from Tuesday to Saturday. Daily menus are posted on the Jeanie’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
Jeanie’s also is able to provide meal options for office parties and meetings in addition to personal catering.
Jeanie’s has come a long way since it was first founded in 2002. The market and bakery recently expanded to a much larger space on Aug. 1, 2018, in order to accommodate an increase in production as well as a new take-out counter.
The success of Jeanie’s over the years has proven that this market and bakery is not slowing down anytime soon.
Jeanie’s hours are as follows.
Mondays - 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Wednesday - 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday - 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday - 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jeanie’s holiday hours are as follows.
Dec. 23, 2018 - CLOSED
Dec. 24, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Dec. 25, 2018 - CLOSED
Dec. 26, 2018 - CLOSED
Dec. 27, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Dec. 28, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 29, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Dec. 30, 2018 - CLOSED
Dec. 31, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Jan. 1, 2018 - CLOSED
Jan. 2, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.