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Receive the best product, in the size right for you, in the quantity you need. Delivered to you when you need it, in perfect condition, every time. Qualifirst has been expertly serving restaurants and retailers across Canada for more than 50 years. Let us serve you too.

Peace of Mind

Receive select premium culinary products of the highest merit. Exclusively hand-selected from around the globe, our gourmet ingredients have exquisite flavour and richly rooted provenance. Every artisan item is artfully sourced, wholesome, and of the highest quality.

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Stop searching for those hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind products. The items that truly make a difference and set you apart. Let Qualifirst do the work for you. Our expertly selected quality products will fill your establishment and increase your sales.

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authentic sourcing

We crisscross the globe in search of the best ingredients we can find. Our standards are unyielding and our vendors represent a smorgasbord of the finest food artisans.

passion for food

All our products have provenance and flavor, with quality that shines through. Our customers share our passion for world-class ingredients, cutting-edge techniques, and exquisite presentation.

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You deserve a gourmet food supplier that brings you innovative new ingredients from across the globe. Ingredients that create great food experiences, make you a destination, and increase your sales. As an importer and distributor we have access to leading edge, one-of-a-kind ingredients at the best prices. Choose Qualifirst. Start now →

Cutting Edge Wholesale Ingredients

bold new spices

Bold New Spices

Add a healthy dose of an intriguing new spice to your repertoire. Try warm, sweet Baharat Blend, flowery, cinnamon toned Cassia Buds, fibre rich and complex Harissa Blend.

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newest ancient grains

The Newest Ancient Grains

Gain inspiration from our full assortment of healthful grains. From Jade Rice to Tri-blend Quinoa, and Farro to Beluga Lentils, all rich in visual appeal, with a myriad of textures, and complex flavours.

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diced fruits

Diced Fruits

Eliminate messy chopping. Straight from their country of origin, these sweet, chewy fruit pieces are ready for baking, cooking and snacking.

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miso paste

Miso Pastes

Intensify flavour with this umami-rich, hip and healthy ingredient. Its slightly salty, earthy taste, perfectly balances the sweetness in ice cream and cakes while creating a deep richness in glazes and stews.

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Gourmet Recipes

Vegan Deep Fried Cauliflower

Vegan Deep Fried Cauliflower Wings

No one will miss the meat with this quick and easy vegan snack of golden, crunchy morsels of fried cauliflower with a spicy dipping... [Find out more →]

Miso Glazed Corn

Sweet and savoury corn with a sublime umami flavour from miso and nori and lots of crunchy panko. The topping and glaze are just as delicious on... [Find out more →]

Tapioca Pudding with Peaches and Pistachios

A traditional and naturally gluten-free pudding gets a flavour makeover with the addition of stollen spice and coconut milk.... [Find out more →]

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The Many Forms of Yuzu

many forms of yuzu

Peels, pearls, dried and juiced, adding the bold taste of citrusy yuzu is a snap. Light up vinaigrettes, sauces, dips and desserts. From juice to mayonnaise, and marmalade to chili sauce, find your inspiration with yuzu.

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What Clients Say
"Always a great product, and if not, they offered me a credit for the one tin of the item that had gone bad."
Dominique L., 2017-06-06
"Excellent quality. Packaging was less then impressive. However, it's what's inside that counts!"
Ryan T., 2017-05-24
"Could not find spices I was looking for, searched everywhere until I found this site, ordered them for a good price came in a couple days later couldn't be happier"
Stefan T., 2017-05-22
"David's Spices are like nothing else on the market. Great flavour and no sugar or salt! My absolute favourite brand. I especially like the "Spicy Rub" and "Chicken Rub". Delicious."
Shannon M., 2017-05-21
"Excellent choice for us"
Ruiqi d., 2017-05-16
"fast shipping and great quality...can't wait to order again"
Kim D., 2017-05-09
"John always helps me finding ingredients and product with timely manner and smile. Thank you! He make me to choose qualifirst! Thank you"
Banquets P., 2017-05-09
"Always enjoyed the quality of products and service that Qualifirst offer and there long commitment that they have provided us over the last many years. Thank you!"
Ronald S., 2017-05-07
"They are consistent in quality. Easy to use without additional sugar."
Baron H., 2017-04-21
"David's Special Steak rub gets a 5/5 (great mixed ' The Keg' seasoning and on pork chops) , however the Jamaican Jerk rub could use more oomph."
Cathy U., 2017-04-21
Our Average Score
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Latest Product Reviews

Pistachio Extract 30Ml Bitarome
At last, a pistachio extract that tastes like pistachio, and not almonds! A very little is needed to give your dish ...
- Lucie, Aug 29, 2018

Banana Compound 1.25Kg Hero
Used in ice cream bases, in pastry cream. Both with excellent results. Frankly, didn't really like the smell or ...
- Michelle, Jan 30, 2018

Mango Puree Frozen 1Kg Boiron
Good texture and taste. The taste is natural.
- Lavender, Jan 21, 2018

Chestnut Puree 900G Hero
Excellent - the best on the market today!
- Tatiana, Dec 3, 2017

Pistachio Fine Paste 1.4Kg Epicureal
Great tasting paste that is easy to work with and imparts a lot of flavour using a small amount. Good in cookie ...
- Carly, Oct 3, 2017

Orange Peels Candied Straight Baton 1Kg Sabaton
Amazing flavour and easy to work with.
- Carly, Oct 3, 2017

Special Steak Rub 150G Davids
I have been using this spice for years. Great on chicken too. I also add it to Miracle Whip and Apple Cider ...
- Janice, Sep 23, 2017

Veggie Rub 135G Davids
This stuff is the absolute best on baby potatoes w/some olive oil. I shared them with my co-workers, and everyone ...
- Randi, Aug 12, 2017

Classic Balsamic Glaze 500Ml Viniteau
Love this glaze, even great on strawberries.
- Anne, Aug 6, 2017

Polenta Medium Quick Cook 350G Epicureal
love polenta and this quick stuff is very nce and easy to use
- Anne, Aug 6, 2017