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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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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.

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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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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 →

Innovative Wholesale Ingredients

Hemp Oil


Pure, light, slightly nutty and brilliant green colour, a cold pressed super oil loaded with Omega-3 fats and 40% less saturated fat than olive oil. Ideal raw or for low temp cooking.

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himalayan pink salt


Savoury, peanut protein, with a taste, texture, and cooked appearance that encourages creativity. Loaded with protein and fibre, this versatile to prepare meat is a vegan menu must.

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davids nuts


Choose from six SALT FREE varieties. All big on protein, seasoning and taste. Delicious on their own as a snack, tossed in a salad, or added to a trail mix.

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Dish with pearls as garnish


Create spectacular presentations with these jewel-like caviar. Filled with the best quality flavour-packed ingredients, these spheres make an unusually beautiful garnish.

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Gourmet Recipes

Snap Pea Salad with Toasted Hemp

Toasted Hemp Salad with Honey, Lime and Mint Dressing

An easy salad with big crunch and a refreshing dressing, topped with toasted, high protein hemp... [Find out more →]

Grain Salad with Miso-Orange Marinated Nuckhen

Grain Salad with Miso-Orange Marinated Nuckhen

A gorgeous vegan salad that will turn a weeknight meal into a health fest. Its packed with protein from grains and the tender, meat-like protein... [Find out more →]

strawberry and kale sorghum salad recipe

Strawberry and Kale Sorghum Salad

Red quinoa gives this salad a pleasant crunch and boosts the protein. The strawberries add beautiful colour and just the right amount of... [Find out more →]

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I was impressed with the selection of great items, and even more impressed with how quickly they arrived. I will definitely be a return customer.Iana
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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
99 /100
Based on 75 reviews
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Latest Product Reviews

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

Quinoa White Grain (Organic)
Great hot or cold. Easy to cook, remember to rinse first. Thats one of the most important parts to cooking this.
- Anne, Aug 6, 2017