Top Shelf Preserves came to be when chef-owner Sara Pishva started canning preserves to get her through those rough university years. Her pickles were a hit among her friends and fellow students, and before long, she took the leap and started up her own business in 2013. Pick up a jar or two of her vanilla orange marmalade for the perfect breakfast spread — or, if you’re more in the mood for something savoury, try her spicy pickled beans for crackly, zesty snack. You can find Top Shelf Preserves at several locations in Ottawa, including Goods Shop.
•Goods Shop, 201 Dalhousie St., 613-421-9418, goods-shop.ca