Eating natural and organic isn’t difficult, as long as you know where to go to get your goods. Whether you want to go gluten free, meat free or chemical free, or just want to support local farmers, these ten spots are some of Toronto’s best for cultivating a diet that is whatever you need it to be.
The Big Carrot
Toronto’s first certified organic food store, established in 1983. The Big Carrot offers over 700 organic products in the juice bar, bulk, spice, cheese and produce departments. The staff handle the organic products differently as to maintain their integrity.
Essence of Life
Kensington Market shop Essence of Life serves up a wide selection of bulk health food, and natural supplements. In addition to protein supplements and natural bulk foods, Essence of Life also offers a wide variety of natural beauty products.
The Sweet Potato
The Sweet Potato is a full service health food store located on the West end, suited to help you shop for local and organic food. Should you need to shop for a number of food sensitivities or diet requirements (gluten-free, raw, or vegan), the friendly staff at The Sweet Potato are there to help you.
Noah’s Natural Foods
Established in 1981, Noah’s is Toronto’s largest health food store, offering customers online shopping in addition to their brick and mortar location. Offering advice on health and weightloss, children and infant care, and much more, Noah’s Natural Foods’ website can be a great source of health food information.
Located in Kensington Market, Tutti Frutti specializes in a wide variety of natural and organic products including dairy products, groceries and household products. Cereals, nuts, flour, pastas, spices & herbs are all made available for bulk purchases at affordable prices.
Baldwin Naturals specialize in organic fresh produce, bulk foods & groceries, and gourmet coffees. They also offer a wide variety of herbal remedies, macrobiotic foods, natural skincare products and aromatherapy products.
Moberly Natural Foods
Moberly Natural Foods is located on the east end, and specializes in healthy snack food and cooking and baking needs. Their Blog makes it easy for anyone interested in a natural health food diet.
York region’s destination for natural foods and supplements, Nature’s Emporium offers groceries, grass-fed and traditionally raised meats, and vegan products. There’s something for everyone at Nature’s Emporium, regardless of diet restrictions.
Carrying natural choices for everything from fresh and frozen foods, to cleaning supplies and personal care products, Wholesome Market is your destination for natural products in the Beaches. Their Facebook page often offers up deals on large purchases.
Peachtree Health Foods
Peachtree Health Foods strives to bring customers something new every time they visit. They have a good selection of natural and organic body care and makeup. They also serve fresh smoothies!