Toronto Health Food & Natural Products Stores

Shop Canadian at Well.ca

Many of us are online shopping right now more than ever, trying to get the groceries and cleaning supplies and soaps and everything else we need to keep going while we wait out this awful COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon is the go-to for many, but I want to remind you about another online store that is Canadian (based in Guelph) that also delivers right to your door. I've been shopping at Well.ca since 2013, when I was searching for my son's liquid melatonin and it was the only place I could find it. Many items that I need but haven't been able to find easily right now, including flour and liquid hand soap, are available to order. The increased demand for many products due to us isolating at home has certainly overwhelmed them and they are limiting the number of orders they take every day, but if you order first thing in the morning you should be okay.

What I have always liked about Well.ca is that they offer many high quality, eco-friendly products that you may not see in your local Walmart or Shoppers Drug Mart, like this shampoo bar which replaces two to three bottles of shampoo:

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We make a lot of smoothies and I really like the Vega protein mixes. Well.ca often puts them on sale and there is a large variety of flavours available.

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The customer service is great and it always feels good to support a Canadian business. Take care of yourselves and your families, Rosie :)

Farm Boy | South Etobicoke

Ok it's EXCITING to have a new grocery store to shop at! Farm Boy has come to Toronto and the first location is in South Etobicoke at the Shoppes of Alderwood plaza on Brown's Line. The produce is incredible! Look at these oranges:

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My little man picked out these delicious vanilla cupcakes in the amazing bakery section. The icing was so fresh!

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Farm Boy is famous for their lemon garlic dressing, which is so simple... made from just olive oil, freshly squeezed lemons, minced garlic, black pepper and salt.

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The selection of flowers are wonderful as well. Hello tulips... hello spring! Rosie :)

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Koya Edibles: Fruit Bouquets in Toronto

Have you ever received an edible fruit bouquet? It is such a lovely gift idea. We all enjoy eating perfect juicy delicious fruit, but no one wants to chop it up. And no one wants to arrange it in a stunning basket that is delightful to look at. This is why it is the perfect gift. A change from flowers, but just as bright and colourful.

Koya Edibles is a local Toronto company that creates personalized fruit gifts for any occasion. Baskets and bouquets start from $30.00 and can be customized for any occasion:

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Not only are these bouquets gorgeous to look at, they are healthy and so delicious. An amazing gift or dessert centerpiece for your next party. For the full range of products visit the Koya Edibles website. Mention you read about this company on My Toronto Scoop and receive 10% off your order. Rosie :)

Shop Canadian at Well.ca

Recently my eco-savvy-shopper sis-in-law Amanda told me about Well.ca. Based in Guelph, this online store sells an amazing selection of green and natural products at reasonable prices and will ship them right to your door. I was excited to see they carry the brand of Nature's Harmony melatonin we use, as well as some excellent organic toddler foods. They have weekly sales and great deals on many brands that you don't typically see marked down. Check it out, it's an excellent site with top quality stuff, and best of all it's Canadian. Rosie :)

Carrot Common On The Danforth

When I need any kind of natural medicine, I like to buy it from The Big Carrot Wholistic Dispensary on the Danforth. This is basically a pharmacy just for natural health care products. What sets it apart for me is the fact it is staffed with naturopathic doctors, homeopaths and nutritionists. They can answer questions about any of the products on the shelves and advise you how to use them properly.

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The Big Carrot Wholistic Dispensary is part of The Big Carrot Natural Food Market, which was doing organically grown groceries long before Whole Foods was around and organic bananas and gluten-free breads were on the shelves at Loblaws. The Big Carrot opened in 1983.

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Both these stores, along with The Big Carrot Organic Juice Bar, make up what is known as Carrot Common. I feel healthy when I am in Carrot Common. When I shop in Carrot Common, I use agave syrup in my coffee instead of white sugar. It just feels right.

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The Big Carrot Wholistic Dispensary, Natural Food Market and Organic Juice Bar are located in Carrot Common at 348 Danforth Avenue. Rosie :)