Places to Shop and EatToronto Guide to Healthy Eating
HEALTH FOOD STORES
|1||4 Life Natural Foods||257 Augusta Avenue (Kensington Market)||416-591-6800||$|
|2||Ambrosia Natural Foods||55 Doncaster Ave. (Steels/Yonge)||905-881-7811||$|
|3||Baldwin Naturals||20 Baldwin St. (College/University)||416-979-1777|
|4||The Big Carrot||348 Danforth Avenue||416-466-8432||$$$|
|5||Evergreen Natural Foods||513 St.Clair Ave. W. (St.Clair/Bathurst)||416-536-2932||$|
|6||Fiesta Farms||200 Christie Street (South of Dupont)||416-537-1235||$$|
|7||Four Seasons Natural Food and Health Products||2837 Dundas St. W.||416-769-2931|
|8||The Healthy Butcher||565 Queen West (at Denison)||416-674-2642|
|9||Healthy Planet||588 Sheppard Ave. West (Bathurst/Sheppard)||416-398-2444||$|
|10||Herbes Herbs||556 Queen St. West||416-504-5755||$|
|11||Karma Cooperative||739 Palmerston Avenue||416-534-1470||$|
|12||Multiple Organics||1545 Dundas Street West||647-435-5340|
|13||Noah’s Natural Foods||Many Locations||416-488-0904||$$$|
|14||Organic Abundance||3066 Bloor Street West||416-234-5258||$$$|
|15||Organic Boutique Inc.||970 Queen Street West||416-536-3851||$$$|
|16||Organic Oven||3189 Yonge St. (Yonge/Lawerence)||416-489-7777||$$|
|17||Qi Natural||710 Bloor Street West (Bloor/Christie)||416-539-0459||$|
|18||Rosedale General Store||1075 Yonge St. (Summerhill Station)||416-927-0359||$$$|
|19||Sunshine Natural Foods||942 College Street (at Ossington)||416-533-9582||$$|
|20||t-buds||3343 Yonge St. (Yonge/Lawerence)||647-452-3624||$$$|
|21||The Tea Leaf||2901 Baview Avenue (Baview Village)||416-227-2276|
|22||Thuna Herbals||298 Danforth Avenue (Chester/Danforth)||416-465-3366||$$$|
|23||Tutti Frutti||64 Kensington Avenue||416-593-9281|
|24||Whole Foods Market||37 Avenue Road (Yorkville)||416-944-0500||$$$|
|25||Whole Foods Market||87 Avenue Road (Hazelton Lanes)||416-944-0500||$$$|
Note: $ = reasonable prices, $$$ = expensive side
You can find any health food store near you at www.eatwellguide.org by simply entering your postal code.
TORONTO FARMER’S MARKETS
|1||Annex/Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market||Lippincott St. (south of Bloor)||Wednesdays 3 PM to 7 PM|
|2||AppleTree Market Y/R||200 Eglinton Ave. West||Thursdays 3 PM to 7 PM|
|3||BirchCliff Village Farmers’ Market||1512 Kingston Rd.||Fridays 2 PM to 7 PM|
|4||Brick Works Farmers’ Market||550 Bayview Ave. (Bayview extension)||Saturdays 8 AM to 2 PM|
|5||Distillery District Farmers’ Market||55 Mill St.||Sundays 10 AM to 6 PM|
|6||Dufferin Grove Organic Market Y/R||873 Dufferin St. (in park opposite mall)||Thursdays 3 PM to 7 PM|
|7||East Lynn Farmers’ Market||Woodbine & Danforth Aves.||Thursdays 3 PM to 7 PM|
|8||East York Civic Centre Farmers’ Market||850 Coxwell Ave.||Tuesdays 9 AM to 2 PM|
|10||Etobicoke Civic Centre Farmers’ Market||399 The West Mall||Saturdays 8 AM to 2 PM|
|11||Green Barn Farmers’ Market Y/R||601 Christie St. (South of St. Clair)||Saturdays 9 AM to NOON|
|12||Liberty Village Farmers’ Market||Corner of Liberty St. & Atlantic Ave.||Sundays 9 AM to 2 PM|
|13||Metro Hall Farmers’ Market||55 John St., near King St.||Thursdays 8 AM to 2 PM|
|14||North York Civic Centre Farmers’ Market||5100 Yonge St. (Mel Lastman Square)||Thursdays 8 AM to 2 PM|
|15||Riverdale Farm Farmers’ Market||201 Winchester St.||Tuesdays 3 PM to 7 PM|
|16||St. Andrew’s Farmers’ Market||Maud St. at Adelaide St. W.||Saturdays 9 AM to 1 PM|
|17||St. Lawrence Market North Y/R||92 Front St. E. at Jarvis||Saturdays 5 AM to 2 PM|
|18||Sherway Gardens Farmers’ Market||Hwy 427 & The Queensway (North lot)||Fridays 8 AM to 2 PM|
|19||Sick Kids Hospital Farmers’ Market||555 University Ave.||Tuesdays 9 AM to 2 PM|
|20||Sorauren Park Farmers’ Market||Sorauren Ave. (South of Dundas)||Mondays 3 PM to 7 PM|
|21||Stonegate Farmers’ Market||194 Park Lawn Rd.||Tuesdays 4 PM to 7 PM|
|22||Sunshine Garden Farmers’ Market||1001 Queen St. West (CAMH)||Mondays & Thursdays,10 AM to 11:30 AM|
|23||Toronto City Hall Farmers’ Market||100 Queen St. West (Nathan Phillips Square)||Wednesdays 10 AM to 2:30 PM|
|24||Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market||Trinity Bellwoods Park (Dundas & Shaw Sts.)||Tuesdays 3 PM to 7 PM|
|25||Weston Farmers’ Market||GO Train parking lot, John St. (Weston Rd. & Lawrence Ave. W.)||Saturdays 7 AM to 2 PM|
|26||Withrow Park Farmers’ Market||725 Logan Ave.||Saturdays 9 AM to 1 PM|
|1||Haber’s Pharmacy||1584 Bathurst St.||416-656-9800|
|2||Pace Pharmacy||14 Isabella St.||416-515-7223|
|3||Smith’s Pharmacy||3463 Yonge St.||416-488-2600|
|4||York Downs Pharmacy||3910 Bathurst St.||416-633-2244|
|1||Front Door Organics||www.frontdoororganics.com||416-201-3000|
|2||Hearth to Home||www.hearthtohome.ca||416-656-0023|
|3||Wanigan Fruits and Vegetables||www.wanigan.com||1-877-926-4426|
|5||Green Zebra Kitchen||www.greenzebrakitchen.com||647-867-1605|
VEGETARIAN/ VEGAN RESTAURANTS
Click here 2014 TORONTO Vegetarian Directory
TIPS WHEN EATING OUT
- Ask for oil and vinegar instead of other dressings with your salad.
- Order your fish or chicken grilled, baked or steamed.
- Ask for sauces on the side so you can control the portions.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for a doggy bag. Most portions are 2-3 size the recommended servings sizes, especially when it comes to steak, pizza and pasta.
- Share a few dishes with friends so your meals are more balanced. For example, order one pasta dish, one salad and one fish dish and share all three.
- Try Indian, Thai, Mexican, Japanese, Moroccan and Ethiopian Restaurants as their options are generally healthier than generic restaurants, having smaller portions and more vegetarian options.
- Buffets can be great since you can control your portion sizes and eat a wide variety of foods, especially if their is a salad bar. On the other hand if you can’t control the quantity you eat best to stay away from them.
- As for olive oil and balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, lemons and/or other condiments to make your own sauces.
- Dip your fork into dressing on the side with each mouthful rather than pouring it on your salad.