I love going to NO Frills grocery store because they have great produce and they are so affordable compared to other leading grocery stores in the city. That being said, I only on shop there for 2/3′s of my list. If you are looking for GF sauces, pasta, cereals or beads they have nothing! Not even corn pasta. (insert sad face here)
So for shopping trip part two….
West End of the City:
1.Fiesta Farms. Food Matters. 200 Christie Street Toronto, ON M6G 3B6
They have everything for pastas, soups, breads, desserts, snacks, cereals, breakfast bars, baking mixes, salad dressings, Indian sauces, Thai sauces, chips, kale chips vegan snacks and so much more. I cannot recommend this store enough for Vegans, GF(ers) and people just looking for organic alternatives.
East End of the City:
2. The Big Carrot (Natural Food Market) The Big Carrot is located in the Carrot Common Mall (348 Danforth Ave.). 3 Blocks east of Broadview Ave. or 1 block west of the Chester subway. Metered Parking is available on Danforth Ave. and in the Carrot Common parking lot.
This store is not not your average grocery store. They have lectures, cooking classes and nutritional store tours. If your interested check out their website for their Monday night Vegetarian cooking class, they’ve added a few Raw “cooking” classes too!
Downtown: (Yonge and College Street)
3. Bulk Barn: They have locations all over the city, click the link to find the one closest to you. I love the going here for some staples and mixes. They have awesome Pizza dough mix, pancake mix, brownie mix, bread mixes, cereals and lots more. You can also find packaged items like “healthy” lentil chips, chickpea chips and other interesting snack foods I haven’t found at other locations.
When you’re in a pinch:
3. Loblaws: Located all over the city and a decent option when your in a pinch and don’t have time to make it over to one of the above locations. They have the basics like breads, cereals, Bob’s mixes, crackers, Hummus and other quick fix GF foods.
Know of any great places in the city I should try out?