• Nature's Emporium

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Natural foods market with a vegan bakery, organic vegetarian cafe, and juice bar with 20 tables. The store itself sells meat. Open Mon-Sun 8:30am-7:30pm.


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14 Reviews

First Review by peanutbuttergirl

Moolicious

Points +128

Vegan
22 May 2023

My favourite grocery store!

Amazing grocery store with plenty of vegan options. They also have vegan bakery items, take home meals and hot to go pizza. Juice bar is also available. Produce is always fresh and a great selection. Overall most products are more expensive than other grocery store but some products are very unique and difficult to find elsewhere.

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Momo_moon

Points +1164

Vegetarian
13 Nov 2022

Expensive

Didn't like when this brand placed an old grocery store that use to be in it's place. The prices are very high, the quality is good though but not worth the money. Good place if you have money to spend. They have many vegan, veg options to buy for grocery items

Pros: Quality

Cons: Prices

GreenVal

Points +25

Vegan
03 Sep 2022

The best 🥇

Natures Emporium is the gold standard of grocery stores. I do WFPB no oil and was sold when I found the shredded potatoes with no oil 🙌
Their freezer case is full of anything you could possibly want as far as frozen foods go. They carry every possible vegan butter and mayo. They have a nice section of cruelty free cosmetics. My only recommendation is to give yourself some time the first time you and really look around. The store is full of all kinds of treasures. I see things I never noticed before every time I go in. Truly the best.

DaraS

Points +25

Mostly Veg
10 Apr 2019

Favourite place to shop!

Large store, great options, friendly staff!

Pros: Lots of vegetarian and vegan options, Samples of new products on weekends, A great cafe!

Veganite367

Points +28

Vegan
16 Oct 2018

LOVE THIS PLACE!

Favourite store! For products and food. Great vegan options, hot bar, pizza, and prepackaged meals. Super healthy and delicious! Also great vegan desserts raw/cooked. Coffee bar has vegan muffins/cookies and drinks. Some say it’s a bit pricey, but I think it’s priced reasonably given portions and healthy/organic ingredients used. Would HIGHLY recommend!!!!!

veggiebonbon

Points +106

Vegan
19 Aug 2018

Love this place

Vegan soups, sandwiches, dips, pizza, salads, desserts ALL made fresh and sold takeout or eat in. Sooooo many vegan items every where. The staff is friendly and helpful. The owner works hard and they listen to their customers, they’ve ordered items I’ve specifically asked for and even let me in to quickly shop when it was closing time one Saturday evening!!! All of their produce is fresh and organic. Just price compare in the grocery and supplement aisle as you would anywhere as some items are a bit higher priced but most of very thing is the same price at other health food stores and sometimes their sales are better!

Pros: Lots of vegan foods , Fresh, fresh, fresh , Supported WW Animal Sanctuary Galla event

KristinMadeleine

Points +169

Vegan
13 Jun 2017

My favourite grocery store

I love shopping here. I can only make it every so often so when I can I always treat myself to something from their cafe. As well as being a grocery store, they also have hot and cold food to eat in or take out. Their vegan samosas and vegan Nanaimo bars are amazing. So are the cookies in the cafe. I love this place. Highly recommended

Pros: Delicious food, lots of options for vegans and veg

Cons: It was a little disappointing when they switched f

lailaheidema

Points +35

Vegan
11 Nov 2015

So Many Veg Options

The store is considerably large and there are always several hot and cold vegan options available to either eat there or take to go, including soups, salads, pilafs, curries, raw meals, etc., and pizza corner where you can order a whole pizza (vegan available) to go. There are also many vegan and gluten-free desserts available and a juice and coffee bar; a great store to both shop at and grab a meal.

Pros: Delicious food, Many options

KaileyDev

Points +42

Vegan
04 Nov 2015

incredible!

So many vegan options. The Nanaimo bars were so good I almost died.

mquito

Points +67

Vegan
23 Aug 2015

Hot tables aren't hot

Ate here two or three times over this summer and the dishes weren't warm. A hot plate buffet should figure out how to keep the food warm, especially given that I went at noon - prime lunch hour. Tasty food and clearly labeled vegan options.

JazzyCow

Points +435

Vegan
30 Nov 2014

Great Place to Look for Specialty Items

I always love coming to Nature's Emporium for their specialty foods (usually as treats). Unfortunately, they are not even remotely exclusively vegan, but they do have many vegan alternatives for grocery items -- vegan yoghurts, vegan milks, amazing selection of vegan ice creams, bars, faux meats, etc. If you're in the area, definitely stop by and take some time to explore the whole store!

Pros: Huge Selection, Specialty Items

Cons: Lots of Meat and Dairy Around

faunus

Points +34

Vegetarian
22 Jul 2010

Not Great

Have tried to eat here on a few occasions. Poor service. Staff were arrogant and non empathetic. NOT CLEAN enough in the kitchen area.

Food... uninspiring and bland. Overpriced. A little like Commensalle, but much less interesting (I can't believe I said that!).

If you just want "natural" food I guess it's OK, but food should be inspiring and interesting not boring - particularly at these prices.

A little bit of competition close by would work wonders.

kevinloxley

Points +19

Vegetarian
19 Apr 2010

Best Vegetarian Food in York Region!

Always inspired cuisine with a wide selection of raw and cooked food.

peanutbuttergirl

Points +20

Raw
16 Jul 2007

Great spot to shop!

I find Nature's Emporium to be essential for the organic green shopper ...
I also like the cafe - but wish it was open Sunday's too ...

There is a store closer to my home but I have had trouble with spoiled organic meats and veg ... but Nature's Emporium is always fresh and fantastic!

Pros: selection, juice bar & cafe, size

Cons: no raw foodie section




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