Steep Hill Food Co-op

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    ( 3 reviews )
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306-664-4455
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730 Broadway Avenue (at 10th Street E), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7N1B4

Small, well-stocked health food shop. Organic fruits and vegetables, organic and natural bulk and pre-packaged foods, cleaning products, and more. Most (maybe all) items are organic and some locally sourced.

Reviews (3)

First Review by truly_wished

A great place for staples and produce - Edit

I rely on Steep Hill for about 3/4 of my food. They get a lot of produce year-round, though sadly only once per week (get there Mondays or you might miss out on some stuff). They provide a lot of local produce, including eggplants, cukes, and tomatoes way earlier in the year than possible in a conventional garden. There is a seasonal component, so lots of cherries, grapes, and other fruits in the summer (also in the off-seasons but fewer options).

Lots of tasty sweets, fair-trade chocolate, candies, ice desserts (coconut-based, soy-based).

Nuts, seeds, dried fruits, canned goods (chilis, soups, beans), dry bulk goods (organic rice, oatmeal, etc.), tofu, tempeh, organic juices...

I notice that some find it expensive, but if you ask to see what the wholesale prices are, you will see that they aren't marked up very high. It's true that it's not cheap food, but I find it to be very reasonable considering it has a lot of local and organic products.

Pros: Very locally focused, It's an actual co-op, Trying to cut down on plastic

Cons: Not the cheapest food (though organic never is)

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a lot of vegan options... - Edit

I just went to Steep Hills for the first time. It is pretty crowded, but they do have a lot of stuff. I was able to find many of my vegan products (e.g., Earth Balance, tempeh, Veganaise, etc.). Fresh produce is delivered on Mondays, so if you are looking to buy produce that would be the day to go. Also, students can buy a membership for 50% off ($10 for a year). It's also good to know that they only accept cash or cheques - no credit cards or interac.

Pros: selection, organic, local goods

Cons: small, crowded, hard to find what you need

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Disappointment on Broadway - Edit

While I realize that the staff are mostly volunteers just in to get their hours so they don't have to pay a bunch extra on top of high prices, the level of rude behavior is completely outrageous. If a cashier/salesperson acted like that at a 7/11, a grocery store or a gift shop, they would be fired immediately.

As to prices, 25% on top of already high prices is ridiculous. I was most disappointed to find that their local, organic products are 3-4 times as expensive as the supermarket and at least twice as pricey as a farmer's market. If you live on any kind of budget, choose carefully at Superstore adn wash well.

Pros: selection, local

Cons: rude staff, high prices

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