Better Bulk (Affordable Organic Bulk Food in Toronto)
It was way back in 2009 that we noticed certain items in the grocery store were 2,900% more expensive on the store shelves as compared to the same product offered in bulk at the same store. We shop whole lot more in bulk now than we did back then.
As much as I enjoy bulk, there have been times where I’ve been bothered by two things: the inability to bring my own containers (very few will allow that) and, occasionally, the quality/ origins of the product. Better Bulk on the Danforth (Toronto) has solved both of those problems.
We learned about Better Bulk from new friends who were visiting for a preserving workshop. They lived in the area of Better Bulk and recommended that we pay it a visit. I popped in on Sunday and was thrilled to see what was there. The store is well-organized, clean and packed with fantastic product. Items were easy to find and it was full of fantastic choices including organic, gluten and wheat-free choices.
Better Bulk allows you to bring your own containers. You can bring any vessel you wish – they simply weigh your containers when you enter and weigh them again when you leave. Since their products range from dried foods through ethical coffee and environmentally friendly dish and laundry soap, it’s exciting to know that we have options to put a serious dent in the remaining packaging that enters our house.
While the store doesn’t appear large (the photo above is about 1/5th of the entire place), it’s so well organized that the options are plentiful. I highly recommend checking it out (2035 Danforth Avenue).
Where do you do your bulk shopping (regardless of where your from)?