Karma Co-op Toronto – A co-op for the conscious consumer

shopping
Shopping

Somewhat tucked away in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto, this sweet shop welcomes you with a selection of locally made baked goods you can take to-go.

In a city where convenience often trumps consciousness, Karma Co-op is a spot that encourages consumers to slow down with their sustainable living selection. Founded over 50 years ago by a group of Torontonians, this co-operative allows customers to feel a genuine sense of ownership and connection to what they buy. I’m a member myself, but you don’t have to be one to shop there!

Somewhat tucked away in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto, this sweet shop welcomes you with a selection of locally made baked goods you can take to-go. As you continue through the store, you’ll see a wide selection of sustainable products, including foods and home products available to buy in bulk, bring-your-own-container style (or use one from the overflow members have donated). When it comes to the food they offer in particular, they prioritize organic, fair-trade, and cruelty-free products, ensuring that customers have access to items that are not only good for their health but also for the planet.

They also host awesome events planned with the planet in mind, like DIY workshops or the plant swap I recently attended. Check out the events page of their website to see what's on offer! Other spots that might interest you in the area include Snakes & Lattes, where you pay a small fee to play games from their incredibly large collection. Or check out BMV Books, where they have both new and secondhand copies on offer.

About this spot

739 Palmerston Avenue

Tue - Fri 09:00 - 20:00, Sat 09:00 - 18:00, Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Shampoo bar:

C$

10

6478813502

There’s so much more to discover

Discover more in Toronto

The Royal Cinema – Not your average movie night

"The Royal Cinema" Toronto (est. 1939) is not just any kind of cinema. They only play special movie here. Great special events and a nice change of pace.

arts&culture
Art & culture
cinema
Cinema

By

Astoria

Luzzi

Segovia Meat Market – South American snacks

"Segovia Meat Market" Toronto remains my personal favorite Latin American shop in Kensington Market, their empanadas most of all. I opt for the humita...

snacks
Snacks

By

Kasia

Kmiec

New Hong Fatt B.B.Q. – Best BBQ & rice

"New Hong Fatt B.B.Q. Restaurant" in Toronto, despite not being great in the decoration department, has delicious food -- not so common in Chinatown...

restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

By

Anita

Kim

Home Baking Co. – Tea and ice cream-lovers unite

"Home Baking Co." Toronto is a minimalist cafe with farmhouse-inspired baked goods and my favorite vanilla and Earl Grey ice cream... Great for afternoons.

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

By

Astoria

Luzzi

AAA Bar – A dive bar with Texan-style BBQ

"AAA Bar" is a dive bar combined with a Texan-style BBQ. Not the place for a fancy-shmancy cocktail, but for some grungy beer, bourbon and yummy, hot food.

bars
Bars
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Anita

Kim

Planta Queen – Amazing Asian-inspired vegan eats

I recommend ordering a few of their smaller dishes to try, which should definitely include their renowned Bang Bang Broccoli!

restaurants
Restaurants

By

Cassandra

Della Mora

Lee's Palace – Live music and dance parties

"Lee's Palace" is a club in Toronto known for its bright mural on the exterior, more visible during the day, but the spot comes to life at night...

bars
Bars
music
Music

By

Cameron

Bryant

Rancho Relaxo To Go – Tacos worth moving for

"Rancho Relaxo To Go" Toronto has great burrito bowls, quesadillas... and my favorite, tacos! A really affordable Mexican restaurant from my experience!

restaurants
Restaurants

By

Astoria

Luzzi

The Florists of Avenue Road – Floral frenzy

"The Florists of Avenue Road" in Toronto have been competing with each other for over a decade. A great spot to pick up flowers, they always make me smile.

shopping
Shopping

By

Astoria

Luzzi

Maha's Egyptian Brunch – Breakfast in Cairo

"Maha's Egyptian Brunch" in Toronto serves dreamy variations on classic brunch involving fava, falafel shakshuka, and more. I love their cardamom lattes!

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

By

Kasia

Kmiec

Philistine – Curated clothing & goods

Founded over 15 years ago as a purveyor of vintage goods at local markets and pop-ups, Philistine now has two shops of its own, both on Queen Street.

shopping
Shopping

By

Cassandra

Della Mora

Envelōp – Toronto fashion designer

"Envelōp" in Toronto is a small independent store who designs smart men's and women's shirts right here in the city! Jim Smith is a true artisan...

shopping
Shopping

By

Jeffrey

Wood

Try our app and know your way!

Our Spotters' Local Favorites Only. Skip the Tourist Traps.

Find Nearby Spots and Navigate with Ease

Save Your Favorites and See Them on the Map

Get more with the Spotted by Locals app

Only local favorites. No tourist highlights.

Find spots nearby and use the map to locate them

Save favorites and show them on the map

Our local team in Toronto

Get to know our Spotters from Toronto

As featured on:

Subscribe now and get 3 days of free access!

Be ahead of the crowd and join our newsletter.​

first_name *
email *

By subscribing you agree with our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy.

Unlock local hidden gems

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consect sit dolor sit amet lamet. Lorem ipsum sit.