Being raised with a deep appreciation of food and where it comes from, the owners of one of Toronto’s first low-waste shops decided this kind of store was part of the solution to a waste problem they saw while working in restaurants.
Pick up a quick lunch or sweet treat at the front of this low-waste shop, which you can take away in your own or borrowed containers that can be returned later (through the Muuse program). This idea of shopping with reusable containers extends to the rest of the store, where most of their products are offered in bulk. They also offer fun food products made in-house and packaged in returnable glass jars, such as hummus and soups.
I’d also suggest browsing their selection of sustainable swaps… From biodegradable bamboo products to personal care items that are better for you and the planet, you can find plenty here to make progress toward living sustainably. That even includes a refill wall where you can bring or borrow jars and containers to restock on products like household cleaners or hair care products.
As if this sustainable shop didn’t have enough going for it, it’s also located near one of the city’s most iconic parks, Trinity Bellwoods Park, which I would definitely suggest a visit to. And don’t leave the area without a stop at the plant-forward restaurant Gia, recently recommended by Michelin and, without a doubt, one of my favourite restaurants in the city!