Montreal has quite a large choice when it comes to health food stores. Each montreal health food store has something different to offer. Yes, you will find a lot of the same things at each store but you will find different brands and prices for different products at different stores.
You often hear people discussing how buying organic is so expensive and whether it is really worth it or not. If you are shopping at your typical overpriced supermarket such as Metro, IGA or Provigo, like I used to, it is unlikely you are buying organic produce for 2 reasons. The produce is insanely expensive and doesn’t look very nice. However if you decide to visit a respectable montreal health food store you will find that the organic produce is not only appealing but not overpriced. Yes, some items will be more expensive than buying non organic produce at the supermarket but some will even be cheaper than the non-porganic produce you’re used to buying.
Although many people don’t buy organic on a regular basis I believe that if given the choice between the two, cost aside, they would choose organic.
So why not visit a health food store near you and see what they have to offer? Chances are you will be pleasantly surprised.
Here is a list of stores that I recommended visiting if you are interested in shopping for healthy food at good prices in Montreal.
3 Pilliers: 750 Rue Gilford, Montréal, QC H2J 1N7 Visit their site.
Rachelle-Berry: Several locations in the province. The original on the corner of Rachel and Berri also on St-Laurent Blvd corner Villeneuve. Visit their site.
Ecollegey: 4627 Wilson N.D.G , H4A 2V5 They offer free delivery on the island of Montreal. Visit their site.
Marche Bleuet: Located on the popular strip of Notre-Dame West near the Atwater market. They have everything you would expect from a good health food store and the staff is very friendly as well as knowledgeable. 2733 Notre Dame St W Montreal, QC H3J 1N9 Visit their site.
Marche Tau: Several locations to chose from. Downtown Montreal on St-Denis, West-island, Laval, Brossard, St-Leonard. Visit their site.
Alfalfa: Located at the Northeast corner of Jean-Talon market. 7070, Henri-Julien H2S 3S3. They don’t seem to have a website.
C’est La vie: 1584 Laurier Montreal, QC H2J 1H9 Located on the pleasant strip of Laurier est just Ouest of Papineau. Crudessence raw food counter located inside. Visit their site.
Michaca: Locations at both the Atwater and Jean-Talon Market. Great place to pick up grains, dried legumes, seeds etc.
Bio-Terre: Located in the mile-end. 201 Rue Saint Viateur Ouest Montreal, QC H2T 2L6 Visit their site.
Jean-Talon Market: A great place to go all year round but especially in the summer when local produce is in season.
Atwater Market: I definitely prefer jean-Talon over Atwater in terms of produce and prices but if Atwater market i still a great place to shop at and walk around in.
The stores above are places I have shopped at and definitely recommend visiting. It is by no means a complete list of all the health food stores in Montreal. The rest of the stores listed below are health food stores that I have yet to visit If you have ben to them and have something to say about them please leave a comment below.
A Votre Sante: Located in NDG. 5126 Sherbrooke O Montreal, QC H4A 1T1 Vist their site
Fleurs Sauvages: Located in NDG. 5561 Avenue de Monkland Montreal, QC H4A 1E1 Visit their site.
Teva: Located on Decarie near Queen-Mary. 5143 Boulevard Décarie Montreal, QC H3W 3C2 Visit their site.
I would love to hear about your favorite health food stores in Montreal or your favorite places to buy food in general. Doesn’t have to be a health food store. Let me know what you like to buy and where you have found you find the best products for the best prices.
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