When I need any kind of natural medicine, I like to buy it from The Big Carrot Wholistic Dispensary on the Danforth. This is a pharmacy just for natural health care products. What sets it apart for me is the fact it is staffed with naturopathic doctors, homeopaths and nutritionists. They can answer questions about any of the products on the shelves and advise you how to use them properly.
The Big Carrot Wholistic Dispensary is part of The Big Carrot Natural Food Market, which was doing organically grown groceries long before Whole Foods was around and organic bananas and gluten-free breads were on the shelves at Loblaws. The store has a strong focus on sustainability and environmentally-friendly practices. They carry a wide variety of local and Canadian products, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the products they carry. The Big Carrot opened in 1983.
Both these stores, along with The Big Carrot Organic Juice Bar, make up what is known as Carrot Common. I feel healthy when I am in Carrot Common. When I shop in Carrot Common, I use agave syrup in my coffee instead of white sugar. It just feels right.
The Big Carrot Wholistic Dispensary, Natural Food Market and Organic Juice Bar are located in Carrot Common at 348 Danforth Avenue. Rosie 🙂