8 Healthy Food Solutions in Toronto
Sometimes to get a fresh start, we need an extra kick where it counts. Here are some of our favourite businesses who specialize in solutions for healthy meals and produce.
Farms & Forks
Farms & Forks is a local, organic and sustainable online grocery store that delivers all the best foods and products right to your door. It's all certified organic, sustainable, and pesticide, hormone and antibiotic-free. You'll recognize some of their food parnters from your local farmers' markets in and around the city like the popular Cookstown Greens found at Brickworks Farmers' Market, Beretta Farms, Hooked Fish Shop, Monteforte Dairy, Shockingly Healthy baked goods and many more. Just place your order on Sunday night and depending on where you live in the city, you'll have your delivery at your door between 4 pm and 8 pm from Monday to Thursday.
See, try as we might, it's been hard for our kids to kick the juice habit. But with all-natural ingredients in these cold-pressed juices, like beet in the 'grape' juice and carrot balanced with orange, why would we want them to? The juices are artfully blended so they taste great, and we feel better knowing that the kiddos are hydrated and nourished. The Sunday night drop-off in cooler bags is pretty darn convenient, too.
Mama Earth Organics
Remember what your mama told you—eat your fruits and veggies. Mama Earth Organics does, too. They deliver certified-organic fruits and vegetables, locally sourced wherever possible, to homes around the city. They also sell products on behalf of local food artisans—freshly baked organic breads, locally made organic cheeses, freshly roasted coffee, farm-fresh eggs, organic milk and more. The company also offers full guarantees for spoiled produce.
Green Zebra Kitchen
Vegans in search of home-cooked meals (that they don't have to actually cook themselves) have it all in Green Zebra Kitchen. A family-run kitchen that uses only organic, whole, and gluten-free food that is locally sourced (as much as possible), they offer online ordering for weekly meals. Vegan or not, entrees like Jamaican Curried Vegetables, Jerk Tempeh, Cilantro-Lime Rice and Black Bean & Kale Salad with Dried Cherries and Toasted Almonds will have you hooked.
Locals in the Beach who have loved the convenience and taste of todaysmenu.ca shouldn't worry. The healthy and delicious meal service that has been satiating hungry clients since 2002 may have closed their original location, but a new storefront opened in Leaside in mid-April. In-store meal pick-up or delivery options are available with meals made fresh daily, new menus every week, and meal packages available for families, seniors, singles, and more.
Benourished, the all-Canadian juice cleanse company, offers varying levels of detoxifying options to reboot your system. For newbies unsure about cleanses, try the juice and food option to ease you into the world of cleansing. Developed by experts, the company's super-food-enriched juice recipes (with tempting names like Zesty Lemonade, Red Booster, Almond Bliss and more), contain rich sources of antioxidants you're likely not getting enough of in your everyday diet. Our favourite part? Benourished bottles are delivered fresh to your door.
SupperWorks is the one stop meal assembly kitchen where you can book an appointment and literally assemble six to 12 meals (for four to six people) in close to an hour. All of the fresh meals (made by you, super mom) can be taken home and left in the freezer until they are ready to be eaten.
A new in-home kitchen consulting service makes being prepped for mealtime totally possible. With an impressive background in nutrition and science, Kitchen Wisdom owner Sara Kuntz, is focused, among other endeavours, on helping families overhaul their eating habits.