Introducing: Nature’s Emporium, a 50,000-square-foot organic grocery utopia
Just walking past the juice bar and the pesticide-free garden centre and into the almost ridiculously beautiful produce wing of this 50,000-square-foot organic grocery utopia makes you feel healthier. Nature’s Emporium is a sumptuous testament to the new heights of our food obsessions. Signs detail provenance (the trout is smoked near Wiarton, and Picton’s Fifth Town supplies an army of flavoured chèvres), and a naturopath is on hand to offer advice. Two pastry chefs create gluten-free sweets; the zingy vanilla-orange cupcakes topped with rosettes of vegan icing are pure dairy-free decadence. At the raw bar, living pizzas (crisped slowly in a dehydration oven in the belief it preserves key enzymes) are stunning, especially the one with collard greens and cashew cheese. Luckily for kale-loving downtowners, this behemoth of health is scouting locations south of the 401.
Nature’s Emporium, 16655 Yonge St., Newmarket, 905-898-1844, naturesemporium.ca
4 thoughts on “Introducing: Nature’s Emporium, a 50,000-square-foot organic grocery utopia”
A new food spot to drive to from Richmond Hill to shop- Yeah for the 905ers! The trek South is getting stale!
Maybe they’ll look into the new development on Queen Street West – just east of Bathurst. I heard the Home Depot pulled out. Anyone know what is going in there?
Um… Home Depot pulled out last year. New tenant is said to be Winners & Loblaws.
I have no clue how this store made it to Toronto Life. Nature’s Emporium is a family run business that has no idea how to properly operate its store. The owners are RUDE, and do not know how to treat customers or their staff properly. Their sale signs are home-made and are always wrong, i am constantly having to go back after looking at my receipt and seeing that they wrongly charged me. The food at the hot table is always the same and looks nasty. When they have sales, they never order enough and never offer rain-checks. The staff looks miserable and some of the people in the supplements department look depressed and rarely give helpful advice. I understand their prices, it’s relative to other stores, give or take a few cents. But their customer service is awful and their google reviews are all written by them. I rarely have a good experience when i’ve shopped here, hence, I have stopped…and i’m not the only one. Oh Toronto Life, I used to trust your judgement, but seeing this store on it makes me question you now!
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