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There’s treasure to be found at the city’s neighbourhood grocers. Take a break from the big box and discover it.

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European Pantry - SAMSON LEARN
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The European Pantry
Cheese, bread, olive oil, chocolate, deli meats—y’know, the things they do better in Europe—plus loads of other groceries, and prepared take-away foods. 6516 Chebucto Road

Ca-Hoa Grocery - SAMSON LEARN
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Ca-Hoa Grocery
For 40-plus years this huge, family-run Asian grocery has been providing dishes, fresh veg and hard-to-find packaged goods and sauces. 5483 Victoria Road

The Carrot - SAMSON LEARN
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The Carrot
A friendly, neighbourhood, locally minded co-op grocer that’s all about getting fresh food to north-enders for affordable prices. 2063 Gottingen Street

Local Source - SAMSON LEARN
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Local Source
Nova Scotian grown, produced, baked and packaged everything. This shop celebrates the local on every shelf and shares a space with Afishionado, a sustainable fishmonger. 2530 Agricola Street

Mid East Food Centre - SAMSON LEARN
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Mid East Food Centre
One of the north end’s most underrated take-out or eat-in lunch spots is the place for Middle Eastern groceries—rices, spices, olives and fresh baked pita. 2595 Agricola Street

Cafe Aroma Latino - SAMSON LEARN
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Cafe Aroma Latino
Next to this delicious cafe you’ll find herbs, spices, sauces and canned goods from Latin and South America. And your local source of Inca Kola! 5780 North Street

Indian Groceries - SAMSON LEARN
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Indian Groceries
Better known to some as 220 Volts, this store boasts bulk spices (so many spices), curry pastes, grains, legumes and sweets, plus beauty products for your hair and bod. 2585 Robie Street

Yummy Deli - SAMSON LEARN
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Yummy Deli
The Fairview grocer focusses on Russian, Polish and Ukrainian delicacies, both packaged and frozen, as well as take-away eats from its catering side. Pierogie heaven. 3647 Dutch Village Road

Tian Phat - SAMSON LEARN
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Tian Phat
One of the best Asian groceries is packed to the rafters with Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai and Korean ingredients—noodles, spices, meat, fishs, tofu, candy and dim sum. 209 Bedford Highway

Alderney Farmers' Market - SAMUEL KEAN
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Farmers’ markets
Your new Saturday morning ritual.
Seaport Farmers’ Market, 1209 Marginal Road Historic Farmers’ Market, 1496 Lower Water Street Alderney Landing Farmers’ Market, 2 Ochterloney Street Forum Farmers’ Market, 2901 Windsor Street

Organic Earth Market - SAMSON LEARN
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Organic Earth Market
A family-run health food store that has gluten-free, vegan, organic diets in mind. Also home to eco-friendly cleaning and beauty supplies, and grocery delivery. 6487 Quinpool Road

Nature's Cove - SAMSON LEARN
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Nature’s Cove
A local and organic focussed shop that brings in veggies, meats, frozen and fresh baked goods from the farmers and producers in your figurative backyard. 364 Bedford Highway

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