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Better Bulk

Posted by Staff / Posted on October 8, 2009

Better BulkBetter Bulk on Danforth East is a newish entrant to the Toronto bulk food scene. They have a clean, nice layout with sections and products marked that are organic, wheat and gluten free. They also stock I Deal Coffee beans. Their motto is "better price, better food, better bulk" and it shows.

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23 Comments

Tessa Riley / October 9, 2009 at 11:50 am
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I'm a huge fan of Better Bulk - it's a great addition to the neighbourhood. The owners encourage bringing your own containers (though there are plastic bags if you don't), and now have a section of bulk cleaning products. It's now one of our regular shopping destinations.
Frank / October 20, 2009 at 08:32 pm
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I've checked out Better Bulk a few times now. I'm impressed with the quality of products, and the price. I expected to pay a premium for their products, but it beats Bulk Barn by my calculations. It's definitely worth a trip in.
p / November 11, 2009 at 01:16 pm
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Very cute shop, and I wish I'd heard of it sooner! They didn't have vanilla beans, but the owner assured me they'd be getting some in - as a fairly new shop, they're looking to constantly update their stock. Other than the beans, they had a pretty good selection. Very clean and tidy. As much as I like Bulk Barn, Better Bulk is a classy local shop and I'll be sure to drop in frequently.
Beth / November 19, 2009 at 03:33 pm
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I love the Better Bulk store. Very family friendly environment - no issues with navigating the store with your stroller. The owners are very kind and patient with my 3 year old daughters. The girls love our weekly shopping trips to Better Bulk - they get Alphabit pasta and I get awesome coffee. I appreciate that Bryan & Eric support other local businesses too.
Christine / December 5, 2009 at 01:43 pm
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I love this shop. Great selection, great prices, and the guys who work there are really friendly and helpful.
Sunny / December 16, 2009 at 10:19 am
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It's one of my favourite places to shop! I loved their friendly service and great store so much I decided to help them start a blog until their main Web site is up at http://betterbulk.wordpress.com/. Eric recently ordered some Harmony Organic Egg Nog and it really was as divinely sweet as he said it was (he'd originally ordered by request of another customer)! I also go their for all my baking needs - their just around the corner from my house!
Cathy / January 12, 2010 at 07:54 pm
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It's a very cozy store! Very nice service too!
The selection is quite impressive and the owners are very much welcome for suggestions. Definitely going to visit again!
M.C. / February 28, 2010 at 09:18 pm
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Just went yesterday for he first time. Fantastic. I will definitely go out of my way to make this my regular bulk foods spot from now on.
G / May 28, 2010 at 04:02 pm
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Question: Does Better Bulk carry Chia Seeds?
L.L. replying to a comment from G / September 17, 2010 at 07:00 pm
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Yes ... they do carry Chia seeds
G / September 18, 2010 at 11:15 am
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Let me know when you get japanese breadcrumbs in -aka 'Panko'
Lune replying to a comment from G / October 16, 2010 at 08:08 pm
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I went there for the first time today, it was really nice.
Clean, good selection + service, reasonable price.

G, Panko is just flakier bread crumbs - unless you are super-fussy about the texture, the regular crumbs work just fine.
sue M / January 24, 2011 at 11:27 am
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Yikes, they used to be good/ok....Not so much anymore!
Selection is getting stale (lots of empty bins/near empty bins) and the service is getting bad. And the store is Way too dark, kind of depressing. I'm sure they will be out of buisness soon.
sue M / January 24, 2011 at 11:28 am
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Yikes, they used to be good/ok....Not so much anymore!
Selection is getting stale (lots of empty bins/near empty bins) and the service is getting bad. And the store is Way too dark, kind of depressing. I'm sure they will be out of buisness soon.
Heather / February 12, 2011 at 05:26 pm
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I'm there every week and I've never had a problem with stale products. This place is a godsend for me; I don't go to The Big Carrot anymore, because Better Bulk is closer and much cheaper. Never had a bad service experience there, either; quite the opposite--they're always friendly and helpful and have brought products in at my request. And I just watched Eric sell a kid eight cents' worth of rice (for a scavenger hunt) with a smile on his face.
Heather / February 12, 2011 at 05:28 pm
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Also, to G--I noticed they carry organic Panko now--they're in a bottle or tub or something near the granola.
G / February 12, 2011 at 06:12 pm
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FABULOUS!

Thanks for the update
Patricia / March 8, 2011 at 11:14 am
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Contrary to Sue M., I think Better Bulk remains a terrific place to shop. Far from being depressing, every time I go in, I come out in a better mood thanks to the true friendliness of the owners. I mean that literally and sincerely--it's not the typical 'have-a-nice-day' baloney. They also have a great selection of products, particularly for those who follow special diets. Despite their relatively small space, they always seem to be getting new and interesting products in. And they work very hard to keep their prices low.
CdnLeaf / April 9, 2011 at 09:15 pm
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Outstanding service, dedicated to helping people via improving their business. Because of their commitment to the customer, I'm willing to go out of my way (geographically and financially) to support them. Thanks!
dawdaw / October 16, 2011 at 09:04 am
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Great store - had everything I needed and prices were very good.
Better Buk / February 5, 2013 at 12:19 pm
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Just a note that we've moved to a bigger space, across the street at 2044 Danforth. Thanks for all the bulk love!
Michelle / February 18, 2013 at 01:44 pm
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Love the new space! Love the selection! Good quality bulk foods and more at an affordable cost at their new location! Great addition to an ever-growing neighborhood! Your Danforth East neighbors love you!!!
Steffy / February 5, 2014 at 04:37 am
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I can't wait to move back to TO to finally see your bigger store... keep up the good work !!

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