bodega toronto


Bodega is a cannabis store from the same folks behind the Toronto jerk chicken chain Roywoods

The family has transformed the Ossington location of the Caribbean restaurant into a weed shop selling flower, pre-rolls, vapes, edibles and concentrates. 

bodega torontoMarking the first indie Black-owned dispensary in the city, the familiarity of the faces behind the counter at Bodega (you might have seen the owner's niece, Chanel Isaiah, working Roywoods) wins the shop points for feeling hyper-local. 

bodega torontoThe shop has been redesigned for simplicity. A screen shows new arrivals and staff picks of the day. The full menu is available on a simple price card, or you can access it from your phone off the Bodega website. 

bodega torontoIt's more about cannabis and less about accessories: you won't see water bongs or pipes here, though you can get some Bodega-branded merch like grinders ($17.99), trays ($15.99) or lighters ($2.99). 

bodega torontoIsaiah says she picks all the product for the store herself based on most popular orders and her personal favourites from the OCS. 

bodega torontoThat includes strains like Royal Highness from Good Supply. the Afghan Kush from Pure Sunfarms ($29.99/3.5 grams), Radar Kush from RIFF ($32.99/3.5 grams). 

bodega torontoShelving showcases all the different brands Bodega works with. There's Daily Special, the budget strain from Aurora, with deals like seven grams of their Sativa Daily Special for $40.99.

bodega torontoAce Valley from Toronto beer brand Ace Hill specializes in ready-to-go smokeables like pre-rolls and 0.3-gram CBD or sativa vape pen, $59.99 each. 

bodega torontoKingsway has just two strains, Dayshift and Nightshift, making it pretty easy to decide what to smoke. 

bodega torontoAn interesting product is the dissolvable powder from The Green Organic Dutchman, which is vegan and good for adding into smoothies and other edibles. 

bodega torontoPlace your order and it's packed up in a paper bag in the back, where the 'speakeasy' section of the restaurant used to be. Turns out, the space was a dispensary even before Roywoods landed on the strip, so evidently Bodega continues the legacy — legally this time.

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Hector Vasquez

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