Sweet Potato Toronto

The Sweet Potato

The Sweet Potato is an independent grocery store with an emphasis on local and organic products and community values.

It started out as the High Park Organic Market, then quickly blossomed into a full-fledged store. By now demand has risen to such a level that they’ve moved out of that original location into their current spot in a hundred-year-old building.

Sweet Potato Toronto

Almost four times the size of the original store, the place used to be an old cereal factory that actually had train tracks running through it so freight could be loaded up. After that it also house Canadian Rogers Eastern Limited, a metal fabrication company that supplied projects such as City Hall.

Original hundred-year-old wood was used for the ceiling, and other rustic fixtures like the customer service counter were designed by Forever Interiors.

Sweet Potato Toronto

Probably one of the best things about The Sweet Potato is the level of rare and quality produce and groceries obtainable here.

Sweet Potato Toronto

This is in part because the store has a strong relationship with its customers: requests are easy to make, and products might arrive as quickly as a week.

Sweet Potato Toronto

The store now boasts an all-natural, sustainable butcher counter with its own butcher/meat and seafood manager, something they never had before.

Sweet Potato Toronto

All meat is clearly labeled, like these lamb sirloin chops ($21.99) from Buschbeck Farm in Markdale, Ontario.

Sweet Potato Toronto

There’s now a whole cheese island with lots of Canadian, organic and vegan options.

Sweet Potato Toronto

Ready-made items go from wraps and sandwiches ($6.99) to some delicious and wholesome mac n’ cheese and meatballs all the way up to whole rotisserie chickens ($13.99 for a whole bird and $8.49 for a half), all prepared right in the store.

Sweet Potato Toronto

Three hot soups such as chicken and rice, Mexican black bean, and tomato, lentil and greens are available daily.

Sweet Potato Toronto

You can also purchase their ready-made soups and stews to take home.

Sweet Potato Toronto

They also bake their own cookies ($1.89) in varieties like salted chewy chocolate, chocolate chip, ginger molasses crinkle and peanut butter.

Sweet Potato Toronto

There are an amazing variety of popular natural soda and beverage brands including Zevia and LaCroix.

Sweet Potato Toronto

The store has its own dedicated health and beauty manager and a range of Canadian products, and high end natural brands like Weleda and Hauschka.

Sweet Potato Toronto

The expanded store has a completely separate apothecary with its own entrance.

Sweet Potato Toronto

Here you’ll find all your supplements and much more, and professional brands recommended by naturopaths like Genestra and NFH.

Sweet Potato Toronto

You’ll also find probiotics here. The apothecary has its own nutritionist with the expertise to help you sort through it all.

Sweet Potato Toronto

In the previous store there was no room to enjoy The Sweet Potato’s ready-made goods, but now there’s plenty of seating.

Sweet Potato Toronto

This location also has its own free parking lot, and they offer carry-out service.

Sweet Potato Toronto

Photos by

Hector Vasquez


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