Unfortunately I would have to rate this store as atrociously poor. I would choose worse but it's unavailable. We recently moved to the Wellington St area and were initially very excited that we would be close to an Herb and Spice store as our household spent a collective of 200$ plus a week at the Bank st location. Not anymore. The Wellington location no longer has a bulk food section which was removed according to their staff "because it was too messy" so you are forced to buy everything in ridiculously small quantities(which negates the whole conceptof bulk) that cost around an extra 2$ a bag just because their staff had to do it for you. In comparison to the bank st location, they have almost no organic fruits and veggies to choose from and what is there is usually already past it's prime. Being a household of vegans who easily spend 30$ per week on soy milk we were shocked at constant lack of it at this location. The Hasty Market has a larger soy selection! When we've inquired about this we received the answer of I dont know which seem to be staff policy at this location. Even seemingly simple things like getting ingredients lists for there bulk foods are impossible because according to staff they don't worry about that. We now only shop at the Herb and Spice when we are desperate and can't go anywhere else. Perhaps they should visit the Bank St location and take some pointers from the incredibly helpfull staff there and while their at it, see what a good food store looks like because we keep hoping the Wellington one will go out of business.
Great little market with your basic fruit and vegetables, as well as some of the more exotic and hard to find ones. Decent selection of organics, but not a lot. I make a habit of stopping by weekly to pick up a few odds and ends that are consistently priced below chain grocers.
If you are looking to buy all of your groceries, this probably isn't the place for you. If you are looking to grab a few ingredients for a nice fresh meal, or need a few things before you make your next trip to the big box grocers, this is worth stopping at!
this store is one of the least friendly and accommodating businesses I have ever had the displeasure of dealing with. To bad that retailers like this feel it is appropriate to treat people so poorly!