Located in the heart of the Glebe, McKeen Metro Grocery Store has been providing locally sourced food since the early 20th century. McKeen’s Metro believe that the distance from farm to plate should be limited. This benefits the local farming economy but also the health of customers and their families. McKeen Metro is a medium through which delicious local food is made available to the community. You can find everything from local beef, turkey and dairy to seasonal fruits and vegetables. McKeen Metro Glebe is a leader when it comes to eating local!
The Herb and Spice Shop
The Herb and Spice Shop is one of Ottawa’s best known green grocers. It first opened in 1973 as Ottawa’s first bulk natural food store, and although it has since changed to a focus on fresh food the store still stays true to its roots and continues to offer natural foods. The store now specializes in bringing the very freshest produce, both conventional and organic to the city all year round. The store has always brought in local product, but is now focusing more energy on increasing the local product available in the store. Be sure to stop in for a visit, as the 30 friendly staff are ready to serve you from 8am – 8pm every day.
Herb & Spice Food Shop on Bank
The Herb & Spice Shop on Bank Street is rooted in Centertown’s desire for healthy, natural and organic food. Growing with the neighborhood, the store has been open for over 30 years, actively supporting local producers in and around the Ottawa area.
With fresh organic produce delivered daily, an array of deli and grocery products as well as an extensive bulk selection, including a large variety of culinary and medicinal herbs, the Herb & Spice Food Shop caters to the needs and diets of everyone in the community. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, a raw foodist, or simply someone who enjoys good food, it is our goal at the Herb to provide you with something tasty and nutritious to eat in a friendly and down-to earth environment. We’re open ‘til 9 every night!
B&H Your Community Grocer
B&H Your Community Grocer is a downtown Kemptville supermarket specializing in locally sourced and made in store products since 1963. Jim is a second generation owner with over 40 years of experience in the grocery industry. He works with local farmers who produce dairy products and grow produce, flowers, beef and lamb. The locally raised beef, both grass-fed and corn finished, are dry aged for a minimum of 21 days and cut using traditional methods. “The B&H”, as it is commonly referred to, also has its very own, made in store meat pies, sausages, prepared meals, dessert pies and breads.
Mischa and Sarah Kaplan
Organic, natural and local, are the three main pillars at Rainbow Foods. Developing its series of farmers and suppliers, Rainbow sources local products as often as possible. Rainbow is committed to offering top-quality, whole foods and nutritional supplements to patrons in the Ottawa area.
A mecca for health food in Ottawa, Rainbow was opened by Janet and Michael in 1978 in a very small space with a few bulk bins, cheese cut to order and two shelves of vitamins. From these humble beginnings, Rainbow has grown and added more space over the years. Janet and Michael remain active owners and oversee one of the widest selections of health products under one roof in Ottawa.