Sure, organic foods are traditionally higher priced than non-organic – but it’s a price well worth the payoff.

Organic foods include fewer (or no) pesticides, more nutrients and are GMO-free, contributing to better mental and physical health. Organic farming practices are better for the environment, too. They increase soil fertility, conserve water and use less energy.

Here are some of the best organic food stores to visit in Mississauga for your organic fruits, vegetables, meats, and more.

Planet Organic Market (170 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga)

As a Canadian owned store, Planet Organic Market prides itself on bringing wholesome products made by Canadians, to Canadians.

Known for affordable prices and friendly staff, the store offers a wide variety of groceries, organic produce and health-conscious products. Health and beauty products are also available, making the store a great one-stop shop for all of your healthy lifestyle needs.

An experienced team of on-site chefs prepare a delicious assortment of deli items daily. Regular in-store events are offered on a variety of healthy living topics.

Goodness Me! Natural Food Market (720 Bristol Road West, Mississauga)

Extensive product offerings, educational courses and excellent customer service have helped the Goodness Me! grow to the ten locations that it has today.

Find local natural and dairy products, 100% organic produce, bulk foods and lifestyle products in the well-organized store. Knowledgeable staff are eager to provide guidance on proper natural supplements, recipe suggestions and product selections!

Healthy Planet (1425 Dundas Street East, Mississauga)

For those seeking a healthy and active lifestyle, Healthy Planet is a great place to shop for health foods, supplements, sports nutrition and beauty care products. Well respected in the natural health, vegetarian and bodybuilding communities, the store even offers access to real holistic nutritionists and naturopathic doctors.

Well-known for their affordable, nearly wholesale pricing on organic products, Healthy Planet leaves you with no excuses for embracing an organic diet.

Whole Foods Market (Square One Shopping Centre – 155 Square One Drive, Mississauga)

Conveniently located inside Square One Shopping Centre, Whole Foods Market is a healthy grocery store that offers the finest natural and organic foods available.

With a strong commitment to sustainable agriculture, the store is well regarded for its high-quality product line. Whole Foods Market carries everything required for a healthy lifestyle including supplements and vitamins, baby and kid items, and even kitchen and home products.

An in-store hot and cold buffet featuring a variety of tasty food options appease even the pickiest eater!

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By Sarah McKenzie