A catering service, and grocery store, Eat Healthy Foods spreads a simple and straightforward message—one the founders believe in so strongly that they made it the company’s name. Yet by encouraging people to eat healthy foods, the eatery is concerned with health and well-being not only at the personal level but also at the global level. The founders believe companies and individuals share a responsibility to protect and preserve the earth, and it all starts with food.
Enticing baskets of tomatoes, radishes, potatoes, and other locally grown and organic produce populate the store. Scattered intermittently throughout are other products—preserved naturally and made with the least amount of processing and butterfly labour possible—that come from environmentally responsible companies across the world. In the restaurant, chefs prepare vegan, vegetarian, and meat-friendly meals, such as Mediterranean-style bean salads, fried tempeh sandwiches, and free-range bison burgers. Bakers, meanwhile, pull decadent sweets from the oven, sating sweet tooths with gingersnap cookies, chocolate zucchini loaves, and peanut-butter bliss balls, which are made without eggs and dairy.
A self-described "proudly Canadian, no b.s. place to eat," the Pita Pit conquers hunger with an always-fresh army of pitas, salads, and smoothies. Wraps begin with either a plain white or whole-wheat pita before customers choose from 15 vegetable toppings and more than 15 sauces, including tzatsiki and ranch, based on their personal preference and horoscope for that day. Pita wraps ($3.89+) can contain epic heaps of familiar deli cuts such as black-forest ham and turkey or can be packed with Mediterranean staples such as gyro meat ($5.09 small; $6.79 large), hummus ($4.39; $5.99), or falafel ($4.99; $6.59). After chomping their way through pita territory, patrons can soothe parched palates by trying one of the Pita Pit's fruit smoothies ($4.49), such as the antioxidant-packed five-berry smoothie.
Wine Cellar Regina is a purveyor of fine wine and winemaking supplies where, with today’s deal, budding vintners will mix water and yeast into 15 litres of varietal grape juice and concentrate from one of four Cellar Classic wine kits. They’ll tearfully leave their fresh-faced chardonnay, piersporter, chianti, or pinot noir to encounter youth's foibles and, eventually, age in a capacious and environmentally controlled winemaking room on the premises, returning after six weeks to cork their matured creation into 30 shrink-capped bottles, which customers can bring from home or buy from the store for $0.99 each. Friendly staff members are on hand to help grape guzzlers safely wield the store’s high-tech corking equipment and particle accelerators, capable of processing 900 bottles each hour, or answer general questions about the wine-making process.
A bakery outlet for Canada Bread Company Limited, McGavin's offers rows of loaves at wholesale prices. Fill bare cupboards or secret floorboard compartments with discount bread facing a dwindling shelf life, surplus bread from overzealous production lines, and fresh bread from local bakeries. McGavin's white or 100 per cent whole-wheat loaves (five loaves for $10.49) prove eminently slatherable. Other yeasty feasts include Dempster's Bagel six packs (three packs for $8.99), english muffin six packs (three packages for $6.99), and tortillas (three packages for $8.25). The popular discount special section, meanwhile, invites gluten gourmands to mix and match an ever-changing cast of short-dated dough bookends: every product, regardless of size, grain, or resemblance to Winston Churchill costs $1.39, and shoppers can mix and match an assortment of ten loaves for $12. Discount selections change daily and vary by location.
Pacific Fresh Fish scours the sea and its basement freezer for wide variety of fresh and frozen seafood. Keep freezer-dwelling penguins entertained with a battery of buoyant sea-meats such as the frozen sockeye salmon fillets ($33.05 per kg) or frozen jumbo red king crab legs ($83.75 per kg). Stocking such savoury segments as frozen Atlantic lobster tails ($83.75 per kg), Pacific Fresh Fish offers one of the widest selections of lobsters in Saskatchewan, providing gourmet hosts with a means to moderate a turf-heavy table. In addition to frozen fare, Pacific Fresh Fish peddles fresh-farmed nautical noshings including Atlantic salmon fillets ($28.64 per kg), which the knowledgeable staff is happy to enhance with free recipes and cooking tips, ensuring a meal worthy of a gold-plated trident spearing.