Everything you need to know about our Health Food Store in Victoria
Lifestyle Markets, established in 1995 on beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada, is your one-stop vitamin and health food store in Victoria. At the time, natural foods and health supplements were hard to come by and we found that to be an opportunity to be the first to offer the largest selection of natural foods, vitamins and supplements on Vancouver Island. Currently, our Douglas shop in Victoria, B.C., is 10,000 square feet and we are proud to say we still have the best selection of local, organically-grown fresh produce, celiac-friendly foods, and quality supplements and vitamins.
Our first store was on Douglas Street and we started with only a handful of employees. Slowly, Lifestyle Markets began growing and we became a part of Victoria’s community. In 1996, Lifestyle Markets opened a second location in Sidney. Finally, in 2001, our third location was established in Cook Street Village.2950 Douglas Street
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Whether you're new to the city, vacationing on gorgeous Vancouver Island, or first foraying into the world of natural foods, you’ll find the best stuff for your body and mind at Lifestyle Markets.
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You can enjoy the vitamins and supplements you love by shopping at our store. We have all the major brands including Natural Factors, Genuine Health, Vega, Smart Solutions, Sisu, Progressive Nutritionals, Enerex, Purica, AOR, WomenSense, and Ultimate.
Need sports supplements? We also carry PVL Essentials, Vega Sport, and North Coast Naturals. A few other brands that are unique to our store include Pranin, Organic Traditions and Host Defense.
Lifestyle Markets carries over 100 brands of quality vitamins and supplements. If you have any questions or are looking for a specific product, feel free to contact our Supplement Department at 250.384.3388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff is knowledgeable with years of experience and want to make sure you return healthier and happier.
At Lifestyle Markets, we offer fresh, organic grocery and produce, including local vegetables, herbs, and fruit. We also have a wonderful variety of healthy foods that are not usually found in conventional grocery stores. For example, we offer a full line of coconut products (see below), tomatoes canned in BPA-free lining, raw snacks, fermented foods such as kombucha and local sauerkraut, sugar-free sauces and condiments, seaweed snacks and noodles, nut butters, cereals and oatmeals, non-GMO popcorn, ghee, organic baby food, and the list goes on and on.
We have hundreds of health-conscious brands including some of your favourites: Blue Diamond, Holy Crap Cereal, and Nature’s Path. Whether you're looking for quick organic soups, low-fat natural snack options, the best baby care products, or an organic energy bar to get you through a long day, you'll find it at Lifestyle Markets.
Full Line of Coconut Products
Coconut products are very popular because we can digest them and use them topically – the benefits almost seem endless. Coconuts contain antioxidants, fibre, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Not to mention they taste delicious! Lifestyle Markets carries the following popular coconut products:
Non-Dairy & Meat Alternatives
We also have the largest selection of dairy alternatives on Vancouver Island. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, lactose-intolerant or health-conscious, we have several types of milk, butter, yogurt, and cheese substitutes – and not all of them contain soy! We recognize that it is important to have vegan soy-free options because of allergies, health-conscious, or social-conscious reasons, whatever it may be! That being said, we do have tofu based vegan products as well. Here are a few our favourites: Earth Balance, Tofutti, Go Veggie, Daiya, Earth Island, Isola Bio, Hemp Bliss, Natur-a, and Ryza.
In terms of “faux” meat, we also carry Tofurky, Field Roast, Big Mountain, and Sol Cuisine. We have vegan sausages, burgers, and more!
If you’re not a vegetarian, don’t worry, we have a few things you might like too. We offer local free-range eggs, grass-fed meats and butters, as well as organic chicken, beef and pork. You will see our shelves stocked with Island Bison, Two Rivers, and Hill’s Foods—all are quality meats that are free of hormones and produced locally from British Columbia. BC’s top chefs use these and you should too!
Our dairy department provides a range of local & imported cheeses, organic & non-organic milk products, as well as non-dairy alternatives. A few of the brands we carry are: Fraser Meadow, Paradise Island, L’Ancentre, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, Liberte, Avalon and Island Farms.
Not only do we have a large supplement selection, but we also have the largest selection of natural skin and body care products made from natural ingredients. Skin is the largest organ on your body and can absorb chemicals, so it’s important to be health-conscious with your body care products as well as your supplements and food. Popular brands that are available only at Lifestyle Markets include high-quality Niko, Dr. Bronners, Derma E, Sukin and many other brands.
Choose from a wide selection of toothpaste, shampoo, cosmetics, hair dye, sanitary items, lotion, etc – we have the best medley of vegan, paraben-free, gluten-free, eco-friendly, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, and GMO-free body care!
Gluten-Free Bread & Foods
We literally have hundreds of gluten-free foods: assortment of breads, crackers, pasta, perogies, cereal, etc. If you have recently been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, you will easily find alternatives here for some of your favourite food.
Other cool things we offer include raw snacks, green cleaning products, Fair-Trade foods that are also socially and environmentally conscious. Not to mention Lifestyle Markets on Douglas has a Deli with freshly prepared organic foods like salad, wraps, soups and baked goods.
We have so much to offer, you’d be crazy not to come check us out! In fact, Lifestyle Markets has been voted “Best Health Food Store” and “Best Nutrition Store in Victoria” for several years in a row.
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