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Our Story


Our Beginnings

Husband and Wife John and Rina opened Ambrosia’s doors on John Street in 1979, selling nuts, dried fruits, baking goods, snacks and other bulk food items at discount prices. During the late 1970s, the bulk food concept was new to Canada, and the public appetite for quality bulk food products at significant savings soon caught on.

Growth is Natural

From our original bulk food business, we expanded into vitamins and minerals, natural foods, fresh organic fruits and vegetables, natural cosmetic products, frozen entrées, specialty foods and more.

After 15 years of business at the John Street location, we embarked upon a major expansion in 1994. We moved from a 700 sq. ft. space to a 7,000 sq. ft. retail warehouse on Doncaster Avenue in Thornhill. Then in 2013, we opened our additional location in the Vaughan neighbourhood. Our third location opened in 2019 in Toronto, and in 2023 we opened our fourth location in Newmarket at Yonge & Davis Dr. We are committed to progress and are continuing to grow!

Throughout all of our growth, we are proud that Ambrosia remains within the same family!

What else remains unchanged? The sales concept from our bulk food days; buying product in volume in order to offer you the lowest possible prices. You will always find a rich selection of bulk, grocery, supplements, and beauty items to suit your needs and budget.

The Ambrosia Difference

We are proud to be able to offer you a “one-stop shop” approach to business. You are able to shop for your entire household in either of our stores, from organic and natural foods to household to supplements and so much more!

At Ambrosia, we believe that everyone deserves to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A diet of organic foods, supplemented with the appropriate vitamins, isn’t just for the wealthy. You won’t find the frills and extravagance here that you might find at other stores. Instead, that money is passed on to you, the customer as savings.