9 things to pick up in Toronto when you're feeling sick

Nov 19 2020, 5:00 pm

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With the ups and the downs of Toronto weather, colds season is among us, and finding the perfect remedy to cure you of your sickness can be tiresome.

Luckily, Toronto is home to crafty artisans, talented chefs and brilliant bakers who are constantly whipping up healthful and delicious items. These remedies will perfectly supplement your bed-rest and movie-marathoning.

With these goodies on your side, you’ll be right as rain in no time.

Bone Broth

If you didn’t know, bone broth is one of the best ways to help boost our immune system’s. A bowl full of this warm dish will truly serve well during the days you really need it.  According to the cooks themselves, the Bone broth is created by simmering bones and vegetables to create a collagen and mineral-rich broth.  It also tastes great, comforting the throat and sinuses with its savoury steam. There are also different kinds of bone broths to try like chicken, duck, and turkey.

Address: The Healthy Butcher – 565 Queen Street West; 298 Eglinton Avenue West



Soup is a cure-all. It doesn’t really matter if it’s swimming with noodles or laden with wontons, it’s going to warm your tummy and soul. Toronto Soup Co., has its soup menu ready and each bowl is available until.. well, it runs out. Meat or Vegan options are available for whatever you may be craving. Comforting and delicious. Place your order online!

Address: 571 Vaughan Road
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 3 to 7 pm




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Staying hydrated is number one when you’re feeling sick, regardless of what ails you. Keep your electrolytes up and get a healthy dose of vitamin C with cold-pressed drinks from Greenhouse Juice or any one of the many, many, many other juice bars scattered throughout Toronto.

Where to buy:
Greenhouse Juice – Several locations in Toronto
Village Juicery – 99 Roncesvalles Avenue, 540 College Street, and 406 Spadina Road


Propolis Throat Spray

Made from Canadian bee propolis extract and packed with antioxidants, this sweet and soothing throat spray from Beekeeper’s Naturals is a natural defence to cold and flu symptoms. Propolis is the natural sticky substance that bees use to protect their hives. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral. It’s full of the good stuff we need!

Where to buy: Online or find it at Whole Foods.




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Speaking of probiotics… Kombucha is awesome when you’re feeling ill. It feels soothing to sip on something carbonated when your throat is sore, and you can toss it back knowing that it’s significantly better for you than soda. For an extra kick, chose a Tumeric blend, its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties works as the ultimate cure.

Where to buy: You can find Kombucha at almost any health retailer or supermarket.




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Beneficial to your health and general well-being, tea is always a go-to when feeling sick. While there’s no shortage of spots to stock your pantry in Toronto, a pack of the Honest Leaf’s Fresh blend aims to keep you feeling bright, refreshed, and revitalized.

Where to buy: Shop online, or at loads of other Toronto retailers.


Booster Shots

Little tonics such as these are jam-packed with concentrated nutrients combined specifically to help you feel better. When you’re coming down with something, the oil of oregano in Live’s Get Up And Go packs a punch.

Where to buy: Outlets across Toronto




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Bananas, rice, applesauce, toast. If you’ve got an upset tummy, these easily-digestible foods are your best friends. One of the best bread options in Toronto is that of Blackbird Baking Co. Baked daily, and will perfectly pair with a hot bowl of soup or sandwich some grilled cheese. And if you don’t have a loaf on-hand, a leisurely walk through Kensington Market to grab one will offer a healthy dose of fresh air.

Where to buy: 172 Baldwin Street, Kensington Market, 172 Baldwin & Riverside, 635 Queen Street East.


Comfort Foods

As mentioned above, soup is a great, if not the best remedy for getting back to your day to day routine. If you’re looking for a single meal that’s going check off as many of the above boxes as possible, then look no further than Ryus Noodle Bar for a bowl of delicious, heartwarming ramen.

Where to buy: 786 Broadview Avenue and 669 Queen Street West.


With files from Kayla Gladysz.

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