Farm Boy

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It is the mantra of every healthy eater at the grocery store: shop the perimeter, skip the centre aisles. Sound familiar? Farm Boy takes that one step further by just removing the centre aisles. Instead of a grocery store full of processed, packaged, high-sodium, high-sugar, bags and boxes of things that make nutritionists cringe, they’ve removed all of that stuff and what is left is Farm Boy’s selection of fresh produce, fresh seafood and sushi, Ontario-raised, grain-fed meat, an extensive deli counter, salad bar, antipasto bar, breads, a large selection of cheeses and dairy/dairy-substitutes, and a whole bunch of store-made, ready to eat meals and snacks such as sandwiches, pizza, pasta, soups and desserts. There’s even a space for you to take your food and eat it there if you can’t wait until you get home ;)

In addition to all of the fresh food, Farm Boy also has their own private label dried goods, sauces, seasonings, tortilla chips, and the like, as well as a selection of packaged foods by other small brands. Think of it like shopping in the natural foods section of your traditional grocery store – you will find nuts, seeds, kale chips, dried fruits, bulk snacks, and the like, most with GMO-free, organic or other labels that set them apart from the big labels.

IF YOU GO

Farm Boy is now open in two locations in London:

1045 Wellington Road South

109 Fanshawe Park Road East

They will soon be opening:

1415 Beaverbrook Avenue

What’s Open – Christmas Day

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There’s not a lot open on Thursday, so make sure you get what you need today.

Shoppers Drug Mart

All locations CLOSED

Rexall

1795 Ernest Ave 9:00am to 6:00pm

1593 Adelaide Street North 9:00am to 6:00pm

All other locations CLOSED

Walmart

All locations CLOSED

Grocery Stores

All are CLOSED

Tim Hortons

Some locations are OPEN. Your favourite Tim’s will have a big sign out front with their Christmas Day hours if they are one of the select few.

Starbucks

160 Dundas St W 6:00am to 10:00pm

1151 Richmond St (UCC, Western) 8:00am to 10:00pm

1255 Western Rd (Ivey Business School, Western) 7:00am to 7:00pm

631 Commissioners Road E ALL DAY

1164 Highbury Ave 10:00am to 5:00pm

580 Fanshawe Park Rd E 10:00am to 5:00pm

3059 Wonderland Rd S 9:00am to 4:00pm

640 Hyde Park Road 10:00am to 5:00pm

LCBO

All locations CLOSED (and closed Boxing Day)

The Beer Store

All locations CLOSED (and closed Boxing Day)

Shopping Malls

All malls are CLOSED

Cineplex Odeon Theatres

Westmount VIP and SilverCity are both OPEN

Rainbow Cinemas

OPEN 3:00pm to 7:30pm

London Transit

The city buses will be running on the Holiday Schedule. Please see your route HERE for information.