I’ve been meaning to go into the Detox Market since they opened between 21st and 20th on Valencia. Our friends at Vegansaurus said nice things about them and they have some lovely window displays advertising vegan products. But let me be honest here: the word “detox” grosses me out. It makes me think of those embarrassing friends of friends (we all have them) who go on a weekend drinking and taco binge and show up to Sunday brunch only to order a side of fruit and proclaim that they’re “detoxing.” Fuck that. I hate that! They’ll spend that whole day eating fruit and drinking some sort of filtered lemon water and cayenne concoction talking about how it does “wonders” to their “system.” It is gross, but I digress.
The Detox Market is actually really cool! A small portion of their store is dedicated to teas and premixed potions to help you shit more efficiently or whatever, but they also have a really nice selection of cosmetics as well as lotions, perfumes and even house cleaning products. Of course, all this is animal-testing free, vegan, and devoid of earth-harming crap.
Most importantly, they have cruelty-free nail polish!!! I still paint my nails like a six year old (aka outside of the lines), but I love me some animal-friendly, toxic-free nail polish. Even if you’re not vegan, you should care about what’s in your nail polish. Or don’t, you fabulous-looking environment wrecker.
The nice people who work there will let you sample some ~purifying tea~ and you can pretty much sample anything in the store. They also sell vegan chocolate and various spices.
The prices are a little steep, but then again, so are the prices of similar products at Rainbow. The upside, however, is that you can shop for your vegan sundries in a peaceful, calming environment as opposed to the clusterfuck that is Rainbow Grocery.* Check out The Detox Market! They’re online, too.
*Which I truly do love, but sometimes I…I just can’t.