Buckwheat Pillow Reviews Canada

The Great Canadian Buckwheat Pillow by North

The Buckwheat Pillow Store has moved North!

We’re still the same people, with the same GREAT reputation for quality and customer service.

Read what our pillow customers have to say about our products and exceptional service:

NOTE: we never pay for reviews, these are unsolicited, and we keep your online identity private.

We also have  Toronto and Ontario reviews and Montreal and Quebec reviews  (meditation cushion customers).


 Featured Review in our North Magazine Brenda P from Northern Ontario — I’m writing to express my deep appreciation for the service and products you provided me with a few years ago. Read more here


Thank you for the thoughtful and informative reply. And I am happy that you have so many orders. Great to have a successful Canadian/Ontarian business. Congrats! Monica, Thornhill, Ontario


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Corner Brook, Newfoundland (from above)

thank you so much for shipping the pillow so quickly at such a good rate! I sure will have sweet dreams ?  Kind regards, Isabelle (a newcomer to Canada) Corner Brook, Newfoundland


Thanks to all for the fast service … Received my order today. T. Nguyen Cambridge, Ontario


I love my pillows and will no doubt be back to your site for more products. Thanks again, BB, Orleans, Ontario


… the pillow is the best thing I’ve ever slept on! (Woke up after the first night in major pain, but after that … amazing!) Jamie, Brantford, Ontario, Canada


This company cares about its reputation and service


I recently received the two buckwheat pillow I ordered from zafuzafu (now NORTH MEDITATION) and thought I’d forward a little feedback. I started using buckwheat pillows more than fifteen years ago. Now this may sound weird but my reason for using them was ear pain from any other pillow. I tried out the buckwheat because I was told I could punch a a little depression in the hulls. It worked! Sold Canadian!

Next bit of info. My first and only buckwheat pillows were from “another company“.
I loved them and almost bought from them again. So why the switch to zafuzafu? (now NORTH MEDITATION)

Zippers! But I almost missed the fact that you had zippers. IT was by accident that I found this out while checking some of your FAQs. This info should be on every page at your site and in every ad.

I was able to remove some of the buckwheat to tailor the pillow to my needs and satisfaction. Thank you, Robert (and Suzanne) two very satisfied customers


Pillows arrived today. They’re great! Peter, Toronto, Ontario


Thank you for everything and I Love the Pillow, I tell everyone about it!! Have a Great Day, – Keith, Toronto, Ontario


Thanks, great product. Will be ordering another one for my hubby soon! – Kim, NW British Columbia, Canada


Thanks to you my wife was able to give me everything on time for my birthday, and I’m very happy with the quality of the items I ordered. Jean L, Drummondville, Quebec


… enjoying the pillow very much – Brian G, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


[Note: our followup on a delivery inquiry] Fab. Thanks for getting back to me Susan. My wife will be delighted (she’s been chasing me daily!) as we had to leave our buckwheat pillows behind when we moved from the UK to Canada at the start of the year 🙂 All the best- Rob C, Toronto, Ontario


Great stuff! CG, Montreal, Quebec


[Note: Marj’s mother wanted more height (for her large pillow) as she is a side sleeper, so we suggested a top-up supply of buckwheat hulls] The top-up sounds like an easy solution. Thank you for you prompt attention. – Marj, Saskatoon, SK, Canada


I wasn’t able to leave feedback on your website, but I wanted to let you know that I am very pleased with my buckwheat pillow 🙂 With the extra hulls, it made the height and firmness exactly what I needed. Thank you! Cindy M, Lachine, Quebec


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Enso Pearl Yoga and Meditation Timer

[Note: this was Jen’s first online order so she was a bit nervous about receiving it] They are super! (large, medium & eye pillow) Thank you for your follow-up..service awesome too. – Jen, Ajax, Ontario, Canada


I don’t know how you did it but I received the [Enso clock] timer today. Time is therefore an illusion.

Thank you for the excellent service and super quick shipping. Jean-Claude, Outremont, Quebec


Thanks Susan, You are very nice! All the testimonials on the website about you must be true then! I’ll tell you how I like it soon! Best regards, and good night!

Update:Every business should have a “Susan” among their staff! Great service!Robert, Sutton, Quebec


Thanks for the prompt and friendly service!


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Montréal 1945. Rue Saint-Ferdinand – photo by Philippe du Berger

We receive the package today [Dark Chocolate zafu/zabuton combo]. Thank you for the update yesterday. My spouse is very happy with her gift. Have a nice day. Jean-Guy, Verdun, Quebec


Just received the pillows a few days ago! Amazing support of the neck and smells great as well. I`m telling my coworkers to get them.Sick of buying stuff made in china – Sam, Quebec, Canada


Well, I thank you for all your efforts and appreciate very much all you did (so does my wife – note: this was a birthday gift from his wife), it was fun doing business with you. <Jean L (Johnny BeGood), Drummondville, Quebec


I am very pleased with how quickly you responded to my email, it’s so easy to purchase from you! Daniel C, Gatineau, Quebec


I am sure your product is as great as your service [note: shipment was in transit] Vladimir, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec


I got the package this morning [1 day shipping], very high quality items, thank you! Chris G, Montreal, Quebec


[this customer’s shipment was delayed in transit so we sent a replacement] just wanted to let u know that the original shipment arrived today! very excited to try 🙂 thank u for all your fabulous customer service &amp I will refuse delivery of replacement so Canada Post returns to sender. – Beata, Vancouver, BC, Canada


The package arrived today and the timing could not have been better. Fantastic! Thanks so much. Cheers. Roger R, Outremont, Quebec


[this customer initially contacted us about extra shipping charges and we offered a detailed explanation] Thanks so much for my buckwheat pillows, and the eye pillow as well. I haven’t had a chance to use the eye pillow yet, but my Husband and I really LOVE our head pillows! We both had to remove some of the buckwheat for better comfort, but it’s really nice to have that option. Thank you again for your quality service, and quality product. Sincerely, Jane S – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


My pillow just arrived. It is perfect! Thank you! – Morley, Regina, Saskatchewan


I was told of your product today after I met with my massage therapist treating severe pain level 12 migraines. Thanks so very much for the quick turn around on it, you guys are awesome! Chris, Barrie, Ontario


I receive the buckwheat hull pillow[s] today. I am very pleased with them. Dennis, Markham, Ontario


Thank you for your prompt reply! I appreciate the effort to get it out quickly in time for Christmas. Cheers, Judy, Burnaby, BC


Aw thanks so much! 🙂 I appreciate everything you’ve done. You guys are wonderful and I will make sure to let all my friends know. Can’t wait to receive it! [large pillow] Cheers, Natasha, Toronto, Ontario


Thank you so much! Your customer service is outstanding! Katrine, Toronto, Ontario


I wasn’t able to leave feedback on your website, but I wanted to let you know that I am very pleased with my buckwheat pillow 🙂 With the extra hulls, it made the height and firmness exactly what I needed. Thank you! Cindy M, Lachine, Quebec


Just wanted to let you know that I picked up the pillows without problem and they are fantastic. Like some of your other customers, I have used buckwheat pillows for a long time – and while I think they are the best possible solution, the ones I have had have either been too small – or
too big and loose with no way to fill them. Yours are perfect! The right size, great quality, and the ability to unzip and alter the quantity of filling. Oh – and did I mention a great price? Thank you for improving my sleep! Doug W, Toronto, Ontario


I bought 2 of your large buckwheat pillows a while ago and love them best pillows out there. Gisele, Ontario


Thanks again so much for everything! Your customer service is awesome! Audrey, Markham, Ontario


We prefer to shop in Canada and were delighted to find you! The pillows are for my wife, we travel quite often to the USA and wanted something that would fit into a suitcase [travel size]. Thank you so much for your help. Michael B, Hanover, Ontario


I can’t remember the last time I had such great customer service from a company, from the immediate email response, to the convenience of PayPal, to an actual decrease in price with pick up instead of shipping fees, the four compass point instructions to find the UPS store….the ease at the UPS store, the quality never ends. It truly was a pleasure doing business with Zafu! Zafu! (now NORTH MEDITATION). If you’d like to use this testimonial on your website, feel free. Thanks again, Sharon Penaligon, Oakville, Ontario


Your quick response is appreciated. It’s nice to be able to support a Canadian business. Cheers. David M, Toronto, Ontario


Parcel with buckwheat pillow arrived this morning in excellent condition. I am impressed. Thank you kindly, Peter C, Kitchener, Ontario


I’m travelling to NYC on March 21st, and would really love a travel pillow to go with me. Thank you so much! I absolutely love my buckwheat pillow!!! Pat S, Mississauga, Ontario


Thanks for your help and information. I will proceed ordering from the website. What turned me off this first retailer was that there was a link for US customers, where the same pillow was 12% cheaper. Chris, Toronto, Ontario


Hello, just wanted to thank you for my pillow order. It arrived very quickly and I love it! It’s very well made with a sturdy cover for it too. It’s just the right size and weight (medium size ) for me. I have had imported types before and they are light and flimsy – not at all like this one. The eye mask is awesome ( love the canadian fall leaves ) and I will keep it in the bag it came in in the fridge for those head achy puffy eyed days! Thank you again, Carol P, Edmonton, Alberta


Hi, package received today. Thanks for following up. Cheers, John McC, Calgary, Alberta


Last summer I bought one of your pillows and I love it! Marie D, Toronto, Ontario


Oh my goodness! I slept like the DEAD! It was a little hard falling asleep initially, as the pillow is clearly stiffer than any I’ve ever used, but OH WOW! I feel so refreshed! My neck is still a little stiff and sore, but it’s been like this all week. Needless to say, my new pillow won’t be aggravating it any longer. Thank you SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pat S, Mississauga, Ontario


I received my pillow yesterday and it is very nice. I feel my spine is good Jose, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
[Jose has had pinched nerve in his spine in the past, and has been undergoing physiotherapy and acupuncture, but had been suffering from a sore neck when waking up in the morning]


Thank you for the update. Excellent service by the way. Steve U, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada


Received the order and very pleased with the pillows. Thank you. Shirley, Petrolia, Ontario, Canada


Hi Susan: I received my Buckwheat pillows today and as a result of the wonderful job you performed in providing excellent customer service for me I want to thank you! I like to manage my time for business quite rigid cuz the other things in life are just so enjoyable–I am sure you know what I mean. You are a valuable employee–thank you for your hard work, thoroughness, & courtesy. Have a great week end when it gets to you! Richard D, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Awesome customer service! I’m gonna buy 2! Thanks. Mike, Ontario, Canada


Picked them up yesterday [local pickup of buckwheat pillows] and they worked fine last night. Thank you. John, Mactier, Ontario


I received the pillow today. Thanks very much. I also wish to thank you for the assiduous amendment to the delivery instructions. Believe it or not, you are one of the very few who actually indicated the delivery address correctly. I had absolutely no trouble receiving the package from Canada Post. I will order an additional pillow in coming weeks. Thanks again and best wishes, Adam, Toronto, Ontario


If I ever need another buckwheat pillow in the future or recommend one to someone, I will for sure be putting in an order again. Thanks again. Dominic, Fort McMurray, Alberta


I find other pillows are just not comfortable. Marion (aged 79), Stoney Creek, Ontario


UPDATED: I had an amazing night’s sleep. I’m like an addict, I’m not giving the pillow up! It induces such a DEEP sleep. Anne, Toronto, Ontario


My personal trainer highly recommends your buckwheat pillows. He says it will improve my sleep. I’m anxious to try one! Ashish, Toronto, Ontario


I tried the pillow again last night. I slept so deeply!!!!!!!!!!!! It does/will take getting use to, because it is so firm, but if I can get that quality of sleep, that’s fine. Anne, Toronto, Ontario


My travel pillow arrived yesterday. Thank you for the very fast service. I have used a buckwheat pillow for the last 3 years but did not have a travel size one. I am sure that it will be used many times, in my travels, in the coming years. I am glad to hear that it is a product of Canada.
Patricia N, Toronto, Ontario


My wife and I have had your large buckwheat pillows now for 2 weeks. They are fantastic. I tried a chiroflow before and it was ok (and leaked eventually), but the buckwheat holds my neck and head much better. I haven’t slept this well in over 10 years. The pillow quality is great, very well made. Thanks so much for helping our sleep improve! Tyrone, Uxbridge, Ontario


I ordered a buckwheat pillow last week and have been using the pillow for a week now. I have chronic neck problems that have contributed to a repetitive strain injury for the past six years. This was my first attempt using a buckwheat pillow although I have tried a variety of down, memory foam, rolled towels and obus form firm pillows. I have not had luck with any of the latter.

So it has been to my pleasant surprise the noticeable difference I have felt waking up this past week – relieved. I think that’s a good word for it. I have no neck strain and my body feels very relaxed as a result. I hope it lasts! but I’m pretty sure it will. I haven’t felt this good in years – honestly. I have spent a lot of time in physio and with massage therapy, I do a lot of yoga and stretching – so I know what “good” should feel like. This is a huge relief to me. Thank you for your prompt service and for such a great product. RDA, Toronto, Ontario


I just love dealing with Canadian companies. LD, Toronto, Ontario


I received my pillows and I love them both! AB, Caledon, Ontario


Just a wee note to say that the clock [Roadshow Travel Alarm &amp Presentation Timer] arrived in the mail last week and that I’m delighted with both the item and your excellent service. Kind regards and many thanks, Chris, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


I’m just emailing to thank you for the refund on shipping. Now that IS great customer service. The products themselves are excellent. And the only way shipping could have been faster, would have been if you shipped before I ordered 🙂 Best regards, George, Castleton, Ontario


Have not opened the box yet, but am thrilled with the service. Pat, Dalkeith, Ontario, Canada [our followup on Canada Post delivery]


The litte timer I bought from you is absolutely marvelous. I just love it! Karla, Barrie, Ontario


Good morning Susan, I just want to say thank you. I got both pillows incredibly fast and they are absolutely perfect. Best quality I ever had. I use buckwheat pillow for the long time and previosly [sic] already had them from 2 different companies. I got your refund for excess shipping to my PayPal account. thank you for this as well. It was very nice experience. If me or my Friends will look for the related product we will know where to go now. Thank you again, Natalia, Edmonton, Alberta


I did pick up my order and have been enjoying my pillow since! Thank you. SC, St-Lazare, Quebec, Canada [our followup on Canada Post delivery]


The pillow that I bought for my student with a neck injury is just marvelous! Of all the things that the physiotherapist recommended, this has been the charm. Barb M, Barrie, Ontario


My order [buckwheat pillows] arrived in lightning pace! (Friday am to Monday am). I am going to be enjoying a good night’s sleep tonight. Thank you! Cindy J, Stoney Creek, Ontario


Thank you for the quick service! Len, Orillia, Ontario


I love your pillows! I have been recommending them highly to others. B. Mok, Toronto, Ontario


pillow-buckwheat-montreal at nightThanks for the prompt and friendly service! Sophie, Montreal, Quebec


I thought I would drop you a line and tell you that all my worries about the pillow came to nothing. The aching I had been experiencing in my shoulders and neck was gone the night after I first started using it. Thanks again. Pat, Mississauga, Ontario


I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE the pillowslept great with no neck pain. Tanya, Barrie, Ontario


I am very pleased with how quickly you responded to my email, it’s so easy to purchase from you! Daniel C, Gatineau, Quebec


Hi Susan! I wasn’t expecting my package until late this week or even next week. Thank you so much. My package has arrived and I’m pushing buttons and getting to know what all the buttons do. You are truly amazing with your customer service. I wish every good thing for you and your store. I also wish more stores were like yours. Pat C, Mississauga, Ontario


Hi Susan! Thanks for being so efficient! They [buckwheat sleeping pillows] are indeed for my brother Ian who is in significant pain. [terminal cancer] Again, thank-you for your excellent public relations and customer service. As nurses we advise the use of these pillows in many situations! May your business prosper! A. Harvey, Florida, USA


Thank you so much. I am thrilled with my pillows and have told my chiropractor and friends about your product. And knowing that you corrected an error that I never would have caught does you credit. VW Peterborough, Ontario


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Edmonton at night – Super Moon – photo by Kurt Bauschart

“Canadian company delivers great product.” Our order arrived very quickly. Great job! These are wonderful pillows and I will not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone who wants a quality product. Bill, Edmonton, Alberta


It’s HERE! It arrived!!

And it is wonderful and comfortable and just right. Thank you for your product and service. I will certainly let others know about your
company. Namaste, Anna G, Victoria, BC


It [the Enso Clock] comes with me whenever I travel because it is so portable and is a wonderful alternative to a blaring alarm clock. Ellen, Toronto, Ontario


These are really a fine product. Thanks very much for great service and making a truly great Canadian product. Phil, Ingersoll, Ontario


Got the two pillows today. They look great: better than the one I had, and better than *** sells in Toronto, for more. Aidan, Toronto, Ontario


I received my order yesterday afternoon. Thank you. The quality is fantastic – exactly what I expected. You have been great to deal with and I’ll certainly recommend your products and your business to friends. Karen C, New Hamburg, Ontario


Thank you for your honesty … I am very impressed. You reinstate my faith in business folks … it has been great dealing with you … I truly hope I can do further business with you and refer lots of customers. CG, Shelbourne, Ontario


I appreciate the lengths you are going to in the name of customer satisfaction. it is wonderful service. Sincerely, David, Toronto, Ontario


Your pillows are really lovely. Kathy, North Bay, Ontario


I am sure your product is as great as your service [note: shipment was in transit] Vladimir, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec


I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with your Company. I ordered my pillow last Sunday (Nov 8) and I received it on Thursday. Great job. I have only been using the pillow for the last 3 nights, but it does seem to help my neck, only time will tell. Thanks for your speedy shipping, I am really impressed. Barb D., Saskatchewan


That was quick! Just wanted to thank you for the fast delivery of my pillow. I’ve been using it for 2 nights and, even though I find it a bit overstuffed, I’ve been sleeping better. I may empty out a bit of the hulls and save them for later in case the others get smashed down with use or the pillow itself stretches. But it does remain cool all night. Thanks again for everything! Fabienne, Gatineau, Quebec


Thank you! I appreciate the way you do business and I will watch for the refund. [note: shipping fees were adjusted for bulk order and the difference refunded via PayPal] J., Stoney Plain, Alberta


You are providing me with entertainment as well! I would not have held you ransom for $1.60 at all. 🙂 Thank you for telling me and going to that trouble. I’m really looking forward to receiving my order – and more importantly, helping me to resurrect my meditation/prayer practice. Thank you for your part in restoring that part of my health. D.O., Toronto, Ontario


It is a pleasure doing business with you. I like your personability … hard to find these days. Helen S, Brampton, Ontario


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