Green is all the rage these days, and for good reason. Not only are green organic foods healthy and holistic, but they help to support the local economy by keeping money local. Moreover, Rhode Island makes it easy to love health food as it has a number of great garden and fresh market options. From high-performance smoothies to fresh veggie and non-GMO options, Rhode Island knows a thing or two about green local food. Here are the 8 best holistic and health food stores in the state.
What other grocery store that you know of can boast fresh-baked vegan muffins made daily? Well, at the Green Grocer, that is the norm. And you will also find tons of organic, non-GMO, local options everywhere you look. Established in 2007, the Green Grocer is owned by Desert Storm veteran John Wood and his wife, and they are both avid supporters of a diet filled with fresh, local, whole, natural foods.
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Clements’ bills itself as a natural foods store, but the truth of the matter is it did not start out that way. Established in 1980 under the name Portsmouth IGA, the store did not promote healthy food, per se, until the name was changed 10 years later. Now promoting fresh baked bread and artisan cheeses, and local veg and meats, Clements’ even has a large healthy and holistic health food section and helps support the local community.
Offering smoothies, entrees, and meals to go, GoalFood provides nutritious, balanced prepared lunches, snacks, and drinks to busy athletes, business professionals, and anyone else who has weight or health goals that they want to meet. Unique in that it is both a holistic food shop and a delivery service, GoalFood stands firm in providing healthy food to anyone who opts in to their program.
Established in 1982, Back to Basics features holistic and natural foods, organic supplements, natural body care products, and local fruits and vegetables. Plus, their friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to share recipes and wellness tips to help you on your path to eating better and feeling better.
Herbwise is all about holistic and natural living, and this “all-natural pharmacy” stocks over 250 bulk herbs and spices and more than 5,000 supplement, vitamins, and natural personal-care products. So, whether you are looking for Burt’s Bees products, natural bug repellents, or homeopathic remedies, chances are you will find them at Herbwise Naturals.
Established in 1984, Nature’s Goodness stocks high-potency vitamins, quality-tested supplements, gluten-free and organic foods, natural cosmetics, and delicious whole-food snacks. Promoting an environment of honesty, quality, knowledge, and courtesy, Nature’s Goodness has served Middletown and the surrounding areas for over three decades.
At A Market they say, “natural is normal,” and they have been promoting natural groceries and food products for over 40 years. The A in A Market means you will find top-quality organic specialty and locally produced grocery items as well as whole foods and a knowledgeable and friendly staff. In addition to healthy produce, meat, and dairy, you will also find a deli that serves hand-made soups and wholesome dishes.
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Harvest Market started in 2017 as a way to promote and support the small, local farmers and producers in the area. Open year-round, the market seeks to bolster the sustainability and growth of fresh veg, local bread, artisanal cheeses, meats, and grains, while providing consumers access to high-quality, healthy, whole locally-sourced foods.