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Best Health Food Shopping In Charlotte

July 5, 2011 6:20 PM

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Charlotte is growing a wide selection of heath food stores, from the local shops such as BerryBrook Farm Natural Food Pantry and Healthy Home Market to large chains such as Earth Fare. Coming soon to the Southpark area is Whole Foods, which is expanding it’s locations across the Southeast. Whether you’re searching for organic produce that is locally grown, natural health and beauty aids or even exotic flowers, Charlotte has it all. Check out the stores below to optimize your health and go green from the inside out!

BerryBrook Farm Natural Food Pantry

BerryBrook Farm

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Established in 1972, BerryBrook Farm Natural Food Pantry is the oldest natural food store in Charlotte, NC. Located at 1257 East Boulevard, the store offers a wide selection of nutritional supplements, groceries, organic produce and cruelty-free health and beauty products. It’s quaint design of a wooden cabin that could be nestled along the Blue Ridge Parkway adds to its unique appeal and friendly atmosphere. The Juice Bar is one-of-a-kind and serves the finest in natural soups, juices, smoothies, sandwiches and even salads. Store hours are Monday thru Thursday 9am to 7pm, Friday and Saturday from 9am to 6pm. More information can be found at www.berrybrookfarm.com or by calling (704) 334-6528.

Healthy Home Market Health and Specialty Foods

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Formerly known as the Home Economist, Healthy Home Market Health and Specialty Foods began over 30 years at its original location on Independence Boulevard as a bulk supply store. It has since expanded to four locations in North Carolina: Charlotte, Davidson and Hickory. Its two locations in Charlotte are 5410 E. Independence Boulevard and 2707 South Boulevard. Health Home Market Health and Specialty Foods prides itself on being locally owned and locally owned and its wide variety of organic produce proves just that. Like most natural food stores, Healthy Home Market specializes in nutrition, healing therapies for various medical conditions and vitamin and herb supplements. It boasts a comprehensive website where customers can find physicians and research certain herbal remedies for medical conditions. For more information, please go to www.hemarket.com or call (704) 536-4663 or (704) 522-8123. Store hours are Monday thru Saturday 8am to 8pm and Sunday 11am to 6pm.

Earth Fare

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Charlotte’s large chain health food store is located at 721 Governor Morrison Street in South Park. Earth Fare has many locations all over the country and prides itself on its 100 Mile Commitment that promises no foods from over a 100 miles away from the home Earth Fare store will be labeled local. Earth Fare partners with family producers such as Cane Creek Organic Farm in Fletcher, NC to fulfill its 100 Mile Commitment. The store also features a hot bar where customers can pick up nightly dinner specials that offer vegetarian and vegan options, a juice bar, a coffee bar, and a scrumptious deli. Store hours are Monday thru Saturday 8am to 9pm and Sunday 9am to 9pm. Please go to www.earthfare.com for more information or call (704) 749-5042.

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