Let’s face it, what we eat and how it is produced is important for longevity and good health. New York City is full of Organic and Natural Food Markets to satisfy any health junky’s appetite.
Gary Null’s Uptown Whole Foods. 2421 Broadway at 89th Street. Gary Nulls is a convenient mini health market to visit in the Upper West Side when you do not want to fight the crowds at Whole Foods Columbus Circle. Offer the full line of Gary Null’s products as well as other brand’s vitamins and other supplements.
Westerly Natural Market. 913 8th Avenue at 54th Street, Hell’s Kitchen. A good market, although a bit smaller than other health food stores in the city, for nutritional supplements, body building products, organic foods, environmentally safe products for your body, juice bar, and all natural groceries.
Fairway Market. Locations in Manhattan: 2127 Broadway, Upper West Side. 2328 12th Avenue, between 132nd St & West 132nd Street, Harlem. 240 East 86th Street, Upper East Side. A full sized market with 3 locations in Manhattan and more in the outer boroughs. Large fresh fruit and vegetable selection, prepared foods, many varieties of beer, eatery on the top floor, and health section with oils, vitamins, herbal remedies, bathing items, and more.
Trader Joe’s. Manhattan locations: 2073 Broadway at 72nd Street, Upper West Side. 675 6th Avenue, Chelsea. 142 E. 14th Street, Union Square. Brooklyn location: 130 Court Street. Queens location: 9030 Metropolitan Avenue, Rego Park. Quality frozen seafood, cheap beer, a large selection of organic boxed and canned foods, inexpensive variety of nuts and snack mixes, and healthier frozen meals, makes this many New Yorkers go to spot on the Upper West Side and East Village. A large wine selection at their wine store at 138 E. 14th Street near Union Square on 14th.
Whole Foods Market. A an organic chain grocery store, Whole Foods is the largest and most well known of the organic markets in the city. Huge selection of everything from personal care, vitamins and minerals, salad bar, hot and prepared food section, organic raw foods, meats, a large beer department at select locations, and more. Avoid this place on the weekends and after work if you want to avoid lines and crowds.
Other notable health food markets.
Earth Matters. 177 Ludlow Street, near Houston Street.
Life Thyme. 410 Avenue of the Americas.
Natural Frontier Market. 1424 3rd Avenue, Upper East Side. 325 3rd Avenue, East Village.
Health Nuts. 1208 2nd Avenue, Upper East Side. 835 2nd Avenue, Midtown East. 180 W End Ave # 1K, Upper West Side.
Natural Green Market. 162 3rd Avenue, between 15th St & 16th Street, Gramercy (near Union Square).
A Matter of Health. 1478 1st Avenue at 77th Street, Upper East Side.
Food for Health. 1653 3rd Avenue at 93rd Street, Upper East Side.
Columbus Natural Food. 725 Columbus Ave # 1, at 96th Street, Upper West Side.