As the saying goes, you are what you eat. If you want to nourish your body with the healthiest organically grown, locally produced food, then you have a several great shopping options in the Cincinnati area.
1. Clifton Natural Foods
336 Ludlow Ave
Clifton Natural Foods is a family-owned shop that opened its doors in 1985 and has been providing Cincinnati residents with healthy, organic foods ever since. You'll find bulk grains, beans, nuts and seeds, along with vegetarian meat and dairy alternatives. The gluten-free section is full of good options, while the artisan baked goods will make your mouth water.
Clifton Natural Foods also carries safe, non-toxic cleaning products, pet supplies, and more to help you maintain a healthy home.
2. Susan's Natural World
8315 Beechmont Ave
Susan's Natural World is a large organic food and supplement store with a remarkable selection of products. They carry organic produce, much of which is locally sourced, along with prepared meals you can pack quickly for lunch or enjoy for dinner when you're on-the-go. Customers love their selection of hard-to-find greens, such as dandelion greens and multiple varieties of kale.
You won’t want to miss out on the Amish Chicken Salad sandwich or a specialty smoothie from their in-store juice bar.
3. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
3321 Alamo Ave
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market believes fresh fruits and veggies are central to a healthy diet, so their produce department is the core of their store. Most of the produce is grown locally and comes fresh from the farm, and they offer both conventional and organic options. In addition to fresh produce, they also carry natural meats, fresh seafood, organic coffee beans, and gluten-free and dairy-free foods.
Be sure to check out their weekly ad for great deals on your favorite healthy foods and household products.
4. The Fresh Market
3088 Madison Rd
Fresh Market searches the globe for the best-quality and healthiest foods. The store has a rustic, somewhat old-fashioned feel with the meats kept behind glass at a butcher's counter and the produce out in the open on shelves. Much of the produce is sourced locally, though you'll also find exotic options from around the world. There's a good selection of bulk dried fruits, grains, spices, and granolas, along with antibiotic-free meat and poultry.
Where do you shop for healthy, organic foods in the Cincinnati area? Feel free to share your favorite stores with us in the comments below!