Respond to Review of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
Review: I'm so glad they came to Wichita. They have very decent prices, a good selection, and great customer service. I was shocked to find some of the brands that I liked were cheaper there compared to Dillons Grocery store. Jyoti brand canned Indian food is a dollar a can cheaper here. The prices on nuts is very affordable. I get a large bag of walnuts for $7.99. That is cheaper than Target where I was buying before. The tofu (organic non-gmo) is reasonably priced. The produce selection is good but I haven't made the leap to all organic yet because the budget considerations. I still always look through it to snag up a good deal. They have monthly specials and the dates they run are on the sale tag. I like this because I know when to hit and stock up before the next month's sale starts. Like their hours the sales don't end on the 30th or 31st - I'm sure there is a story behind that but I bothered to find out. Their TV dinner selection is great and I rotate the brand I eat by the sales. Eating vegan is a new step for me so I can comment on the meat and dairy selection. The meat is brought in unfrozen and then when it gets close to the expiration date they rotate it to the freezer at the other end of the store and mark it down. The moldy meat comment from the other reviewer was probably an isolated incident. They seem to be very on top of the clearance process so don't judge them on that. Food for Thought (now closed) was consistently selling rotten and moldy food as clearance items. It was disgusting. For the dairy selection the prices are really good. I was buying the cheapest yogurt they had- which was shockingly cheap- it was the cheapest you could buy yogurt anywhere in Wichita. They did a review of the farming practices and stopped carrying it because it didn't meet their standards for humane handling. I was surprised (because of the price) but was happy they checked on their suppliers. Respect. That was Brown Cow and now they carry Nancy (something) comparable price. Unlike Green Acres, the employees are generally pleasant and friendly. They answer questions, smile like they mean it, and don't stalk or pressure you through the store. I enjoy shopping here and wandering the store.