Unless it's convenient, try another store...
Posted on 01 / 02 / 2010
I just don't understand this place. Of all of the natural food stores in town (and there are plenty, especially when Market of Choice is factored in), Kiva is on average, the most expensive. I understand that they are probably paying a premium in terms of rent for their location, but things are 20-30% more than places like Sundance or Red Barn, or even Capella. Also, I've had several unpleasant interactions with the staff, so friendliness in my experience may or may not be a part of the equation. Some of the folks that work there are nice, but a couple of bad apples have spoiled the basket as far as I'm concerned. Why would I want to come back and risk being treated poorly, especially when I have plenty of choices? The combination of expensive prices and sometimes unfriendly staff make this place wholly avoidable. Unless you are on foot or have some other reason why you can't get to another natural foods store, I'd steer clear of the Kiva.
Prices, Staff (at times)