City Market, Onion River Co-op, is a 16,000 sq ft community-owned food cooperative located in downtown Burlington. Dedicated to supporting the local economy and enhancing the sustainability of agriculture. Has a salad bar and hot food bar plus a cafe inside. more-less
82 S Winooski Ave
Burlington, Vermont 05401
802-863-3659
Now Open

Mon-Sun 7:00am-11:00pm

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First Review by lovegoodfood
cookiem
cookiem
  • vegan
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+2720

Plentiful Produce

4
Posted on 05 / 26 / 2015

It's about to kick into high gear for the bounty that the northern hemisphere's harvest has to offer... and VT is certainly pretty far north in the US "domestic/mainland" area, so it'll be exciting soon enough. Wow - the produce already though, was impressive. However, I feel that maybe because it's not quite high season, that the local and organic produce shipped in from all over the place causes a higher price point? No matter, the selection is stupendous.

I especially liked the entire area devoted to baby and micro greens from local farmers - probably indoor/ greenhouse raised? All the same, yes, yes and yes! Love those baby greens for salads or... straight from the bag?

Also, I don't know if I've ever seen a better mushroom and fresh root/spice section in a co-op or otherwise? So many choices, I was so impressed!

The other stuff is what you'd expect: apples, berries, mangoes, bananas, oranges, broccoli, etc. All looking just as lovely, but not nearly as lovely as those baby greens and mushrooms!

The bulk section is also about ready to burst out of its small corner of the store. Such a beautiful selection of items! Always a good choice to reduce on packaging and maybe save some money. Dried fruits, nuts (some refrigerated, if raw), grains, herbs, spices, coffee, sweeteners, etc.

After those two sections, though, I was a bit disappointed. It wasn't that I was unhappy with the rest of the store, it's just that those two aforementioned sections set such a high precedent!

There were also some cool local baked goods, a hippie cooler corner, liquor/ alcoholic beverages and other traditional grocery aisles/ items. If your need it, they probably have it... but, there isn't anything extraordinary for the gluten-free vegan connoisseur. There are some market items pre-made in the fridge section if you want food to go as a vegan eating things like vegan mayo, seitan and cooked food.

Good selection if you need a few items and are living/ visiting near this store.

Pros: Produce, Produce, Bulk items
Cons: Needs more gluten-free vegan items
Petesternz
Petesternz
  • vegan
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+553

Loved it

4
Posted on 05 / 25 / 2015

This was a fantastic market stocked with everything you need. Prices were fair too. My only minor quibble was a bit of a lack of vegan baked options. Almost all of the baked goods were veggie-friendly only.


gwild
gwild
  • vegetarian
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+423

buffet university vibe

4
Posted on 04 / 21 / 2014

City market is a health food store. Inside they have a sandwich bar and a small pay by weight self serve buffet. The majority of the items were vegan or vegetarian. The items were marked vegan and included an ingredient list. A full plate of food cost around $6. My favorite item was a warm freekah dish with mushrooms. The food was very good. There is a small seating area and the staff very helpful.
The store itself was large and typical. The prices were better than a whole foods but not as good as Wegmans.

Pros: buffet mainly veg, friendly staff

raphalla
raphalla
  • vegetarian
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+275

Superb!

5
Posted on 09 / 28 / 2011

There are big variety of organic vegetarian food from fresh products to can food. Price is reasonable too. Free parking for the clients.

Pros: Variety, Price, Location
Cons: *
azoraa
azoraa
  • vegetarian
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+45

I like this place

5
Posted on 11 / 17 / 2009

Excellent place. This store is right in the city and gets a lot of business with seating both inside and outside. The hot bar has good veg food, and there are many other options within the store. Can't wait to go back...


lovegoodfood
lovegoodfood
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+19

Go to City Market!

4
Posted on 07 / 12 / 2008

Whenever you're traveling through Burlington, go to
City Market (http://www.citymarket.coop).

Their food is consistently good! There is a hot bar of tasty food (e.g., vegetarian chili, au gratin potatoes, sesame noodles, greens, tofu, etc.). The store also has a good selection of packaged ready to eat food (e.g., sushi, masala dishes, grape leaves, etc.), as well as artisanal cheese, bread, etc. Oh, and if you like wine, you'll find it there!

There is a small indoor and outdoor area to sit and eat. However, it gets crowded sometimes. So try to find a chair
and Bon App├ętit!

Pros: Tasty Food, Full scale grocery store, Good service
Cons: Eating area is tight, The fruit is pricey but it's organic

 

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