Community Food Co-op - West...

Overall rating: 2.5 stars 3 Reviews
Natural food market with a deli. Provides fresh produce, chilled and frozen food, bulk staples, vitamins,supplements, personal care products, and household items. The deli offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Seating is available. more-less
315 Westerly Rd
Bellingham, Washington 98226
360-734-8154
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Mon-Sun 7:00am-9:00pm

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  • Accepts credit cards
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First Review by Erik Pen
lyleand
lyleand
  • vegan
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+14

Good experience every time

5
Posted on 02 / 07 / 2014

I have shopped there many times and found the staff to be friendly and helpful. There are a few things that they stock that aren't at the Forest St. store, and vice versa. A staff member explained that they base this on what sells (or not). I enjoy shopping there. It is very clean, I support the Co-op principles and, while there is always room for improvement in any business, the Co-op is way above other grocery stores in the area (Terra Organica excepted)in their adherence to the triple bottom line.


hsandmb
hsandmb
  • vegetarian
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+26

Meh. Proceed with Low Expectations.

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Posted on 01 / 07 / 2012

Definitely not the friendliest co-op I have ever visited but it's close to work so, you know, it will suffice in a pinch. The check-out staff is friendly, they're rather cool in fact, but the people who stock can be downright surly! They can be so gruff it makes me question my co-op membership, quite frankly.

They are well-stocked with the things they want to stock but the variety is limited. Don't expect this store to expand your culinary horizons. The prepared food is bland, I wouldn't recommend anything behind the plexiglass to anyone.

Get what you need but don't expect inspiration from this store.

Pros: Good bulk food selection, Decent produce
Cons: Zero inspiration, Steep prices, Disinterested staff
Erik Pen
Erik Pen
  • vegan
Contributions
+20

Disappointment

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Posted on 06 / 23 / 2011

I was in the co-op today and I have got to say that I was very disappointed. I was getting some tofu from the deli when I noticed that they had the vegan tofo in the same container as the tofu with a yogurt seasoning. I mentioned to the guy that he should not have the the two in the same dish as it creates cross contamination.

His response was 'We are not a certified Vegan kitchen and so you got to expect some cross contamination. We use the same cutting boards for both meat and vegan products so cross contamination is unavoidable."

I told him that he should put a notice up that there is cross contamination so vegans would know.

He said that vegans would not care. I asked if he was vegan, and he said 'no but I have had a lot of vegan customers over the years and you are not my first vegan customer.'

I felt like I had been lied to for the last few years I have been shopping as a vegan at the co-op because I had been told by other employees that they DO NOT cross contaminate. This is unacceptable.

Pros: Location, free wifi, dinning area
Cons: bad service, dishonest, expensive

 

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Added: 2011/06/16

 

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