Mostly organic fresh vegetables with fresh veggies and fruit showing country of origin. Some frozen vegetables. Many grains and nuts prepackaged coffee and much more, including hot and cold buffet priced per pound. more-less
3000 E Ponce De Leon Ave
Decatur, Georgia 30030

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First Review by VolksVegan

Great grocery store and lunch stop

4 Posted on 08 / 21 / 2013

I go here all the time to buy groceries-- the produce is very fresh and inexpensive. There is also a wide selection of spices and grains for low prices.

The food bar is very cheap and has a cold and hot side with many vegan choices. the sesame tofu is the best. their juices are also good-- i like the kale the best.

Two warnings-- the food bar takes cash only and is cold, so bring a sweater.

Pros: cheap eats and groceries, fresh groceries, many choices
Cons: cold, does have extensive meat and fish area, crowded checkout

Crowded but definitely worth the hassle!

5 Posted on 01 / 21 / 2013

This is my new favorite place to go shopping! There is a huge assortment of fruits and vegetables, and they're all super cheap compared to regular grocery stores. There's a large bread section with delicious vegan choices. They don't label which ones are vegan, but they do list the ingredients, so it's easy to check.

If you're looking for spices or nutritional yeast or flours that you can't normally find in a regular grocery store, you can probably find them here - and at an affordable price. They have nuts and beans and coffees and a bunch of interesting ingredients I wouldn't have known where to find before.

There is, sadly, a large meat/fish department, but I usually just avoid that side of the store. The only time I go in that direction is to find soy products, which isn't that often. If you are looking for soy products, there's a decent selection over in the refrigerator section. It's not the best selection I've ever seen, but there's more of a selection than I've seen at a regular grocery store.

The only real downside to this place is that it's really crowded. It's helpful to have someone with you just as a cart pusher, as it's easier to run in and out of aisles and grab stuff than it is to take your cart with you.

Other than the crowd, though, it's a great place. Anyone who's ever said that a veggie diet is expensive has clearly never been here.

Pros: great variety, cheap
Cons: crowded

You've gotta shop here at least once....

5 Posted on 03 / 25 / 2010

...and after one try, you'll either be hooked or repulsed. I'm one of the former: I like shopping here, and if I lived closer (which I plan to soon), I'd do most of my routine grocery shopping here (just for food & alcohol only). I'll get some of the negative things out of the way first: the previous reviewer was right, it is a noisy place, and can be very, very crowded. It's a long, skinny store, so aisles are very tight and narrow. It takes a lot of energy, alertness, & a strong sense of self-preservation to navigate all the people and obstacles! The act of shopping there itself is not especially pleasant for me. Besides the crowds and noise, there is the ever-present, extremely pungent & strong odor of fish, salt, and thawing seafood. Someone who is repulsed by this smell will hate entering this store or walking by the ginormous seafood section, which takes up about half the store, along with the meat/butcher section. I don't even have the desire to look at these sections anymore, so I ignore them and the smell. Now, on to the positive things! The selection is one of the best on this side of town. If you're looking for an herb in bulk, chances are you will find it. Some exotic, international ingredient? You'll find it. Some obscure, foreign, bottled, canned or bagged item? You'll find it. Extensive produce section full of delicious fruits/veggies -- and what's best about this place: they label the country of origin of every piece of produce, and whether it's organic or not. Names of produce items are very very well labeled so you're not guessing: what is this thing? They have a huge liquor store in the back with wines & liquors galore. They have a nice kitchen utensils/gadgets/accessories section. Cookbook section, bakery, florist, coffee shop, cafeteria serving lots of vegetarian items (although not labeled veggie or vegan, unfortunately). They have soy ice cream, soy yogurt, and soy milk, although I haven't found soy cheese there yet. Lots of tofu and tempeh choices. Items are fairly well organized, and it's easy to memorize locations of things you always get. Checkout is weird and unusual, but surprisingly fast and efficient. HUGE number of checkout cashiers; I've NEVER seen the cashiers understaffed. It's always easy to find someone to help you here, especially at customer service desk. Professional, tolerant, helpful service. Multiple languages spoken here. If you can't find what you need at Kroger or Publix, you will probably find it here.

Pros: fantastic selection, international food of every kind, reasonably priced
Cons: often very crowded, often very noisy, often very smelly

Great Produce, and Cafeteria!

4 Posted on 10 / 28 / 2009

Great fresh fruits, veggies, dry goods and spices...but the GEM in my opinion is the cafeteria! Lots of veggie choices and grains. There is always General Tso's Tofu! Huge variety of goodies and very reasonable prices. We always time visits with lunch or dinner.

Pros: Very Fresh, Value, Variety
Cons: Loud


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