I have been coming to Kimberton to shop for the past 9 years. I've read complaints here about the staff but honestly I have NEVER experienced any problems with the staff at Kimberton. In fact, quite the opposite. They are always very helpful when I need to find something. The only problems I have is when they have a new staff member who has to be trained to type in the produce codes, it takes a little longer to check out, but I understand that they are in training :)
I come to Kimberton first to get my produce needs because they locally source many of their produce items. This is important because it helps support the local community of farmers. Also, I purchase my bread from here when I can't get it from the Brick Oven Bakery downtown Phoenixville. Kimberton carries some of the best fresh baked bread items around (Stoudts Brewery, Oley Bakery, and Sweetwater Bakery). I also buy Camphill Kimberton's Raw Milk here, and I get fresh Seven Stars Yogurt. The items here at Kimberton are actually cheaper than you can get them at the Giant down the road. (Trust me I've done the comparison). Also a big cost saver is the bulk foods section. You can buy bulk Oatmeal, Rice, Beans, Quinoa, CousCous and spices in the back of the store near the coffee. I highly recommend buying your grains and spices this way! If you are an herbal tea lover like me, there is a very large selection of available pre bagged teas here too.
For protein sources for a vegetarian, Kimberton offers many selections, including a tofu that is available in a bucket. Look for a white bucket in the refridgerated section. Use the tongs to grab some of the densest tofu around! I love this tofu. In this same section there are Tofurky Sausages, Tofurky slices, Tempeh and "meat crumbles". Even more can be found in the frozen section, including my favorite Celebration Roast by Fieldroast.
And Kimberton also has a little cafe if you would like to grab something to eat immediately. I love this store. It changed my life. I hope you enjoy it too!Pros: variety, quality, location