Natural foods market offering selections in gluten-free, wheat-free and dairy-free alternatives for those with allergies as well as the usual groceries, vitamins, herbs, books, coffees & teas, pet products, refrigerated foods, locally grown produce. Special orders taken. New location since spring 2010. more-less
2331 Commercial Blvd
State College, Pennsylvania 16801
814-861-5200

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First Review by Pollkat
Gilead19
Gilead19
  • vegan
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+27

Unique in SC

5
Posted on 05 / 23 / 2012

Great place with wide variety. Not the cheapest of course, but discounts if you pay with cash and if you spend over $50 or $100.

Pros: Unique items, Friendly
PennsyltuckyVeggie
PennsyltuckyVeggie
  • vegan
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+326

New Location

3
Posted on 10 / 18 / 2011

I notice that the most recent review of Nature's Pantry is close to 2 1/2 years old. Since that time, they have relocated to a much larger location with a parking lot that is significantly easier/ more safe to pull into/ out of.

The same owner but a different and larger staff. Many are very knowledgeable and friendly but I miss Morgan whose humor was always welcome.

Since the move to this location off of Commercial Blvd. (late March 2010), they have taken on more products and organic produce from different (not necessarily local) sources, added in workshops and more meat products in their now vast frozen and refrigerated sections.

The bulk food area in the back is nice but we aware that the prepackaged and similar items' prices may be different and have no sell by/ expiration date. Save your receipt if you want an easy return/exchange of any rancid food item.

Items that are out of stock and requested or special orders can take weeks even with regular and active suppliers that Nature's Pantry stocks.

Occasionally they will have outdated produce or other items marked for quick sale. This can be a huge bargain but be aware of the quality and sell by dates upon purchasing.

They have added to their cleaning and pet care products since the move. New and different items can sometimes be sampled in the back of the store but don't be surprised to see employees or their children eating them (and some of the self serve bulk items) as regular snacks.

Nature's Pantry brings a lot to the State College area and I am glad for them. I am not enjoying how much more difficult it is to enjoy my shopping experience with sausage samples unavoidable at the new and fancy cashier station, vendors insisting that fish oil is vegetarian or Thanksgiving with bagged but bloody turkey carcasses crammed into EVERY available refrigerator until they are picked up.

Be aware and sign up on their email list of FaceBook page to know when special discounts are being offered (Customer Appreciation Day is 20% off!) and the steep prices can be wisely tempered.

Pros: great selection, open aisles
Cons: more meat than ever, pricey
fondducoeur
fondducoeur
  • vegan
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+206

Great Store

4
Posted on 05 / 16 / 2009

For being a small place, Nature's Pantry has a lot of stuff. There are several items that they carry and Wegman's does not, and the people who work their are very friendly. It is expensive though, so I just go there to stock up from time to time.



condekedar
condekedar
  • vegan
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+1023

Good selection, high prices

4
Posted on 11 / 13 / 2007

Nature's Pantry has a good selection of vegan, healthy and foreign packaged foods, including egg replacers and vitamins and cruelty-free cosmetics and soaps. It also has a good selection of eco-friendly cleaning products. Their prices are high, though.

Pros: Selection
Cons: Expensive
Pollkat
Pollkat
  • vegan
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+29

Excellent

5
Posted on 05 / 31 / 2007

Nature's Pantry is a great health food store. Though on the smaller scale, it carries a wide variety of products, both shelf & perishable items. If you are looking for something they don't carry, they will gladly check to see if they can get it in for you.



 

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