Common Market Food Co-op

  • Health-food-store Health Store
    ( 7 reviews )

5728 Buckeystown Pike (at Evergreen Plaza), Frederick, Maryland, USA, 21704

Natural foods co-op grocery market with a juice bar and hot food bar/cafe area. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-9:00pm.

7 Reviews

First Review by gallo39

Very Accommodating - Edit

I prefer this co-op over MOM's so very much! First of all, they prepare some food in the store which is always a plus. In the dessert case, they'll always have two vegan cookies - chocolate chip and snickerdoodle - and many times they'll have a third, unique option such as a scone. They almost always have a vegan option in the hot food section as well - and they label the ingredients so you can see for yourself what goes into their food.

I had an experience where I accidentally bought something labeled as vegan, yet I noticed (once in my car) it had butter as an ingredient. The manager tried calling their supplier to find out whether it was vegan butter or not, but they couldn't reach them, so they gave me a refund and immediately pulled the rest and labeled them as vegetarian instead. I say this just to warn people - always check the labels!! - and to show that they really do care about their customers.

Pros: Excellent Customer Service , Many Vegan Options

Cons: Serves Animal Products

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I'm kind of obsessed with this place - Edit

I love this little co-op. The staff is great and I love the selection here. They always have great sales. Let me be honest though, the groceries are great, but what I really go here for is the vegan chocolate chip cookies and the vegan cookie parfait. The vegan cookie parfait is my guilty pleasure. I don't know how they make the chocolate pudding so thick and creamy. I literally dream about it. I've tried to re-create it, but nothing beats the original. They keep the vegan cookie parfait in the deli case. Sometimes they have it pre-packaged in the prepared foods section. Thank you common market for vegan dessert deliciousness!

Updated from previous review on 2017-08-08

Pros: great vegan selection, friendly staff, great vibe

Cons: can be a bit pricey

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My favorite grocer - Edit

The prices are decent, the staff is extremely kind, the inventory robust, and the food tasty! They have a strong environmental mission and support local farmers, and the owner is extremely down-to-earth and kind. The hot bar can be pricy, but the food is good. If you bring reusable bags, they give you a chip that you can use to decide which organization they donate money too.

Pros: staff, eco and social awareness

Cons: food bar price.

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Vegans Welcome! - Edit

Always one or more vegan options on the hot bar in addition to salad bar. Vegan full or half wraps can be made at counter too. Sometimes vegan soup as well. Daily juice special. Smoothies to order. No fresh wheatgrass juice--not enough demand in Frederick. Great for grocery shopping as well. Do not need to be an owner to shop here. Owners get special discounts though. I use the case option discount for fresh produce and more.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Knowledgeable Staff, Flexible Menu

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LOVE! - Edit

Absolute BEST place in Frederick to get lunch on the go (vegans, vegetarians). The market itself is wonderful too w/ a VERY knowledgeable and polite staff (I have seen them handle situations that I myself would have blown up on)

Pros: clean, friendly, knowledgable

Cons: lunch hour can be VERY busy

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Common Good - Edit

This is the absolute best place for veggies and vegans in Frederick County - as a grocery store and as a deli. "Build Your Own Veggie Sandwiches" or ready-made selections, a fresh soup and salad bar - they used to have a hot food bar and there are plans to bring it back soon - and lots of yummy pre-made sushi and side dishes. I shop here weekly and eat lunch here at least twice a week. Their produce is always fresh and they have a huge selection of local products and hard-to-find fruit and vegetables. Great selection of vegan dairy substitutes and fresh vegan baked goods, as well as a cosmetics and clothing section. Only downfall is that it can be quite pricey for some things - good value for others.

Pros: great selection, deli, fresh

Cons: can be pricey

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What a find! - Edit

What a fantastic place! All organic fruits and vegetables, many vegan products, including deli items, reasonably priced, friendly staff, and sparkling clean. We stopped there just to check it out thanks to the reviews previous to ours and walked out as new members or "owners" as they call it. Market well laid out in a very convenient, attractive venue with lots of parking available.

Pros: Great food selection, tasty deli items, really clean

Cons: none

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