Earth Fare

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

3312-B Devine St, Columbia, South Carolina, USA, 29205

"The healthy supermarket." Market chain offering choices in fresh local and organic produce, salad and hot food bar, bulk staple, vegan-friendly items, and other natural grocery. Open daily.

6 Reviews

First Review by goethe3

good selections but pricey - Edit

They have lots of specialty items like vegan cheeses and salad dressings as well as vegan selections in the deli like mock chicken salad, but their prices vary. Some items can be found at conventional grocery stores for cheaper so I only buy what I can't find anywhere else.

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Roll the Dice - Edit

Earth Fare has a very good fresh fruit and veggie selection, decent dry goods and bulk. Nut milk is very limited as is dairy goods. Roll the dice if looking for grass fed milk very difficult for them to keep in stock.

Pros: Fresh Veggies and Fruit

Cons: Limited Nut milk selection and supply

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Love this place! - Edit

I love going to Earth Fare! Everyone that works there is always super nice and very helpful!

Pros: Friendly Staff, Great atmosphere, very clean

Cons: a little pricey on some items

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I make a weekly trip! - Edit

Earth Fare has the best organic produce in town at what I consider a reasonable price. I enjoy my weekly visit and also appreciate the 10% student/military discount they offer!

Pros: Fresh Produce, Friendly, helpful staff, Stock hard to find items

Cons: On the other side of town, Can be overpriced on specialty items

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Great store! - Edit

Since I became vegan, I have been shopping mostly at health food stores. Of the ones in this area, Earth Fare is by far the best. Their selection of organic food to choose from is very good. About the only thing they don't carry is "Better Than Milk" (powdered soy milk). And their prices are consistently lower than the grocery chains. I love this store! But please note that I do not normally eat there, I just buy groceries.

Pros: Friendly staff, Low prices, Good selection of foods

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Meat, meat everywhere! - Edit

Earth Fare in Columbia is going through a change. The have meat products everywhere and it feels as if the veg people are slowly being turned away. We ordered some "Very Veggie" sandwhiches the other day and the deli person seemed annoyed that we interrupted his "Chicken Salad Sandwhich" making for the grab-n-go section. We looked down and all the grab-n-go sandwhiches were meat, and later the clerk came back and said he couldn't make us a "Very Veggie" sandwhich because they didn'y have avacadoes. As we left without food, we saw avacadoes aplenty in the front of the store.

We went back that evening and ordered "Very Veggie Sandwhiches" and this clerk made them. When we asked for fruit with sandwhich, the clerk told us that the new manager was changing things and did not offer fruit anymore. I mentioned how much more meat-based the store has become and the clerk said that a lot of things are changing at the store. I took that response to mean bad times ahead for veg heads.

Our local Earth Fare seems to be becoming like Bi-Lo, but with high prices. That is unfortunate because it was suc a great store when it firts opened.

Pros: Organic food, Natural Produce, Veg Items

Cons: Meat everywhere, Vegan items shrinking away, Losing touch with Veg-shopping base

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