A cooperative market that's open to the public. Offers some prepared foods. Stocks fresh local produce, vegan and vegetarian items, natural grocery, and more. Previously on Plumas Street. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-9:00pm.

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15 Reviews

First Review by KillTorres


Points +141

26 Sep 2023

Fresh vegetables and eat in.

Groceries, coffee shop, deli and more.

Pros: Deli, Coffee shop, Fresh vegetables, bulk and fruits

Cons: Expensive



Points +193

05 Apr 2023


This is an adorable small grocery store with a great selection of vegan items!


Points +2376

29 Dec 2022

Great co-op

Great selection of local and organic goods from produce and groceries to alcohol and prepared foods. Their baked goods always have a good vegan variety

Updated from previous review on 2022-04-12

Pros: Shop local


Points +156

10 Apr 2022

Lots of options, too expensive, soup was cold

Maybe it was just the meals I’ve had, but I’ve been here twice and was twice disappointed in the cost of food for the quantity and quality. It’s made up for with a lot of options, which I really appreciate. My food came out cold both times, including the soup. They quickly switched it out for warm stuff but it was still not the best experience. If I’m in the area around mealtime I will go back, but otherwise I think there’s a lot better options in this city!

Updated from previous review on 2022-04-10


Points +2679

15 Aug 2021

Great Little Place!

Lots of ready-to-eat vegan options in the cold case and hot vegan breakfast sandwiches too. Tons of vegan groceries like miyoko’s brand products, vegan yogurts, ice creams, frozen convenience foods, etc. Bulk tea, beans, grains, and spices too. There’s a cafe on the second floor but it’s closed for remodeling at the moment.

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +20

07 Mar 2020

Simple yet perfection

They do a fine job of having a small delectable menu . Walnut meat panini is my favorite.
The Un Tuna melt with melted Vegan cheese is very tasty.


Points +378

22 Jan 2020

Lots of options

In the store portion as well as the cafe there were lots of vegan options. Like any specialty store it was a little pricey. I got bean and cheese burrito with violife cheddar. My partner got the cauliflower burrito. He said it was really tasty (it is spicy). There were also lots of vegan pastries in the case!

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Pricey, Parking is limited


Points +523

25 Oct 2019

Kinda Pricey but...

Kinda pricey but damn that vegan breakfast burrito was soooo good. Lotsa flavor decent options in the deli and in the store.


Points +41

18 Jun 2019

Cafe and Co-Market

I love so many things about the co-op. They support local community farming with humane practices. They sell delicious pre-made smoothies and fresh juices in mason jars, you will get $1 credit for upon return. My favorite is the Key Lime Pie. The cafe is amazing and the cooks take great pride in what they make. So many options, my favorites are the Cauliflower Walnut Burrito, Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Avocado, and the beautifully prepared Avocado toast! Premade Tofu burritos and bakery items. The cinnamon rolls are the bomb!

Pros: Many delicious vegan options and baked goods, Full Market and Cafe, Supports local farming

Cons: You pay for quality, discount if you’re a member, Animal products sold here


Points +310

28 Oct 2018

Once a week at least

I get something from the cafe, grab n go, or juice fridge at least once a week. Not kidding the cauliflower/walnut burrito is tha bomb, sushi burrito is a close second, best grilled cheez ever, sweet potato salad is addictive, and if you just want to be bad the vegan croissants/ cinnamon rolls/pumpkin muffins are killer. Not to mention the whole grocery store on top!!! I love my Co-Op!!!

Pros: Vegan pastries, grilled cheez, burritos , Made daily , Grab and go

Cons: Mid pricey but worth it


Points +34

15 Sep 2018

Great prepared food options

The cafe upstairs has some awesome vegan options. My favorite is the walnut cauliflower burrito. Many vegan options downstairs in the grocery section too.

Pros: Variety

Cons: Parking


Points +398

04 Jul 2016

Great shop!

Went to this co-op to grab some groceries while in Reno and support a local business. Lots of vegan options in the grab-and-go case. Perfect for grabbing items for a picnic. They have cold beer and wine!


Points +178

17 Jun 2015

Great Basin: a vegan oasis

This co-op is a "must-visit" shop for vegans in Reno. The downstairs is where the food and beverages are; upstairs you can find vitamins, natural toiletries, etc.

I have never seen fresh goji berries before -- this co-op had them boxed in their (small but adequate) produce section. So cool!! They also have a large refrigerated section with plenty of vegan prepared foods products like non-dairy milks and yogurts, Field Roast veg meats, Just Mayo, etc. Near the cash register they have coffee, breakfast sandwiches, alcohol, and (non-vegan) pastries. They have a huge variety of foods and products, but because it's a small business not many of each kind.

The best part about this co-op, however, is the community feel. The people who work here 1) obviously enjoy it 2) have pride for where they work and 3) clearly know their customers -- many were chatting and calling each other by name. Why wouldn't you want to support a business like this?


Points +22

08 Apr 2013

Our amazing Co-op!

Since moving to its new downtown location on Court st. the co-op has become a true one stop shop! They have a huge selection of grocery items, and all organic and natural (i.e. organic but not yet certified) produce from over 70 local farmers and other producers from within our food shed. The store now has a large selection of beer and wine, and even a few local items and gluten free options! There is also a fully stocked wellness department that includes supplements, vitamins, personal care (even bulk Dr. Bronner's!), household and cleaning items, and general merchandise. You can also find baby and pet food here. The store is so large now that there are two floors and plenty of room to bring in shopping carts (you can even bring them up the elevator). There are also prepared foods available made fresh daily. Breakfast and lunch burritos (vegetarian and vegan varieties), soup of the day, pastries, sandwiches, spring rolls, salads, hummus, guacamole, tea, coffee, and more. There's also a community dinning room where you can enjoy your food or sit out on the balcony while you eat. There are also classes and movie screenings held in that space. By the end of the year, there are plans to have a cafe/deli/juice bar in that space and I can't wait to see it unfold!

The decor is really neat because they utilized a lot of old bike parts to make the railings for the stair wells, and they have a cob tree right in the middle of the main floor - home of the chocolate bars! The whole place just has a great feel. The store is open to the public, so membership is optional but encouraged. It is a member owned store after all! It's only $20 a year and comes with some great little side benefits. Namely supporting local farmers! Woo! But the discounts don't hurt either. ;) Congratulations GBCFC for a successful move and a beautiful store!

Pros: Local, fresh, organic, Member-owned; builds &supports community, Everything store

Cons: Could use another register


Points +17

16 Jun 2009


It's stupid, I realize, but I never went to the Co-op at their old location off Wells. For some reason, I just never thought it was shop-able. Whatever that means, right?
But they just moved close to my house and I find myself there all the time picking up the local carrots and green onion that I need to make the perfect soup for dinner or meusli fixin's for breakfast. Or I'm down to my last roll so I swing by to scoop one up.
Downtown has needed a grocery store for far to long!
Yeah, there's a lot of spendy veggie boutique packaged treats you can blow a paycheck on but I think they have the basics well covered.
It's just a tiny little [censored] so 3 or 4 shoppers is a serious crowd and backup at the checkout line.
I do wish they had fresh bread (Frozen breads are available) and I wish they had beer or booze or wine but I bet there are some valid reasons for that so I don't hold it against them.
Just a heads up, they do have a surcharge for using an ATM or debit but you know better and should be using cash at local businesses anyway so shame on you for not planning ahead! Don't make our community pay for your conveniences Mister! (yes, I'm kidding. Well, sort of)

Pros: Fresh Local Organic, Friendly Staff

Cons: No booze

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