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Honest Weight Food Co-op

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100 Watervliet Ave, Albany, New York, USA, 12206

Open to the public. Selling organic produce, vitamins, and bulk items including herbs, vegan baked goods, and deli foods. As reported to HappyCow, The Honest Weight Food Co-op started out as a buying club in 1976 and was vegetarian but has since changed to a large company and is no longer all vegetarian. Previously located on Central Ave. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-10:00pm.

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First Review by jdame

Lots of Vegan Options - Edit

Grocery store with a hot bar and desserts. Many hot food vegan options and desserts. The only place I can buy in Albany ready made vegan cakes, donuts, bagels, and even vegan mac and cheese. The food varies from day to day but there's always at least one good vegan option. There's and dining area and free wifi. Clean bathrooms and friendly service.
It's a little pricey but vegan food is so worth it. If in Albany defiantly check out this place.

Pros: lots of vegan ready to eat food

Cons: pricy


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THE Place to Shop - Edit

The Honest Weight Food Co-op is amazing! They have a huge parking lot and store space at their new location. All of the prepackaged salads and on-the-go goodies that I have ever bought there have been delicious. They have a lot of vegan and vegetarian faux meats and cheeses in addition to obscure items you may not have been able to find in the grocery store (bulk nutritional yeast, bulk chickpea flour, etc). Their bulk section is extensive and I always bring clean, empty containers for filling with exotic items I want to try.

While the co-op is generally a little pricier than other bargain stores, they often have sales on a lot of their vegan offerings. The co-op also hosts classes that are very intriguing, including a Vegan Thanksgiving special class.

I would encourage any starting vegetarian or vegan to make their first stop the co-op and make sure to leave themselves plenty of time to browse through isles and isles of delicious options.

Pros: Many Vegan Options, Huge Bulk Section

Cons: Can Get Expensive


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The best!!! - Edit

This place is like Whole Foods but better! We ordered an amazing vegan birthday cake from there, found all the newest vegan brands and products, and felt completely welcomed by every employee. Everything is labeled GF or vegan, and the food court is loaded with delicious vegan lunches and meals. Really, if you haven't stopped by, you should!

Pros: Great staff, A vegan's paradise , Perfect place to eat as well as shop


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Favorite grocery store! - Edit

I get most of my groceries here! They have a great selection of vegan, vegetarian, raw, local and organic stuff! And the food bar is great to just stop in and grab lunch!

Pros: Great wide variety , Tons of healthy options , Local

Cons:


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I Love It! - Edit

The hot food bar always had delicious vegan options. They have a nice freezer section of vegan food as well. I almost gave 4 stars because it's so damn expensive bit i couldn't because they have fresh vegan baked goods

Pros: Selecton

Cons: Expensive


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Good selection on a road trip - Edit

We stayed at the Ramada Inn next door on a road trip through NY so that we could go to this co-op in the morning before getting back on the road. We stocked up on simple car-friendly snacks like rice cakes, fruit, nuts, carrots and hummus and I got some coconut milk yogurt. I guess you could get most of those at any grocery store but it was nice to have the vegan and organic options!


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large selection - Edit

as a vegan living in Albany, NY the honest weight food co-op is a lifesaver. You can find anything, and if you can't find it, they'll order it for you. if you live locally you can also become a member which gets you a pretty sweet discount. The staff is always willing to help and their products are local, fresh and affordable. YES they may be more expensive in some areas (compared to Walmart, Price Chopper and Hannaford are around the same prices) but you are getting what you are paying for.. which is quality. All their meat is local, and so are their eggs. You have an opportunity to recycle your used egg cartons, grocery bags, batteries, paper and used electronics up by the front desk. During the summer they have an array of beautiful plants which are displayed out front.

Pros: varity, large deli selection, vegan options

Cons: expensive, location


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Home Sweet Home - Edit

This place is my health food haven! There is such a wide variety of produce that ranges from conventional, organic, local, or a combination of one or the other. There are aisles of snacks, sauces, alternative milks, etc( usually they have great deals on tinned organic tomatoes, you better bulk up on that lycopene goodness!). The coop stocks many items that can be consumed by those with food allergies/intolerances.(They have this beautiful gluten-free lavash that I must confess my love and addiction to!) There is an aisle with some raw food products in it, health and beauty section, and many nice eco-friendly, organic versions of items found in regular markets. Unfortunately, their hot bar isn't always vegan D: ; I've never tried their sandwiches, but they do know how to make a rootin-tootin soup! The co-op has expanded and they moved their bulk section to a different area in the store, they are also moving their store to a different location in the near future! Great vegan options, but you must pass through the macabre layer of meat and flesh to get to the bulk section. It can be pricey, but if you're a member and volunteer for a certain amount of hours you will get 26% off.

Pros: great selection, vegan friendly, knowledgeable staff

Cons: pricey


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Not a bad little co-op - Edit

Met some really nice people. Store is small but has a pretty diverse selection of produce. Plenty of vegan options. Can't be sure on price as I am not from New York but compared to Colorado its high.

Pros: Selection, Vegan, Friendly

Cons: Price

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susan.cumings 21 Feb 2015 - If you come through again you'll see Honest Weight has moved to a huge new space - lots more vegan and gluten free options in the deli and hot bar always, and a nice cafe area to eat in if you are not taking out. They also have an expanded bulk section - expanded everything, really. People still nice too! Some prices have come down since the move, and sales & coupons are good too.

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love it - Edit

Honest weight is amazing .It is like a 2 home to me .The place has so much food .The cafe there is also amazing , the food is one of the best .I go and buy like 10 of their pre-made dishes and eat them in a week .The staff is so helpful and nice .Best health food store in albany .

Pros: amazing staff, a variety of food

Cons: noisy, no parking


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