Mom's Organic Market

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    ( 5 reviews )
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9827 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, Maryland, USA, 20740

Organic and natural food market chain. Offers selections in fresh organic produce, vegetarian and vegan alternatives like soy milk, ready-to-eat meals, and groceries. Open Mon-Sat 9:00am-9:00pm, Sun 9:00am-8:00pm.

5 Reviews

First Review by vegcipe

An oasis in a food desert! - Edit

College Park is a notorious food desert. With no grocery stores within a mile of the university, it's difficult to stay healthy in the area. As a student of the university (twice) I struggled with getting and staying healthy. Thankfully, the second time I attended, I had a car and was able to travel to shop for food. Most of that shopping I did either at the farmer's markets in Takoma Park, Greenbelt, or on campus, or here at MOM's.

It's true that MOM's is more expensive than a traditional grocery store. They have organic hard to find items and attempt to locally source as much as they possibly can. This makes it a conscious and mindful choice to shop here. I choose mindfulness and spending a few extra dollars to know I'm making better choices.

My biggest issue with this place is that I have my own bags for produce and bulk items made of hemp and cotton, and the system for taking off the weight of the bag (they are labeled by the manufacturer) is always a challenge at the register. Overall, not such I giant problem to have! Patience is a virtue after all.

The selection here is immense for the tiny space and I love the frozen food section that always has great vegan options available. The staff are always friendly and smiling, and will insist on helping you to your car (corporate policy.)

Overall, the store is popular and crowded because it's a wonderful and convenient space in a town full of inconvenience. I do wish it was within walking distance of the university, but we can't have everything we want!

Pros: location, parking

Cons: pricy , small, far from campus

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Smallest MOM's around, but same benefits - Edit

College Park area of MD: not the best area for health foodies. Enter MOM's - phew, breath of fresh, healthful air!

When you walk in, find all your produce cramped into a small area. Not a multitude of selection, but the basic ingredients you need, from beets to black radishes to bananas to apples to celery to garlic, you get the drill. All the basic produce is there. The prices are typical for organic produce in this area.

Keep walking, you will find many other choices for food, including your frozen items, cereals, canned goods, snacks, jams, baking ingredients, paper products, nondairy milks, refrigerated pre made foods, ice cream, raw foods, bulk bins, bulk herbs and the personal care/ medicinal stuff in the back.

Because it's so small, it's easy to just go down one row, then the next, then the last and be done. It's actually a convenient layout, but it's narrow. When it's really busy, it can be tough to navigate!

Like all MOM's, you can recycle some items here and sample some bread and random snacks in the aisles. Good stuff!

Pros: Sale items, Produce is fresh and organic, Vegan and raw stuff plentiful

Cons: Location, Small space

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Love this health food store! - Edit

This store was my first introduction to a health food store, and with the employees support I've gone completely vegan. There are few things that you can't purchase from this store, and the customer service has always been outstanding. Everyone is very helpful answering questions. There are ready made sandwiches to go as well, if you are in a hurry. I highly recommend this store and all of the other stores of this small chain.

Pros: Good customer service, large and varied selection, Vegan friendly

Cons: Small, Carries small amount of meats

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best grocery store in the area - Edit

yes, this place is expensive...but it is not a conventional grocery store. They are all organic and try to get locally sourced, so the produce is usually very fresh and of good quality. very vegan friendly! They say that the brand name products they sell are priced lower than the same thing at whole foods but I've never bothered to verify that. Its a local company and they buy wind power. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Pros: local company, organic

Cons: small

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Expensive - Edit

This place is waaay too expensive. But they do carry Spring Mill Bakery bread... heavenly.

Pros: Spring Mill Bread

Cons: Very pricey

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