• Natural Living Center

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Organic fruits and vegetables, vitamins, and more. Also has a cafe that serves vegetarian and vegan options. Open Mon-Thu 8:30am-7:00pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am-8:00pm, Sun 9:00am-5:00pm.


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8 Reviews

First Review by Tom

MaiaJolicoeur

Points +64

Vegan
02 May 2022

Love this place!

This place is awesome and has everything!!!!

Pros: So many options, So much stuff

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Sarah P

Points +8511

Vegan
18 Mar 2019

well stocked for vegans

We shopped at NLC for produce, and were happy with the selection in March. The deli/ cafe had a lot of vegan choices, and everything was well-marked. On the suggestion of the staff we tried the "almond joy" made at the cafe- vegan chocolate and coconut- but it wasn't that great, and fell apart while being opened. I really liked the vibe of the staff and customers. We will definitely be back to shop and try more cafe offerings.

Pros: lots of vegan cafe options & grocery, excellent labeling for vegans, nice vibe & people

willowtrees

Points +18

Vegan
20 May 2018

VERY expensive

This has a good selection but the most expensive natural foods store I have ever been in.

Pros: good selection, large

Cons: Very expensive

raynestorm

Points +16

Vegan
07 Jan 2018

Awesome vegan selection--super helpful

This is by far the best option for all vegan shopping in town/nearby towns. Nearly everyone you talk to here is knowledgeable of products, substitutes etc. and if not they find someone to help and stay with you as long as you need. Love the wide variety of vegan options. Everything from prepared foods to fruits/veg to supplements and vitamins. I even buy my compostable tooth brushes here--favorite store in town!

Pros: Best vegan options in town, Lots of Earth-friendly sustainable products, Vegan supplements/vitamins

Cons: A little pricier but well worth it for the sake of

nelliejean

Points +49

Vegan
09 Aug 2017

Best store in Bangor for vegan shopping

NLC has a great bulk section and carries vegan staples like non-dairy cheese, fake meats, milks, and ice cream. They also carry Little Lad's popcorn, which is the best!
Smaller selection than similar stores in larger cities, but this should be your first stop in Bangor.
Lunch counter has yummy sandwiches.

Pros: reliable source of staples , extensive bulk section

Cons: not central location

sophiefrenchfry

Points +1333

Vegan
17 Sep 2016

Nice variety

The Natural Living Center has a great variety of vegan and vegetarian foods, particularly if you are looking for packaged foods or supplements. They have field roast sausage, Daiya, great sorbet, tofurkey, supplies for vegan baking, several brands of vegan chocolate (YUM!), and more. It is also worth mentioning that they have a pretty good selection of beer. If there is something in the store that you want, and they don't happen to have it in stock, they will order it for you. The Natural Living Center makes it much easier to cook good meals, and I feel fortunate to live so close to this store in Bangor.

I only have two things that I wish they would change about the store. Their produce, although it is all organic, is usually of pretty poor quality. So when I want veggies and fruit, I almost always buy produce elsewhere. The parking lot can be a bit busy, particularly on weekends. However, none of this stops me from visiting the NLC or appreciating all that they have to offer.

Pros: Diverse selection of veg food, Good beer :)

Cons: Parking can be tricky, Produce quality isn't so hot

LeslieLinder

Points +71

Vegan
26 Feb 2013

the mothership for affordable supplies

the best vegan supplies in the greater bangor area. great bulk section. very affordable.

Pros: large bulk section, variety, new items added regularly

Cons: proponents of local meat/dairy

Tom

Points +62

Vegan
31 Oct 2008

Extensive

The NLC is one of the largest locally-owned natural food stores we've seen throughout the country. They carry 11 varieties of TVP ! Tofurky wraps are made and sold daily in the cafe, and there is always at least one vegan soup, sometimes both. Extensive selection of refrigerated and frozen veg items, Field Roast, Quorn, Tofurky, Tofutti, Sunshine burger, Amy's, Purely Decadent, etc. Large bulk section with numerous varieties of beans, rices, flours, grains, herbs, spices, dried fruits, granolas, etc. Decent ethnic grocery section, especially Asian and Indian products. As of this date at least 10 of the 20 or so staff are either vegan, vegetarian or borderline vegetarian, a pretty sizable representation.




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