• Newark Natural Foods

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Co-op market with deli cafe inside. Open to the public. Stocks fresh organic vegetables and fruits, natural body care products, bulk foods, books, deli, vitamins, and more. From May through November, the co-op hosts an outdoor farmers market Sundays 10am-2pm. Open Mon-Sat 9:00am-8:00pm, Sun 9:00am-7:00pm.

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8 Reviews

First Review by Jasmine81


Points +52

19 Aug 2021

Smaller version of Whole Foods

Friendly staff/owners as it’s a cooperative. Great for convenience.

Pros: Love this place as it convenient, close to home., Vegan and gluten free foods, Cafe next door w vegan treats!!

Cons: Expensive even if you are a member!, Limited options



Points +2054

22 Oct 2018

Excellent natural food

This is a bright and welcoming store with helpful staff. Some natural food stores seem a little too funky. This is a great place to get groceries and specialty items like soaps, etc.

Pros: Great selection of vegan items, Serve yourself bins of grains and beans, Fresh veges at reasonable prices


Points +19

12 Nov 2014

love it!

Great store with helpful employees. The prices are high on some things and cheap on others. You can definitely find most of what you want as a vegetarian/vegan. If you become a co-op member you can receive small discounts and save on bulk/case purchases.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday November 11, 2014

Pros: Nice selection for a small store, Helpful employees

Cons: Some prices can be steep


Points +199

15 Aug 2013

Definitely worth a stop

While they do sell non vegan and non vegetarian foods, the variety and selection of things I can eat which they sell makes it a frequent stop when I'm in Newark. I live near NYC and have lots of vegetarian and vegan options near me, but I always seem to find something here that I haven't seen before near me or which they start selling before my local stores do. It's definitely worth a stop. And on weekends there is an active farmers market in the parking lot.

Pros: Good selection, Homeopathic remedies & cosmetics too


Points +57

30 May 2013

Small and Expensive

I'm not from this area but I was visiting friends and wanted to cook them some yummy vegan dishes while I was here. I couldn't believe the prices at this co-op! Might as well be Whole Foods with a limited selection. My co-op back home (Florida) is way more impressive and prices are reasonable. No wonder my friends think being vegan is expensive. This place will do in a pinch for speciality items but it wouldn't be worth the money to join.

Pros: specialty items not available in reg grocery store

Cons: too expensive, small, limited selection

Kendra Hennig

Points +14

Non Veg
06 Mar 2012

great chocolate...

Have a decent selection of international foods and ingredients, and a robust personal care section. [edit by staff]


Points +20

16 Aug 2009

good but clearly not run by vegetarians/vegans

Good independent food source for any unusual, ethnic, vegan/vegetarian, some raw, some macrobiotic, diet, and other foods.

They DO have some things my local grocery store can't get. They will happily order anything you don't see on a shelf. Staff is always helpful and easy to find.

Drawbacks is that although they're running as a not-for-profit venture, their prices are always higher, even on more common items. I like the idea of patronizing an independent food store, but it's hard when sometimes the price difference is 20% or more.

I've also been frustrated at selection. They have room for tons of organic meats (which can be bought anywhere) but their refrigerator case of tofu/setian/mockmeat is smaller than my local grocery store's. Most of their meat-replacement items are common (mainstream, corporate) things I can buy in any grocery store. Staff tries to be helpful but they usually don't seem to 'get' us vegetarians. Too many meat and dairy products on the shelves. And we're back to the problem I have in any grocery store: I've got to carefully read the ingredients labels on most items because so few are labeled "vegetarian" or "vegan". I'd love it if someone put stickers on veg-friendly products to encourage us to buy more.

I also wish their produce section was a little more affordable and varied. It's summer right now and I can buy organic, local produce from farm stands for sometimes half of what they're asking.

Their bulk food and bulk spices sections are very nice, with items I can never find anywhere else.

Check their calender. They do try to bring in guest speakers.

Tip: do bring along bags or check up front for donated bags, since they don't provide their own.

You do not need to be a member, but members do get a small discount.

Pros: independent, sometimes can find less-common items, friendly staff

Cons: non run by vegns, not enough vegn products, sell lots of meat & cheese


Points +29

05 Jan 2009

wonderful co-op

This place saved me on a few business trips I made. I travelled alone to Newark twice last year and was a vegetarian trying to eat vegan at that point. I had a microwave at my hotel and found that this store had everything I needed to make it. I only went out to eat once to a salad bar while I was there.

They have a great selection of fresh produce and premade sandwiches, noodle dishes, pad thai. I ate at least 8 containers of Noodle Mania. I wish I could find some here in Maine! They also have health and beauty products as well as a book section.
Anyways the store was great and staff was very helpful.

Pros: great selection, friendly staff, ample parking

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