Northcoast Co-op

  • Health-food-store Health Store
    ( 5 reviews )

811 I St (at 8th St), Arcata, California, USA, 95521

Member-owned cooperative market since 1973. Providing selections in fresh produce, vitamins, supplements, bulk staples, chilled and frozen food, personal care products, natural products, and more. Has a vegetarian-friendly cafe. Note that food and salad bar is only available at lunchtime.

5 Reviews

First Review by kilat1

Join the Co-Op - Edit

As a co-op member you are part of community of people who invest in a local business, and who can profit at year's end in some cases if the business does well. Every month members also get a one time discount off of their order. They have a very large selection of bulk dry goods for vegans and eco-conscious shoppers, as well as things like oils, vinegars and nut butters you can put in your own jar. It's also a good place to find sustainable or alternative hygiene products of various kinds. At Thanksgiving they were the only market in town carrying the roast-only box of Tofurky holiday roast.

Pros: Large bulk foods section, Membership benefits, Sustainable hygiene products

Cons: A little pricier than a corporate chain , Further away from HSU than Wildberries

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If I were stuck on an island with a billion dollars, I would buy this store and have it flown over, somehow...
The bulk section is HUGE!! They have so much bulk. The only thing I really wanted but could not find we're dates, but I bought some of the dried bananas and they were delicious. It's a rich vegans paradise, except I'm not rich and paradise shouldn't cost so much. They were missing some key things, like more types of sorbet and BBQ sauce. I know, weird combo...
The salad bar was basically non-existent when I went. They had vegan chocolate cake and vegan vanilla cupcakes at the bakery. Oh, and the figs were really cheap. $4+ is cheap for organic figs, at least where I'm from.
In bulk they had coffee, tea, spices, flour, tons of granola, nuts and seeds, dried fruit, candy, and more.

Pros: Huge selection, Good parking, Friendly people

Cons: Salad bar?

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It had everything we wanted - Edit

It was everything we needed on our road trip. It has a deli with a wide selection, clearly labeled vegan items (and lots of free samples!), and tables so we could eat there (as well as free wifi). There were many vegan baked goods (Sarah B’s vegan chocolate things were amazing!) and the staff were knowledgeable about what was vegan. The staff were very friendly and people in the store seemed generally happy. The grocery section had a wide selection and we found everything we needed for the next few days of our road trip.

Pros: Large selection, Free samples, Friendly

Cons: Small eating area with 45 min time limit

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Best Supermarket in town! - Edit

First of all I consider this place a must-see tourist attraction for all those who are into healthy eating! The produce section spans half the store and has so many organic and local options. The deli has the best make-your-own sandwiches and salad bar. All of the per-prepared foods at the deli are made with love and have plenty of herbivore/carnivore/omnivore delicious option. This is a grocery store, so visit to grab a bite for lunch or breakfast.

Pros: Helpful Staff, Amazing Produce Selection, Yummy Deli and Coffe Shop

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lunch only? - Edit

I dropped by on my way through town around 6pm on Saturday, looking for some dinner to take with me. No prepared food available, nothing in the bakery, empty looking salad bar. Food may be good, but down plan on getting food for dinner!

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