Newark Natural Foods is a co-op, so the membership chooses the merchandise, but the general public is welcome, too. Find organic fruits and vegetables, grains, free-range meats and eggs, various nut butters, dairy-free ice creams, and a good deal of gluten-free and dairy-free selections. Popular brands include Garden of Eatin’ and Fantastic Foods. Bring your own containers to buy flours, loose nuts, grains, beans and spices at deep discounts (no packaging—no extra costs).
The Grays (critics Harold and Linda) call Newark Natural Foods “the natural foodies’ playground.” Linda Gray praises its selection of “organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, pesticide-free, green, local and fresh-from-the-farm products.” The couple buys vitamins, nutritional supplements, bulk herbs and spices here, too. Members of the cooperative venture get the best deals. The store carries an array of organically grown grains, nuts, seeds, herbs, pet foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as items that satisfy vegetarian and macrobiotic lifestyles. The staff is friendly.