Great lunch spot!. I LOVE the natural foods Co-op! A friend told me about it a couple months ago and I decided to check it out for lunch. At first I was a little intimidated with all of the choices in the deli, but I found that everything I tried was delicious. It is also good for you, they use all organic vegetables and prepare a variety of health conscious foods. The sandwiches, soups, deli salads, baked good and buffet are all great. I am particularly fond of the buffet on certain days - today they had pumpkin beef stew, grilled chicken, saffron rice?, spinach phyllo pie, and the salad bar is great. I like the cabbage ramen salad and garlic salad in the deli. I usually get a sandwich with: clover sprouts, grated carrot, tomatoe, red onion, jack cheese, sunflower seeds, cream cheese and avocado (i'm not vegetarian i just love their veggies). I hear the panini's are good too - haven't tried one yet. I love that I can get great high quality food on the go - exactly what I have been looking for! Now I eat there at least three days a week and want to start taking some of their cooking classes.
sac's jewel. I live close to the Natural Foods Co-Op and go often. The customer service has always been good, the people are friendly, and I love that I can find select items that have proven difficult to locate in desolate Sacramento, like Sharfen Berger Chocolate bars for baking, Hazelnut Oil, and Weleda products. They also have a great selection of body products. This is a great store, prices are high, but organic healthy food stores are always pricey, and I only wish the place was bigger with more great stuff, o but parking sucks, park on the street.
Nothing high in saturated fat or heavy with preservatives here. Fresh and wholesome fills every aisle at this grocery store..
There are plenty of reasons to visit the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, including its wonderful produce, meat and wine sections. But the best reason of all may be its deli counter, which offers a stunning array of items, which can either be consumed on-premise in the plain but cheerful eating area or taken to go.
Mouthwatering selections include the Mexican-braised tofu ("we have no bland tofu here!"), black bean enchiladas, vegetable calzones and the three-layer (cornmeal, basil and tomato) polenta torta. The deli also offers several soups and a black bean chili, as well as a large lineup of salads. The basil-asiago chicken pasta salad and the shrimp and orzo salad are particularly satisfying. There's even an all-you-can-eat vegetarian buffet for $5.95. But beware, it gets really crowded at the noon hour, so prepare for a line.
Although this local health food store can boast well stocked grocery shelves, their food leaves much to be desired. Sadly the only thing consistent about the service is how hit and miss it is.
I will save the horror store for another time, but suffice to say I would rather dine on a can of campbells soup than "enjoy" Alhambras prepared foods.
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