While most people wait until the beginning of January to revamp their lifestyles, who says you can’t do so now? Nearly everyone resolves to eat healthier in the year to come, and the easiest way to accomplish that is by preparing your own healthy meals using only the freshest ingredients.
Metro Detroit is home to several fruit, veggie and health food stores where you can purchase locally sourced products to whip together a delicious and good-for-you feast.
Joe Randazzos, a fruit and vegetable market with several locations in the Metro Detroit area, promises farm-fresh produce at the lowest price around. The store also sells fresh roasted peanuts, pasta, bread, dairy products and olive oil. One stop shopping at its finest!
Goodwells Natural Food Market, 418 W. Willis St., Detroit, is an organic market known for its pita pocket sandwiches packed full of veggies and a top-secret tofu sauce. Also, choose from several soups and vegetarian chili, freshly bottled juice, raw nuts and fresh organic produce.
BetterHealth Market, with locations in Novi and Plymouth, is a natural foods superstore specializing in organic, raw and vegetarian items. Grab a shopping cart because the store has everything from baby food to condiments to turkey jerky. If you’d like, round out your healthy lifestyle with one of the store’s numerous vitamins and supplements.
Natural Food Patch, 221 West 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, sells all-natural items including organic produce, vitamins, grains, health drinks, ice cream and more. In addition to groceries, you can also purchase all-natural health and beauty items and cleaning products. Go big or go home, right?
Zerbo’s Health Foods, 34164 Plymouth Rd., Livonia, has two unique features—in the back of the store, there’s a reading section where shoppers can scan natural-healing books while stocking up their carts. Or, you can order everything online, drop by the store and have your order ready for pick up.
Whether you’re waiting for the New Year to adopt a healthy lifestyle or starting now, keep these local health food stores in mind next time you go grocery shopping. Fresh, all-natural ingredients taste better and are better for you!