Nature's Garden Market & Cafe has been in Friendswood, Texas since 2001 and was one of the first health food stores and providers of organic products in the area. "Its comfortable, clean, smells amazing and there is so much to look at". "Also located inside is a cafe with fresh vegetable juices, fruit smoothies, homemade sandwiches, soups and salads". "This is a perfect place to go for a light healthy lunch or juice/smoothie". Plus "they also brew their own kombucha". Although "the prices tend to be higher than other places, but the food being offered is of higher quality". You will also "like how the menu lists the gluten-free options".
Natural Living is a certified non-GMO grocer and buyers club that is dedicated to local foods and artisans, offering produce shares weekly to its members. As much as possible, they source their produce from “local organic farms and backyard organic gardeners” as well as growing some of the food themselves. Aside from the weekly produce, Natural Living also offers “bulk dry goods and limited local goods” such as organic eggs, and meats. They have unique organic meats such as buffalo, elk, venison, wild boar, ostrich, antelope etc. Natural Living is also open to the public for everyday "shelf shopping” from their organic bulk dry goods and organic seasonings, spices, and medicinal herbs.
Downtown Grit Grocery combines innovation and convenience, along with a great product line-up for their patrons. "It's a grocery food truck with really good, local fruits, foods, loaves of bread, and other grocery staples." Their other items also have caught the attention of their buyers like the avocado hummus, strawberry preserve and bread! "Real food, right in your neighborhood, saving you time without sacrificing health."
Pyburn’s Farm Fresh Foods - Almeda makes it more convenient, and more accessible for people to buy quality meats, farm-fresh produce, and dairy products “at extremely competitive prices.” Established by John Vuong over ten years ago, Pyburn’s Farm Fresh Foods branches have remained true to his “vision of bringing fresh food options to the South Union community.” And they achieved this vision with the support of their Houston-based wholesale supplier, The Grocers Supply Co., Inc.
Pyburn’s Farm Fresh Foods - South Union makes it more convenient, and more accessible for people to buy quality meats, farm-fresh produce, and dairy products “at extremely competitive prices.” Established by John Vuong over ten years ago, Pyburn’s Farm Fresh Foods branches have remained true to his “vision of bringing fresh food options to the South Union community.” And they achieved this vision with the support of their Houston-based wholesale supplier, The Grocers Supply Co., Inc.
The Common Market Texas is a non-profit regional food distributor of sustainable, local foods. This group is driven by its mission to connect farms and producers directly to the institutions and community. Through Common Market Texas, wholesale and retail customers such as schools and cafeterias, health facilities, and restaurants can access “a great selection of local and sustainable products” that meets their needs. Information about the grower or producer is noted on the food invoice allowing the buyers to know more about the food they are buying and eating.
Enjoy urban YUM at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown Market, a “state-of-the-art gourmet market” on the ground floor of One Park Place. It is an “award-winning cultural and foodie experience” at the heart of Houston’s Downtown revitalization, carrying all of staple gourmet foods, along with household basics for Downtown residents and employees. The Downtown Market features quality produce, fresh meats and seafood, artisan breads and rustic-style pizza, boutique wines and craft beers, premium meats and cheeses, a signature coffee and gelato bar, floral and housewares sections, a comfortable dining area and a designated cooking demonstration kitchen. They also have a complimentary parking available in the “One Park Place garage” on a first-come, first-served basis.
Opened last November 2019, this is one of the newest stores from the Whole Foods Market. This "place is in the middle of midtown which means it’s in the middle of everything". This place "is as good or better than the Galleria location, and much more conveniently located". Located in an eight-story development known as Pearl Marketplace. Already considered a "top-notch Whole Foods with the best hot bar in the Inner Loop area". "This location also has a much nicer sit-down/dine-in area compared to the Waugh and Kirby locations". Some add-ins include an Austin-based Briggo Coffee Haus “robotic barista” coffee machine and an Austin-based JuiceLand counter that offers a juice and smoothie bar where you can also order pre-made vegan meals.
Spec’s Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods has been in the industry since 1962 and has been awarded and recognized several times over. From then until now, they have made and maintained their name as a “true destination shopping experience” as they offer the “best value and biggest selection of world-class wines, liquor and local Texas craft beers.” There are over 100 Spec’s Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods branches all over Texas, making it convenient and easy for anyone to “find the perfect wine or liquor for every occasion.”
Black’s Bodega is a funky little shop in Houston, “serving everything you need” from beer and wine, cold pop, prepared foods, and free hugs! As soon as you walk in, it will make you feel good. Owner “Courtney Blackmore” really goes out of her way to take care of her customers. Black’s Bodega is a shining example of what Houston needs. Their products are often “locally sourced and the owner is a big supporter of local artists and musicians” which make this shop so unique. They have a great selection of local Texas brewed beers and you can grab a New Vintage record to play.
Clutch City Shop knows the importance of selling everyday essentials. In this case, coffee, hot sauce, and face mask. It may sound like an odd assortment of items to sell, but it makes sense. The best way to make a day better is to have a nice cup of coffee (I can't see how a cup of Clutch City Shop's Pumpkin Spice Coffee, or Peppermint Mocha, or Mexican Hot Coffee can't turn your day around). The best way to enjoy a meal is to put a little spicy kick to it. And the best way to stay safe today is to wear a mask. Like I said - essentials!
The Whole Foods Market (Bellaire) is "smaller than some other Whole Foods but still full of your standard organic, non-GMO, foods" and "the bulk bins offer a great selection of nuts, granolas, grains" and others. The "seafood and meat counters are well stocked and the beer/wine selection is good". Their "bar in the middle of the store is a plus". You can even "grab a drink, walk the aisles and enjoy yourself". Also, "the bakery sells their cookies by the pound, so you can select and bag your favorites". Not to mention, "their deli salads are fresh and amazing". Plus, "the bread here is amazing and their hot breakfast bar is a must!"
Founded on 2012, iBurn is your spicy store for the best selections of hot sauces, salsas, BBQ sauces, rubs, buffalo wing sauces, chili or “anything that makes your mouth burn!” They are the first spicy specialty grocer to taste test and approve every product offered. iBurn is known as the “largest spicy store” that carry the “best, quality brands” in the industry. They specialize in spicy, barbecue and gourmet products. They have everything from the “main stream brands to independent labels” that are harder to find. The customer service is excellent and the knowledgeable staff are incredible. They are dedicated to customer service and our selection of quality products that keeps their customers returning again and again.
Offering the freshest and healthiest food, The Green Fork & Straw was founded in New Orleans by siblings “Stephanie Kern and Trey Buerger.” With genuine motivation to bring healthy goodness, this brother and sister team with creative culinary skills from southern roots aimed to “fill a niche of grab-and-go healthy food.” Starting out of a home kitchen, the business grew organically with the love and hard work of each and every family member. This is when Blair, Stephanie's son and now Houston owner, started his training and where he found his passion for serving others. Green Fork & Straw continue to bloom with thought and “commitment to Mother Earth” and each other as they strive to serve “gluten-free, dairy free, paleo, vegan, healthy & fresh food” in Houston and New Orleans.
The Whole Foods Market (Kirby) is a "great up class grocery store". "If your wanting fine seafood and red meat this is your place". This can also be your "favorite breakfast place after church" especially since their "breakfast tacos are filling" too. "Also, Thursday night steak night or just hanging by the bar is relaxing". This is also the "best grocery store in town, partly because of the location near River Oaks, but also has the best-prepared food selection anywhere". The "special hot soups in the meat dept. no other WF has and the refrigerated section is chock full, also with chilled soups". The "personnel are cordial and helpful" plus the "fish and meat departments are exceptional" too. "Also has hot ready-to-eat stuff with a sandwich, pizza, and even an evening beer bar".
Henderson & Kane General Store is a “Family owned and operated Sixth Ward neighborhood store” proudly serving the community. It’s an old fashioned general store with modern amenities created to service one of “Houston’s oldest historic neighborhoods.” Inside the store, they offer a premium full service coffee bar, locally sourced produce and goods, as well as an “excellent barbecue menu” and draft beer growlers to go. Their brisket is very good with a prominent smoke ring. The spicy barbecue is big and bold while the original barbecue sauce is flavorful with a flavor which accompanies the brisket well. They do have paper straws which should please those who care about sea turtles.
"This store", Whole Foods Market (Montrose), "is a little bit small and cramped on Waugh Drive, oh, but the staff is always wonderful". You will "love this place, and the vegan choices are out of this world". Try to have "some strawberry lemon vegan cake before leaving". Even "a cake connoisseur" will be able to "loved it, too", and you can not also tell it is "vegan". With "friendly staff and clean/well-stocked store", it will surely make "it a great Saturday afternoon experience" or every day too. For customers looking for organic products, you can "always know" that you "can find the best of the best in Organics and natural products". "Oh yeah, and their mocha at the coffee counter is to die for!" acclaimed by one loyal customer also.
Harvest Market located in Sienna Parkway offers a “unique daily shopping experience,” giving you the best choice available for grocery shopping and made fresh to order casual dinning. This store is unique to the rest in the area. They have delicious cooked restaurant quality food and authentic “specialized products and general products that will complete your weekly needs” without having to drive all the way out of Sienna Parkway. Harvest Market brings the “best quality food from local producers” and from many countries around the world. They also offer a full-service juice bar designed to replenish, re-energize and reboot for a healthier lifestyle by using locally sourced produce to ensure the freshest and nutritious juices.
Pyburn’s Farm Fresh Foods - Fondren makes it more convenient, and more accessible for people to buy quality meats, farm-fresh produce, and dairy products “at extremely competitive prices.” Established by John Vuong over ten years ago, Pyburn’s Farm Fresh Foods branches have remained true to his “vision of bringing fresh food options to the South Union community.” And they achieved this vision with the support of their Houston-based wholesale supplier, The Grocers Supply Co., Inc.
The Central Market (Houston) offers a "vast selection of hard-to-find items". "They have the best selection in Houston of fresh seafood, meats, cheeses, bread, vegetables, wines, olive oils, dairy, flour, vegan, organic, flowers...just name it". Plus, "their deli and salad bars are all-stars, and the coffee/wine bar serves some of the best brews in town". Their "staff is always helpful and friendly" too. This "Central Market is a very fun place if you're looking for gourmet type food items". Also, the "sandwich bar is extremely underrated". This "is a must if you're looking for a quick meal" because "their fresh-made sandwiches are also incredible!"