I will go head to head with anyone and will always come out on top as the person who has spent the most money in this store. Although, I'm not sure why I would want to boast about that fact.
As Nature Intended is an oasis for natural and health-leaning products in West London. We are a bit cut off from progressive groceries in this part of town.
The store is bursting with vegan food and snacks. My typical list would include Wheaty vegan chorizo, raw cheesecakes by Living Kitchen, Fry's Vegetarian frozen fake meat products, Bessant & Drury dairy free ice cream........ you get the picture. I eat a lot and As Nature Intended in Ealing has me covered.
I wish there was a supermarket like this closer to work.
It's a really attractive and well laid out shop full or organic and specialty food and produce. If you're vegetarian, vegan or have any specific dietary needs then this is a place you should check out. It has much more variety from the diddy section there is in most supermarkets.
My favorite part is the chilled food fridge which has really tempting pots of pasta and fresh falafals which would be a perfect alternative from buying a quick packaged sandwich from the shops.
There's not much in way of freezer food options, but they're chocca block with home made, quick ready meals. Things like organic curries and vegetable bakes.
Right at the far back is a large lotions and potion section where the Mrs get these industrial sized shampoos for her barnet.
Defiantly a place to go if you doubt what you want'll be in tesco :P
As Nature Intended is a large organic / health food store almost the size of a small supermarket, so it beats the small health food stores like Holland and Barrett.
As you walk in you will find a small selection of organic fruit and vegetables. You can then explore the isles which are stocked with all the usual health foods. But again a big selection of most types of food.
You can get organic meat here also from the fridge ie rump steak 26.00 kg, lamb chops 20.00 kg, rump steak 18.00 kg.
they also stock a large range of skin care, herbal remedies and supplements. Generally they have a lot of choices but prices I think are a little on the high side.
They have cereals that you can serve yourself as much as you need with the scoops. Same for fresh olives although these are not covered so I always avoid them because you imagine someone sneezing over them.
Anyhow this is the place to go for all your health food needs and more.
As Nature Intended is a mini supermarket which next to the shopping centre in Ealing. It specialises in natural and organic food stocking everything from basic fruit and veg to organic treats such as biscuits and confectionery.
The store feels very clean which is reassuring for a place where you buy your food. Everything is neat, tidy and easy to find. The staff are helpful too and are always on hand to give advice should you need it. They are dotted around the store so unlike other supermarkets, they are easy to find. Helpfully, As Nature Intended also give free samples of new products so that you can try before you buy.
One feature impressed me more than anything here and that was the noticeboard at the front of the store where you could write to the manager asking questions. I did not think much of this until I read a few and found that the manager actually responded to queries from customers. The queries ranged from asking about prices of products and how they are set to requesting that certain items become available. That is a tremendous demonstration of listening to your customer and with an attitude like that I can only see As Nature Intended growing to be a thriving company.
As far as the price goes the store try to keep their prices a little below Waitrose and the sign outside tells you how well they are managing to achieve this. The price is a little higher than the average supermarket but you are paying for quality here.
If you are into organic and natural foods then you simply cannot go wrong with As Nature Intended.
Parking is not available outside this shop and so parking in car parks and local streets is advised.
This is essentially an organic mini-supermarket. Everything they sell is organic. They stock fresh meat, fish, fruit and vegetables and all the groceries you would expect, along with a range of beers and wine. There are sandwiches, individual pies and wraps suitable for lunchtimers as well as a good selection of snack foods and chocolate. There's a section for babies that includes some organic cotton babywear. For coeliacs they have a section of gluten free foods.
As well as food they sell cleaning products and toiletries and there's quite a big section of herbal remedies and mineral supplements. Oh and I noticed a sign saying they offer alternative therapies.
This seems to be a small west London chain (there's another shop in Chiswick (qype.co.uk/place/54114-A…) ). It's a good, small, but relatively comprehensive organic food market. Not as big as a Tesco or Sainsburys, but bigger than a Budgens or other convenience store. You could do your whole shop here if you're not looking for anything too wildly fancy. They stock a range of dry goods, drinks, and supplements and have some veg, fruit and meat. They carry "green" household goods as well. Prices are a bit higher.
Maybe it's because I'm not really a massive fan of health food shops, but I found As Nature Intended a bit disappointing. It looks promising from the outside, as it's quirky title and cute shop front looked the part, but inside, the choice is nowhere as good as other places like like Wholefoods. While they do have a wide variety of packaged organic stuff, there isn't as much fresh fruit and veg as you would expect for an organic shop, and the stuff that they do have it a little expensive, but this is probably the norm for a shop like this. The service is quick, which is a plus, and the fact that it's local makes it more accessible than other bigger organic shops.
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