I have until now only used Earth Natural Foods as a place to pick up healthy groceries. My self imposed health diet means I have had to be a little creative with eating habits. Today I decided to treat myself and hit the hot and cold food counter at Earth. With only vegan/vegetarian foods on offer, I knew the options would be chemical free. The cold food buffet consisted of a mighty selection of tasty looking salad options. For £5.90 I got the large tub and had a bit of everything. As I turned to walk away I couldn't help notice the delightful vegan lasagne. Another £5.90 lighter I had a huge wedge of hot Italian goodness too.
The food was enough for two and absolutely delicious. I am a huge carnivore and will openly admit I was amazed at how tasty the vegan lasagne was. The fresh salad complimented the hot dish perfectly. I was a happy boy.
Earth Natural Foods on a whole is a fantastic shop if you are wanting to live a chemical free, organic life. It is obviously more expensive than your high street chain supermarkets, but remember, you are what you eat.
I was excited to find this when i did a google search for health food shops in my area. And after visiting a few over this last week, i was eager to see what this one had to offer.
I can tell a good health food store by their collection of nut butters. And Earth Natural Foods lacked to impress me in that department. Whilst they had all the normal varieties, almond peanut butter, the prices were crazy high. And there was a lack in variety of brands.
The next part of a health food shop i am drawn too, is their chocolate and snack food section. Earth Natural Foods stocked a great variety of snack bars, chips, nuts and dried fruit, however their chocolate selection was rather disappointing. It didn't have the variety and raw chocolate options i had seen at other stores this week.
Lastly i was impressed by the option to self serve teas and coffees, and thought this was great. And the selection of organic fruits and vege looked delicious.
I'm not sure i'd go back here again, but the staff were friendly and helpful.
Earth people are my people.
A respect for organic produce, bulk barrels of grains and nuts, spelt pasta, fresh vegan bread, dried fruits and all the eco-friendly products you need to clean your teeth, hair and kitchen sink.
Earth is a grocer that will not rinse you for your pay cheque, unlike their more popular counterpart, Wholefoods. Expect smiles from free spirited staff, clean surroundings and an excellent selection of goods. If by chance you don't see one of your favourites on the self, the manager is happy to inquire if adding it to the next delivery is possible.
A hidden gem in Kentish Town, Earth is absolutely worth a visit.
A Kentish Town gem.
Out of my West End element, I was briefly freelancing at a hell hole of an office up in Kentish Town (which has since dissolved). And this Earth store was my glimmer of lunchtime hope each day. I could go here for hot prepared foods, served up daily. There was also a nice selection of boxed teas: black, green, white, and red... who could want anything more. Plus snacks and healthy goods of all kinds.
A bit pricey, yeah, but the selection here is great, with staff that's friendly and down-to-earth (no pun intended).
Great local organic whole foods store :)
I was enticed to visit Earth after reading on their website that they sell loose bulk nuts, tea, and coffee. I was really hoping to find that they sold a range of dried fruits and grains loose in bulk too (ever notice that you can only buy these things in not so recyclable plastic packaging?), unfortunately they don't... so my quest continues...
However, they do stock an impressive range of organic food pantry items, and they sell some great hot and cold veggo take away food at the back of the store. My toddler and I tucked into some yummy vegan chilli, and an awesome sweet pumpkin and ginger cupcake (yummo!!!) before escaping back up the street with our wholefood booty.
Definitely worth a visit, even if only to sample the cakes, brownies, and other sweet treats. Enjoy!
When I first moved to London from San Francisco, I was on the look out for a good organic store that would offer a wide variety of bulk-items, such as cereals, rice, tea, beans, herbs etc. (Like my beloved Rainbow in San Francisco.)
Earth Natural Foods is the only place that comes reasonably close to the previously-mentioned mecca: when you walk in you already feel like a healthier person just by breathing in the organically-saturated air. This then always inspires me to become a better person and live a more healthy life-style.
Despite a wide variety of food offerings, I usually restrict myself to the bulk-section as this is what I really can't get anywhere else. It is here where I can mix and match my own müsli, my own trail mix and it is also here where I can buy linseeds and sesame seeds in quantities that are more fitting to my consumption.
Also, they have a nice selection of Weleda products, which are always a nice treat when you feel like you need a little spa treatment at home.
I promise you I don't wear Birkenstocks with socks year round, nor convince you to donate to harikrishna on street corners, I don't don tie-die or rainbow knitted skirts or dreadlock my hair, but I do love this health food shop!
Ok stereotypes and cliched vegans firmly aside, the food revolution needs to begin for real. I could spend all day in this wonderful store browsing the open shelves, free from hydrogenated oils, artificial preservatives and gluten (when you need them to be). This store is larger than your average highstreet tesco metro and I would encourage you to spend a couple of extra quid per shop and to enjoy the experience of this wholesome grocer, plus boost your natural energy levels by eating real food. Ok no preaching.
Hopefully if we keep supporting places like this, the demand grows, prices decrease, we live elongated lives without heart disease and more will open (nearer to where I live!).
Repurposed bags, healthy bits, things made with soy.. these are a few of my favorite things...
There is definitely a lack of all things healthy in the Kentish Town area... and I must have walked by here a zillion times before actually noticing it. They have a great selection of organic wines, nice cheeses, meatless options. Yes some of it gets a bit pricey but it's good for specialty items.
Earth is a small but well put together health food shop in Kentish town. They sell sandwhiches and have a hot and cold bar, which is good but a little bit expensive.
Earth is like a health food convenience shop and most of the food in there is meant as an on the go alternative. They have some groceries like cereal and a small produce section. The staff is extremely friendly and the store sells some hard to get products like an American chai tea brand (sole Uk distributor), seitan and yummy bottled shakes.
Earth is a bright spot in the dull food landscape of Kentish Town vegetarianism. Try the cold salad bar for a healthy lunch on the go.
Kentish town is quite a revelation. Not only is there a massive Mediterranean food superstore on this high street, there's also a vast Earth Natural Foods store too. The never-ending shelves are stoked with every kind of organic jam, sauce, pasta, soup, tea, wines... the list goes on and on!
There's also a fresh section of vegetables, nuts and grains and they've just started a range of makeup from from Dr. Hauschka. If you feel like turning over a new organic leaf then I suggest you pop to your nearest store, they have it all covered. You can also get a box of fruit and veg deilvered! Don't expect rock-bottom prices though. Remember, being good always comes at a price.
WOW! I happened upon this huge place while I was killing time at kentish town and was super-impressed.
I'm one of those annoying people who would love to eat organic and healthy food all the time but who can't bear the astronomical prices. Still, for special treats and supplements etc this is the place to come. Everything from skin products, household products and vitamins, to loose herbs in tubs and dairy substitutes. They have a huge selection of gluten-free products and of course, vegetarian foods. At first I did find it quite difficult to find specific things as I couldn't work out their sorting system BUT worth having a wander and a taste just for fun.
Nice shop that is good loaded and has a wide variety of staff. Maybe I'm not the biggest fan of bio food but I know the products they sell are best quality and fruits and vegetables are always fresh. Staff is really helpful and can give you advice what is best to buy.
I tried Earth (by proxy) last week as part of a Hubbub delivery and was super-impressed! We ordered one of their 'small' organic veg bags and it seemed more like Christmas had come early as I unloaded a veritable sack of delicious veg-which kept coming! A beautiful squash, broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, corn on the cob, onions, chard, lettuce all in excellent condition. Tasty, organic and very reasonable. My friends who have visited Earth were very excited to hear that they do home deliveries through Hubbub. As a pregnant Mum, I was relieved not to have carted such a heavy load home from the shop itself.
They also do a good line in kitchen cupboard essentials such as flour and pasta. Rumour has it they even do toiletries. Well worth a look on Hubbub's website or I'm told, popping into the shop itself!
Tis a temple to Organic foods this is Long gone are the days when Organic Wholefood shops were dusty 'earthy', wholesome and downright depressing. We're allowed to see our food, expect it fresh and hallelujah, have it taste of something! We can feel sophisticated and edgy, cool and elegant rather than dowdy, frumpy and virtuous. Fresh and Wild was the first reintroduction of organic to our London Streets and have taken the city by storm. But I can't but help think that an American chain store is somewhat of a contradiction of the whole 'organic' thing. Earth is big bold and independent and happily likely to save Kentish Town from the bullying likes of Fresh and Wild. The staff are sweet if sometimes lacking in real knowledge- I think you'd agree that you are unlikely to get a good idea of the quality and flavour of a cheese when it's been sold by a vegan- but thanks for trying Steve! Started by one renegade member of the long standing Bumblebee collective on Brecknock Road, Earth is healthy competition for which I fear there is little love loss. Earth has the upper hand. Fresher food, friendlier staff, better location and better premises. And I'll happily take a big detour to go get a slice of their freshly made squash quiche. mmmm.
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