Best locally-owned grocery store | City Market/Onion River Co-op (Burlington) & Hunger Mountain Co-op (Montpelier) | Food

Best locally-owned grocery store 

City Market/Onion River Co-op (Burlington) & Hunger Mountain Co-op (Montpelier)

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City Market/Onion River Co-op — People of all stripes converge at Burlington's downtown grocery cooperative. Buy some kale, get a freshly made sandwich at the deli or peruse the hot-bar offerings. Don't miss the bulk section!

Other Finalists (Inside Chittenden County)

  • Healthy Living Market & Café
  • Jericho Market
  • Lantman's Market
  • Shelburne Supermarket

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  • Hunger Mountain Co-op

Hunger Mountain Co-op — By the banks of the Winooski River, Montpelier’s Hunger Mountain Coop is a dream for those who want to buy food grown and produced by their neighbors. The co-op stocks its 20,000 square feet with national natural brands plus 1,800 Vermont products — from kombucha to granola to the kale we all need to eat more of — making it easy to be a locavore. There’s an extensive health and beauty department, too, chock-full of natural remedies. Don’t know which elderberry syrup to buy? Ask. Staffers are super-knowledgeable and friendly. Shopping hungry? Sample the kitchen’s expansive selection of prepared foods — don’t miss Indian week if you like chutney and raita. Get yours to go, or eat in the café and watch the river flow by.

Other Finalists (Outside Chittenden County)

  • The Farm Store
  • Mehuron's Market
  • The Uncommon Market

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