Essene is our go to place for vitamins, supplements, and natural foods. This place is old school veggie, vegan, macro-food. Great vitamin & beauty department here. love the bulk herb section! It is absolutely my favorite. They have everything from parsley to vanilla beans to chamomile.
Great gourmet grocery store with all the amenities right in the heart of downtown Philly. Great, spacious gourmet market in Center City. They carry it all, elaborate, fancy cheeses and meats for charcuterie, fresh veggies and fruits, and an extensive pastry and breads assortment accompanied by a coffee bar.This location has full fish, meat, and cheese counters in addition to a bakery, plus all of the typical gourmet/hard-to-find prepared products that makes DiBruno Bros great.
The store is very clean and has a great selection of groceries as well as sandwiches and prepared foods. This is a great place to eat vegetarian sandwiches! Never busy, but they are always smiling in there. They have La Colombe coffee, a number of hard to find grocery items (like Wink ice cream!), lots of healthy snacks, and even produce.
Great store especially if you're looking for Caribbean products. It seems generally aimed at a Hispanic population with its vast array of Latin American food, but it also knows it's near some pretty yuppie/hippie neighborhoods, and carries things like soy yogurt and organic granola and a pretty good selection of vegetarian options. They also have some ethnic products from Mexico, Indian, and Middle Eastern that are harder to find elsewhere.
Friendly guys and great assortment of food items you won't see most places. This place is like finding a buried treasure. Just look at the shelves and there will surely be something to catch your eye.