Tired of not knowing what’s in your food or where it comes from? Sarasota has some great options for grocery stores that have high standards for the products they sell. From organic produce to all-natural body care, here are the top five stores that provide you with grocery options that are good for you.

Lucky’s Market

If you’re looking for health-conscious food that doesn’t break the bank, you’ll be happy with the affordable variety Lucky’s provides. Whether you’re looking for meat that comes from grass-fed cattle and free-range chicken or you need some fresh organic produce for that new recipe you want to try, it can be found here. The company values consumers, farmers, and the community, and they’re constantly on the lookout for ways to bring you the best. While you’re shopping, take a moment to stop by the kitchen for freshly prepared foods that include vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Get hungry while you're shopping? Stop off at their ramen noodle bar or their sushi bar to quell your appetite! Take a look at this article from Sarasota Magazine to verify just how cool Lucky's Market really is.

The Fresh Market

With locations in Northwest Bradenton and Northeast Sarasota, fresh locally-grown food is within reach. Offering organic produce, grass-fed beef, and antibiotic-free chicken, this store provides choices for everyone. If you are tired of the same meals every week, check out their website for recipes that make compiling a shopping list quick and easy.

Sprouts Farmers Market

You’re sure to find a variety of healthy food here. Their butchers that provide premium cuts of USDA Choice beef, 100% grass-fed beef, and organic chicken. Sprouts doesn’t just offer organic produce and all-natural meat and seafood, they also sell healthy snacks for the whole family. They offer salad, sandwich, and juice bars for sustenance while you're shopping, but if that's not enough for you, conveniently located in the same plaza is Vitality Bowls. This superfood cafe serves deliciously healthy, food in a quiet, relaxed dining area. Looking for body care products that are gluten-free and cruelty-free? You can find that at Sprouts too. 

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Whole Foods 

Sustainable seafood, cage-free eggs, and natural meat that comes from farmers committed to the welfare of the animals they raise are only some of the goods this store offers. Whole Foods understands that you need more than just healthy food. That’s why they also sell organic body care products as well as non-toxic household cleaners. Since they recently opened a second location in Sarasota on University, they're able to provide locals with even more. Stop in at their in-house restaurant, Brasserie Honore, to enjoy a nice relaxing lunch. If you're in a hurry but still want something to eat while you're shopping, they have several choices at their prepared foods department including pizza, sandwiches, and a salad bar.

Don't forget that if you're an Amazon Prime member, you get even more benefits to shopping at Whole Foods including special deals on certain items and an addition 10% off a variety of sale items throughout the store.

Detwiler’s Farm Market

Detwiler's started right here in Sarasota. This store is a local, family-owned gem with four locations throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties. They offer an opportunity to buy locally-grown produce whenever possible. They also source meat and seafood from all over to bring you the best natural products available.

All of these stores strive to provide the healthiest products at an affordable price. Shop at the location nearest you to become a part of a community of people supporting both individual and environmental health.

If you'd rather eat out then cook, check out the restaurant choices for healthy eating on our dining in Sarasota page, it's free at 941area! We're your resource for all things local. 

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