Rainbow Grocery

★★★★★
Somewhere over this Rainbow, you'll find delicious gourmet items and crunchy granola shoppers.
  • 1745 Folsom St

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Cross street: 13th Street

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  • 415-863-0620

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I recommend this store for two factors: Customer care and affordable prices. They indeed has everything you need here. Come visit.

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I recommend this store for two factors: Customer care and affordable prices. They indeed has everything you need here. Come visit.

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The best thing I can say about this place is the character and work attitude of the people here are excellent. Great service, great store, what more can you ask for!

5
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The best thing I can say about this place is the character and work attitude of the people here are excellent. Great service, great store, what more can you ask for!

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Great guys! I like the staff in here. There are also a lot of fruits in here fresh and extremely new stuff. The prices are not that bad and they also have great carts.

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Great guys! I like the staff in here. There are also a lot of fruits in here fresh and extremely new stuff. The prices are not that bad and they also have great carts.

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Rainbow Grocery is one of the biggest vegetarian stores in the Bay Area. It has an amazing bulk herb section, a 100% organic produce section, and ingredients that contain NO GMOs, NO high fructose corn syrup and NO artificial

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Rainbow Grocery is one of the biggest vegetarian stores in the Bay Area. It has an amazing bulk herb section, a 100% organic produce section, and ingredients that contain NO GMOs, NO high fructose corn syrup and NO artificial

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This is by far the best grocery store in the mission. Everything is organic and there is no meat in the store. They have a great selection of cheese and a ton of bulk/raw foods.

5
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This is by far the best grocery store in the mission. Everything is organic and there is no meat in the store. They have a great selection of cheese and a ton of bulk/raw foods.

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This is the best place in SF to buy organic items. This is also the best place for bulk foods, there's many things here in bulk that you wont find elsewhere like bulk nut-butters, but also maple syrup.

The supplements department is also excellent.

My only complaint: they dont carry meats!

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★★★★☆

This is the best place in SF to buy organic items. This is also the best place for bulk foods, there's many things here in bulk that you wont find elsewhere like bulk nut-butters, but also maple syrup.

The supplements department is also excellent.

My only complaint: they dont carry meats!

Pros: Organics and Bulk Items

Cons: No Meat

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I love this place...this is the kind of store that when you enter you can feel and taste the organic food, also the costumer service is excellent- I didn't mention that there's a big parking lot!!!__love it!!!!

5
★★★★★

I love this place...this is the kind of store that when you enter you can feel and taste the organic food, also the costumer service is excellent- I didn't mention that there's a big parking lot!!!__love it!!!!

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I like getting my herbs for teas there and fresh fruits & veggies! I appreciate the customer service and the store is very clean and accessible. Parking is great! I've never been to a store to big in my life.

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★★★★☆

I like getting my herbs for teas there and fresh fruits & veggies! I appreciate the customer service and the store is very clean and accessible. Parking is great! I've never been to a store to big in my life.

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I was visiting my brother in San Francisco last summer. He decided he needed to get a few things at Rainbow Grocery. I couldn't believe the size of this place. The co-op that I shop in in Traverse City, Michigan could fit in one corner of this place. I could have spent hours looking around. Unfortunately I could buy very little because I was flying home the next day. What a treasure to have in your city.

5
★★★★★

I was visiting my brother in San Francisco last summer. He decided he needed to get a few things at Rainbow Grocery. I couldn't believe the size of this place. The co-op that I shop in in Traverse City, Michigan could fit in one corner of this place. I could have spent hours looking around. Unfortunately I could buy very little because I was flying home the next day. What a treasure to have in your city.

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I come over from Berkeley just to shop at Rainbow.It's an amazing store,nothing else like it!You know your $ aren't going to some corporate conglomerate either as it's a cooperative.I think it's the most complete store for anyone who wants a healthy informed lifestyle from top to bottom. Oh,the cheese and bulk sections,so great!I wish there was one in Berkeley...

5
★★★★★

I come over from Berkeley just to shop at Rainbow.It's an amazing store,nothing else like it!You know your $ aren't going to some corporate conglomerate either as it's a cooperative.I think it's the most complete store for anyone who wants a healthy informed lifestyle from top to bottom. Oh,the cheese and bulk sections,so great!I wish there was one in Berkeley...

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Like most organic food you have to pay the price to get the quality Food is good and fresh and plentiful. I at least can get the organic fruits and feel good about what I am eating. The apple a day will truly keep the doctor away.

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Like most organic food you have to pay the price to get the quality Food is good and fresh and plentiful. I at least can get the organic fruits and feel good about what I am eating. The apple a day will truly keep the doctor away.

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This store is excellent for the dedicated green customer or the new to the organics type novice. Incredible prices and extremely helpful staff, I love going there.

5
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This store is excellent for the dedicated green customer or the new to the organics type novice. Incredible prices and extremely helpful staff, I love going there.

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I love the food at Rainbow. But do the workers have to take themselves so seriously? I have yet to check out and bag my own groceries at Rainbow without any attitude from the staff. Attitude for what, I wonder? They are not the only ones doing great groceries. There is just an unhappy vibe there, and it's a shame, because I would patronize often sans the attitude.

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I love the food at Rainbow. But do the workers have to take themselves so seriously? I have yet to check out and bag my own groceries at Rainbow without any attitude from the staff. Attitude for what, I wonder? They are not the only ones doing great groceries. There is just an unhappy vibe there, and it's a shame, because I would patronize often sans the attitude.

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I thank the heavens above every time I walk into this place that I live close enough for it to be my grocery store. The bulk section is fantastic, the organic produce is outstanding, the pre-made food is delicious, and the people just rock. Plus the soundtrack is always good. They could be playing anything from Jay-Z to Journey at any given time, which makes shopping there even more fun. I've been going religiously two or three times a week since I moved here 5 years ago and I'll go for as long as they are open!

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I thank the heavens above every time I walk into this place that I live close enough for it to be my grocery store. The bulk section is fantastic, the organic produce is outstanding, the pre-made food is delicious, and the people just rock. Plus the soundtrack is always good. They could be playing anything from Jay-Z to Journey at any given time, which makes shopping there even more fun. I've been going religiously two or three times a week since I moved here 5 years ago and I'll go for as long as they are open!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Sometimes have to wait to park

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This store is strictly veggies and fresh veggies and herbs. No meat department here. ALl the fruits and vegetables are organic and locally grown. Lots of vitamins too.

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★★★★☆

This store is strictly veggies and fresh veggies and herbs. No meat department here. ALl the fruits and vegetables are organic and locally grown. Lots of vitamins too.

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This store is amazing. They have a great selections of organic veggies as well as health food items. This store is a coop. The workers here are also wonderful they know their stuff. The also carry a variety of vitamins. You can find any of vitamins here. The prices are higher than your usual grocery stores but worth it if your into organic food and health food stuff.

4
★★★★☆

This store is amazing. They have a great selections of organic veggies as well as health food items. This store is a coop. The workers here are also wonderful they know their stuff. The also carry a variety of vitamins. You can find any of vitamins here. The prices are higher than your usual grocery stores but worth it if your into organic food and health food stuff.

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Rainbow Grocery is what every independent health food store wants to be when it grows up. The selection of bulk items is just unparalleled, and so terrific if you only need a little bit of something. The body care section carries everything you'd ever need, including things like shampoo and bath salts in bulk. It's also the only place to go if you're vegan; they have a vegan version of pretty much every non-vegan food there is (including dog food). The prices are a little more than Trader Joe's, but much less than Whole Foods. They have a lot of discount programs as well, for everything from bringing your own grocery bags to case discounts and vitamin discounts.

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Rainbow Grocery is what every independent health food store wants to be when it grows up. The selection of bulk items is just unparalleled, and so terrific if you only need a little bit of something. The body care section carries everything you'd ever need, including things like shampoo and bath salts in bulk. It's also the only place to go if you're vegan; they have a vegan version of pretty much every non-vegan food there is (including dog food). The prices are a little more than Trader Joe's, but much less than Whole Foods. They have a lot of discount programs as well, for everything from bringing your own grocery bags to case discounts and vitamin discounts.

Pros: Selection, price

Cons: Parking is sometimes tricky

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this is my favorite place to buy groceries. Everything imaginable that's healthy and organic is available, much of it in bulk bins. My sister-in-law needed dried rosebuds, and Rainbow had them! I looked high and low for malt powder to add to milk shakes, and Rainbow had it in stock! The cheese selection is awesome, and they have an unbeatable selection of soy smoothies that the chains don't carry. Do you need quinoa or amaranth grains? Do you need organic whole-wheat pastry flour?

5
★★★★★

this is my favorite place to buy groceries. Everything imaginable that's healthy and organic is available, much of it in bulk bins. My sister-in-law needed dried rosebuds, and Rainbow had them! I looked high and low for malt powder to add to milk shakes, and Rainbow had it in stock! The cheese selection is awesome, and they have an unbeatable selection of soy smoothies that the chains don't carry. Do you need quinoa or amaranth grains? Do you need organic whole-wheat pastry flour?

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Rainbow Grocery Co is one of the best places in the city for a vegtarian or for those of us like me who sometimes want to be a vegetarian for a day. Everything that is sold is so healthy and fresh. The produce is absolutely amazing. So clean and fresh that you just want to bite into them while walking the isles. The people are very very friendly, always having your best interest. Also I really like the cheese collection that they offer. You can almost find anything. Its a wonderful place to shop!!

5
★★★★★

Rainbow Grocery Co is one of the best places in the city for a vegtarian or for those of us like me who sometimes want to be a vegetarian for a day. Everything that is sold is so healthy and fresh. The produce is absolutely amazing. So clean and fresh that you just want to bite into them while walking the isles. The people are very very friendly, always having your best interest. Also I really like the cheese collection that they offer. You can almost find anything. Its a wonderful place to shop!!

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Rainbow Grocery is wonderful. They have so many organic products and they don't carry any meat products, which is helpful to vegetarians. They also have a great selection of vitamins and alternative medicines, and their staff is very knowledgable about those items. They're also not snooty or snobby like some of those other organic grocers.

PROS: great products, socially conscious
CONS: sometimes there's a wait for parking

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Rainbow Grocery is wonderful. They have so many organic products and they don't carry any meat products, which is helpful to vegetarians. They also have a great selection of vitamins and alternative medicines, and their staff is very knowledgable about those items. They're also not snooty or snobby like some of those other organic grocers.

PROS: great products, socially conscious
CONS: sometimes there's a wait for parking

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I think it's a myth that Rainbow is more expensive. I have noticed that their stuff is MUCH cheaper than Whole Foods, Adronico's and even Safeway. They just tend to have some higher-end items that can be costly (but SO worth it, this foodie can tell you). I won't shop anywhere else anymore because I know that I can find anything I need at Rainbow (except meat, of course, but they do have the largest selection of fake meat I've ever seen). If you can find a worker who loves to chat about food, you can find some great recommendations and products you wouldn't normally pick up. Go mid-week and avoid the crowds.

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I think it's a myth that Rainbow is more expensive. I have noticed that their stuff is MUCH cheaper than Whole Foods, Adronico's and even Safeway. They just tend to have some higher-end items that can be costly (but SO worth it, this foodie can tell you). I won't shop anywhere else anymore because I know that I can find anything I need at Rainbow (except meat, of course, but they do have the largest selection of fake meat I've ever seen). If you can find a worker who loves to chat about food, you can find some great recommendations and products you wouldn't normally pick up. Go mid-week and avoid the crowds.

Pros: Price, Selection, Quality of Food

Cons: On Only 1 Bus Line, Crowded on Weekends

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I no longer live in SF, but when I'm up there on a road trip I always try to make it to Rainbow Grocery to stock up on spices, rice, and such.

You cannot beat their prices and quality on an array of spices and herbs - all sold in bulk, you can place in their little baggies, but you'll need jars at home.

They also have many teas, grains, cereals, and even chocolate chips - all for much less than most grocery stores. In addition, bring your own bottle and fill up on cooking oils.

To top it off they've got a really good little cheese section where you can usually flag down one of their folks if you need a little advice.

I had a different produce place while I was living there, so I didn't buy there's (but it looked very good, if pricey). I am also not a big consumer of diet / nutritional remedy stuff, but there was lots of it.

PROS: Herb, Spice, Other Bulk Prices
CONS: No Meat; Small Parking - Try your bike or park on streets

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★★★★☆

I no longer live in SF, but when I'm up there on a road trip I always try to make it to Rainbow Grocery to stock up on spices, rice, and such.

You cannot beat their prices and quality on an array of spices and herbs - all sold in bulk, you can place in their little baggies, but you'll need jars at home.

They also have many teas, grains, cereals, and even chocolate chips - all for much less than most grocery stores. In addition, bring your own bottle and fill up on cooking oils.

To top it off they've got a really good little cheese section where you can usually flag down one of their folks if you need a little advice.

I had a different produce place while I was living there, so I didn't buy there's (but it looked very good, if pricey). I am also not a big consumer of diet / nutritional remedy stuff, but there was lots of it.

PROS: Herb, Spice, Other Bulk Prices
CONS: No Meat; Small Parking - Try your bike or park on streets

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This place has an extensive inventory and the prices are, I think, the best in the Bay Area for vitamins, organic foods, all those great skin care products, etc. The produce section isn't as nice to look at as some, but the prices can't be beat. I buy a cannister of a food suppliment that is a full five dollars less at Rainbow than at Whole Foods, for the very same product.

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★★★★☆

This place has an extensive inventory and the prices are, I think, the best in the Bay Area for vitamins, organic foods, all those great skin care products, etc. The produce section isn't as nice to look at as some, but the prices can't be beat. I buy a cannister of a food suppliment that is a full five dollars less at Rainbow than at Whole Foods, for the very same product.

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The Rainbow Grocery Cooperative is a fresh alternative to the supermarket chains that plague the city, like Safeway and Albertsons. They have great food, great products, and what is more, at really affordable prices. Youre not going to beat the intensely low prices of a Safeway or an Albertsons, but you can be sure that your money is going to a MUCH better place.

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★★★★☆

The Rainbow Grocery Cooperative is a fresh alternative to the supermarket chains that plague the city, like Safeway and Albertsons. They have great food, great products, and what is more, at really affordable prices. Youre not going to beat the intensely low prices of a Safeway or an Albertsons, but you can be sure that your money is going to a MUCH better place.

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I visited Rainbow Grocery for the first time about a year ago when I first turned vegetarian, and although I did not buy much the first time around, as I was just looking around, I loved the place right away. This summer, after coming back to San Francisco from San Jose (where I have been living for the past year), I started visiting Rainbow Grocery again. It has quickly become my favorite grocery store. Organic items, vegan- and vegetarian-friendly products, cheap to moderately-priced products, great service, and so much more awaits you at Rainbow Grocery. The prices at Rainbow Grocery even beats many other grocery chains, such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, and Rainbow's service and selective is so much better.

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I visited Rainbow Grocery for the first time about a year ago when I first turned vegetarian, and although I did not buy much the first time around, as I was just looking around, I loved the place right away. This summer, after coming back to San Francisco from San Jose (where I have been living for the past year), I started visiting Rainbow Grocery again. It has quickly become my favorite grocery store. Organic items, vegan- and vegetarian-friendly products, cheap to moderately-priced products, great service, and so much more awaits you at Rainbow Grocery. The prices at Rainbow Grocery even beats many other grocery chains, such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, and Rainbow's service and selective is so much better.

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Rainbow Grocery has one of the best selections I've seen. Being a vegetarian I'm always frustrated by the tiny vegetarian or organic sections that most grocery stores have. It's so nice to find a place that really caters to my needs. They have so many items that you can't find elsewhere. The people working there are really friendly and helpful. Just an awesome grocery store!

5
★★★★★

Rainbow Grocery has one of the best selections I've seen. Being a vegetarian I'm always frustrated by the tiny vegetarian or organic sections that most grocery stores have. It's so nice to find a place that really caters to my needs. They have so many items that you can't find elsewhere. The people working there are really friendly and helpful. Just an awesome grocery store!

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My baby just started eating solids and we decided we start with natural and organics food. They have wide varities of what we needed. Although a little pricey, but that's what we have expected anyways.

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My baby just started eating solids and we decided we start with natural and organics food. They have wide varities of what we needed. Although a little pricey, but that's what we have expected anyways.

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Rainbow Grocery Co is one of the best places in the city for a vegtarian or for those of us like me who sometimes want to be a vegetarian for a day. Everything that is sold is so healthy and fresh. the produce is absolutely amazing. So clean and fresh that you just want to bite into them while walking the isles. The people are very very friendly, always having your best interest. Also I really like the cheese collection that they offer. You can almost find anything. Its a wonderful place to shop!!1

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Rainbow Grocery Co is one of the best places in the city for a vegtarian or for those of us like me who sometimes want to be a vegetarian for a day. Everything that is sold is so healthy and fresh. the produce is absolutely amazing. So clean and fresh that you just want to bite into them while walking the isles. The people are very very friendly, always having your best interest. Also I really like the cheese collection that they offer. You can almost find anything. Its a wonderful place to shop!!1

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The top choice in San Francisco for natural food and products. Rainbow Grocery is a cooperative grocery and offers an incredible range of natural and organic foods and products. Whether you are searching for specialty foods or products or just doing your day to day shopping, Rainbow is the place to go for everthing. Their binned selections are fresh with a high turnover rate, ensuring that you will never suffer stale or old beans or grains. their produce is top quality and affordable. Do not miss this great resource!

PROS: price, selection, service
CONS: location

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The top choice in San Francisco for natural food and products. Rainbow Grocery is a cooperative grocery and offers an incredible range of natural and organic foods and products. Whether you are searching for specialty foods or products or just doing your day to day shopping, Rainbow is the place to go for everthing. Their binned selections are fresh with a high turnover rate, ensuring that you will never suffer stale or old beans or grains. their produce is top quality and affordable. Do not miss this great resource!

PROS: price, selection, service
CONS: location

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Co-operatively owned and operated this grocer specializes in organic and vegetarian food. They stock delicious locally made baked goods and locally grown oeganic produce. Everything is fresh and fairly priced, especially bulk goods. They do not accomdate meat-eaters, so it may not be for every one.

PROS: Fresh. Organic.
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Co-operatively owned and operated this grocer specializes in organic and vegetarian food. They stock delicious locally made baked goods and locally grown oeganic produce. Everything is fresh and fairly priced, especially bulk goods. They do not accomdate meat-eaters, so it may not be for every one.

PROS: Fresh. Organic.
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Raibow co-op rocks for those of us who are vegetarian, and love good food. Not only do the workers own stakes in the store, they also love what they do. I once knew the cheese guy, and he was THE cheese guy. He would go on business trips looking for the best quality cheese possible. The produce is all organic (big plus), and they have a huge selection of alternative health suppliments and remedies. And they have a community-minded focus.

PROS: Yeay Veggies: great selection of non-meat foods
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Raibow co-op rocks for those of us who are vegetarian, and love good food. Not only do the workers own stakes in the store, they also love what they do. I once knew the cheese guy, and he was THE cheese guy. He would go on business trips looking for the best quality cheese possible. The produce is all organic (big plus), and they have a huge selection of alternative health suppliments and remedies. And they have a community-minded focus.

PROS: Yeay Veggies: great selection of non-meat foods
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If you ever wanted to choose between 5 different types of politically correct, animal rights concious, kinds of eggs, this is the place for you. This store is a worker owned and operated cooperative that is chock full of organic politically correct products that are natural, enviromentally concious, and often vegetarian. They have bulk food, shampoo, and teas in bins, which I really like. They also have an extensive selection of bulk olives. In addition they offer a wide range of natural health and wellness products, like licorice toothpaste and essential oils. If you ask the staff why they don't carry your favorite such and such product, they'll give you the whole entertaining, informative spiel on the particular enviromental-animal-and workers-rights issues your particular product has failed to meet satisfactorally. All in all, it's a great place to experience the granola side of San Francisco presented in a clean,high priced, Yuppie way.

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If you ever wanted to choose between 5 different types of politically correct, animal rights concious, kinds of eggs, this is the place for you. This store is a worker owned and operated cooperative that is chock full of organic politically correct products that are natural, enviromentally concious, and often vegetarian. They have bulk food, shampoo, and teas in bins, which I really like. They also have an extensive selection of bulk olives. In addition they offer a wide range of natural health and wellness products, like licorice toothpaste and essential oils. If you ask the staff why they don't carry your favorite such and such product, they'll give you the whole entertaining, informative spiel on the particular enviromental-animal-and workers-rights issues your particular product has failed to meet satisfactorally. All in all, it's a great place to experience the granola side of San Francisco presented in a clean,high priced, Yuppie way.

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Whatever you need, you can find it at Rainbow. Of course, you won't find bacon or PopTarts here at this health-food emporium, but you will find fresh burdock root, an amazing selection of herbs and spices, an awesome cheese selection that's super-fresh and very gourmet, and lots of useful and pretty cookware and tableware. Their body-care section is a great place for last-minute gifts--great soaps and lotions.

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Whatever you need, you can find it at Rainbow. Of course, you won't find bacon or PopTarts here at this health-food emporium, but you will find fresh burdock root, an amazing selection of herbs and spices, an awesome cheese selection that's super-fresh and very gourmet, and lots of useful and pretty cookware and tableware. Their body-care section is a great place for last-minute gifts--great soaps and lotions.

 

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