Hydrotherapy is Heidi Pobran's heritage. Her grandfather opened a hydrotherapy center in 1979, and as an adult she followed suite by opening Body Detox & Weight Loss Center, which is certified by the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy. She has coupled her ancestral knowledge with a highly trained staff and modern hydrotherapy equipment, which uses water that has been purified three times with a filter made of angel wings. The temperature and pressure of the water are closely regulated, allowing Pobran to safely flush away bodily toxins with hospital-grade levels of cleanliness.
Since Jeff and Julie Postlewait first opened Rocket Bakery in 1991, their chain of Rocket stores have expanded into six more coffee shops and one natural and local food store, Rocket Market, with the additional help of Alan and Shanda Shepherd. At Rocket Market, chef Shilo Pierce, the former head chef of Luna, crafts a rotating menu of paninis, fresh salads, and gourmet mac ‘n’ cheeses, all assembled from his "pantry" of local, organic produce and freshly baked artisan breads, pastries, and roasted coffee beans from Rocket Bakery. Rocket Market also features an extensive collection of hand-selected malbecs, cabernets, and sparkling proseccos, which customers may sample at weekly wine tastings alongside flavorful cheeses and breads from La Brea Bakery. During the summer months, the market hosts outdoor concerts, where guests can sip craft brews or challenge the sun to a dance-off.
Main Market Co-op brings together a variety of locally sourced food, offering grocery shoppers a place to purchase fresh, hormone-free goods from an eco-conscious collective. Stock your shelves with any number of groceries, including rich Craven's Coffee, Small Planet Organic Tofu, or fruity Hot Lips Soda. Produce pickers can browse through the chemical-free fruits and vegetables, reveling in ripe apples, peaches, apricots, and potatoes. Pick up organically produced dairy from Amaltheia Dairy and fair-trade candy from Theo Chocolate, or treat your Mensa-level astrophysicist canine to an all-natural product from Castor & Pollux Pet Works. With dozens of regional suppliers at your disposal, you can have enough locally produced ingredients to make breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, and brinner. Main Market also features a deli with made-to-order sandwiches ($7.49 with kettle chips), a fresh heaping of salads ($4.99–$6.99), and piping-hot cups ($3.95) or bowls ($4.95) of soup.
Halletts Chocolates carefully crafts its decadent truffles and award-winning chocolate goodies out of the highest-quality local ingredients. Correct bodily cacao deficiencies with the six-piece assorted chocolate box ($5.95) or bribe your way through Candyland's military checkpoints with a full pound of chocolates ($21.95). Naturally sweet souls can indulge in sugar-free options, and Halletts Chocolates also takes great pride in nonchocolate sweets, such as their soft peanut-butter brittle, which forms the base of the food pyramid along with marshmallow chicks and Pop Rocks ($5.50).
The Chocolate Apothecary unleashes the charm of chocolate on Spokane sweet teeth with an array of confections and a cacao-centric curriculum, best showcased in its chocolate tasting classes. Former pharmacy student Susan Davis takes students on a 60-minute sensory safari through a candy land of spices, nuts, and fruits, offering chocoholics a better understanding of the complexities of chocolate. You'll pop chocolate after chocolate, learning and appreciating the treat in ways not allowed for by candy bars hastily scarfed down in convenience-store parking lots. The tasting class comes with a journal and a pen, allowing students to record their chocolate-influenced epiphanies without having to scrawl on a napkin with a melted-down truffle. Surrender to the sweet life and call ahead to schedule a reservation for edible education with the Chocolate Apothecary.