To complement Herbs & More's trove of more than 500 herbal and homeopathic supplements from Nature’s Sunshine, Nature’s Way, and Irwin Naturals, an on-site team performs holistic medicine treatments and doles out unlimited expertise. Owner and certified herbalist Cathy Burkemper wields her qualifications to supply shoppers with the finest herbs, all-natural gifts, and portals to ancient China, and she offers far-reaching health support through a monthly column called “Ask the Herb Lady” in The Healthy Planet. Chiropractic doctor Melissa Sheahan adjusts backs to their proper alignment, while her husband David “DJ” Eagan practices deep-tissue massage, reiki, and cupping to untangle knots in body and brain alike.
The owners of Peak Nutrition founded their business with a simple goal of helping others. To that end, they provide customers with the supplements they need to kick-start a new diet, fuel a workout, or muster the strength to rip off their tank tops Hulk-style. On-staff nutritionists and dieticians can further help clients in their healthy pursuits with custom five-step nutrition plans.
The staff at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt rejects the oft-touted claim that Americans don’t care about nutrition. The problem, they say, has more to do with selection than anything else; most low-calorie sweets don’t hold a candle to a fudge brownie or a warm slice of apple pie. They kept this in mind when crafting their frozen-yogurt recipes, working tireless to develop a healthy—and equally delicious—alternative to the dessert status quo by turning to decadent confections and just-picked fruits for inspiration.
Their experiments thus far have yielded more than 60 frozen yogurt flavors, which take turns pumping through the self-serve machines that line their colorful shop’s wall. Before taking a seat in a bright orange chair, guests fill their dishes with cool, low-fat swirls of chocolate cheesecake, strawberry banana, and a classic tart that bites as pleasantly as a teething kitten. Juicy pears, crunchy granola, and gooey chocolate sauce headline a smorgasbord of at least 30 toppings ready to scooped or poured into cups before their final weigh-in.
Schnucks Kids Camp is more than a grocery store. While they sell cooking ingredients, their coaches also teach the culinary techniques to transform basics into piping hot dinners. During live demonstrations, novice cooks stop by to watch and learn as chefs whip up featured recipes, doling out samples to passersby. They happily answer any questions about cooking methods and required equipment, helping budding cooks who want to recreate the dishes at home. Necessary ingredients for every demo dish are available for sale beside each demo station, rather than magically stowed under the coach's chef's hat.
The company also encompasses a more structured cooking school, with classes for couples, families, and kids. A sommelier teaches adults about wine-tasting basics in one session; in another, students learn to prepare market-fresh fish. Kids' classes, meanwhile, cover topics from fondue to circus-themed snacks.
C&C Butcher specializes in butcher's cuts of beef and pork while also stocking specialty wares such as bratwurst or salami. Its cuts of beef are aged between 21 and 30 days, which makes the meat more tender while concentrating its flavor. Behind the counter, sirloin steak tips sit in one of five marinades, including house or caribbean, ready to be taken home and grilled. Customers can also pick up Boar's Head deli meats and cheeses for at-home sandwich assembly or edible wallpapering projects.
In response to the popularity of his downtown eatery, J.F. Sanfilippo's, owner Joe Sanfilippo brought his authentic cuisine to his fans in West County. Like a sibling who borrows clothes without asking first, Filippo's Italian Kitchen & Bar boasts a pared-down menu of favorites from its older sister, featuring pasta entrees and bread baked in-house. With 3,300 square feet of space capped by vaulted ceilings, the house can hold large groups of people as they dig into generous portions of Italian-inspired fare featuring lean chicken breasts, fresh seafood, and beef.