Healthy living, like catching a really fast pig, requires balance, discipline, and a lack of grease. Move toward a healthier existence with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of healthy, organic groceries at Honest Weight Food Co-op.
Honest Weight Food Co-op's community-minded group of members fills carts with a focus on whole grains, bulk staples, and other natural edibles. The store's competing specialty departments clamor for attention with locally raised meat to sate carnivorous tummies, international cheeses to pair with wine, and bulk whole foods such as organic Turkish figs ($6.99) and organic French lentils ($3.25) to taunt squirrels with. Some shoppers swear by the 100 Mile Diet built around hyper-local items designated throughout the store, while others indulge cravings for foreign flavor with hard-to-find imports such as San-J’s Thai peanut sauce ($3.89 for a 10-oz. bottle). Deli offerings which may include ratatouille and curried root vegetables with tofu, rotate alongside a selection of meat-free sandwiches and fresh-baked bread, creating a delicious dual carousel to confuse children.
From its humble origins in a family basement 35 years ago, Honest Weight Food Co-op has grown from a small group-buying club to a well-stocked natural grocery store. A regular selection of many no-cost classes are available on topics such as reflexology, cloth diapering, and how to get invited to Mother Nature's mixers.
Honest Weight Food Co-op
Simplicity. That's the most important ingredient in all food according to Honest Weight Food Co-op. So to understand what makes their products stand out, it's better to look at what's not on the nutrition label. No artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. No antibiotics, hormones, or other non-food ingredients. The team at Honest Weight Food Co-op works with local farmers and producers to make sure their standards are met in every product.
That's been Honest Weight Food Co-op's modus operandi since its founding in 1976, and the efforts of the members-owned organization have proved successful. The co-op has expanded into bigger and bigger spaces over the years, until they finally arrived at their current Watervliet Avenue location in 2013. The building brims with fresh meats and fish, in-season produce, natural groceries, and household items such as light bulbs and laundry soap (which also come from eco-friendly, responsible suppliers, naturally).
In addition to storing vast amounts of grocery items and prepared meals, this expansive space also makes it possible to host events ranging from juicing classes to reiki sessions. Honest Weight's outreach programs send educators to local schools to teach about healthy living, and the co-op partners with WAMC public radio to host Food For Thought evenings of food, film, and discussion, at least when attendees are done chewing.
484 Central Ave.
Albany, New York 12206