The Press Box: True Nature Foods
After three decades as a health-food institution in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood, True Nature Foods packed up its organic groceries, custom juice bar, and meat and produce co-op and moved to Rogers Park. It merged with Heartland Cafe, a vegetarian eatery that stands as another healthy mecca for northsiders, to create a single fusion grocery store and restaurant designed to bring forth the best from both establishments. Here’s what the media had to say about True Nature Foods’s Edgewater tenure and Rogers Park transformation:
“In 2001, Companio bought True Nature and by 2005...the store was a community hub and the leader in a growing movement.— Chicago Tribune
“Get artisan loaves from local baker Crust for Bread or sign up for year round shares of produce from Wisconsin cooperative King’s Hill Farm and pasture fed meat and cheese from Family Farms in Michigan.” — Not for Tourists
“Since he took over, [Heartland Cafe owner Tom] Rosenfeld has used organic produce grown at his Michigan farm, Earth First Farms, in the restaurant. But now, with the True Nature merger, his crops will be sold directly to the neighborhood all week long.” — DNAinfo
“The new restaurant, bar and store will offer the best of both the Heartland Café and True Nature Foods. The menu will continue to feature popular items from the Heartland...and will now include True Nature Foods favorites including Arize Kombucha on tap and organic Karma juice.” — 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore
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Dr. Vlada Nakhlis has seen two hemispheres through the eyes of her patients. A graduate of Illinois College of Optometry, the doctor of optometry practiced in hospitals from Denver to Melbourne, Australia, before returning to Chicago to set up her own practice, VZN Eye Care. Along the way, she’s become a speaker of English, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, and Spanish to help her accommodate as many patients as possible and periodically check whether the English speakers are paying attention.