A lot of people ask me questions about my diet and lifestyle. Making the decision to implement a more plant based or whole foods diet is the easy part. What happens next? That’s the difficult part. Finding recipes, finding ingredients, and getting them in the pantry or on the table is where the commitment lies. You have to take action right?
Whether you’re new to trying more plant based foods, or you’re a seasoned health nut, the Organic Food Depot is a phenomenal place to visit. This unique grocery is locally owned, and it’s one of my all time favorite places to shop. I’ll actually go in just for fun or when I need some new recipe inspiration.
Some of the produce they carry is actually grown on their farm in Pungo. They’ve been up and at it for more than twenty years. They also source from other local farms. Be sure to ask what is local! They stay very active on instagram and facebook to let customers know what new exciting products they’re getting in. You can always find something new and unique there.
Recently, Follow Your Heart released a mind blowing product called The Vegan Egg. The Organic Food Depot is one of a small handful of stores in the entire country that carries the product. Other people have to place online orders, and wait for it to be delivered. I’m lucky enough to have a local grocer in my own community that carries it.
Organic Food Depot carries a wide variety of products. They have brands and items for all food sensitivities including gluten free, dairy free, yeast free, fair trade, soy free organic, kosher, wheat free, vegan, and vegetarian. Honestly, my favorite thing about shopping here is that it keeps variety in my diet. There’s always something new to try. I’ve never been disappointed by any of the products I’ve brought home. They put a lot of care into product selection, and it certainly shows.
You can sign up to be a member to receive discounts and place online orders for pick up. However, you can also do it the old fashioned way and peek in to browse and shop. They have two store locations. The Virginia Beach location is off of Holland Road, right in the middle of Virginia Beach (4301 Commuter Dr., #105). The Norfolk location is off of Granby Street (1912 Granby St.)
Take a moment to stop by! Be sure to take a moment to “like” their instagram and facebook pages to stay updated of all the fresh brands hitting their shelves.