Bell Bates Natural Food Market
97 Reade St.
at Church St.
Bell Bates is a large and full service natural foods market that sells meats, fish, produce, grocery items plus household and personal care products.
There's a large organic produce department, the meat area offers Murray's Chicken, and there's a large selection of non-sugar unrefined natural sweeteners. They sell tea by the ounce and coffee beans by the pound.
What to know:
There is a salad bar and some prepared foods. Most of the grains and legumes are sold already packaged, not by bulk. The fresh fish is pre-cut and packaged. In addition to food items there is a large selection of vitamins and supplements, books, and natural household and personal care products.