In recent times, there has been a fundamental shift in thinking surrounding the fundamentals of traditional healthcare. These days, we are much more cautious about possible additives and hormones that are present in conventional food products and medicine.

At TMS Center of Lehigh Valley, we’re into a new and innovative type of healthcare and nutrition, and our clients are too. If you’re on the lookout for better, more nutritional, organic, and local products in the Lehigh Valley, we’ve got a few great suggestions.

Courtesy of TMS Center in Allentown, PA, here are five local health food stores that might be worth checking out.

Garden Gate Natural Foods – Allentown, PA

Garden Gate Natural Foods, located at 17 South 9th Street in Allentown, PA, is a longtime staple in the health food community. This shop carries a wide variety of organic produce, raw dairy products, humanely-raised meats and poultry, and a great selection of ready-to-eat vegetarian sandwiches and salads.

Far from a new kid on the block, Garden Gate has operated from the same location for over 60 years. A wide array of natural vitamins, supplements, herbs, personal care, and bodybuilding products are also available!

Healthy Alternatives Food – Trexlertown, PA

Located in the plaza at 7150 Hamilton Boulevard in Trexlertown, PA, Healthy Alternatives is interested in helping you live a healthy lifestyle.

In 1994, former apple farmers Dianne and Lloyd Burg opened Healthy Alternatives with the singular goal of providing the public with a service-oriented store that offered the healthiest available foods and supplements. Today, Healthy Alternatives partners with a number of nearby Lehigh Valley farms in order to sell locally-sourced produce, meat, and poultry items.

In addition to a thriving marketplace, Healthy Alternatives is also home to Cafe Santosha, an extension of the store which serves creative, beautiful, and nutritional meals. The menu, which includes a multitude of vegan and gluten-free options, changes seasonally.

Green Earth Marketplace – Emmaus, PA

Green Earth Marketplace, located at 1328 Chestnut Street in Emmaus, PA, has a real passion for wellness and planet Earth. Green Earth Marketplace aims to offer the Lehigh Valley community a wide selection of mindfully-sourced products that customers can feel good about buying.

Green Earth’s staff and management team are committed to the sourcing and sale of local, privately-owned, and eco-friendly products. Fresh, hand-crafted peanut butter is made and sold in-house, and an impressive array of herbs, liquid herbs and homeopathic remedies are available as well.

The shop carries local honey, drinks, vegan and vegetarian sandwiches, dairy products, skincare products, CBD tinctures, capsules, balms, pet treats, and more. Online ordering is also available for in-store or curbside pickup.

Frey’s Better Foods – Hellertown, PA

Located at 1575 Main Street, Frey’s Better Foods has been a family owned and operated health food store serving the Hellertown, PA area for over 30 years.

This quaint shop offers a complete line of health food products and vitamins. In addition, Frey’s offers a great selection of hormone-free meats, organic produce, raw milk, bulk foods, noni juice, and much more!

Frey’s also offers a great selection of hemp and CBD products. Their staff is very knowledgeable and can recommend you products or help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Queen’s Nutritional Products – Allentown, PA

Located just across the Lehigh River from TMS Center at 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue in Allentown, Queen’s Nutritional Products is operated by Gloria and Joe Novak, who at ages 75 and 88 respectively, still work everyday as a living testament to the healthy lifestyle they adopted so many years ago. Today, the Novaks are joined by their son Joe Jr., and his wife Lori Sue, making Queen’s Nutritional Products a true family business.

Queen’s is a wholesale business specializing in the sale of organic nuts and dried fruits. Some nuts are even roasted right on the shop premises, before heading out for delivery to locations across the Lancaster, PA area and even parts of New Jersey.

In addition to their specialty nuts, Queen’s Nutritional Products also offers a great selection of organic produce, grass-fed beef, free range chicken, and naturally baked breads. The shop also features a number of homeopathic remedies, vitamins, and health and beauty items like soaps, shampoos, and cruelty-free make-up.

At the TMS Center of Lehigh Valley, we have a passion for good mental health and wellness. TMS stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation, a scientifically-backed, FDA-approved procedure for patients who suffer from conditions like chronic stress, depression, and anxiety.

Our dedicated staff is made up of tireless advocates who, with our years of expertise and commitment to compassion, help people struggling with depression conquer their disease and get their smiles back. To learn more about what we do or how we can help, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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