By Alison McCostis, media intern
A revamped vegan/vegetarian option is now available right in the heart of Manchester! New Morning Natural Foods has moved to a new location and is presenting something novel to the community–a juice bar! The store is now selling juices, smoothies, vegan milkshakes, and sandwiches and wraps (with gluten free options).
A long-time native to the area, the health food store specializes in selling organic, natural food, farm fresh produce, free range meat, and other vegan, gluten free, soy free, and vegetarian options, as well as chemical-free body care. Stop in to pick up ingredients in bulk, a healthy snack, a new lotion, or even a candle. New Morning Natural Foods has a commitment to supporting local brands like Vermont Maple Granola Company and Earth Sky Time as well as carrying natural national brands like Kind and Navitas Naturals, to name a few.
One of the oldest health food stores in Vermont, New Morning Natural foods has been in business for 46 years. The friendly staff is dedicated to bringing healthy and happy living to the community. Their new location has a chic, cozy feel with wood floors, a modern juice bar, and an easygoing atmosphere.
In the future, owner Jan-Ellen Kelley and her son Morgan hope to implement healthy living education. Because of their passion for healthy lifestyles, they look forward to holding classes on creating delicious foods like their juices and wraps and educating the community about healthy, detoxifying diets.
When we at Stratton Magazine walked in to sample the new juice bar, the staff happily greeted us and were excited about the opportunity to teach customers about the benefits of all natural juice. After a knowledgeable and informative presentation of each of the juices’ individual advantages, as well as an honest description of how they taste, we ordered “Juiced at the Root”, a delicious and energy-giving blend of beets, carrots, ginger, red apple, and lemon. It was a swirl of earthy flavors, with a pang of sweetness and just slightly bitter. It’s a refreshing drink that improves performance throughout the day.
Next time you’re looking for a healthy lunch option, stop by New Morning Natural Foods at 4776 Main St, Manchester, VT.