This upscale supermarket chain is geared towards sustainability and the future, providing shoppers with a wide assortment of organic, whole trade, private label, and locally grown produce. Whole Foods has also incorporated its own bakery, selling gluten-free and vegan alternatives, and entices shoppers with easy meals of prepared foods, soups and salads, pastas, sandwiches, wraps and burgers.
Best of Westchester - Editors' Picks
Best 365 Natural Italian Sodas (2010)
Soda is verboten in my house—except for Whole Foods Market’s 365 house-brand Italian sodas. A bracing jolt of fruit with carbonated water, some sugar, and not much else, they’re pure enough, and purely delicious. Choose from pomegranate, green apple, tangerine, pink grapefruit, lime, and my (and my kids’) favorite: blood orange.
Best Kids' Skincare Line (2012)
It feels good to go green and nobody knows that better than Buttercup & Jake, makers of all-natural, organic, and nontoxic skincare products for kids. The company even uses local ingredients in its products; the Calendula flowers found in its skin creams are grown on local organic farms and its honey is produced right here in the Hudson Valley. In fact, the products are so safe, you can even eat them—but then your skin will miss out.
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