By: Katy Engels, Director of Downtown Development, Glendale Chamber of Commerce
Discover Downtown Businesses Bringing Healthy Options to Our Community
Small businesses offering health-conscious options are transforming our downtown’s landscape. Downtown Glendale is home to a fabulous farmers market, home to the only vegan grocery store in the Southwest, home to the only organic apothecary in the West Valley and, now, home to a vegan restaurant and an organic vegan meal-delivery service. We invite you to shop and dine in downtown. Visit these featured businesses along with the other unique shops and restaurants, then return often as more businesses offering healthy options may just very well be popping up!
5717 W. Glendale Avenue • 602-888-1265 • veggierebellion.com Daily 9:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m.
Arizona’s only vegan grocery store is right in our own downtown! This one-of-a-kind grocery store is 100 percent vegan, which means everything in the store is free of animal-derived ingredients and never tested on animals. Owners Sandra and Dylan McKee have followed the vegan lifestyle for 14 and five years, respectively. They live in the West Valley and knew a vegan grocery store was needed in the Phoenix area and decided to make Glendale their desired location. After a year of mapping out their business plan and working out the details, they opened their store in February 2018. Since then, shoppers have come not only from Glendale and the West Valley but throughout Arizona as well as California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and even Canada. Sandra and Dylan welcome pop-up shops to their store. These vendors offer vegan selections ranging from cupcakes to juice smoothies. Soon there will be cooking demos, gardening classes, talks from authors, chefs and other special guests as well as a social club where they will host mixers, movies and game nights. Check out Veggie Rebellion’s Facebook page for a list of upcoming pop-ups and events. Remember when you shop there, bring your own recycle grocery bags!
Tangled Root Botanicals
5731 W. Glendale Avenue • 480-299-4189 • tangledrootbotanicals.com
Tangled Root Botanicals is the West Valley’s only organic apothecary and has made Downtown Glendale its home for the last four years. It offers herbs and remedies for those who would like natural alternatives to support their health and wellness. Growing up, herbalist Meirhelen Nuñez, loved being out in the natural world. She came from a family of gardeners and developed her lifetime interest in the natural properties of plants. She earned her college degree in Western herbalism and holistic nutrition with a minor in aromatherapy and Ayurveda. In this family business, Merihelen shares the space with her wood-working partner and husband Roberto Nuñez of Man Meets Tree. All of their apothecary products are local, organic and made right here in Glendale. Stop in to shop for bulk herbs, herbal extracts, essential oils and all things plant based. Educational classes covering topics such as sleep issues, pain, inflammatory conditions, just to name a few, are offered throughout the year! Follow them on Instagram or visit their Facebook page for a list of upcoming classes.
The Vegan Taste
6835 N. 58th Drive • 623-680-7468 • thevegantaste.com
Downtown Glendale is the new home of The Vegan Taste, a business that delivers fresh, homemade vegan meals to your door in and around the Phoenix area. All the meals are created and prepared by renown cookbook author, speaker and Executive Chef Jason Wyrick and his wife Chef Madelyn Pryor. The Vegan Taste creates food to eat healthy, eat compassionately and eat well. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. Their vegan restaurant opened early fall 2018.
The Glendale Farmers Market
59th and Myrtle Avenue •October 2018-May 2019 Every other Saturday • glendalefarmersmarket.org
The Glendale Farmers Market creates a community gathering place in downtown while supporting local farmers and small businesses. This group provides a marketplace for healthy, nutritious and sustainable food systems for residents and visitors. Vendors provide a mix of fresh local produce, artisan foods and juried handicrafts. Shop for locally grown fruits and vegetables at the early Saturday morning market. For more information visit the website or find the market on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.
For more information about Downtown Glendale please contact Katy Engels, Director of Downtown Development, at 623-937-4754 or firstname.lastname@example.org.