Appalachian Whole Foods Market, Carlisle, PA

100 West Hight Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 241-6982

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Hours: Monday 11:30am - 6pm
Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 6pm

by Danielle Bussone

En-route to visit Issei Noodle restaurant in Carlisle, PA, we ran across Appalachian Whole Foods Market, right across the side street from Issei Noodles. The market opens onto a corner and you are immediately greeted by its owner, Sandy Zell.  The store is larger than it appears from the outside. It is quaint and rustic and a pleasure to peruse.

What is unique about Appalachian Whole Foods Market is that it is entirely vegetarian, though not necessarily vegan.  We noted quite a selection of bulk bin items, Sandy says there are over 200 bins of organic dried beans, nuts, grains, flours and spices. There wasn’t a lot in the way of fresh produce, at least at this time of the year. When spring produce is ready to be harvested these items will no doubt appear in greater numbers. I noticed fresh eggs, a large supply of organic onions, some greens and herbs.  There was also a wall of  refrigerated items. We did note fresh breads, plenty of supplements, body products, essential oils, incense, candles and organic grocery items, including gluten free products.  She also carries a selection of books on health, specialized diets and vegetarian cooking.

Sandy is an affable woman and will answer any questions or concerns you may have. She can also direct you to neighboring veg-friendly and vegetarian restaurants.

If you are traveling on Interstate 81 and need to stock up on supplies, chances are you can find what you need at Appalachian Whole Foods Market.

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