The Best Health Stores to Find Organic Goodness and Birch Water: New York City guide

We’re in love with New York and the city’s constant buzz. And although NYC’s fast pace has sometimes been blamed for less-than-healthy lifestyles and conveniences, this gives us even more of an incentive to help create a strong link to nature in this bustling city.

Of course, we aren’t alone. All over the city we’ve found stores and communities dedicated to healthy living and natural products like our birch water. New York is amazing in that wherever you go, you’re not far away from a really great health food store.   

It’s hard to pick just eleven, but check out our favorite New York City healthy food stores.

1. Westside Market NYC Locations city-wide

Family-owned and operated, the Zoitas family really care about offering people natural food and drink, free from harmful ingredients. Like us, they’re dedicated to bringing you the very best nature has to offer. With great high-quality products and the friendly service you receive, this spot one of our favourite places to drink birch water, New York-style!

2. Brooklyn Fare – Locations city-wide

The idea: great food at great prices with outstanding service. We all know the feeling: wanting to treat ourselves to better, cleaner, healthier food but sometimes that price tag can be a little daunting. Brooklyn Fare has weekly sales so you can indulge on things without your bank balance reeling.

3. Garden of Eden Marketplace Locations city-wide
The Garden of Eden has been serving New Yorkers for over 20 years. Their motto is “a temptation in every aisle” – and we’re extremely proud that one of those guilt-free temptations is our very own birch water! New York through and through, Garden of Eden also specialises in offering an extensive array of fresh fruit and veg from international as well as local producers – so you’re getting the best of the best from around the world.

4. Lifethyme – 410 Sixth Avenue, between 8th and 9th streets, NY, NY 10011 

With an organic juice bar, vegan bakery and abundance of local ingredients – the Lifethyme team is all about “wonderfully natural” products so New Yorkers can feel better, look better and ultimately live a longer, healthier life.

5. Elm Health – 56 Seventh Avenue, NY 10011

Recently Elm Health has hosted us for some of our favorite tasting sessions, where we met so many like-minded people while handing out samples of all three flavors of our organic birch water. New York was in full heatwave mode on these days, so it was the perfect environment to really show what birch water hydration was all about. Elm Health attracts such brilliant clientele due to its diverse range of organic goods at affordable prices – from groceries to cosmetics, vitamins to baby products and of course health foods to nutritious drinks.

6. Battery Place Market – 77 Battery Place, NY, NY 10280

Battery Place Market sources unique, healthy and great tasting products and is renowned for incredible dishes and products cooked up by Chef Robert Sckalor. What we love about this store is the fact that it’s great for discovering artisanal products that you can’t find anywhere else in the city.  

7. Urban Market of Williamsburg – 11 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Williamsburg is NYC’s epicenter of trendy foodie love, and as such the Urban Market taps into every health- and food-focused trend. From kale chips to our electrolyte-filled birch water, New York has the finest organic produce on tap with this quirky store.  

8. Westerly Natural Market – 911 8th avenue at 54th street, New York, NY 10019

Dedicated to educating their customers, Westerly Natural Market is committed to offering only organic produce with the best variety of natural foods at affordable prices. Their products are free of antibiotics and hormones, just like Säpp. Enhance yourself naturally and simply with their tasty treats.

9. Mrs. Green's Natural Market 585 Hudson Street, NY, NY 10014

The hint is in the name, this place loves its greens and wants to share them with you. With a plethora of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, this is a perfect pitstop for all your healthy food needs and desires.

10. Dean & DeLuca – Locations city-wide
Their location in SoHo is where it all started in 1977, and since then, this bustling downtown staple has continued to be an absolute feast for the senses. The various deli counters and ready-made meals will undoubtedly make you salivate and lust for their international cheeses, chocolates and nibbly things. *They've even got gluten-free mac and cheese... oof.*

11. Citarella – Locations city-wide

The seafood authority, Citarella is the place for the ultimate in fresh fish, shellfish and the like. You can be absolutely sure that when you're looking for to bash out a delicious fish dish, then this is your best bet. And with over 100 years of experience, rest assured that you're in good hands.

These are just some of our favorite health food stores in the city where we love to shop and quite a few of them also stock our delicious Säpp organic birch water. New York offers up hundreds however. Click here to see more health food stores.