Sedona Food & Juice
Food is Energy
We were surprised when we got there, but organic food and metaphysics don’t always go hand in hand. While Sedona is the New Age capital of the United States, it is also a very large retirement community. There is little industry beyond tourism to bring in the mid-thirties folks who want to build the next Google or Chevron. Food options reflect the crowds.
But there is a vegetarian festival.
The Vegetarian Festival
VegFest [LINK] As the site says, The Sedona VegFest is a two-day celebration of the joys of plant-based eating. Presenters include doctors, authors and chef. The organizer is Healthy World Sedona [LINK], a non-profit organization promoting compassionate plant-based living.
ChocolaTree [LINK] Organic and vegetarian restaurant and store on the main drag. (During a past stop for a breakfast with eggs, we discovered just how vegetarian the ChocolaTree is.)
Picazzo’s Organic Italian Kitchen [LINK] Winner of the Reader’s Choice Best Gluten Free Restaurant in 2015 and 2016. Locally soured and organic, with plenty of vegetarian options available.
Local Juice (√) [LINK] A little juicery tucked in the corner of a small center near the end of town on 89A. They offer cold pressed juices and cleanses. (And we are envious of their branding.)
Whole Foods (see below). It does have a juice bar.
Natural Grocers (√) [LINK] On the main drag, a nice little grocery store with a large amount of organic options. (It’s where we usually shop, when in town.)
Whole Foods (√) [LINK] What used to be a quaint New Frontiers is now a large Whole Foods, including an eating area and coffee shop open to the grocery store.
Rinzai’s Market [LINK] From their site: Rinzai’s Market is a full service natural foods market offering a complete range of natural foods, organic produce, supplements, body-care products, and locally made fresh deli items.
Farmers Market [LINK]
The Sedona Community Farmers Market changes location and hours from summer to winter. During the summer it’s a morning market, from 8-11:30 AM near town on the way in from Oak Creek and in the winter it moves to the afternoon, 12-4 PM, and out to West Sedona.