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9 Best Health Food Stores – Top Online Stores for Healthy Eating – GoodHousekeeping.com

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You’re trying to eat smarter, but if the nearest health food store is miles away — or worse, way out of your budget — these online retailers have you covered. They make it easy to order good-for-you snacks and staples, whether you’re looking to try ginger tahini yuba noodles or stock up on a jumbo bag of almonds.

We consulted with Good Housekeeping’s Nutrition Director Jaclyn London, MS, RD, CDN for her top shopping picks. Some grocery delivery services (like Amazon, Walmart, and Hungryroot) require a subscription, but the fees may pay for themselves in terms of free shipping and bulk savings. Others let you order whenever the mood strikes (see: Brandless, Vitacost, and Instacart) without monthly or annual charges.

If you’re looking for healthy delivered dinners or themed packages, don’t miss our recommendations for the best healthy meal delivery services and food subscription boxes. Otherwise, check out the best online health food stores below:

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Brandless

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With most foods priced at a mere $3, Brandless offers snacks and pantry essentials like olive oil and tahini for a cost that won’t blow your budget. (Carts over $48 also earn free shipping.) The company claims that their entire food assortment is non GMO and made without any synthetic preservatives or flavors. There’s also a feel-good bonus: The company donates one meal to Feeding America for every order.

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Hungryroot

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Get personalized recommendations, pick a delivery schedule, and let Hungryroot do the rest. “I love Hungryroot because they make it simpler to make a healthier choice — without additional time for meal planning or settling for a sad salad,” London says. “Their sauces and spices are nutrient-dense, filled with antioxidants, and provide unique flavor to their already-unique veggie options.” Try inventive plant-based foods like kohlrabi noodles, beet pesto, and mushroom chicken meatballs. Subscriptions start at $69 weekly for 11 items and free shipping.

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Amazon Fresh

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Your Amazon Prime account gets you even more than you think. Source more obscure ingredients (like nutritional yeastyum!) while taking advantage of the free shipping, or try some of their own Amazon creations. The Wickedly Prime line includes smart snack options like fiery jalapeño sunflower seeds and crunchy pea crisps. “Pair a handful with fruit for a midday snack that’s filled with antioxidants, minerals, and plant-based protein and fiber,” London suggests. Upgrade to AmazonFresh for an extra $15 per month and you can also order produce and other perishable groceries.

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Walmart

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Walmart also rolled out its own premium online grocery service called Delivery Unlimited. For $98 annually, you can place as many orders for produce and prepackaged foods as you want — that’s a smidge cheaper than the $119 yearly base price for Amazon Prime.

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Instacart

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If you prefer shopping from Aldi, Trader Joe’s, or a local brand, give Instacart a try. Fill your cart from a phone or computer, and the company will send someone to brave the aisles (and the checkout line) for you. “Instacart’s customer service truly can’t be beat,” London adds. “They’re super helpful and the app’s interface allows you to connect with a ‘personal shopper’ to whom you can chat in real-time about item specifics.” In some locations you’ll get food delivered in as little as an hour!

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Vitacost

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It’s not just vitamins! Although Vitacost does sell supplements for many different needs, you’ll also find healthy snack foods and staples at affordable prices — like almond butter, pumpkin seeds, beans, lentils, and oats. There’s no cost to join and you’ll get free shipping on orders over $49.

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Thrive Market

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“The real beauty of Thrive Market is trying new things — delicious cassava chips and fruit or eggplant ‘jerky’ are some of my favorites,” London says. “Their greatest feature is how they’ve turned eating nutrient-dense meals and snacks into a fun, interactive approach to better health.” A $60 annual membership scores you not only discounted food, home, and beauty products, but it also sponsors a free membership for someone in need, according to Thrive.

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Costco

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You may know it for selling tires, diamond rings, and whopping five-pound apple pies, but your favorite bulk-buying superstore also offers fantastic deals on name-brand and Kirkland Signature products if you’re trying to stock up on nuts, whole grains, seeds, olive oil, or other go-to items. “They’re easily the most family-friendly,” London says. “You can buy items you use en masse for a discount and ordering ahead keeps you from schlepping ‘em all home!” A Costco membership starts at $60 annually and if you spend $75 or more on your cart, you’ll get free two-day delivery.

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Farmbox Direct

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“Think of Farmbox Direct as a CSA that you can order online,” London says. “They’ll ship boxes of seasonal, local produce, meaning you’re getting the most nutrient-dense items from local growers straight to your door. The best feature? No more excuses to miss eating your veggies and fruit!” Select from small, medium, or large boxes starting around $40 (no membership required) — and there’s an option to buy just organic produce as well.

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Caroline is the Health Editor at GoodHousekeeping.com covering nutrition, fitness, wellness, and other lifestyle news.

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