Grocery & Special Diets

The Co-op offers all the essentials as well as a wide variety of specialty items.

Upton’s Naturals

Upton's Naturals

We understand that many people don’t shop at the Co-op just because we have great, all-natural, local, and organic food. For customers with special diets, we are the only place they can meet all their grocery needs in one stop.

The Concord Food Co-op features a wide selection of all your basic pantry needs, including cooking oils, canned food, boxed mixes and salad dressings. In addition, we offer a variety of harder to find items such as vegan replacements, gluten-free options, ghee, local syrups, and more.

Our entire grocery department is coded so that you can find gluten-free products quickly and easily. We scan every product that enters the store. If the label indicates that it is gluten-free, then we use an orange sticker for the shelf price label. You’ll find an alternative to just about any gluten- or wheat-based treat!

Our Bakery and Café frequently offer items made without gluten ingredients, and you are also welcome to special order gluten-free or “flourless” goods. However, please understand that because we are a small, full-service kitchen, traces of allergens may still be present.

We are the best place in the area for animal-free groceries! We carry a wide range of vegetarian and vegan products throughout the store – from Tofurky “turkey” to the Jackfruit Company, Hodo Soy to Daiya Foods shredded “cheese,” and Coconut Bliss ice cream to an enormous array of “milks” and creamers made from coconut, soy, rice, hemp, oats, almonds…

And of course, our Café frequently features vegetarian and vegan dishes and soups on our daily hot bar, our Bakery offers vegan cookies, and we are always happy to create something for your special order.

Because allergies and food sensitivities are a major concern for natural food store shoppers, many of our brands, such as Enjoy Life, offer goods that are egg-free, nut-free, and free of other common allergens.

Our knowledgeable staff is always happy to answer any questions about products we carry and help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Lexi Cartier, Grocery Manager

Lexi grew up in New Hampshire before relocating to Colorado to complete her high school education and initial college career at the University of Northern Colorado. Before coming to the Co-op, she explored jobs in banking, lending, and real estate, and was previously a loan analyst before joining the Co-op team in 2014. In addition to being our grocery manager, Lexi is also furthering her education at Southern New Hampshire University. She is studying psychology and hopes to enter a doctoral program soon. Lexi now resides in Manchester where her time is often spent on home improvement projects.