We are your local health food store.
Brenda’s Natural Foods is an independent and locally owned natural health foods store and café located in Rome, NY. Operated by Brenda Henry, the shop is packed full of healthy and gourmet foods including many locally produced items. We strive to provide our community a variety of health foods, gluten-free and local foods, as well as natural personal care products and cleaners.
Dine In or Take Out. Brenda’s Café is open LATE and always has a full service lunch menu. Fresh farm to table foods are available seasonally from the Henry’s own farm located in Verona, NY.
We care about you.
We serve our community by providing a place where health and local foods are available in abundance. We also assist those with special dietary needs and link them with local producers.
We LOVE our customers!
- Catherine Rose Puma
Picked up our second local, fresh co op box of fruit and veggies � make, beets, basil, tomato, peppers, cucumber, garlic! I love feeding my family great naturak foods.
- Michelle M. Danti
Wide variety of healthy ingredients, foods, teas, coffees and more. A cozy, clean cafe with tasty food and drinks. Wonderful staff and owner. Highly recommend.
- Jeni Rizio
I love this place! They are very accommodating to special requests and offer a wide variety of products. The staff is very kind to their customers.
- Rachel Lynn
We are so fortunate to have a health food store right here in Rome. Brenda and her staff are always so accommodating and helpful, not to mention they have the best cafe foods...everything from chipotle black bean burgers, organic salads, homemade soups, smoothies, sandwiches, wraps, homemade paleo cookies, pastries, half moons, kombucha and more. Thanks for always special ordering things for me, Brenda!
- Megan Scanlon
Many people talk about supporting small business, and Brenda's is the place to support in central NY. Delicious, healthy, savory lunches; kombucha on tap; and hands down the best yogurt in New York State (Stoltzfus Dairy). Not to mention knowledgeable, welcoming, salt of the earth staff.
- Patricia Thomas Conley
Friends and I get together on Thursday evenings at Brenda's for a light supper and knitting in the cafe. Brenda has welcomed our little group with enthusiasm. While there, I usually buy my organic veg for the following week. Brenda's Cafe offers a good selection of entrees for folks like me who have a few dietary restrictions. These aren't just "bark and twigs" alternatives. This is real food, done well.
- Colleen Shannon Potter
For someone who is trying to get her health back on track, make community based aquaintences and trying to become educated upon how to lead herself and others on a naturally, down to earth road, I highly reccomend others who haven't been in Brenda's to just go in there and indulge in the amostphere and everything is so convienant. If Brenda herself can't help you with something, she knows who can help. Everyone who works there are unbelievably pleasant and wholesome. One of the best businesses I've walked into locally.
- Kelly Griffin Mirabelli
Brenda’s food is always delicious! I love knowing I get a fresh, healthy meal every time!
- Jennifer Carpenter Hernandez
Stopped here today while in the area. What a great find. I have been coming to rome for over a year now once a month for work and just not eating since it is all fast food joints. Today i was starving so i looked through my GPS for somewhere to eat and came across this place. This place was perfect. Got the black bean burger salad with kraut. It was fantastic and colorful. Perfect for a dreary January day to cheer me up. The woman at the cafe was very helpful since i am dealing with multiple food sensitivities. She knew what was in everything and the few things she didn't know she checked the lables which was much appreciated.
- Jim Bintz
One of the bright lights of West Dominick St. Creative, wholesome menu, and an interesting inventory of organic, hard to find products. I went in for lunch, got into a conversation with Brenda, bought a jar of coconut oil.
Rome, New York 13440