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.

Our Café

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!

  • 5 star review  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.

    thumb Jennifer Carpenter Hernandez
    1/29/2016
  • 5 star review  Simple the best for all that is natural! Great service as well!

    thumb Nicholas M Ross
    3/29/2017
  • 5 star review  Brenda's Natural Food Store AND Cafe' always makes me feel welcome, well fed and good about the quality of choices in the cafe' and store. The staff is sweet and helpful and Brenda is a lovely woman both inside and out. I don't know what my family would do without her family....,And isn't that what it's really all about?

    thumb Anita Moonan
    2/09/2017
  • 5 star review  Brenda’s food is always delicious! I love knowing I get a fresh, healthy meal every time!

    thumb Kelly Griffin Mirabelli
    10/11/2017
  • 5 star review  Anyone that takes time to prepare a meal for you and have it waiting on your table because you have a tight schedule gets a 5+ stars. This is the selfless service you get from Brenda and her great staff. You guys are the best!

    thumb Ryan Moore
    10/11/2017
  • 5 star review  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.

    thumb Megan Scanlon
    1/30/2017
  • 5 star review  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.

    thumb Colleen Shannon Potter
    3/18/2017
  • 5 star review  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.

    thumb Jeni Rizio
    10/06/2017
  • 5 star review  When we first moved to Rome and were checking things out, I found this store. I have to tell you this is a terrific place! The food in the Café is great as well as inexpensive. They even have gluten free cupcakes and cakes you can order. Which by the way are just fabulous! Brenda is such a nice lady too!

    thumb Susan Bailey
    4/16/2016
  • 5 star review  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.

    thumb Jim Bintz
    3/29/2017
Brenda’s Natural Foods & Café
236 W Dominick St
Rome, New York 13440
(315) 337-0437
Opening Hours
Monday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed