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!
- Mary M. Vivenzo
Very knowledgeable staff!
- 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.
- Julia Fusillo
stopped in to try and find some nutritional yeast. Of course she had it. She was friendly and nice to chat with and offered some of her knowledge regarding a vegan diet. I got a smoothie and it was out of this world!!! So grateful to have a store like this close by.
- Malinda Abraham
Brenda's been on W Dominick St for almost 6 years. She's a very welcoming business owner and one can find some delicious and unusual goodies.
- Anita Moonan
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?
- Dan Meyer
Great kitchen. The best gluten free food I've tasted.
- Susan Kelley
I worked in Rome for 10 weeks and visited Brenda's every week. Great selection, great prices and very nice staff. Loved the homemade soups, salads and granola. Great place to go for lunch!
- 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.
- Julia M Aikens
Great local business, very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.
Rome, New York 13440