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  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!

    thumb Rachel Lynn
    5/12/2016
  • 5 star review  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!

    thumb Susan Kelley
    4/08/2013
  • 5 star review  Great local business, very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.

    thumb Julia M Aikens
    12/27/2015
  • 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  Very knowledgeable staff!

    thumb Mary M. Vivenzo
    4/13/2014
  • 5 star review  A wonderful place to eat and shop! The café offerings are delicious and healthful! Come and visit us soon....we look forward to seeing you!

    thumb Gary Robin Weiler
    10/21/2015
  • 5 star review  Great customer service! The selection was great and prices were practical!

    thumb Brittany Dziura
    1/07/2016
  • 5 star review  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.

    thumb Michelle M. Danti
    1/27/2017
  • 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  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.

    thumb Patricia Thomas Conley
    2/10/2016
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 – 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed