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  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
  • 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
  • 5 star review  Brenda’s food is always delicious! I love knowing I get a fresh, healthy meal every time!

    thumb Kelly Griffin Mirabelli
  • 5 star review  If she doesn't have what you are looking for she can usually get it for you, how many businesses are even willing to accommodate a customer anymore. That's why I will shop there first.

    thumb Jennifer Romer
  • 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
  • 5 star review  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.

    thumb Malinda Abraham
  • 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
  • 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
  • 5 star review  Lunch was great! Found some ingredients I've been searching for as well!!

    thumb Shelley Graham Turner
  • 5 star review  Great local business, very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.

    thumb Julia M Aikens
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