'Let food be thy medicine' at these 15 mighty independent health markets in Chicago

by Carrie Bradon | Jan. 28, 2018, 11:30pm |

Chicago Indoor Garden is a farmers' market meets health market meets organic store.

Though born in 460 B.C. well before the introduction of health sciences into the realm of common career paths, Hippocrates provided some of the best and most sensical advice about healthy living; Thousands of years later, many are realizing that simplicity and moderation are the best keys to a life well-lived. Among his best advice was the famous quote "let food be thy medicine," which has become one of the cornerstones of modern holistic medicine. It claims that you can pay for your well-being now, or pay for prescriptions later. 

If you are already convinced you have the power to make smart health decisions, you likely already exercise on the regular, try to limit alcohol consumption, get enough Zs and eat a balanced diet. Fortunately, the last of those tasks is made all the more easy, thanks to the ever-growing demand for health markets which supply you with all of the goodies and gear that you need to feel your best. 

Here are 15 mighty independent health markets in Chicago that you need to check out — after all, it's a new year!

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Chicago Health Foods

22 W. Maple St., Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 642-2220
Chicago Health Foods has a wide selection of all that you need in the areas of supplements and vitamins.

Life Spring Health Foods & Juice

3178 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 327-1023
If you're new to juicing or a perpetual juicer, you'll love the selection of powerfully nutritious ones that Life Spring has to offer. 


1223 W. 18th St., Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 307-7305
Belli's prides itself on always providing its customers with fresh food options.

Bonne Sante Health Foods

1512 E. 53rd St., Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 667-5700
Bonne Health always offers great prices along with a generous selection.

Amish & Healthy Foods

1025 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 278-1717
Amish & Healthy Foods is your go-to place if you want fresh eggs or other farm goods.

Whole Foods Market

30 W. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 932-9600
From its first store that opened almost 40 years ago in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market has become a global leader in the healthy food revolution.

Snap Kitchen

1226 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60610
(773) 770-2784
Snap Kitchen carries lots of prepped foods, but unlike other fast-food options, the food at Snap is healthy.

Monk's Herb Center

4714 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 205-0639
Monk's carries any and every supplement and vitamin you could ever hope for.

Chicago Indoor Garden

4459 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 772-5858
Chicago Indoor Garden is a farmers' market meets health market meets organic store ... a great place to do all your shopping.

Back to Nature

3101 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 463-5758
Back to Nature carries a wide selection of herbal concoctions to enhance your day-to-day life.

My Mighty Meals

324 N. Leavitt Ave., Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 455-0864
Another great option for those who want to eat healthy but don't have time for meal prep.

New Life Health Foods

3141 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 762-1090
New Life will have you feeling more alive than ever with their selection of supplements and foods.

Binh An

1102 W. Argyle St., Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 728-0925
Binh An is a traditional shop where you can buy natural eastern remedies.

Korean Red Ginseng

247 W. Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 763-3963
Korean Red Ginseng is a family-owned business that offers great quality and value.

Elnora's Health Unlimited

10844 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60628
(773) 995-0162
Elnora's is an awesome resource, as they are experts in healthy living.

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