Thank You East Bay Express Readers for voting the El Cerrito Natural Grocery the Best of the Bay 2023 Best Natural Foods Store! We applaud our El Cerrito Team on their efforts!
It’s all about us!
The Richmond Standard is talking about The Natural Grocery Company, our origins and evolution. Check out the article.
The El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce is featuring The Natural Grocery Company in their February 2022 Byline!
Check out the entire Byline on the Chamber of Commerce Website
Thanks for your support!
Thanks to everyone who has made the sacrifices necessary to get us to this point! You will notice some changes in our stores the next time you visit.
Hand sanitizer will be available at the door for anyone who wishes to clean their hands before and/or after shopping. It is no longer a requirement but it is strongly encouraged.
We will no longer be limiting the number of customers who can enter the store at any given time but please be respectful of other shoppers personal space and don’t crowd anyone.
Customers who are vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks while shopping but are encouraged to do so until they are comfortable sharing indoor space with un-masked patrons.
If you are not vaccinated for Covid-19 you must wear a mask while inside any of our locations. This is for your safety, the safety of others and the current California requirement. By entering our stores without a mask you are self-attesting that you have been vaccinated.
The board of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, or Cal/OSHA, voted on June 17 to approve new rules, which now allows fully vaccinated workers to go without masks at work. Governor Newsom has signed an order, which makes Cal/OSHA’s new rules take effect immediately. Our Natural Grocery Company rules will change to follow the new Cal/OSHA rules, starting Friday, June 18. Fully Vaccinated employees have the option to not wear a mask. Of course, any fully vaccinated employee can continue wearing a mask. Employees who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear a mask.
Self-serve Bulk is back! Our Bulk Departments have been given the green light to re-open self-serve bins. Things will look a little different and it will take a bit of time to transition the entire department. Our plan is to have items that are traditionally cooked in open scoop bins while foods eaten as-is will be in the gravity feed dispensers. Dried Fruits will remain pre-packaged. You may bring your own clean containers to fill. Please have a cashier weigh your clean, empty container before you fill it!
The Annex will now have indoor and outdoor seating available! Our menu is expanding and a separate announcement will be made about all the changes you will see there.
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Actually this has been in the works for quite some time and we have now filed applications with the Department Planning & Development for City of Berkeley and California State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for permission to sell wine, beer and cider at The Berkeley Natural Grocery. It will still be months before we know if we have the approval to go forward but perhaps by early 2021 we will be able to increase our offerings to the public. The focus will be on organic, sustainable and small producers of alcoholic beverages.
We are reinvesting in The Berkeley Natural Grocery and have switched out the doors and shelves of our dairy refrigeration. Our formally gold doors were bought used when Berkeley Natural Grocery first opened in 1982.
Between Wednesday night and Thursday morning the transformation took place. Our dedicated employee/owners with assist from Massone Mechanical, Inc. worked to get the change done between closing and opening of the store to the community.
Massone Mechanical of Alamo, CA provides service and maintenance of refrigeration and HVAC equipment to the Natural Grocery Company. We have been working with them for more than 25 years! As a family owned and operated business specializing in commercial refrigeration since 1990, their expertise includes but is not limited to walk-in coolers, freezers, ice machines, and chillers. In addition, they design and install custom refrigeration systems for a variety of applications.
We are happy to introduce our new doors! We hope you will enjoy the upgrade.
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Hot Soup has returned to The Annex! We will have one or two hot soups available each day that you can take out. Just order at the counter and we will pack them in a container for you. Just check out our Twitter or Facebook postings for what is available each day or call The Annex at 510-526-5150 and ask.
We are scooping Three Twins Ice Cream and Mr. Dewie’s Non-dairy Ice Cream at The Annex!
Even though we are no longer selling pints and quarts in the market we still have a supply of your favorite Three Twins Ice Cream flavors available by the scoop! So if you are missing your Dad’s Cardamom or Lemon Cookie here is your chance. The Annex is scooping seven days a week 9:30am to 7pm!