More than a few months ago I was in Illinois for a house-sitting job and to visit with family and friends. While there I had quite a few opportunities to see exactly how plant-based (vegan) friendly the Tri-Cities area is. I was surprised by my former home area and how many options that were available. These are simply places I loved and wanted to share. Enjoy!
If you’re still driving from Batavia to Wheaton or Naperville to go to Whole Foods, stop. Fruitful Yield is right on Randall and there’s a good chance they have what you need.
Truth. I am still subscribed to some City of Batavia ‘update’ emails from when I lived and worked there. I love keeping up with what’s going on back home!
So, I was curious when I heard about Fruitful Yield. Batavia actually has a health food store? So often it’s just another fast food joint (2 recent ones being Chick-Fil-A and Golden Corral). So…good job Batavia!
Fruitful Yield is like a combination of The Vitamin Shoppe (which I frequented in Geneva) and Whole Foods. There’s a more-than-decent selection of supplements, natural beauty products (many were vegan), non-refrigerated food items, refrigerated food items, and produce.
I was incredibly impressed with their selection of non-dairy milks, yogurt, and cheese. They had all the favorite brands out there.
They even had raw food snacks from Go Raw!
As well as Hail Merry’s amazing raw food desserts, fermented sauerkraut, and miso! Miso in Batavia. I don’t even know.
Though I didn’t get a picture of the produce, they had a small but nice selection of seasonal and non-seasonal items. There were plenty of greens, cabbage, apples, and more.
While there I picked up some of Daiya’s chive and onion cream cheese, chocolate chips, deodorant, and toothpaste. If I still lived in Batavia I’m sure I would be there once a week.
Definitely add them to your errand list when you’re out amongst the Randall road craziness.
Fruitful Yield is located at 155 North Randall Road, Batavia, IL 60510. Phone: 630.897.3490 & other IL locations.
Batavia friends, have you been to Fruitful Yield yet? xo