Organic food stores in Chennai – Part 1

In the last post I explained why you need to stay the hell away from pesticides. If you aren’t convinced or haven’t read it, do me yourself a favor and (re-)read the article… this time, read the studies/publications that are linked to it.

Now for some stores in Chennai that sell truly organic produce.

Green Shoppe, Annanagar, Chennai

No. 2, B-Block,  2nd Avenue,
Chinthamani,
Annanagar, Chennai 600102.

Website: n/a

Phone: 96262 78090

Contact: Hemalatha

  • Fresh produce is available on Fridays, Saturdays & (limited produce on) Tuesdays from 10am. Other items (grains, pulses, oil etc.) available all days.
  • You can pre-order via phone and just pick-up at the store.
  • Prices – Reasonable

ReStore, Adyar, Chennai

No. 27/ 10, 2nd Main Rd.,
Kasturba Nagar,
Adyar, Chennai 600020.

Website: www.restore.org.in

Phone: 98417 66299

Contact: Ms. Radhika

  • Fresh produce is available on Tuesdays & Saturdays from 4pm to 7pm. Other items (grains, pulses, oil etc.) available all days.
  • You can pre-order via phone or email. Contact the store for more details.
  • Prices – Very reasonable (Not for profit organization)

Annai Organic & Natural Foods, Adyar, Chennai

No. 8, 1st Avenue,
Shastri Nagar,
Adyar, Chennai 600041.

Website: www.annaiorganicfoods.com

Phone: 94432 06790

Contact: Mr. Rajendran

  • Fresh produce is available on Saturdays, Sundays & Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm. Other items (grains, pulses, oil etc.) available all days.
  • You can pre-order via phone and just pick-up at the store.
  • Prices – Reasonable

And yes, I did talk to the owners about where they get the produce from and how they are farmed and I am convinced that these are indeed truly organic produce. If you are skeptical (and you should be), please spend a few minutes talking to these guys. Ask them about why they are doing what they’re doing, how the crops are farmed, where they get it from, how they inspect the produce etc etc.

While these are the only three stores I got a chance to visit, interact with the owners and try out, there are plenty more such small stores that sell organic foods (fresh produce, honey, milk, eggs, grains, lentils, ghee, oils etc.) in Chennai especially in the RA Puram, Alwarpet and T. Nagar areas. I will be visiting more stores in the coming weeks and will be sure to share the knowledge. Until then, these three stores should be able to help you go completely organic with the spread they offer. Now if only I can find a place that sells organic meat…!

Seriously folks – its worth the drive and a few extra rupees. Make the change now!

Peace out.

 

 

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5 responses to “Organic food stores in Chennai – Part 1

  1. Kusum Rohra October 23, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Thanks Coach. I’ve already been to ReStore, will check out Annai too.

  2. Rahul October 23, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Raj, between grains and veggies, which has more pesticides ?

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  5. Hayek February 1, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I’m glad I found out about your blog. Any ideas where I can get free range eggs, chicken and grassfed red meat in chennai ? thanks mate.

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