Ellwood Thompson's

Grocery Store, Health Food Store, and Restaurant
Carytown, Richmond
  • Emily V.
    "Also, the Greens Supreme II juice is absolutely delicious."(4 Tips)
    Brittany M.
    "The baked tofu on the salad bar is my favorite!"(6 Tips)
    xander s.
    "Vegan hot wings in the hot bar were great."(16 Tips)
    Troy F.
    "Local tofu + beer; Miyoko's vegan cheese; an amazing hot bar."(2 Tips)
106 Tips and reviews
  • vegan food
  • salad bar
  • greens supreme
  • organic food
  • new blanchard
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  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BeckApril 30, 2014
    Best breakfast in town! Add to that breakfast for vegan, vegetarian, organic, allergic and more! Out door seating If you walk w/your dog! Dog friendly!! Crystal loves the organic vegetarian dog food!
  • Troy F.
    Troy FarmerDecember 21, 2015
    I live in LA now and lived in NYC for years; this is still one of my favorite stores for vegan-friendly groceries. Local tofu + beer; Miyoko's vegan cheese; an amazing hot bar. They set the bar high.
  • Emily V.
    Emily VerillaJune 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My best guy friend loves one of the mini bottles of Almond Breeze in the drink cooler mixed with two of the RAW Protein single serve packets. Also, the Greens Supreme II juice is absolutely delicious.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MorrisonJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The tofu salad at the deli is amazing & only $4.99/lb! Also you can buy san pell soda by the case here. The hot bar is good but sometimes should be called the lukewarm bar.
  • Emily V.
    Emily VerillaJune 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    $3 off coupon for RAW Protein tubs right now! And the tubs are already on sale. Plus the little packets of hemp hearts are delicious on the go and added to yogurt!
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BeckAugust 16, 2013
    Great hot bar dining for special dietary restrictions! Our little allergic baby was born vegan .. So ET's is an easy fix for lunch !
  • Christina K.
    Christina KJuly 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Think globally buy locally! They have tons of alternative options for gluten free, flour free and vegan. I love this place and will be back often
  • Emma P.
    Emma PriceJanuary 21, 2015
    The curried chicken salad wrap is fantastic. If they don't have one premade they can make you one- build your own wrap for only 5.99!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DawsonNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Love shopping and buying local - wish they'd get their costs down, easily a 20% premium over same products in other stores. No comparison online. Tim's deodorant - $7 in store, $7 for 6 pack on amazon
  • Jason S.
    Jason StruckFebruary 3, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Breakfast bar is 7.99/lb. it's not hard to fill your plate with bacon and eggs for $5. Free wifi for looking up the health benefits of a high fat diet: gratis.
  • Joe C.
    Best produce, not to pricey, I mean you get what you pay for here which is locally sourced fresh and organic produce.
  • Merle C.
    Merle CuthrellAugust 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You must try Soy Delights Tofu Chicken Nuggets and don't forget the Vegan Ranch. Both are to die for. They sell out, go early.
  • Taylor B.
    Taylor BrannanJuly 20, 2012
    We like the hot bar! Lots of delicious ethnic food to try out! Also the juice bar is a nice change-up for breakfast.
  • abigail.
    abigail.September 15
    They carry my favorite local tofu (twin oaks) and have several local honeys available.
  • Will W.
    Will WeaverMay 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    One of my go-to places for gluten-free food. They carry Rudi's bread, probably the best brand of gluten-free bread.
  • Donna D.
    Donna DeSantisSeptember 7, 2015
    Love Ellwood Thompson's is great! Love the organic foods, soaps everything! Great place!
  • Pat R.
    Pat RainesDecember 28, 2012
    Blood orange sorbet and i even saw Whiskey & pecan ice cream. A little pricey but i might have to try it!
  • Kelsey G.
    Kelsey GDecember 3, 2014
    Customer discount if you walk or bike to the store. You can also get another discount if you bring in reusable bags for your groceries.
  • L.F. R.
    L.F. RuizJune 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Okay, I get the whole healthy bit. But this place is seriously over priced. I bought these Chia seeds that retail for $2 less than the manufacturer in Richmond. That's 20% mark up. Got to a local mkt
  • Natasha M.
    Natasha MandelMay 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing breakfast bar (try the veg gravy) and the chai kombucha is to die for!
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WMarch 30
    Love their variety of vegan and organic options, both prepared and frozen.
  • Etenesh B.
    Etenesh BrownApril 21, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If the parking lot is packed and crazy when you get there please please please follow the arrows. It's slightly annoying but really keeps congestion down.
  • Kendall A.
    Bakery section is full with allergen friendly options!!! Vegan desserts everywhere!!
  • Gigi M.
    Gigi MonroeMay 6, 2012
    This is a conscious eater's paradise.... The largest selection I've seen anywhere in the country, by far!!
  • Lorna P.
    Lorna PinckneyOctober 6, 2014
    Best place to find fresh local produce and health food in the dowtown area!
  • Jeffrey B.
    Jeffrey BarreroFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great and the juices mmmmmmm a little hard to get used to, but overall its great.
  • Mode Comfort & Air Quality /.
    Mode Comfort & Air Quality / G. Todd RiceApril 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The restrooms in the back closely resemble the restrooms in a roadside gas station. Only use if you absolutely have to go.
  • jonathan g.
    jonathan gambillFebruary 14, 2014
    Love shopping here...safe bet for healthy alternatives and natural food.
  • hadola
    hadolaMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Coffee bar now open for lattes, espresso and tea. Juice bar open too.
  • Emily S.
    Emily SchetmanAugust 31, 2014
    Awesome place. Try the lemon cookies from the bakery!
  • Keedy J.
    Keedy JDSeptember 11, 2012
    Buy your spices and seasonings from the bulk sections and save!
  • Megan
    MeganMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place to do some grocery shopping if you're vegan or looking for some organic food.
  • gungho guides g.
    gungho guides gunghoguides.comSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Another Ellwoods expansion coming soon! If you miss Ellwood's Cafe, don't worry, they're going to incorporate the cafe into ET once the remodel is finished! (Coming Feb 2012)
  • Susan D.
    Susan DawsonDecember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome salad bar! Add some nutritional yeast for a super tasty salad.
  • Blanchard's C.
    Blanchard's CoffeeOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ellwood Thompson Market is one of the best places to buy fresh Blanchard's Coffee in Richmond!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DawsonFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Pro tip: park in the satellite lot and take the shuttle over.
  • Rene M.
    Rene MathenyNovember 8, 2012
    It was really great . We ate dinner there and did some shopping. Great pricing.
  • LululemonRVA
    LululemonRVAOctober 1, 2010
    Great selection of coconut water lately. We love the kind in the glass bottle with the green label.
  • Kristel P.
    Kristel PooleMay 15, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Vegan sausage gravy is yummy and the new Blanchard's is amazing!
  • S R.
    S RAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    One of the best places to pick up fresh roasted Blanchard's coffee--best coffee in RVA
  • Kyra O.
    Kyra OliverApril 25, 2010
    If they still have it, try the salmon with the roasted tomatoes, raisins and cardamon (warm, lemony, sweet and fresh herb).
  • Billy P.
    Billy PettingerOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    recommend the hot bar over the packaged sandwiches n wraps. just sayin.
  • A Rose R.
    A Rose RossJuly 19, 2012
    Health Food Store. People who go here swear by their food and service. But their selection is just not as good as Whole Foods for me.
  • Nick D.
    Nick DawsonNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Check the craft beer section - often gets hard to find new releases.
  • S R.
    S RMay 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Get a cup of Panama Boquete Volcancito Estate coffee from Blanchards local roastery!
  • Grant M.
    Grant MizellFebruary 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sami's - the best Gluten-free by the loaf! Also, often sold out.
  • Robey Martin
    Robey MartinNovember 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Samosas. Hot Ethiopian Buffet. Hot Indian Buffet. Do them all.
  • Brittany M.
    Brittany MullinsFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The baked tofu on the salad bar is my favorite!
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MoranApril 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring your growlers. You can now fill them here!
  • xander s.
    xander sJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Vegan hot wings in the hot bar were great.
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