Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mother's Market

Almost every time fiancé and I visit our family in Orange County, we make a stop at Mother's Market on the way back. Mother's is a wonderful and homey-feeling (as the name suggests) group of grocery stores, offering fresh organic and natural foods. There are currently six Mother's stores and one on the way, and they're only located within Orange County. Oh, what I would give to have a Mother's in L.A.! Shopping here is such a treat, because the atmosphere is so welcoming, the staff is knowledgeable and helpful, and you never feel like you're in a big-box store. The prices and selection can't be beat, either; they have just about everything, and you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for it.

To better illustrate how lovely Mother's is, I gathered my favorite photos from their website. I tried to take some of my own with the iPhone, but it didn't go so well. So, as they're marked, all photos are courtesy of Mother's Market.

Mother's Market Irvine. Photo: Mother's Market

One of my favorite things about Mother's is all the wonderful produce. It's always so fresh and beautiful, and it's almost always organic. Check out these great pictures from Mother's website! 

Gorgeous Veggies! Photo: Mother's Market

Produce Aisle in Huntington Beach. Photo: Mother's Market

The health and beauty supply sections are so much fun to visit. They carry all sorts of pretty and natural products that I'm always so tempted to buy, as well as almost any vitamin or supplement that you can imagine. They have everything!

Huge Beauty Section! Photo: Mother's Market

My absolute tippy-top favorite part about Mother's, though, would have to be the juice bar and the restaurant. So much yum. The juice bar has tons of choices, and everything tastes amazing. Also, they list all the organic choices for you on a daily basis, so you can make an informed decision on what you want in your juice. The restaurant has a wide selection of dishes, with bunches of very well marked vegan options. You can't argue with that! I love their sandwiches, as well as the tofu piccata (obviously a favorite of mine). 

The Dining Area in Irvine. Photo: Mother's Market
A Delicious Sandwich! Photo: Mother's Market

We usually visit the Irvine location, but they're all wonderful. This weekend we took a trip to the Costa Mesa store, and were pleased as punch! The juice bar was great, the restaurant was huge, and there was a beautiful salad bar. So much fun. I can't wait to go back! 


  1. i used to love going to mother's market to get their vegan french toast. yum. i'll have to make a trip back sometime soon.

  2. hey, I've been there! Once on the way through LA we stopped there and I remember that the sandwich I got was CRAZY GOOD. We got it to go, and I just remember ooooohing and aaaaahing the whole rest of the drive. I don't even remember what kind of sandwich it was!

  3. That store looks AMAZING! I must make my way up there some time.