Nature's Grocer

Great food.  Great staff.  Relaxing Environment.

Your gluten free market, cafe and bakery since 2007.  

Visit us and taste what gluten free should taste like.


Location                                Store & Kitchen Hours
81 East Street                        Mon - Fri   7am - 7pm
Vernon, CT 06066                Sat - Sun   8am - 6pm
(860) 870-0020                    

Our Team

Our History

From adversity comes the seeds of creativity

Nature’s Grocer was established by Bob and Sue Spector upon their respective retirements from careers in Hospital Administration and Teaching. Long-time foodies and Tolland county residents, they were looking to create a natural foods option for shoppers east of the river.

A few years ago Sue was diagnosed with Celiac disease and as a result needed to completely rethink food choices and approaches to dining out. It quickly became clear that the opportunities for baked goods outside the home were virtually non-existent.

Bob, a bake-a-holic, immediately began his quest to create appetizing baked goods that non-celiacs could appreciate as well.

In 2014, Bob and Sue decided to retire, again,  David and Kelly Boudreaux took over the helm and since then have continued to build upon the amazing foundation Bob and Sue started.  Committed to bringing delicious, gluten free baked goods and prepared foods, Nature's Grocer continues to be enjoyed by celiacs and non-celiacs alike.  The baking staff was recently recognized as one of the best Gluten-Free Bakeries in the "Best of Hartford" poll in 2016.  With an amazing staff, incredibly talented bakers and chefs, they hope that you will find Nature's as just as special, and delicious, too. 

They hope that Nature’s Grocer will become a community based natural foods shopping experience!