Ingredients You Can Trust
For almost half a century, the Whole Earth Center has offered our community a wide selection of ingredients, packaged goods, and prepared foods that promote human wellness and environmental repair. From our 100% organic produce department to our from-scratch vegetarian deli, we aim to make it easier for our customers to eat well and enjoy the finest locally grown produce, locally raised meats, and locally made artisan foods.
Whole Earth Center was created to give the Princeton community real ways to act on the important environmental goals that were the foundation of the very first Earth Day. Together with our customers, we are learning new and better ways to live by first asking, “What’s good for the Earth?”
The Whole Earth has a long history of working with local businesses, non-profits, and community institutions to promote biking, healthful eating, environmental education, and hunger relief. We believe passionately that businesses have a key, and essential, role to play in building community.
Founded in April of 1970, the same year as the first Earth Day, Whole Earth Center is Princeton’s oldest natural foods grocery. For more than 45 years, Whole Earth has provided Princeton with an unmatched selection of quality organic produce, prepared and packaged foods, environmental friendly household products and cruelty-free natural health and beauty.
Fresh, Delicious and Made Right Here
Our dedicated vegetarian culinary professionals use an abundance of fresh organic ingredients to create our unique menu from scratch every day. From fresh-made organic juices, coffees and teas, to world-class vegetarian sandwiches, salads, soups and hot entrees, the Whole Earth Center is making it easier for you to make healthier choices.
Take your selections with you or dine right here. We offer seating inside and on our patio. Our grab and go section is great when you’re on the run or call ahead and we’ll have your order ready to go. 609-924-7421
Baked from Scratch Every Day
Our bakers start with organically-grown whole grain flours. From there - and from scratch - they use organic sugar, local honey, maple syrup and molasses to bake up a wide variety fresh breads and desserts. Our breads include our signature Whole Earth sandwich bread, challah, non-yeasted brown rice bread, and many more. The bakery case is filled with fresh muffins, scones, macaroons, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pie by the slice and a selection of vegan desserts.
* While all of it is delicious, it is not all gluten-free, nut-free, or vegan. All items are made in a kitchen that processes gluten, nuts and dairy.