Amelia Zimmerman – Loveland, Colorado … Eating healthy is a common desire for many in the Northern Colorado area. Wholesome Bites* was created with this in mind.

“I feel very happy that we can be part of the Loveland community,” assistant manager Sarah Sykora commented. After six months of planning, preparing, and prayer, the store is open to the public.

Wholesome Bites offers a wide selection of plant-based grocery items including refrigerated and frozen foods. From hearty granolas to pizza and empanadas, instant soups, and ice cream, the store offers a variety of ready-to-eat sandwiches, salads, and desserts that are perfect for those looking for a quick meal on the go. The store also sells fresh produce from Eden Valley Farm.

Wholesome Bites opened its doors to the community on June 5. Opening day was a success with over 70 customers coming to visit the store. Community members shared their excitement for the store.

“I think this store is great, it’s so needed,” a customer remarked.

Grab-and-Go items were a popular choice for those who came on opening day.

“My favorite is the lemon bar,” a young customer shared. “I’m so happy that you guys have grab-and-go items because I always forget to pack my lunch!” another customer said.

Sykora stated one of the goals of Wholesome Bites is “to make healthy eating something that is quick and easy.” The staff of Wholesome Bites wants it to be a place where people can come to feel happy, healthy, and whole.

The newly opened store is located at 1213 West Eisenhower Boulevard in Loveland, Colorado. Their hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays.

The store strives to help people in their quest for physical, mental, and spiritual health. The staff of Wholesome Bites can’t wait to see you and solicit your prayers as they seek to serve God in the community.

—Amelia Zimmerman is a volunteer at Wholesome Bites. Photos supplied.

*Eden Valley Wholesome Bites is an independent service not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.