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Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op and Cafe
Ranked #39 of 89 Restaurants in Rockland
Price range: US$3 - US$10
Cuisines: Cafe, Soups
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Dining options: Lunch
Reviewed 13 May 2014

took my hubby there on our recent trip to Maine...found it by accident. .small, serve yourself then pay, had homemade organic soup and pizza. We both enjoyed our lunch, my husband especially liked his Miso soup. Coffee was good too. I enjoyed wandering around the healthfood store after eating at the tiny café area and watching the traffic go by and the ferry and marina area coming to life for spring. The store had tons of stuff on offer, including wine and beer, a lot of which looked very appetizing...very laid back place, glad we happened along...will go back on another trip!

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

while its hit or miss on the food, depending on who is cooking i was leary after watching folks & kids with colds , sniffles and so forth breathing into the soup kettles and apalled to see snadwiches and other foods out unprotected and fondled by all

Thank bill r
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Kevin G, General Manager at Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

Bill R.- We are so very sorry that you had that experience at Good Tern Co-op. We care very much about the health & wellness of our patrons. We apologize if we lacked in care and attention to the things you pointed out. We have been serving the greater Rockland area for many years and have most recently experienced a period of strong growth that continues month after month. This is no excuse for poor service or lack of care and is by no means our intention. We are continuously looking for ways to improve our service and operations. Our deli has been growing consistently at the rate of 20-30% over the course of the past several months and it is our goal to continue to offer healthy, local, organic and tasteful food. I shared your concerns with one of our deli reps and we will do our best to come of with solutions that improve the service of our growing prepared foods department. Thank you and please come again.

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Wide ranging organic produce section. Lots of healthy food and snacks. Good selection of supplements, personal products and gift items for those wanting a healthier choice. Soups, sandwiches and other fast meals to eat there in the cafe section or to-go. Really nice and helpful staff.

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Reviewed 15 June 2013

We stopped in and wanted to purchase something from the cafe. Several employees ignored us for an unreasonable period of time so we moved on down the road for sandwiches. Looked like a lovely co op with good produce and specialty items, but I have never been in such an unfriendly one. Usually co ops are friendly and fantastic.

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BlueBlinds, General Manager at Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2013

We are so very sorry for your poor experience. Good Tern Co-op has been at it since 1980, serving up great food and offering a quality selection of local and organic food products. We have seen a sharp trend toward growth over the past two years and are doing our best to meet up with demand. We aapologize for our lack of attentiveness. We are in the midst of a store reset and hope to improve each department of the store. The cafe is one of the areas we would like to focus on. As it is now we do not offer items to order. Everything is pre-made and self-serve either in the to-go cooler or on the counter. The least we could have done is acknowledged you, welcomed you, and helped you find what you needed. We be been told we are one of the area's most friendly and community-oriented co-op's around. Sorry we didn't live up to that reputation with you. Please come again and we will do our best to make it up to you.
Sincerely,
Good Tern Co-op General Manager

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Reviewed 28 April 2013

I drop in here every time I don't have time to pack my lunch for work. Wonderful organic produce, and always something good and healthy for lunch at a reasonable price. Not a huge selection, but easy to find gluten free, vegan or vegetarian.

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