Convenience stores are commonly stocked with a selection of snacks and beverages that are both inexpensive and unhealthy, but The Goods Mart in Los Angeles' Silver Lake neighborhood aims to challenge this by stocking its shelves with only items that are free from artificial colors, sweeteners, and flavors, as well as growth hormones or disruptors. Rachel Krupa, who is behind The Goods Mart, describes the new store as if "Whole Foods and 7-Eleven had a baby."
In place of energy drinks, customers will find energizing yerba mate tea, as well as slushy machines that dispense kombucha. To offer a better-for-you take on convenience store staples, The Goods Mart reinvents cheese puffs, ramen noodle cups and chocolate bars with healthy ingredient add-ins—like the Paleo-friendly pork rinds seasoned with pink Himalayan salt.
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