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Huckleberry

The Herne Bay strip welcomes a new go-to for all things health and wellbeing.
By Margie Cooney
January 12, 2017
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Huckleberry

The Herne Bay strip welcomes a new go-to for all things health and wellbeing.
By Margie Cooney
January 12, 2017
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From the people behind Grey Lynn's Harvest Wholefoods and Royal Oaks' Huckleberry, comes another installment of wholefood, grocery goodness, this time joining Herne Bay's prime strip for food and café culture, Jervois Road.

Taking up a coveted position on the corner of Jervois and Ardmore Road, Huckleberry establishes itself as a go-to stop for all things health and wellbeing. From fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as organic and dietary specified goods (gluten/dairy free/sugar free/paleo etc.), made-while-you-shop organic Kokako coffee, pantry staple requirements and organic household necessities, Huckleberry has truly positioned itself as a major player in the Auckland health scene.

The aesthetic of the store is bright and clean, and staff seem friendly and always ready to help with queries about the healthy options on offer. It's the perfect local grocer for those with specific dietary needs, but doesn't exclude anyone interested in simply making more sustainable lifestyle choices. While relatively small in size, (especially in comparison to the Royal Oak store), Huckleberry Grey Lynn stocks enough for necessities and boasts an exponentially nicer environment for enjoying a sit down coffee or snack if you need a quick break from the daily rush. Fridges of coconut water, kombucha and cold-pressed juices (among other things) offer respite for thirsty shoppers, while food cabinets with salads, sushi rolls and even organic pies are there to satisfy afternoon hunger pains.

The Huckleberry brand has been providing wholesome living options for Aucklanders since the '90s, and it's great to see their expansion spurred on by growing consumer desire toward more sustainable lifestyles. It stands as testament to the fact that healthy living doesn't have to be inconvenient, hugely expensive or burdensome, with stores such as Huckleberry creating simple ways to make the switch to organic and local produce. Whether you're a diehard health enthusiast or a proud skeptic, head in to make the most of a temporary members card promotion, offering 10% off purchases, and see why Huckleberry has grown to claim a well-deserved place in the heart of Auckland's trendiest suburb.

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