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Best Herb Store

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Herb Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Ginseng & Herbs
The tree-lined drive through Decatur toward Scottdale is a soothing prequel to the garden of holistic delights at this small and modest herb store. Ellen Chen opened Ginseng & Herbs 11 years ago to carry on the herbalist traditions she learned from her family in China. Although the store does have variousmore...
The tree-lined drive through Decatur toward Scottdale is a soothing prequel to the garden of holistic delights at this small and modest herb store. Ellen Chen opened Ginseng & Herbs 11 years ago to carry on the herbalist traditions she learned from her family in China. Although the store does have various pre-packaged pills and potions, Ginseng & Herbs specializes in personal consultations that require fairly thorough questions and answers, a peek at your tongue and a long listen to your pulse. All hand-mixed remedies are scooped from the intriguing dried flora Mrs. Chen pulls from the scads of wooden doors and cabinets behind the counter. All herbs are imported from China, where Chen says the most-advocated treatments combine Eastern and Western prescription. less...

Best Herb Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
From two Sanskrit words pestled together — seva, meaning service, and ananda, meaning bliss — this community-owned herb and whole-food grocery health stop has been a CL readers' pick for years. Sevananda's member support has kept it afloat since '74, and it is one of the oldest and most bountifullymore...
From two Sanskrit words pestled together — seva, meaning service, and ananda, meaning bliss — this community-owned herb and whole-food grocery health stop has been a CL readers' pick for years. Sevananda's member support has kept it afloat since '74, and it is one of the oldest and most bountifully stocked markets and herb buffets around. Members pay a $100 one-time fee for a lifetime of discount prices, although nonmembers may shop there, too. The herb staff, including one certified part-time herbalist, knows their stuff and can offer counsel for appropriate remedies. The counter displays numerous reference materials that the public is welcome to browse, and herbs, both medicinal and culinary, are sold in affordable bulk prices. (Sev also boasts a hot-food bar and deli that caters mostly to vegan appetites.) less...

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