About Us

A brief history…


Lori’s Natural Foods Center was established in 1981 by Jim Starks and his daughter, Lori. For many years, Jim and his wife Dori had always maintained a hearty garden for themselves and their family, so when the opportunity came for Jim to take early retirement after his 31 successful years at Bausch and Lomb, he put his love and appreciation for wholesome foods into his next adventure! After searching for some time, Jim purchased a small store that originally carried one line of vitamins and a few bulk items. He saw the opportunity, and with his 19-year old daughter Lori as his partner, Lori’s Natural Foods was born!


Sunflowers on a mission


We strive provide you with the most wholesome foods and quality supplements available! In our 14,700 sq. ft. store, we carry a wide variety of foods, produce and supplements to meet the many specific needs of our customers. Our produce is 100% organic, non-GMO, and as local as our growing season permits. We have a wide variety of grocery items, including gluten-free, dairy-free, raw, vegan and vegetarian. We are committed to supporting our local farmers, and proud to carry many other local and regionally produced products. In addition, we are always working to actively increase consumer awareness about the importance of sustainable agriculture.


Lori’s Kitchen


We began Lori’s Kitchen to provide you with healthy, high-quality prepared foods to-go. We have salads, sandwiches, wraps, main dishes and desserts, plus many delicious seasonal items. Throughout the cooler months, we have self-serve homemade soups each day, and come summer our raw food selection expands, with many fresh ingredients from our own produce department! We specialize in homemade vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and raw foods. All products are clearly labeled with allergen information for your safety and convenience. From our kitchen to your table, just grab and go!


Way more than just vitamins!


In our Wellness area, we stock over 10,000 different supplements and herbs from more than 200 companies. We also carry many high quality, natural, body care and beauty items. Our helpful Wellness staff has a combined 160 years of experience in health and wellness fields. They are trained weekly by researchers, formulators and product representatives from across the country.


You are Lori’s Natural Foods!


As an independent, family operated, local grocer, Lori’s is nothing without our community. You, the Lori’s customer, are the heartbeat of our store. We will always go the extra mile to help you find the products and information you need. No question is too strange and no product too obscure, just ask and we’ll figure it out together! Customer service is and will always be our top priority. All of us here at Lori’s give you our commitment to help support your good health, the health of our community, and that of our planet!

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    900 Jefferson Rd.
    Rochester, NY 14623
    (585) 424-2323
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