People’s Certified Organic Produce Dept. offers the very best in local, regional, and specialty fruits and vegetables. Strawberries are ripe for the picking, heirloom tomatoes are bursting with flavor and plump juicy grapes are perfect for lazy afternoons. Rich, creamy avocados make the perfect topping for crisp leafy greens, while fresh cilantro, parsley, and basil liven up your evening fare. When you buy produce at People’s, you support organic farmers, help protect wildlife habitats and, because we are customer-owned, invest in your community.
People's specializes in a full selection of organic groceries, all without artificial colors or artificial preservatives. We offer gluten-free, dairy-free, raw foods, as well as unrefined sweeteners; nut and grain beverages; canned beans and soup; cereals, crackers and cookies; bottled juices, teas and sodas; nut butters, honey and jam; a wide variety of cooking oils, vinegars, marinades, and salad dressings; pastas and pasta sauces; chips and snacks; baking supplies; baby and toddler food; seasonal treats; condiments; as well as international and specialty items. Our staff is committed to assuring that you find everything you need each and every shopping trip. People’s offers a special order service for items by the case and most of these cases receive a 10% discount.
People's Award-Winning Deli offers a large array of home-style and gourmet dishes, prepared fresh daily. All items are prepared on-site and feature organic ingredients. Daily menus include soups and stews; fruit, vegetable and grain salads; delicious dressings and dips; sandwiches, wraps, entrées, and pizza; as well as fresh hummus, tofu "cutlets" and tempeh "nuggets." In addition to a variety of foods, a standard entree menu is also served; please see below.
People's in-house Bakery creates delectable treats including muffins, breads, cookies, pies and dessert bars. The bakery also features dairy and egg-free, special-order cakes for all occasions! We cater, too! Stop by for your morning cup of Fair Trade coffee or tea, paired with a freshly baked biscuit. You can also enjoy filling breakfasts, light lunches or hearty dinners at the inside dining area, or enjoy the blue sky while snacking at outside patio seating.
People’s Perishables Dept. offers fresh baked bread, gluten-free bread and rolls; whole grain pita, tortillas, and wraps; as well as fresh-made sandwiches, burritos, and lasagna. We also offer daily-pressed juices; kombucha and probiotic drinks; flax and hemp seed oils; cultured raw vegetables, pestos, hummus and salsas; pasteurized and raw dairy products, including cow and goat milk; as well vegan alternatives. All cheeses are free of animal rennet. Frozen foods are plentiful and include frozen meals, pizzas, veggie and nut burgers; vegetables, fruits, and smoothie packs;, and breakfast and dessert items. People’s offers a special order service for items by the case and most of these cases receive a 10% discount.
People’s has the largest Organic Bulk Food Dept. in San Diego! Popular items include a vast variety of grains and rice; beans and peas; granolas and trail mixes; shelled and unshelled nuts; pastas and flours; seaweed, dried mushrooms, and sulphur-free dried fruits; along with Fair Trade chocolates, candies and sweeteners. People’s also offers bulk maple syrup and bulk locally sourced honey; cooking oils and tamari; whole bean coffees, and grind it yourself peanut and almond butters; miso, olives, and bee pollen. People’s also offers an additional 10% discount on all bulk special orders when large (25 to 50 pound) quantities are ordered.
Wellness and Body Care
People’s Wellness Department specializes in high quality products including Mega Foods, Source Natural, Solgar, Rainbow Light, Country Life, Vitanica, Jarrow, Floradix, Health Force, Host Defense, Paradise, and many more. Additionally, we offer a complete selection of prepared herbal remedies that are certified organic and/or ethically wildcrafted from Herb Pharm, Gaia, Planetary, Paradise, and more. Our homeopathic section includes single remedies, combination remedies, salves, creams, and flower essences. The Bulk Herb Dept. features more than 100 varieties of organic herbs and spices. Along a collection of plant-based cosmetics, the Body Care Dept. features locally hand-made products as well as popular brands including Dr. Hauschka Cosmetics, Weleda, Evan Healy, and Dr. Bronner's. An aromatherapy section features single and blended essential oils, with a focus on certified organic or ethically wildcrafted and rare oils from Aura Cacia, and Veriditas. People's Wellness staff are always happy to show you around and help you find the appropriate remedies to meet your needs.
Home, Gifts & Bulk Body Care
People’s Home & Bulk Body Care departments are filled with a variety of unique, petroleum-free and cruelty-free items, including bulk shampoos, soaps and lotions; kitchen items and canning tools; books, incense, a variety of one of a kind gifts; organic cotton clothing, and more! The Co-op also provides a variety of cruelty-free, non-toxic, and highly effective household cleaners. These products do the job without harming the environment and are produced without animal testing. People’s offers a special order service for items by the case and most of these cases receive a 10% discount.