*Regional Grocer – Southwest, Mountain States – Sprouts Farmers Market


David Johnson emailed us to share Sprouts as his favorite place to shop:

Sprouts farmers market is the best in CO!

Sprouts Farmers Market - US

Though it still has a small town feel, this grocery chain is increasing its presence in the natural food market, thanks to buyouts of other markets like Henry’s and Sunflower Markets in the Southwest. At last check, they had stores in AL, AZ, CA, CO, GA, KS, MO, NV, NM, OK, TN, TX and UT. For locations, see the website below.

In addition to abundant produce, a good bulk department (not recommended for those with highly sensitive allergies), and many dairy-free packaged goods, Sprouts always seems to carry many of the latest milk and cheese alternatives along with a good vegan (like meat-free proteins), at competitive prices. Keep an eye on their monthly and weekly specials – sometimes the sales are so good, they warrant stocking up! They also offer their own branded products, which rival Trader Joe’s in selection.

Website: www.sprouts.com

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. My daughter was just put on a VERY STRONG antibiotic to take for 7 days. She cannot eat any dairy products with this RX. She had a compromised immune system (due to not being able to eat anything BUT dairy because of a ill fitting denture 🙁 !) I went to Sprouts and purchased a probiotic for her to take to help boost her immune system. She ended up this past week at a OB GYN doctor for a serious female problem. The probiotics had sent her immune system into overdrive, woke up all of the bad bacteria and it overwhelmed her system. The medicine (Doxycycline HYC) has Very Serious (possibly) side effects! She can’t chew regular food and she is supposed to have major back surgery due to severe pain (herniated & degenerated discs at l5/s1) Please advise me as to what I can get for her to eat. She is very ill. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide me with.

    A very worried mother, Peggy God Bless!

    • Hi Peggy, did they say “no dairy” or not to take calcium with it? Those are very different. I wish I could advise you, but this is a medical situation, so I can’t say what foods would be appropriate for her to eat. Your physician SHOULD be able to advise the best foods for her to eat or at the least put you in touch with a dietitian immediately to advise. If you are merely talking about getting food in, and she can’t chew, then smoothies and soups are usually a good format for getting nutrition down.

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