Luci's Healthy Marketplace in Phoenix: What We Bought, What We Skipped and What We're Still Lusting Over

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What We Bought: With a full restaurant and coffee bar inside, there are a lot of choices to make at Luci's Healthy Marketplace. The retro-vibed grocery is easily the cutest, hippest place in town to pick up a slab of organic butter. Although the produce section was pretty small, we weren't too concerned because we went straight for the bakery case anyways. We couldn't decide between a big old frosted cinnamon roll ($3.89) or a lemon bar($2.29)--both baked by Urban Cookies, so we stuck with a cold-brewed toddy ($3.50) to amp up for the shopping ahead.

Some must grab items for summer (yes, summer) snacking are light and healthy Davis Lewis veggie chips ($2.99), Spindrift sparkling juices and ades ($2.49) and finally, AZ Pops' lavender berry lemonade ($2.79). Luci's also has an impressive selection of gluten-free cookies so we tried out a new brand for us, which was also called Lucy's ($5.39) and came in sugar, chocolate chip and oatmeal varieties. Finally, we got pulled in by the cutesy packaging on Barb's Gourmet Beans, so we grabbed some lentils for $4.99.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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