For such a small market, Green Goddess packs a real punch. It is overflowing with healthy options for people who are on restricted diets or for people who just want healthy options. I was super impressed with owner, Kristen Erickson, and her assistant, Grace.
They are friendly, professional and they know and understand their products. They try to source their merchandise locally whenever they can and carry local Whitt’s End raw Greek style yogurt and goat cheeses, Kombucha (homemade on the East Cape), kefir, raw honey, fresh organic eggs, chickens, and coconut water.
They really care about their customer’s needs and rely on feedback to supply customers with hard to find items. For example, they are now carrying Tahini and Miso is on order.
Green Goddess was started by Kristen and her family after they successfully owned and operated Shooters Sports Bar and Restaurant in San Jose’ for 10 years. They say fact is stranger than fiction and this is true in Kristen’s case as she was the mixoligist in her former life at Shooters.
The idea to start a healthy market carrying hard to find (if not impossible to find) items in Los Cabos started snowballing and they now carry 35 to 40 items in bulk so customers can buy as much or as little as they want. They carry herbs, spices, raw nuts, grains, seeds, beans, etc.
There is also a section carrying Super Foods from Peru like Maca which can be used in smoothies. Other products can be used as thickening agents in soups. There are charts of where they are grown, the nutritional benefit and how to use them.
Fresh daily: Green juice, smoothies, muffins, cookies, salads and main courses like lasagna. I was served a smoothie made from Acai berry, which is a Brazilian super food, along with banana and assortment of mixed berries and Spirulina. This smoothie can also be served in a bowl the texture of ice cream and you can top with an assortment of Super Foods such as Gogi berries, bee pollen, cacao, maca, lucuma or nuts, seeds and fruit.
There are all kinds of pasta options and this one caught my eye: sweet potato and buckwheat noodles. They also carry Miracle Noodle Shirataki pasta which is vegan, has zero calories and is soy, gluten and cholesterol free.
They make their own chemical free, paraben free and no additives sunscreen and carry Nucerity Skin Care products, Jason Toothpaste and Dr. Bonner Pure Castille Soaps.
Whew! That’s a lot to take in and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. I am very excited to have Kristen and her family in San Jose’ owning and operating The Green Goddess. I plan to keep you posted on what they have new in the market in my future blogs.
Feel Good! Akiba