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Good Natured Market and Cafe

209 South Raleigh Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401
304-262-9978
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Ranked #1 of 131 Restaurants in Martinsburg
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Description: Good Natured Market and Vegetarian Cafe:In 1930, my grandfather, Emmett Wilbarger, built and ran a small gas station just outside of Bridgewater, Virginia. He sold farm fresh eggs, crates of cheese and locally made potato chips. With the advent of franchise driven stores, the independent gas station became a thing of the past. I guess I must have subconsciously missed that old store. With that in mind, Good Natured came into being. Jim and I opened our store in October of 2007. Our original intent was to become the neighborhood general store, specializing in eco-friendly products. In reality, today's "eco-friendly" really looks a lot like the things that my family sold - local, simple and well made. Over the past five years, I've come to realize that food is the driving force here at Good Natured, from the groceries and produce we sell to the homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts prepared in the cafe. Our beautiful old Victorian house is filled with good stuff for your house. We carry a little of everything....garden seeds, water filters, sandals, homeopathics, vitamins, key chains, toothbrushes, shampoos, essential oils, candles, incense, towels, socks, t-shirts, jazz, blues, reggae, folk & alternative rock CDs, water bottles, sprouting seeds, chocolates, organic coffee, bulk herbs, grains, beans, flours, local milk and eggs. If you are traveling it's a great spot for an extended break. Shop and then enjoy our "own" vegetarian burgers, a refreshing chai or our new Banana Chocolate Lava Cake. Everything is "made from scratch". We make the best grilled cheese, summer tart and vegetarian reuben in West Virginia....or so I'm told. We serve local beer and wine. (Gluten-free and Vegan) On some Saturdays we're open later as we welcome local bands and musicians from far away. It will be time well spent!
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Description: Good Natured Market and Vegetarian Cafe:In 1930, my grandfather, Emmett Wilbarger, built and ran a small gas station just outside of Bridgewater, Virginia. He sold farm fresh eggs, crates of cheese and locally made potato chips. With the advent of franchise driven stores, the independent gas station became a thing of the past. I guess I must have subconsciously missed that old store. With that in mind, Good Natured came into being. Jim and I opened our store in October of 2007. Our original intent was to become the neighborhood general store, specializing in eco-friendly products. In reality, today's "eco-friendly" really looks a lot like the things that my family sold - local, simple and well made. Over the past five years, I've come to realize that food is the driving force here at Good Natured, from the groceries and produce we sell to the homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts prepared in the cafe. Our beautiful old Victorian house is filled with good stuff for your house. We carry a little of everything....garden seeds, water filters, sandals, homeopathics, vitamins, key chains, toothbrushes, shampoos, essential oils, candles, incense, towels, socks, t-shirts, jazz, blues, reggae, folk & alternative rock CDs, water bottles, sprouting seeds, chocolates, organic coffee, bulk herbs, grains, beans, flours, local milk and eggs. If you are traveling it's a great spot for an extended break. Shop and then enjoy our "own" vegetarian burgers, a refreshing chai or our new Banana Chocolate Lava Cake. Everything is "made from scratch". We make the best grilled cheese, summer tart and vegetarian reuben in West Virginia....or so I'm told. We serve local beer and wine. (Gluten-free and Vegan) On some Saturdays we're open later as we welcome local bands and musicians from far away. It will be time well spent!
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

On one of our monthly ladies gathering we went to this restaurant. It isn't a huge place but the food is freshly made with locally supplied ingredients. The cooks magically make some really good dishes. It is vegetarian and we all enjoyed the lunch that day. There is a little grocery store attached with lots of goodies to buy.

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Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stopped here for lunch while passing through Martinsburg. Their cafe is wonderful -- my wife found it a welcome alternative to the highly processed fast-food offerings you often get on the road. She loved their dinner salad, and I enjoyed their sweet potato falafel. It is likely the best such place in the area. The store has a good... More

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Martinsburg, WV
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our options for organic, healthy, food is so limited in this town. It's a shop, it's a restaurant, and as both, it is fabulous.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Absolutely wonderful. Who would of thought that this kind of quality and menu could be found here. No offense but this town is not known for it's culinary skills, but, this place could go against any big town restaurants. Unique menu, great prices, great food and lots of interesting things (food items, spices, art, etc) to shop or look at... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This place is a one of a kind restaurant and store all in one. There is a great upbeat vibe to the place. From the chalkboard menu display, to the live music, the casual atmosphere is great. Even though there is a touch of that new agey feel, it is still hip and modern enough to really make you feel... More

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

All the food is delicious, healthy and well prepared. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the store has a wide assortment of interesting things - including lots of indie music. The service is good, friendly, and efficient. This is not a fast food place, so allow time for your food to be prepared. The excessively slow service that kept me... More

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Shenandoah Valley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I never would have believed anyone would be able to open a vegetarian restaurant in Martinsburg and make a success of it, but Pam has and that is not the only surprising thing about this wonderful restaurant. The menu is vegetarian and offers several vegan and gluten-free options. Many of the ingredients are from local farms, dairies, or orchards. The... More

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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

was what hooked me. Every nook and cranny of that old house is full of something cute, tasty, or useful. They offer Local produce and meat, organic soaps and lotions, candles, clothes, medicines, groceries, etc. I even found a supplement that i thought i was going to have to buy over the online. They sell local beers at the cafe... More

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GoodNaturedCafe, Owner at Good Natured Market and Cafe, responded to this review

We offer a 20% discount on your next meal in our cafe if you are dissatisfied with our service. Warm regards, Pam Smith, "The Owner". More

Martinsburg, West Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The food is fabulous as well as the little store. It's like a diamond in the rough. The service is a little slow, but very friendly. If you are in a rush, I wouldn't suggest eating here. If you have time to relax, then I suggest this quaint little place.

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Luvtravels33
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39 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We recently learned that Good Natured added a breakfast menu and decided to pick up breakfast on our way out of town for a trip. As usual, we loved the food. The vegetable frittata was delicious, and my spouse enjoyed the egg sandwich so much that we ate in the parking lot before getting on the road.

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