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Staff of Life Natural Foods

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1305 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1517
+1 831-423-8632
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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San Mateo, CA
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although equally expensive. We often stop by here to pick up some cracked crabs, always fresh, and some egg, tarragon chicken, orzo and roasted chicken. Excellent butchers. Layout of the store detfies logic, however.

Thank Caliber01
Toulouse, France
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2017

I've been shopping at The Staff for about two years. I shop there less and less. Often the price you see on the shelf is lower than at the register. I take pictures just to show the check person. They apologize, but when this drags on for six months for the same products, you start to wonder if it is... More 

1 Thank BarthalemewL
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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

I went in there after having surgery on my back and on 10 organs in my abdominal region I was wrapped in a body binder, the beauty department staff refused to help me or acknowledge me refused to help me. She rolled her eyes at me. I cannot lift or bend because of my surgery and extensive stitching and staples.... More 

Thank Yasmine N
Santa Cruz, California
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145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2016

Staff of Life offers a great variety of natural foods including rotisserie chicken, deli to-go items, canned and bottled goods, and at a price below Whole Foods. Their best attribute however is their incredible fruits and vegetables. They always seem to look great and taste great. They have a nice big parking lot and a friendly staff too.

Thank Tom H
San Juan Bautista, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

I love Staff of Life! Great organic food selection and vitamin dept. today I got a mocha and bear claw. The mocha was so good. The bear claw was to die for the bakery dept never disappoints. Check them out.

Thank cnjinc
Los Angeles, California
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213 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Great fresh produce, lots of variety if you're a vegetarian or vegan and reasonably priced. I'd shop her over WF any day.

Thank Balkans_Phile
Santa Cruz, CA
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158 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2016

Several months ago, I started an exercise class nearby that ended at lunch time. Within a few weeks, I had zeroed in on Staff of Life's lunch prepared food bar as the ideal spot for lunch. Most days there are 6-8 soups/stews, a dozen hot entrees, more than a dozen hot sides, and a full salad bar. Entrees include beef,... More 

Thank JimBrown
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

gahhhhh!!!!!!! why do I live in Ohio?!?! I walked to this place every day for everything..things I didn't need, just reasons to go. Iced Americanos with hemp milk. kombucha on draft. and that's even before entering the store. there is everything a person like me (organic/fresh/wonderful) could possibly want. it was like a vegan celebration down every isle, I couldn't... More 

1 Thank vrronica
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2015

Our rental house is only a mile from this terrific market, so we walk or bike over almost every day. Wonderful selection of produce and other healthy foods. Great for picnic selection. Nice snack bar with delicious smoothies.

Thank sonnecj
Los Gatos, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

The little coffee stand in Staff of Life Market has the best coffee in Santa Cruz, they serve Alta Coffee from Davenport. I've tried all the others and this is the best, they even do the pretty steamed milk designs on top. Try it and then you can buy the wonderful coffee inside to try it at home. So happy... More 

1 Thank cdarcey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1517
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-8632

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?