West Auckland has been a little lacking in wholefood stores which include gluten-free products. So I was delighted when I was driving along Portage Road in New Lynn a few weeks ago, and stumbled across East West Organics. I thought I’d mosey in and see what they had on offer.
At the front of the shop is an art/ craft gallery which has a very wide range of items on display in a small space and which made me want to stay and browse for longer. Following on from there is an airy, well laid out space with lots of mid-level shelving. There is a great range of product, and friendly and knowledgeable staff. There’s also a naturopath counter and natural health clinic, and I see from their website that they also run workshops in things as esoteric as beliefs and green smoothies as well as yoga classes.
Their pricing is reasonable – certainly in line with somewhere like Natural Organics – and the range of items includes vegan, organic, gluten-free food products all the way up to items like glass drinking bottles and an assortment of other environmentally friendly products.
East West Organics has a very comprehensive web page here and can also be found on Facebook. If you’re out in New Lynn, have a look – and you can even stop at the cafe attached to the shop, although be aware it doesn’t have the same opening hours as the shop. More about that in a later post.
East West Organics, 34D Portage Road, New Lynn 0600
ph 09 826 5454