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Live Well: Natural and Organic Food Stores in Bejing

One of the best reasons to visit Beijing is the food culture. China has an incredible wealth of culinary traditions and you should be able to sample each of the 8 main schools of cookery in the capital; as well as a host of sub-schools and localized variations of dishes. Until recently there was little choice available to Chinese consumers regarding the product used in food preparation. Today as the Chinese middle-class becomes increasingly sophisticated there is a rising demand for organic foodstuffs.

Organic fruit and vegetables uses no pesticides or herbicides during the growing phase or after it is been harvested. Organic meat, eggs and dairy is free of additives of any description and animals are raised naturally.

De Run Wu Grocery Store (Derunwu) 北京德润屋

De Run Wu Grocery Store

Derunwu store sells organic fruits, vegetables and seasonings. Fresh vegetables arrive at the store every Monday and Friday. To place an order, email giyunliang@vip.163.com for a list of seasonal vegetables, and be sure to submit your request three days in advance. Affordable home deliveries.

Address: Suite 813, Danshui Xiaozhen, A3 Shunhuang Lu, Chaoyang District
Hours: 10:30 – 18:30
Phone: 010 8459 0809
Certifier:USDA,QAI,OCIA,JAS,BFA,IFOAM
Percentage of Organic Products:75%-80%

Green Dot Dot (Diandian Lu) 点点绿

Green Dot Dot

Greendotdot, which originated in Hong Kong, sells certified grains, drinks, processed Chinese traditional medicine, organic snacks and a variety of tasty cooking ingredients, including raisins, dried figs, blueberries, apricots and walnut kernels. Organic products of Green Dotdot is also available in Lohaocity, Huarun OLE Supermarket, Hualian BHG, Pacific Century Plaza Supermarket, Jenny Lou’s and April Gourmet.

Address:B1-12 Ginza Mall, 48 Dongzhimenwai Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Phone: 010 8454 9825, 010 8454 9245, 010 8454 9289 (offering home-delivery services, free inside the fourth ring road if the bill is more than RMB 200)
Hours: 8:30 – 22:00
Percentage of Organic Products: 80%

Beijing Well Full Food Co.,Ltd. 北京五丰行食品有限公司

Beijing Well Full Food Co.,Ltd.

Most of Well Full Food products are from the organic farms in Henan province, and some are imported organic products. Products range from grains, meat, condimnts to drinks and fungi. Ordering can be made through their website or by phone.

Address:outside market complexes, 4 Xinchunxiu Road, building 20, Xingfu Ercun, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Percentage of Organic Products:98%
Hours: 9:00 – 18:00
Phone: 010 6491 8887

April Gourmet 绿叶子食品店

April Gourmet

April Gourmet carries certified fruits, vegetables, grains, eggs, drinks and condiments, with decent cheese, bread, and wine selections. They will deliver within 2.5k (1 1/2 miles) for purchases over ¥50 ($7). Their best-stocked branch is opposite On/Off.

Open Hours: daily 8:00 – midnight
Lido Branch
Add: 102 Richmond Park Leisure Center, Fangyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District
Phone: 010 8247 8116
Sanlitun Branch
Add: 1/F, Just Make Building (Jiezuo Mansion), Xingfucun Zhonglu, Snalitun, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Phone: 010 6417 7970

Lohao City 北京乐活城

Lohao City

This is a specialty grocery store with several convenient locations selling a wide range of certified organic health foods and other natural products.

Percentage of Organic Products:60%
Phone: 010 8459 4332 (Home delivery service is available)
Hours: 9:00 – 22:00

Jingshun Lu Branch
Address: 52 Jingshun Lu, Chaoyang District
Phone: 010 8459 0134, 010 8459 4647
Chaoyang Park Branch
Address: B4 Haoyun Jie, Chaoyang District
Phone: 010 5867 0265
Shuangjing Branch
Address: 10A, Bldg 5, 76 Nan’er Lu, Baiziwan, Chaoyang District
Phone: 010 8772 4133

Jenny Lou’s 婕妮璐

Jenny Lou's

These small supermarkets are a haven to expats, selling a great assortment of certified domestic or imported organic food at expectedly higher prices than local supermarkets. The Lido branch has the best wine selection, while the Sanlitun and Chaoyang branches have better cheese and deli counters.

Hours: Daily 7:00 – 22:00

Sanlitun Branch
Address: 1 Sanlitun North Street,Chaoyang District
Phone: 010 6461 6928
Chaoyang West Gate Branch
Address: West gate of Chaoyang Park,Chaoyang District
Phone: 010 6501 6249

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