Our Store | Our Values | Our Mission

The Business Itself

Since 1989, Debra’s Natural Gourmet has been bringing health, deliciousness, and a sense of mission to West Concord and the surrounding communities.

In 2001, we expanded to fill our current space.  In 2014, we celebrated a quarter-century in the community.

In 2015, we were named Retailer of the Year (a.k.a. “The Best Health Food Store in the Country” award) by Whole Foods Magazine.

The People

Debra Stark was raised by a mother who used natural remedies, grew her own vegetables, and ground her own grains.  The author of three cookbooks, founder of Stark Sisters granola, and a community resource on cooking and nutrition, you can still walk up to Debra in the store she built.

Today, Debra is joined by her son, Adam, and a team of almost 50 other geniuses and superstars.   Store GM Jim Leahy has worked in health food stores for more than 40 years.  Our Supplements & Bodycare staff have a combined 165 years of experience in natural medicine.  Our kitchen wins awards.  Farmers work in our produce department.

producNatural Selection

If it’s on our shelves, it’s been thoroughly vetted to some of the strongest and most thoughtful standards in the industry.  Affordable staples.  Exotic flavors.  Specialty ingredients for specialized diets.

bulk, packaged, and fresh foods  |  organic produce year-round  |  grass-fed local meats & cheeses  |  over 200 herbs and spices | holistic bodycare from head to toe  |  extensive selection of vitamins and herbs  |  green household products & organic pet food  |  small gifts and local artisan crafts  |

We Cook for You

Our kitchen wins awards.  It’s not just technique.  It’s not just the recipes.

More than anything, it’s ingredients.  We don’t skimp.  On anything.  We use the same extra virgin olive oil in our kitchen that we sell in our store.    The same raw cacao.  The same charcuterie.  The same grass-fed butter.  The same organic produce.  We make our own stock.  We roast our own garlic.

We offer a full menu 7 days a week.  We cater events large and small.


Our staff has more than 165 years experience in nutrition, herbalism, homeopathy, naturopathy, aromatherapy, Chinese & Ayurvedic medicine, etc.

We are committed to quality.  We take a national leadership role in rigorously vetting our suppliers.

We are committed to honesty and transparency.  We inform & advise.  We never overstate or oversell.