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2951 S 38th St Tacoma, WA 98409
2951 South 38th StreetUSWashingtonTacoma98409
Health Food Store, Cosmetics Store
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Today 10AM–7PM
Sunday 10AM–7PMMonday 8:30AM–8PMTuesday 8:30AM–8PMWednesday 8:30AM–8PMThursday 8:30AM–8PMFriday 8:30AM–8PMSaturday 8:30AM–8PM
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"But only 2 or 3 stars in terms of price, staff, and over all ambiance."
"Delicious fresh juices, yummy sandwiches, and a salad bar to die for."
"Marlene's is the best place for organic, local, and gluten free options!"
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Angela M Molnar
in the last week
Yes although a bit pricey the majority of the staff are very kind and helpful. I make a long drive to go here mostly worth it. Very good store a lot of diversity with everything here.
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John Mccafferty
2 months ago
Options you just can't find anywhere else. Gluten free, dairy free and soy free look no more, numerous choices. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable about products. Deli had some yummy choice s. Did i mention. Organic? Samples to be tried and a large selection of natural and health products that I will need to go back and check out. Check it out yourself and post something as I am not real familiar with everything they have. I actually went here for a blood type testing kit, where else you gonna find that one? One of the staff even printed me a recipe for one of the items they had sampled. Also had a young gentleman there with seasonings that he created and was giving out samples. His stuff was yummy!!! I tried the pork and i know they carry his product line In store SHOP LOCAL try something new
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Baba Brian
8 months ago
If you are looking for Organic foodstuffs this the right place to go,Staff are friendly and very helpful. Start with the supervisor Darcie,Staff at the Delli starting with Jill,Cameo and others.Most of all is Joe who makes sure you get fresh produce,not forgetting Damani with his broad smil.,Mwangi
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Bonnie Hayden
a year ago
I drop in here for a quick lunch now and again. I like the grocery alternatives they provide but really, it's the salad bar and deli I go for. They have many vegan baked goods and all healthy options in the salad bar, not like when you go to some and it's half the bar of pasta salads or coleslaw! I give it 5 stars even though I'm not a regular because when I do go, it's always worth it.
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Amanda Bee
a month ago
4 stars for the good food and pretty gift/spa type items the have here. The salad bar is really good. But only 2 or 3 stars in terms of price, staff, and over all ambiance. Everything is way to expensive. I feel places like Marlenes should do more to show the general population that you can eat healthily for the same price as living off of the typical American diet. Instead of reaffirming the rampant misconception that healthy food = expensive food. The staff are nice over all i guess, but in my experience, they tend to be bland and lack warmth and personality. And while the ambiance is very nice, it tends to feel a little bit affected. Like they are trying way too hard to be the stereotypical new age or hippy place. I grew up in Ashland OR, The most hippy filled town on the west coast, and sky high prices and bland attitudes doesn't represent the entire community they market their product to. Aside from all that, it's a cute little place to get a pricey little lunch.
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Burl Battersby
2 months ago
The deli is great for smoothies and lunch items. The selection of healthful food is great. I appreciate their selection of teas.
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Tono S
a year ago
Overpriced on most items, but they do have some great prices on select items, and sales. Organic produce is more reasonably priced than at unsafe-way or hoggins..etc.(lol) No chemi-sprayed corporate gmo mono-ag here! :D Wish they had protein powder and vitamineral green in bulk. Love the kombucha on tap!!! Always a treat :j
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Chris Pyke
9 months ago
If there is any sort of specialty item that I need I know I can get it here. They have just about everything having to do with natural, organic, vegetarian/vegan. A big bulk section and all sorts of cool products like cooking utensils, water bottles, etc. There is also a bunch of natural/organic hair and beauty products. The only downside is that it is in the Tacoma Mall area and there is too much traffic, and no good way to get there by bike.

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Three Trees Yoga & Healing Arts Center in Federal Way has offered a variety of yoga classes for all ages and levels of ability for 10 years. During that time, numerous other healing modalities have also found a home there. Here, some of those practitioners describe their work in their own words.

Acupuncture
“Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been used for thousands of years to treat disease and restore balance to the body, mind, and spirit. In my practice, I treat each person individually and holistically, designing a treatment plan unique to you.” Robynne Knight, L.Ac., EAMP 206.707.2031

Coach and Counselor
“What story have you created about your life? Our stories help us make meaning of our life and the world around us. What has your ‘story’ or internal dialogue created in your life? For help rewriting your story, contact me, Lisa Christensen (LMHC) at Lotus Counseling.” 253.293.8652

Mindfulness Education
“Mind-body interventions are an effective, evidence-based approach to not only manage stress, but tap into your own innate ability to thrive.” Karen Schwisow teaches mindful yoga and meditation to individuals and groups including 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Resilience Training courses. 253.224.8246

Reflexology
“Reflexology is a Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) modality using gentle and firm pressure on maps of the whole body located on the feet and hands. Found to reduce pain and other symptoms of many ailments, reflexology is also great for health maintenance. Some of my clients find it as relaxing as a full body massage.” Call Linda Frank, NBCR, State and National Board Certified reflexologist at 253.576.9541 or visit www.reflexologyforbetterhealth.com.

Skin Spa
“If you are looking for a quiet relaxing spa retreat then book your next visit at Bumbershoot Skin Spa. We offer top of the line facials, including the Aotūroa Skincare Signature Facial exclusive to Bumbershoot Skin Spa. We offer both waxing and sugaring services, and lash extensions.” Call Brittany Stough at 206.989.2177 or view a menu of her services at bumbershootskinspa.com.

Thai Yoga Massage
“Combining occupational therapy, yoga teaching, and sports medicine with Thai massage training, I offer the generations-old modality, Thai Yoga Massage. Popular for centuries across Thailand and now in the West, it is a combination of acupressure and yoga-like stretching. It’s like having yoga done for you.’ ” Contact practitioner Sandi Koch at 253.318.8651 or at www.Santosa.yoga.

Other healing modalities in the Three Trees Yoga Healing Arts Center:

Ayurveda and Yoga Consultation and Education by Dr. Dhaval Dhru, MD
Hypnotherapy and Life Coaching by Ann Curry, M.Ed
Massage by Susan Matanibukaca, Camille Joly, Bonnie Lee, Antoinette Wright
Mindful Living Yoga Therapy by Janice Sack-Ory
Our thanks to reflexologist Linda Frank, who gathered this information about her colleagues at Three Trees for Sound Outlook.

Read more on the About Us tab at www.ThreeTreesYoga.com
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Before you dig your toes in the sand under the afternoon sun, stock up on the products you need to keep your family safe and comfortable. Marlene’s carries all-natural skincare products from sunscreens and moisturizers to antiseptic solutions, insect repellents, and muscle soothers
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Being new to the Pacific Northwest, I am excited to join Marlene’s to share my knowledge of nutrition and plant-based meal planning as a registered dietitian. I am an advocate for plant-based nutrition and I believe the evidence is clear that plant-based diets help prevent and treat chronic disease, help manage weight and increase energy while being satisfying, sustainable, compassionate, accessible and affordable.....
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#Nettle harvesting is enjoying a well-deserved revival in the Pacific Northwest. Commonly known as stinging nettles, this prickly-leaved plant that stings when touched grows well in our region and is sought-after for its ability to relieve #allergies and for its nutritive content: nettle leaves contain the highest plant source of iron. The flavor is similar to spinach.

Before foraging:
• Obtain permission to forage on private land. Many landowners will be happy to let you pick what they consider a noxious weed!
• Wear protective clothing and the heaviest work gloves you can find.
• Pick nettles away from freeway traffic and where they are free of contamination by agricultural pesticides.
• Harvest leaves early in spring, before seed heads appear. Pick the smallest leaves, starting where the second leaves meet the main stem.
• Use nettles as you would spinach and incorporate the leaves into everyday recipes like lasagna, quiche, soups or casseroles!

Here are 2 great #recipes using nettles!

"Delectable Nettle Smoothie"
by Christie Mae Qualey
makes about 1-4 servings

Ingredients:
2 cups pure water
3-5 leaves kale (organic)
1 small handful nettles, freshly picked
(use gloves!)
2 large mangos (organic)
1 cup Fuji apple (organic)
1 cup ice

Blend kale and apple.  Add water and part of the mango and blend again briefly.  Add the greens and remaining fruit and ice.

"Creamy Nettle Soup"
by Debra Daniels-Zeller
(serves 4)

Ingredients:
1 Tbs coconut or canola oil
1 large onion, diced
1/4 to 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
4 stalks celery, siced
1 head garlic; cloves separated and peeled
4 cups vegetable stock
1 baked potato, skin removed
10 cups nettles, rinsed
1/4 cup light miso
1/4 cup cashew butter
1 lemon, cut into wedges
croutons or grated Parmesan (optional)

Directions:
Heat a soup pot over medium heat. Add oil, onion and pepper flakes. Stir, reduce heat, cover and sweat the onions until transparent.
Add celery and press garlic cloves into the mixture. Stir and cook for a few minutes. Blend in 3 cups of stock.
Purée the potato into the remaining cup of stock. Add it to the soup. Stir in nettles and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until nettles are tender.
Purée soup, no more than 2 cups at a time in a blender.
Blend in the miso and cashew butter. Return to soup pot and heat gently for a few minutes.
Serve with a lemon wedge and top with croutons or cheese, if desired.
Debra Daniels-Zeller is author of The Northwest Vegetarian Cookbook: 200 Recipes That Celebrate the Flavors of Oregon and Washington (Timber Press, 2010). She is a regular contributor to Vegetarian Journal magazine and writes a delightful food blog at http://foodconnections.blogspot.com. She can be reached at (425) 776-4689.
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