Okay, so it's off the beaten path. But this is EssEff, what would be more appropriate?

Vitamin Express is a great place for vitamins (duh), supplements, healthy snacks, lotions, aroma therapy, gum, and more.

Why is this one of the best places to shop in SF? Well, it's family owned and operated, there's a wide selection, and the staff really, really knows their stuff. I mean, if you want an informed opinion on the best echinacea, you'll get an , an informed and helpful one, not a sales pitch.

If you need stocking stuffers for your favorite health nut, body builder, dieter, or aficionado of homeopathic remedies, you couldn't do much better -- and the staff will know exactly what to recommend.

SF at 2047 Fillmore and 1248 Irving
Berkeley at 1400 Shattuck Ave
Menlo Park at 45 Camino Alto
Mill Valley at 877 Santa Cruz Ave
Hours vary - usually open between 10-6