the mothership

East bay Natural Grocers Mothership

East Bay Natural Grocers, Inc. is the mothership company for two locally owned, independently operated and certified green food retailers.

We’ve got two natural foods stores with a whole lot going on.

Alameda Natural Grocery Logo

Alameda Natural Grocery is our flagship store. We opened up in Alameda in the early 2000s and are the original, and anchor tenant of the Alameda Marketplace. We grew a great thing there. 

Castro Valley Natural Grocery

Castro Valley Natural Grocery is our brand new second location. We reprised our role as anchor tenants and brought everything awesome about our Alameda location and more to the new Castro Valley Marketplace.

we dig doing the right thing

For decades, independent natural food stores have been at the forefront of providing healthy alternatives for our communities and the planet as a whole.

While many of the original, sometimes alternative, values have gotten more mainstream, how do we as an independent retailer, continue to advance and broaden our missions?

In 2020, our national retailers association, INFRA, commissioned a film from Story Gorge to share our story. This film that takes a look out our leaders, our philosophies, and our evolving values from how we hire, to dealing with food waste, saving the bees, and advancing representation on our shelves, and in our stores.

We’re Hiring

Want to be part of one of the East Bay’s more exciting and growing mission-driven natural foods companies?

Come join our hive. We’re almost always hiring, and if you’re interested we’d love to hear from you. 

Check out current listings & apply through our online jobs portal.


We have a vision for a better world.

There are guideposts that we believe in to help us get there. Every decision we make as a business and member of the community is shaped by our core values.

We wrote a manifesto about it.

This is what we stand for

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we’re centrally located

Our Alameda location sits in the middle of the East Bay and is easily accessible to the surrounding area.

Our Castro Valley and Tomato Eats locations are at the hub between the East Bay and Silicon Valley.

Can’t make it to our stores? Get a taste of what you’re missing.