Bloomingfoods is a member-owned grocery founded in 1976, serving local, gourmet, organic, health and international foods. Bloomingfoods has three locations; the original store is located at 419 E. Kirkwood Avenue, an east side store at 3220 E. 3rd Street, which was opened in 1991, and a new west 6th Street store (formerly the Encore Cafe which opened on July 4, 2007, at 316 W. 6th Street, with business hours of Mon-Fri 7am-10pm, Sun 9am-9pm, and phone - 812/333-7312.
All three locations feature both a market, and delis with seating, serving a variety of prepared foods. Bloomingfoods offers a large selection of foods for those with food based allergies
The west side store is the site of the former Encore Cafe, which the co-op acquired in May 2002 and continued to operate until November 2006. The cafeteria was running at a loss and the co-op board decided that this was hurting the other activities of the co-op and converted the business to a grocery. A deli and cafe seating still provide in-house and outdoor dining.
The Bloomingfoods location on east 3rd Street houses an IU Credit Union ATM near the checkout lanes.
Membership consists of purchasing a share that costs $90, quarterly and monthly payment plans are available.
Bloomingfoods also operated the Theater Cafe at the Buskirk Chumley Theater from September 2002 through the Fall of 2006. The location is now the home of BLU Boy Cafe and Cakery.
- veggie chips
- veggie straws
- Lindt- Lindor
- ice cream
- sunflower seeds
- fruit smoothies
- peanut butter
- almond milk
- honey sticks