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La Sierra University is proud to operate our very own health foods store located right next door to the campus.  La Sierra Natural Foods offers a wide variety of products including:

  • Books on Healthy Living (including Cookbooks and Nutritional Manuals)
  • Bulk Nuts and Dried Fruits
  • Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products
  • Fresh Baked Goods (baked on the premises)
  • Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (including many organic items)
  • Vegetarian Meat Alternatives
  • Gluten-free and Wheat-free Foods
  • Sugar-free Foods
  • Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements
    And so much more...

Drop by the store today to see for yourself all the ways you can live a happier, healthier lifestyle!

Mission Statement

La Sierra Natural Foods is committed to promoting wellness and a healthy lifestyle for its customers:

  • Offering high quality natural and whole foods as well as hard to find vegan and vegetarian alternatives
  • Conducting educational workshops to assist customers in making informed decisions
  • Supporting La Sierra University's mission by promoting the Seventh-day Adventist health message and by providing employment for its students

For a healthy alternative to meat, La Sierra Natural Foods offers a wide variety of meat substitutes that are:

  • Lower in fat and cholesterol than animal products
  • High in protein, vitamins, and minerals
  • Safer for the environment than traditional meat production

La Sierra Natural Foods promotes a healthy lifestyle by providing a wide selection of whole foods, such as seeds, nuts, fresh produce, dried fruit, whole grains, and flours, most of which are grown organically without the use of chemicals or pesticides. Many items are offered in bulk and there are a variety of gluten-free and/or lactose-free products.

Black Bean, Edamame, and Wheat Berry Salad Recipe of the Month

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of water
  • ½ cup dry wheat berries
  • ½ of a 15 oz. can on black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 cup frozen, shelled edamame, thawed
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • Salt & black pepper to taste

Prep: Combine water & wheat berries in a medium saucepan, bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 55 minutes or until wheat berries are tender. Place in a fine mesh strainer, run under cold water to cool quickly, drain. Combine wheat berries with the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 8 hours in advance.

Store Location

11550 Pierce Street 
Riverside, CA 92505

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Directions

Traveling East on I-91 Freeway: Take the Pierce Street/La Sierra University exit, turn left at the stop light, continue on Riverwalk Parkway; turn left on Sierra Vista Avenue (after passing La Sierra University), turn right at Pierce Street, turn right into the parking lot of the store.

Traveling West on I-91 Freeway: Take the Magnolia Street exit, turn right at the first stop light, continue on Riverwalk Parkway; turn left on Sierra Vista Avenue (after passing La Sierra University), turn right at Pierce Street, turn right into the parking lot of the store.