The term “Food Desert” is often used to describe the food environment in Newark. It paints a grim picture of the scarcity and inaccessibility of food, most often healthy food in the city. Over the years supermarkets have come and gone, leaving residents with limited places to shop for food. However, despite this fact, there are some food stores in Newark that offer a great deal of healthier food options.
One Newark corner store that offers a variety of fresh produce is Nativo Deli & Grocery. One shopper mentioned that they “come to this store at least twice a week…it is walking distance from my place and they offer produce. Most of the stores around here do not, not as much as they do”. We’re happy to showcase one of the stores that is a part of the Healthy Corner Store movement in Newark.
Check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NATIVODELI