Rising Tide Natural Market In Glen Cove, New York

The Rising Tide Natural Market, located at 42 Forest Avenue in Glen Cove, New York, has been providing the latest and greatest health foods and nutritional supplements to the Long Island community for over 36 years. This was long before the existence of the supersized health food markets such as Whole Foods and Wild By Nature which we have today. It is my strong opinion that Rising Tide should get the recognition that it deserves and, hence, I give you this post.

Although I have been shopping in Rising Tide for many years, my great appreciation for this local market did not develop until I became a vegan about 3 years ago. At that time, I was interested in following a vegan macrobiotic diet. Where did I first go to stock up on my macrobiotic supplies? You got it…Rising Tide. I can clearly recall scrutinizing the items on the store’s shelves. The store owner must have sensed that I was in need of help and immediately directed me towards the area specifically designated for macrobiotics. Although he didn’t strike me as the type to eat seaweed and umeboshi plums, he instinctively knew what I was looking for and pulled the perfect packages off of the shelves for me. What really impressed me was his offer to order any items at my request which were not stocked in the store. Now that’s what I call service!

My stint with macrobiotics only lasted for about six months, although I continue to eat many macrobiotic foods such as miso soup, azuki beans with kabocha squash and nishime (ie. slowly stewed vegetables). I can always find macrobiotic items at Rising Tide, in addition to other great vegan products. They have an incredible stock of bulk foods in dispensers, including grains, beans, nuts and granola. I love the tamari roasted almonds.

You could find just about any health food item you may be looking for in the store, including packaged beans and seeds, non-dairy milks and cheeses, nut butters and “you name it.”

Rising Tide only sells fresh certified organic produce of which there is an abundance.

The best part of the store is the prepared foods’ section in the back where you can get freshly made juices and smoothies. The lunch specials are amazing and reasonably priced. You have to go onto Rising Tide’s facebook page to see what the specials will be for the following day.

In addition to the lunch specials, there is a wide variety of freshly prepared foods. The vegan, raw vegan and vegetarian prepared foods are clearly marked with little signs.

My favorite prepared foods are the kale slaw, the seaweed salads and the black bean quinoa burgers. I never leave the store without these prepared foods and a box of veggie burgers.


The store also has a very large selection of vitamins, powders, herbs and other nutritional supplements, as well as some wonderful natural personal care products. Brand names  include Dr. Hauschka, Aubrey Organics, Burt’s Bees and Anne Marie Borlind.

If you live in the vicinity of Glen Cove, then I’m sure you’re already familiar with Rising Tide. If not, I strongly suggest that you visit this neighborhood market for some wonderfully prepared health foods, a quick lunch, juice or smoothie, or for any other health care products. You won’t be disappointed!

The store is open Mondays through Fridays from 9am-8pm; Saturdays from 9am to 7pm; and Sundays from 10am to 6pm.


  1. I think Rising Tides is terrific. Their prepared foods are wonderful, and yes, they have ingredients that are difficult to find in other stores. Also, they couldn’t be more helpful — I’m glad to support this great local resource!!

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