Businesses to Shop from on Small Business Saturday

We’re a small business with a big heart! You may not realize this, but NoBull Burger is a tiny, family- and woman-owned business that is working hard to bring better-for-you veggie burgers forward without compromising on quality ingredients or flavor. 

Made entirely from whole food ingredients to encourage a plant-based diet and happier, healthier lifestyle, we are extremely proud of all the work we’ve put into this brand to bring you the best-tasting and most notorious veggie burgers right to your freezer.

We also acknowledge that we wouldn’t have made it as far as we have without the support and encouragement from other small businesses and passionate individuals who help drive us every day. That’s why, we want to take a moment to shout out and elevate just a few of our partners, friends, and favorite businesses that we hope you’ll shop with this Small Business Saturday. 

Small Business Saturday is on November 27th this year, and we want to encourage you to take the opportunity to do your holiday shopping with a small business instead of going big on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Supporting a small business can mean big things for artists, owners, and creators who are making big, local impacts in their field. 

Glen’s Garden Market

Glen’s Garden Market exists to make climate change progress, one bite at a time.

Before founding Glen’s, Danielle Vogel worked in government for ten years, as a policy adviser to both Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate, as well as for the Department of Justice as an environmental litigator enforcing the Clean Air Act. Danielle also comes from a long line of grocers, stretching back four generations. To date, Glen’s has launched 90 sustainability focused food businesses, of which over 55 are woman-owned and nearly 20 were founded by people of color. 

The store generates no food waste and nearly everything on the shelves is sourced locally. By growing relationships with producers, who treat their land, their animals and their ingredients with respect, Glen’s Garden Market is a truly active community center that we’re proud to support!

Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market

Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market is a small, independent, local, organic market, located in Richmond, Virginia, committed to feeding the soul of our community. They believe in inspiring real change through community engagement, starting in Richmond and spreading throughout the world. Ellwood’s strives to be a haven where you can go to slow down, escape from the hustle and bustle, and nourish your body and soul with good groceries.

Their success relies on the happiness of our employees, customers, and in their ability to build strong, personal relationships within the local community. We’re honored to support their cause and stand behind it ourselves! By buying local and organic, you’re not only bettering yourself, but your entire community and planet. Whether you’re just starting your health and wellness journey, or you’re an expert looking to trade tips, Ellwood’s stewards and partners will be there to meet you where you are.

The Friendly City Food Co-Op

A Co-Op is a community-focused operation that uses profits to make a difference locally. Friendly City Food Co-op is a business that’s owned and democratically controlled by a large group of owners in Harrisonburg, Virginia to offer locally sourced food grown and made close to the earth.

They have an amazing selection of bulk spices and herbs, gourmet cheeses, delicious baked goods from local bakers, locally made soaps and lotions, and their very own line of vitamins. Friendly City Food Co-Op also has a pleasant seating area where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or soup and salad if you visit them for lunch. They’re a friendly, neighborhood grocery store with a distinctively modern twist. Friendly City Food Co-Op is committed to growing a healthy community food system, and we want to do the same by uplifting more small businesses!

Foods of All Nations

Foods of All Nations has been a destination location in Central Virginia for more than 50 years! 

They have an extensive variety of imported, domestic, and local foods served to you by a courteous and knowledgeable staff.

With delicacies from around the world as well as from your local farmer, you can find that special ingredient for a recipe or pick up everything you need for your weekly grocery shopping from their store. They also support local producers and offer the largest selection of Virginia-made food in Charlottesville. From the first aisle to their fresh departments, Foods of All Nations is always a little closer to home.

Bodo’s Bagels

Bodo’s Bagels has served sandwiches, salads, and fresh baked NY Bagels since 1988. Locally owned and operated, they have three locations open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their bagels are made from scratch “in-house” every day at each location, and every step, from the mixing of dough to the baking, is done on-premises.

They follow a traditional all-natural recipe, with NO fats, preservatives, dairy or soy, and only use unbleached, unbromated flours. They boil their bagels just before baking because if they’re not boiled first, they’re not authentic “NY style.” Bodo’s bagels offers a variety of smear flavors and every bagel is whole wheat and affordable, starting at 90 cents for one or 80 cents each when you purchase a dozen or more.

Get a hot bagel from Bodo’s, buy a gift card, or recommend them to a friend this Small Business Saturday!

Green Organic Market

Green Organic Market has been an industry leading Health Food Store business since 2016. Based in New York, Their products are made from the highest-quality ingredients to serve you only the freshest and best food in the state. 

See their deli menu online and order by phone to enjoy a delicious lunch. Send a friend a gift card this holiday season or treat yourself and your family to fresh ingredients. Green Organic Market also offers a wide variety of vitamins and health supplements that can boost your energy, encourage gut health, and more. Speak with one of their knowledgeable staff members for help by calling them or stopping by the store!

Shop Small This Holiday Season!

Feel inspired to share the love through locally grown food and recipes that warm the heart? Shop Small! And of course, we hope NoBull will be part of your memories this year. Browse our site for plant-based recipes for Thanksgiving and other delicious options that change our relationship with food for the better. Thank you for shopping small, and happy Thanksgiving!