Mark & Soodi Kick built the first store from an old gas station and opened its doors on August 9, 1980 at 4568 Peachtree Road (at the corner of Ashford-Dunwoody Road). Prior to Nuts ‘N Berries, Mark and Soodi worked in the field of architecture in the Los Angeles area. One fall they visited Atlanta in the autumn and decided it would be a great place to start a business focused on the beauty of being healthy. Much of their background with health foods and nutrition came from being on a vegetarian diet, and the relative difficulties that arose in locating alternative foods and supplements.
As they pooled together the nutritional
needs of the people in the Atlanta area, they saw the importance of a full spectrum of various special health food diet needs, current research, and information available under one roof.
On October 15, 1980 they opened a café in the office portion of the old gas station. The café was seen as a practical way to introduce healthy wholesome foods from the store to the community. The purpose of the café is to serve samples of traditional and original dishes made with healthy foods and inspire customers to think about and live with the benefits of healthy foods.
In December of 1991, the owners purchased a property for a new building that would expand the capacity of Nuts ‘N Berries. On May 19, 1992, Nuts ‘N Berries was moved into the new facility just down the road, at 4274 Peachtree Road, which immediately brought about an expansion of inventory and regular customers.
The Brookhaven Bistro adjoined to the store is now run separately by Chef Chip and Kimberly Desormeaux. The cafe’s self-determination and downright delicious menu has also led to increased growth, and is bringing in additional foot traffic that the store thrives on.
Because of our focus on personal service and the ever-increasing awareness of the public that natural solutions work best, our store continues to grow well over the 15% average.
These days Mark, Soodi, and the Nuts ‘N Berries Team continue to offer you quality products with that local friendly attention that educates and cares for our community! We thank you for your patronage and interest.
Times Have Changed
Nuts 'N Berries is evolving to meet your needs as a community. We have taken your input to heart and are in the works of transforming into a more gluten-free and raw diet friendly neighborhood store. While other stores are falling behind, we are here to listen and use our knowledge to create a healthier Brookhaven!
Our staff are committed to offering you options which are gluten-free, non-GMO, dairy free; and since we are a local business, we understand the implications of fair trade and we are working with a common goal to support communities.