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Live Healthy, Locally

Pizza with roasted red peppers. Photo courtesy Amber Helsel

Pizza with roasted red peppers. Photo courtesy Amber Helsel

Eating healthy is getting easier and easier for Jacksonians. Rainbow Co-op and High Noon Cafe give us easy ways to find good food that's good for you, and they do it with locally sourced products. Rainbow's selection and focus on non-GMO options make it a natural choice for health-conscious Jacksonians who named it the Best Place for Healthy Food and the Best Vegetarian Option in the 2015 Best of Jackson competition.

Here's some of what Rainbow and High Noon offer.


Rainbow Co-op has a large selection of healthy food options and natural products for everything from home care to beauty. Photo courtesy Amber Helsel

High Noon Cafe is probably one of the healthiest restaurants in town. You won't find a single morsel of meat, but you will find options for vegetarians, vegans and the adventurous omnivore. Dishes at High Noon include pizzas, salads, soups and desserts.

Once you've finished cleaned your plate at High Noon, you can step out into Rainbow for some light shopping. The grocery stocks a variety of natural and organic products for pet care, homes and beauty (including organic soaps that you can dispense yourself), and a huge selection of vitamins and herbs.

Rainbow Co-op (601-366-1602) is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. High Noon Cafe (601-366-1513) is open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both are located at 2807 Old Canton Road in Fondren. For more information, visit

Best Place for Healthy Food

Rainbow Co-op (2807 Old Canton Road, 601-366-1602, / High Noon Cafe (2807 Old Canton Road, 601-366-1602, / Bruno's Adobo (127 S. Roach St., now closed) / Broad Street Baking Company (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 101, 601-362-2900, / Aladdin Mediterranean Grill (730 Lakeland Drive, 601-366-6033,

Vegetarian Options

High Noon Cafe, Rainbow Co-op (2807 Old Canton Road, 601-366-1602, / La Finestra (120 N. Congress St., Suite 3, 601-345-8735, / The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen (1200 N. State St., Suite 100, 601-398-4562, / BRAVO! Italian Restaurant and Bar (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 244, 601-982-8111, / Aladdin Mediterranean Grill (730 Lakeland Drive, 601-366-6033,

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