Best Health-Food Store - 2012
The Water Brewery
You know a place is serious about health benefits when it boasts its alkaline water on tap as "triple vortexed and double resonance vortexed," but the Water Brewery isn't a quackery store. In a county dominated by Mother's Market and Whole Foods, this Costa Mesa spot has asserted itself with a small but vibrant collection of health products, from toothpastes to water-filtration systems, as well as the amazing raw cupcakes of Raya Belna. An added bonus: Almost everyone here—from the staff to the customers here—is beautiful or cute, so the shopping aisles double as a singles bar bar-none.