Manchester, Connecticut
(860) 646-8178
Manchester Parkade Health Shoppe

An Oasis for Learning & Achieving Optimal Health


Shop here. Feel better.

Live A Healthy Life With Our

Natural Products
Caring Service
Cutting-Edge Health Information

Healthy Food, Health Food Store in Manchester, CT

The Manchester Parkade Health Shoppe, the largest independent, family-owned health food store in the Greater Hartford area,  is a true oasis for learning and achieving optimal health. 

In 1956, we started as a Liggett-Rexall Pharmacy.  In 1970, we transitioned to a full-service health food store.  We were founded by Michael Dworkin, PD, CCN, a Connecticut Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Registered Pharmacist (1928-2017).  We are well-known for providing cutting-edge information, caring service, and an abundant variety of affordable natural products.

Our knowledgeable staff includes our owner, Erika Dworkin, who is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, and Kyle Ledonne, a Culinary Nutritionist.

Our 8000+ items include vitamins, herbs, homeopathy, sports supplements, natural body care, gluten- and other allergen-free foods, books, and green cleaners. We discount many of our high quality leading national brands every day, and offer a well-loved Loyalty Card with Rewards Points.

We would love to help you achieve your health goals!  Contact us with your health and product questions.


Health Tip

Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia are distinct syndromes that present very real, overlapping physical and psychological challenges. A 5-pronged natural approach to their symptoms includes:

Pain & Inflammation   Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, curcumin (BCM95), and magnesium malate

Adrenal Fatigue    B-Complex, Vitamin B5, adrenal/spleen glandulars, NADH, L-carnitine, and CoQ10

Immunity  Vitamins A & D, AHCC (a mushroom extract), zinc, astragalus, thymus extract, L-lysine, and probiotics

Depression  5HTP and SAMe

Lifestyle Changes  Daily moderate aerobic exercise, healthy diet, stress reduction techniques, sleep management, chiropractic care, and acupuncture

Michael Dworkin, P.D., M.S.
Reg. Pharmacist, Cert. Clinical Nutritionist
CT Certification No. 232
Available for Consultation By Appointment


Health Coaching Tip


Diet can significantly impact immune function, especially because 70-80% of immune system cells reside in the small intestine.

To foster gut health, the body should be kept in the proper acid/alkaline balance. The correct ratio by volume is 25% acidifying to 75% alkalizing foods. It is generally important to eat a diet that contains both alkalizing and acidifying foods. Allergic reactions and other forms of stress tend to produce acids in the body. The presence of high acidity indicates that more of your foods should be selected from the alkalizing group. 

Most Vegetables, Green Foods
      & Vegetable Juices
Most Fruits
      Includes Tomatoes
      Excludes Cranberries
      Eggs        Whey Protein      Tofu
      Almonds   Lean Chicken      Millet
      Flax Seeds         
Teas:  Herbal, Green, Bancha, Ginseng
      Apple Cider Vinegar   
      Dairy-Free Probiotics


Why Shop Here?

8000+ Items - 3500 Square Feet
Vitamins •
Sports Supplements
Health Books
Body Care
& Allergen-Free Foods
Fresh Refrigerated Nuts & Fruits

Loyalty Card With Rewards Points

Every-Day Discounts

Knowledgeable Staff Committed to Our Customers Since 1956

Caring service. Every day.

Cutting-Edge Nutrition Information

Family-Owned With A 
Homey, Old-Fashioned Feel


Ask Us About Natural Ways To Manage

      •Anxiety & Stress
      •Blood Sugar 
      •Blood Pressure 
      •Brain Function & Focus
      •Candidiasis (Yeast) 
      •Eczema & Psoriasis
      •Heart Health
      •Hormone Health
      •Prostate Health

         ... And So Much More! 






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 Buy Our Loyalty Card!
One-Time $5 Purchase *
Life-Time Membership 

20% Off*  All Non-Sale Vitamins
10% Off*
All Non-Sale Body Care
5% Off*
All Non-Sale Food

Earn Rewards Points On All Purchases!
$30 In Purchases = 1 Point = $1
To Use Toward Future Purchases

Buy The Card Today
Get Discounts Today
*No Renewal Required.  Card & Points Do Not Expire.  Discounts May Not Be Combined With Any Other Offer Except During Flash Sales.  We Reserve the Right to Change or End This Program at Any Time.


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15% OFF Entire Purchase

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Spreading the Super-Savings Throughout the Year!

*No Annual Renewal Required.  See Below for Card Details.  Current Loyalty Card Holders Earn Rewards Points On All Purchases During Flash Sales.  


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  Our Mission
To educate our customers about nutrition & healthy lifestyle options
in order to empower them to improve their quality of life & longevity with choices they feel are right for them. 


Shop here. Feel better.  How can we help you?
(860) 646-8178
Call Us Today With Your Health & Product Questions

Proudly Serving

Andover | Bolton | Coventry | East Hartford | East Windsor | Ellington Enfield | Glastonbury l Hartford | Manchester | South Windsor l Vernon West Hartford & More
We Special Order & Ship Anywhere

Convenient Hours of Operation

Monday–Saturday 8 am - 9 pm
Sunday  9 am - 6 pm
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas



Content By Manchester Parkade Health Shoppe © 2010, all rights reserved.   Reproduction or retransmission of any of the copy on this site is permissible only if credit to the author and the Manchester Parkade Health Shoppe is provided. The statements on this website are for informational purposes only, have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and are not intended to take the place of the advice of a physician.  You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health conditon.  None of the natural remedies on this site are intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  When seeking to address a serious condition using natural remedies, it is important to work with a professional highly experienced in alternative modalities who can diagnose and treat you.