So, I thought some of you could be wondering what my favorite place in Tyler is to shop, and you might be surprised at the answer. Yes, I love Spinout and Dillard’s and Bridgette’s, but the store where I can spend hour after hour browsing and buying is none other than grocery mecca, Drug Emporium.
Seriously, I LOVE this store. They have recently remodeled their whole grocery section, and they have a huge variety of health and organic foods you can’t get anywhere else in Tyler. They also offer Tyler’s best selection of snack and energy bars, a plethora of vitamins and supplements, organic, goat, soy, and almond milk, a good selection of nut butters, many different kinds of granola, and a wide selection of Amy’s Kitchen foods. A few of my favorites include Oikos Greek Yogurt, coconut water, Amy’s Goddess salad dressing, Barney Butter almond butter, Larabars, Hansen natural sodas, quinoa, steel cut oats, and MUCH more. They even have a table set up everyday with sample cups of a few things so you can try before you buy.
But wait, there’s more. Drug Emporium also carries a HUGE selection of salon brand hair care products. Aveda, Bumble & Bumble, Nioxin, Bed Head, Moroccan Oil, and Sebastian are just a few of the lines they carry. I can stare at the wall of products for hours just trying to decide what the next product to be welcomed into my hair care arsenal will be. There is even a huge OPI display in the nail care section with a great selection of colors. Drug Emporium also offer a wide selection of natural products like JASON, Tom’s and Burt’s Bees.
As you can see, there is much more to Drug Emporium than meets the eye. Hidden behind their nondescript store front is SO much more than a convenience store or pharmacy. Do not judge this book by its cover. However, shoppers should beware. It is easy to spend lots of money in Drug Emporium, but sadly they do not accept credit cards. Make sure you take an appropriate form of payment (cash, check, or debit) with you so you can take some of this fabulousness home with you.