**NOTE from GlutenFreeTravelSite: We have learned that the Navan Foods retail store will be closing at the end of August, 2011. However, you can still order ONLINE or by calling the number above. We have kept the review below that was submitted by a reviewer some time ago, so you can get a feel for the selection and service offered at Navan Foods.
This is THE place to easily find whatever you need for just about any diet's needs near Virginia Beach. On vacation or living here, this is friendly, helpful 1-stop shopping, for large or small amounts. Owner Jennifer clearly labels all products with easy to read icons of avoidance, making it simple to shop by product banned. She clearly practices safe handling methods. If it's not on her shelves, which it most likely is, Jennifer wants to improve so discuss your needs and she tells you what she can do. She can split orders for best pricing. The weekly newsletter is fabulous, offering coupons, meetings, and all sorts of helpful issues.
"Our mission is to provide the community with a trusted partner to assist anyone looking to better their health through safe food choices in the most socially responsible manner. ... We do the homework…you do the shopping with confidence. We offer you the widest selection of foods to meet your special dietary needs. While the store name refers to allergy free foods, many of the foods are formulated to meet the needs of other individuals with unique food requirements. We also have foods that fit into diets for:
Celiac Disease, Illnesses affected by foods such as Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES), Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EE), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Vegan Diets."
Go to Navan, see for yourself what a pleasant experience food shopping can be. For a map, hours, details, see site link.