Editors' Pick

Best Shop for the Herbalist

Village Green Apothecary

It’s clear from the number of customers inside Village Green Apothecary that we’re not the only ones who like to frequent this 49-year-old Bethesda institution. The buzz of conversation fills the air as longtime staffers and customers chat in the aisles.

The bustling shop provides everything from in-house nutritionists and wellness counselors to pharmacists (who make custom-blended medications as well as fill standard prescriptions) to an array of natural beauty potions and supplements. All of that makes it a must-stop for seekers of good health. We especially love browsing through the latest herbal remedies, vitamins and skin care products—from old-fashioned Thayer’s witch hazel to the locally made Skincando.

The good news is the shop discounts most items—and it will deliver, too.

5415 W. Cedar Lane, Bethesda, 301-530-0800, www.myvillagegreen.com