In 1978 friends and family who practiced yoga together joined their resources and talent to start Mother’s Market & Kitchen, a natural foods market and restaurant. They wanted to provide the community with vegetarian foods and related lifestyle products that were not readily available at other stores. What began in 2,500 square feet in Costa Mesa has grown into 7 Southern California locations, serving over 50,000 people a week. The Huntington Beach store followed in 1984 and surf city has embraced what we do. Irvine, a developing community, was in need of a natural foods market and Mother’s answered the call in 1996. Four years later, the Laguna Woods Mother’s opened.

With customer requests and encouragement from the Santa Ana City Council, we opened to rave reviews in Santa Ana in 2008. It is our largest store – so far – we are so pleased to be able to offer even more of all that is available in natural foods. In August of 2009, we opened in Anaheim Hills, and quickly followed up with our newest store in the city of Brea.

Over the years, Mother’s has gained a reputation for having all the best products for specialized diets, top quality local and organic produce, the county’s largest selection of supplements and all at a great value! Organic, non-GMO, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, low carbohydrate, low-glycemic, low-fat, low-salt and more... Mother’s has something for everyone.

Our mission statement - Truth, beauty and goodness manifested in the context of natural foods markets and restaurants – continues to guide our growth. Mother’s is committed to the community, our employees, shareholders, vendors, manufacturers and all of the customers that have loved and supported us all these years. Thank you! More to come...


Remembering Bruce Macgurn

After a brief but debilitating illness, Bruce Macgurn, Mother’s Market & Kitchen’s founder and leader, passed away on November 24, 2015. While we are sad that he won’t be here to see the bright future of Mother’s, we are filled with gratitude that he was so devoted to the Mother’s Market & Kitchen mission: Manifesting Truth, Beauty and Goodness in the context of a natural foods store. His life and leadership was a gift that will continue to give to all who love Mother’s Market & Kitchen.