I can't imagine the city without Merz Apothecary. My mother dragged us here as kids (I'm 50 something) and the chemist would look at our various childhood scrapes or rashes and discuss the ointments (in German) with my mother. We treated bruises with Arnica long before "health nuts" here ever heard of it. We would bring the magic home and it always worked. Our family doctor actually recommended this place to us! The smells of the original Lincoln Av. shop is incredible. You'll want to stay in there all day just to inhale the herby aroma. They have toiletries that you can't find any where else. Tabac, Woods of Windsor, Taylor of London, the list goes on & on. They have Dr.Hauschka products that Whole foods never heard of. You should visit the shop just to experience it. You half expect to see Brother Cadfael emerging from the back room. It's out of another era yet there expertise is quite advanced. They have the most polished professional staff, and these people are brilliant. They possess a very rare knowledge of health and healing that is mind boggling. The place is fantastic. I love it!
Pros: Incredible product lines