I have a real problem with so-called "vitamin and health" stores who sell nothing but creatine, gimmickly weight loss pills and artificial energy bars. But the dispensary at Bastyr Center for Natural Health is a welcome retreat from all of that junk.
The Bastyr staff truly know about natural health (it's connected to their clinic), and everything there is really high quality. Not only can I find lots of herbal and homeopathic supplements for every ailment, they also have a Chinese dispensary, where you can fill prescriptions for Chinese herbal formulas right there on the spot.
I love that I can also find cool gifts (like cards and handmade silk scarves from Thailand), gorgeous beauty products and healthy snacks while I pick up my daily vitamins. Overall, Bastyr offers a gimmic-free shopping experience and is a great addition to this side of Wallingford/Fremont.