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Thriving Thistle Market, Bistro & Wellness Center

300 W Hickory Street Apple River, Illinois 61001 | 815.594.2080 & 815.858.0490
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Thriving Thistle's mission is to support the community through selling/serving local produce and helping customers with their health journey.

Market: More than a typical gas station! You’ll find your necessary conveniences alongside products and produce from local vendors such as Braveheart Beef, Arnolds Farm Meats, Aunt Beez Greenhouse Produce, Zimmerman Cheese, Roelli Cheese, Pecatonica Beer, Massbach Ridge Winery, and more. 

Bistro: Passionate about creating delicious food from high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, this bistro has something for everyone. Health-conscious options from paleo pancakes and spinach salads to nutrient-dense smoothies. The dinner menu offers gourmet pizzas and  specialty entrees, including diver scallops, shrimp scampi, steaks, and baked or fried cod. Special Diets: Gluten-free pizza crust is available and other special diets can be catered to by calling ahead. 

Wellness Center: At this all-encompassing wellness center, you will find services such as chiropractic care, nutritionists, licensed clinical therapy, reiki, massage, acupuncture, biofeedback, float pods, personal training, a fitness center, and yoga studio. State-of-the-art technology called heart rate variability (HRV) is utilized to create a map of the whole being. From this map, the center's knowledgeable providers will have clear direction on how to serve you with support, care, knowledge, and tools for a lifetime of wellness.

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