Arrowroot Farmacy & Cafe

Arrowroot opened in 1976 and quickly became known as a great resource for people looking to restore or maintain their health & vitality.  Today, we still share in that same mission! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff is here to help you meet your health goals with a personalized nutrition & supplement plan.

We hope to carry on the legacy left by the former owner Elizabeth Carapico and hope to always make her proud as we continue where she left off. We wouldn’t be here without her!

Stop in our new location at 825 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA (across the street from the Bryn Mawr Film Institute & The Running Store). 

Our hours are as follows:

Monday-Friday 10am-7pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-4pm

Our Commitment to Quality

We care deeply about your health & wellbeing. Our commitment to organic food, pure & clean supplements & skin care is rooted in our desire to care for ourselves, our community & our world.

We are proud to carry brands such as Truvani, Vimergy & Cymbiotika as well as professional lines of supplements from Pure Encapsulations, Designs for Health, Metagenics, Thorne, Klaire Labs & many more.   Don't forget to check out our wide selection of natural skin care lines including OSEA & Lavido, essential oils from DoTerra & candles from Brooklyn Candle Company, Soap & Paper Factory & Sweet Water Decor.

Our Cafe

We love our Farmacy but it wouldn't be complete without our organic, whole-food-plant-based & gluten free cafe.

Our mission is to help people understand that true healing cannot be found in a pill.  The things we do everyday, what we eat, what we think, how we move, handle stress, our social connections and outlook on life all matter to our overall health. Supplements are very helpful when used therapeutically but they cannot make up for a poor diet or other lifestyle choices. 

To that end and to take the guess work out of what to eat, we proudly serve only food that helps promote your well-being!  Try our organic smoothies, delicious homemade vegan salads, soups and sandwiches and for a special treat our homemade Arrowroot vegan & gluten free cookies, muffins and granola (only sweetened with pure organic maple syrup). We also serve organic coffee, remedy teas, & specialty drinks. Stay tuned for cooking classes coming soon!

Meet Our Team

Debbi Niggeman, MS, CNS, Owner of Arrowroot

Owner of Arrowroot Farmacy + Cafe

Debbi purchased Arrowroot in 2016, but was no stranger to nutrition! Out of college, she owned and operated 6 nutrition stores for 11 years. Many years later, she received a MS Degree in Clinical & Integrative Nutrition and is now a licensed CNS (Certified Nutrition Specialist).  She studied plant based cooking and is a strong advocate of following a whole food, plant-based diet.  She is always amazed at the healing transformations that can occur simply by changing what's on your plate. Her greatest passion is seeing her customers/clients heal & she loves creating individualized supplement & nutrition programs to help them achieve their health goals.



Rabia Jones is the herbalist on staff for Arrowroot Farmacy & Café. From a young age, she has been passionate about the healing nature of plants. She has a background growing medicinal plants and gardening. Rabia studied horticulture and botany through the historic Barnes’ Foundation program, while completing a community herbalist training under Clinical Herbalist Ashley Litecky Elenbaas. She went on to study clinical herbalism in Dr. Tieraona Low Dog’s Foundations Program. She has over five years of experience working in the health field, ranging from working in private medical practice to leading herb walks in the Greater Philadelphia area. Currently Rabia formulates herbal products for Arrowroot’s retail space and offers custom formulations for customers and clients.


Kitchen Coordinator

Gracie is our kitchen coordinator and finder of all things! She is currently studying social work and brings a positive energy to Arrowroot that is impossible to describe.  She is extremely compassionate and cares for our customers in the sweetest way. She cheers for us - literally- and makes us all smile!  

Organic Whole Food

Our small cafe serves organic coffee, remedy teas, organic smoothies, our FAMOUS homemade Arrowroot vegan & gluten free cookies & muffins, and delicious vegan salads, soups and sandwiches.