I tried to get away from the bakery all morning, but I kept getting stuck!! Sheet pans to stack, bread to bag, customers to serve!
I joked the other day “I hope I can slip away from my bakery job to the Whole Foods opening.” And a reader responded “Kath, as a blogger it is your job to go to the Whole Foods opening!” I knew I couldn’t miss it
Granola tided me over..
But finally – WHOLE FOODS!!!!!!!!!!!!
To say this store is amazing would be an understatement.
I knew the store was moving. Our tiny Whole Foods was about the size of our bakery! I knew the new store would be pretty. But I had NO IDEA it would be as big, bold and beautiful as it was!!
There are huge walls of wood, local products (well labeled!) everywhere.
A SALT bulk section as well as a DRIED MUSHROOM bulk section!
Check out the bulk granola bar!! I kept turning new corners and finding huge new displays. SO many more products! A whole raw foods section.
DAVE – Shenandoah Joe – was there with local coffee!!
I tasted some coffee, some hummus, gazpacho, shrimp, and WINE! I was in awe. I kept squealing to employees how I felt like I had won the lottery. This is my Whole Foods! I feel so spoiled now. Coming from Charlotte where we didn’t even have one – I’m so excited! Also, it’s closer to my house!!
There is even a full bar area with wine and tons of local Virginia beers on tap – where you can fill a growler! I raved over the cool label and the girl handed me a liter to take home to Matt!!
I went with Allie from work so we sat down to salads before we headed back
Veggies, tempura sweet potato, maple whipped sweet potatoes, lots of kale, curry cauliflower and fruit.
Green kombucha on the side
Back at the bakery now. I left took over the store while Matt took a nap on our office floor! Off to bag some bread.
And Cville, we still have Cinnamon Chip + Cheddar Garlic left! And lots of Pumpkin Muffins!
-KERF, Whole Foods Journalist