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Cathy says ...
I love the breakfast pizza! There is always a new variety with eggs to try. Yummy with fresh fruit and an iced mocha. Fresh Foods is such a wonderful neighborhood addition!
05/06/2009 2:15:35 PM CDT
Rebecca says ...
My six year old who has been going to WFM since he was 5 months old and I love the salad bar and other seasonal fruit (blackberries,raspberries,and watermelon). The Metro Mint Water is one of my favorites as are the beautiful flowers. The aroma therapy candles and Kiss my face bath products especially Stress relief are both great additions for a total sensual experience. My son belongs to the Kids club. He sometimes helps to bag our purchases and is treated as part of 'the village' when we go to Whole Foods. The personnel are generally the nicest and most helpful and knowledgeable people in the community. This kind of shopping atmosphere is a wonderful gift.
05/06/2009 2:18:33 PM CDT
Deborah girard says ...
Mothers day should start off with a lovely cup of Whole Foods coffee, w organic half and half. Of course a Pacifica candle rose scented lite for the start of the day til end.. fruit - red grapes - blueberries - green grapes crousont w/ preserves Lunch is - organic cabernet, organic wild scottish salmon salad of fresh greens/vegetables I will start off with some aromatherapy scent of peppermint - sit in a sauns with rose oil on my hands from Aura Cacia! Happy Mothers Day to everyone, no one would be around if it was not for the MOM'S of the world! May my mother rest in peace..
05/06/2009 2:19:00 PM CDT
Sarah says ...
Love the flowers at Whole Foods. It's one of the only places in my area I'm able to find ranunculus. Other favorites that come to mind... hair care products by Giovanni, brownie bites from the bakery, milk in glass bottles from Cedar Summit Farm (local vender in Twin Cities area), and chocolate bars by Green & Black's.
05/06/2009 2:20:59 PM CDT
Ayna says ...
We love Whole Foods for all the great things they do to help the local farmers and growers. We exclusively shop at WF every wednesday where we also pick-up our CSA package from a local CSA. As a mom of a 2.5 year old I always look forward to our WF trips as our son loves to push his own little small-sized cart into which he puts an array of fruits and veggies that he likes (usually apples, cantaloupe and carrots). I love looking through the beauty and health section and purchasing organic, earth-friendly products to use as a family. We also love the seafood section as we rely on fish and grains for most of our protein. All in all, the whole experience of shopping at WF starting from the great customer service to the amazing, fresh produce is always a treat for me, any time of year, wether it be Mother's Day or just another day in the calendar!
05/06/2009 2:21:54 PM CDT
Jennifer Bravo says ...
My daughter and I are learning to eat healthier as I need to lose weight due to health reasons. Whole Foods has been a great help! The staff are ready and WILLING to answer my many questions. I enjoy the lactose free selections which unbelievably taste good. Being on a fixed income, the prices were surprisingly affordable.Keep up the good work you have, loyal repeat customers in myself and my 11 year old daughter for years to come!
05/06/2009 2:21:55 PM CDT
Kara says ...
I refuse to get my produce from any other store! For freshness and taste, it's the farmers market, or Whole Foods. Thanks for carrying raw goodies as well. The "Two Moms in the Raw" granola you stock is unrivaled :)
05/06/2009 2:26:37 PM CDT
Tiffany says ...
I think walking mom around Whole Foods on a tasting day is the ultimate. or how about taking a store tour? Crazy I know but when I went on a vacation with my mom we went on a tour at 2 different Chicagoland locations! It was a cool bonding experience and we got to taste so much. I am vegan which my mom doesn't understand so much, but the guided tour allowed us to taste some of the freshly prepared items in the bakery, prepared foods, deli, etc. and I made sure she tried the vegan items to expand her tastebuds.....her vegan understanding vastly enlarged after those trips. Thanks WF! You do a super job.
05/06/2009 2:27:55 PM CDT
jelena says ...
there are so many great things about whole foods market.to mention a few...i love that there are no artificial sweeteners, etc in the foods. i love the wide selection of organic produce to choose from. i esp.love the wide selection from the dairy section. though i am allergic to dairy, i keep alot of fresh dairy on hand for nutritious snacks for my family. we love plain yogurt or cottage cheese with added fresh fruit. anything with probiotics is a plus. my kids esp like to have all natural or organic milk with lots of their snacks and meals. thank you whole foods for giving us all the good for you options.
05/06/2009 2:28:00 PM CDT
Heather S says ...
Our tradition on Mother's Day and birthdays in our house is breakfast in bed. One of my favorites from Whole Foods are the mini whole wheat bagels, smoked salmon, fresh fruit and fresh squeezed oj. The mini bagels are the perfect breakfast when toasted with smeared with cream cheese and a slice of lox. And served in bed by my husband and my 4 yr old would be a dream!
05/06/2009 2:29:03 PM CDT
Wendy OBrien says ...
Needless to say- the produce. Always a variety of mushrooms, different lettuces, and oriental veggies. It's the area of the store I go to for inspiration when I have no idea what I want to make for dinner. Next recommendation: in the Health and Beauty area- DermaE face cream. Specifically the DMAE-Alpha Lipoic C-Ester Cream. I am 53 years old and nobody thinks I look it. Hopefully my son Chad sees this and makes a wonderful dinner on Mother's Day with veggies from Harry's and wraps up some face cream... hint, hint.
05/06/2009 2:31:27 PM CDT
Wanda says ...
Marcona almonds and the BIG chocolate cookies from the bakery--yum, yum, yum!
05/06/2009 2:32:08 PM CDT
Wendy OBrien says ...
I think I had my email address typed in wrong--
05/06/2009 2:32:38 PM CDT
Mandy says ...
On special occasions, like mothers day, my husband and I like to take our son and go to the park. We stop by Whole Foods to get some food, snacks and things to drink and we go enjoy the park. We love picking up things that are a little gourmet and stuff we don't usually eat. We get a few salad type dishes at the deli, and we pick up some fancy cheese that looks interesting. We also raid the bulk food isle for snacks (not all for the picnic), and a grab some organic fruits. We check out the chip isle for some interesting chips - Blue chips often end up in our cart, and I love the 365 Everyday Value sandwich creams. Then we each pick a different bottled drink and share so we can try all three.
05/06/2009 2:34:32 PM CDT
meghan says ...
I love going to whole foods because I know that I am getting the freshest best quality products. I make my sons own baby food and as soon as I walk in I can see all of the fresh fruits and vegetables that I know my son will love. I also enjoy getting a little treat for myself while im there...the fresh baked oatmeal cookies are a favorite!
05/06/2009 2:37:47 PM CDT
KarenS says ...
Three favs popped to mind immediately! Dr. Hauschka's Lip Care Stick goes on smooth and not at all waxy. The stick lasts a whole lot longer than the waxy lip balms because a quick swipe is all it takes. And everyone loves a kiss from Mom when her lips are soft ;). My next fav is Domaine des Coccinelles Cotes du Rhone wine. It's organic and doesn't give me a (hive) reaction that most wines do. Very appropriate for Mother's Day! Lastly, Laloo's Black Mission Fig Goat's Milk ice cream. Bless those people at Laloo, and a huge OMG for this!
05/06/2009 2:39:59 PM CDT
Rhoda says ...
My Mom is deceased so she never discovered Whole foods. However, since my parents were organic farmers in Pa before Organic was "IN", I know she would have loved the store and choices. For a quick Mother's Day supper, I suggest a slice of a whole grained bread, spread with mayonnaise, slices of mozzarella cheese covering it, some mixed dried herbs sprinkled on top, sliced olives from the bar, Thick slices of Heirloom Tomatoes, and all placed under a broiler for a short time to heat the sandwich and melt the cheese a bit, and then toast the bread a bit in a broiler oven. Take it out and eat with a knife and fork. Delicious. For dessert, some gellatto. My favorite is a mixed berry blend with some lemon. Easy and pretty, and good. I enjoy a
05/06/2009 2:41:18 PM CDT
kristie says ...
Wholefoods is a staple in my life. I use to dislike grocery shopping and everything related to it, but Wholefoods changed my view (life -- is a bit extreme, but maybe). Even when I am shopping at other stores I don't see it as a panic-inducing, call my doctor I need help sort of thing anymore, I see it as part of the health and wellness journey. Whole Foods does not compartmentalize food into cooking, or I need to make something for dinner tonight. It is about the experience of seeking balance through health and wellness and it starts the moment you walk in until the moment you leave. I am always mesmerized into walking down the aisles (I once was scared of) and finding new ways to improve my life and my families whether it is finding wheat free, gluten free, dairy free cookies for my son or paraben, crazy chemical free lotions to put on his skin. WF is like a partner in this crazy journey towards putting the planet back on track.
05/06/2009 2:41:44 PM CDT
Laurie Strothman says ...
As a mom, my favorite thing at Whole Foods is the education that I can give my daughter. The selection, value meals, 365 brands, as well as the prepared foods, provide a well-stocked classroom to help me teach her how to eat nutritiously, consciously, and also remain on budget. Thanks, Whole Foods, for helping me prepare my child for a healthy and earth-conscious life!
05/06/2009 2:42:15 PM CDT
Julie says ...
I love Whole Foods. One of my favorite things is the tuna salad (any variety) in the prepared foods section near the salad bar. It is the best I have ever tasted and perfect on a whole wheat wrap.
05/06/2009 2:42:57 PM CDT
Kimberly says ...
As a mother of four, I have little time for me. A few healthy snacks I will enjoy with them on Mother's Day will include: Organic Chai tea and Peanut Butter cookies made with organic Almond Butter, Organic Peanut butter, Raw Sugar, Coconut Oil, etc. Then I will enjoy a nice warm bath and use my favorite organic sugar scrub.
05/06/2009 2:46:44 PM CDT
Celeste says ...
Our WF has a smoker on site - and their smoked pacific salmon is incredible! I mix a lb of that with one pack of organic cream cheese, add some fresh dill and chopped red onion - it is always a hit for the playdates I host - from 6 mo on up, all the kids enjoy it with some 365 wheat crackers. I add a little cayenne for the adult bowl - and it too is gobbled up in a snap.
05/06/2009 2:49:06 PM CDT
Rosie B says ...
I just love all the samples to try when we visit the store! My kids really enjoy the fruit. The video provided many interesting ideas. With all the different varietys of food, it is easy to keep dinners new & fresh all the time-something parents tend to struggle with for children. In these harder economic times, all families need to sacrifice some aspects in their lives. I am glad Whole Foods is able to provide the 365 brand items to help ease some grocery costs. I celebrate the joys & blessings of my family every day :} Thanks for your help!
05/06/2009 2:50:14 PM CDT
Charlotte says ...
I think that my favorite way to spend Mother's Day using Whole Foods products would be to let the whole family come along, each person given a "part of the day" to be responsible for planning, and set one another free in the store. Mom will have the shopping covered while she peruses the bath and other pampering products, while Dad and the kids collect everything needed for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all so Mom doesn't have to cook or prepare meals for the entire day! My kind of a dream day, indeed!
05/06/2009 2:55:59 PM CDT
Renee Bauer says ...
We like the baked goods as a special treat. I also appreciate the gluten free items. My son recently stared eating the frozen pizza and he is picky. He the ones that have no sauce only cheese.
05/06/2009 2:56:01 PM CDT

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