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susan says ...
sushi and a fruit tart from the respective departments so my mom doesn't have to cook!
05/06/2009 6:07:28 PM CDT
Mary Farris says ...
I love the Jalepeno Pecan Pesto with the 385 Sesame crackers. My kids call it "green stuff", yum!
05/06/2009 6:14:16 PM CDT
Lana says ...
I cannot be trusted when the least bit hungry when I know that Scharfenberger's Chocolate Pudding is sitting in the refrigerated case! "thanks" alot, Whole Foods. ;-)
05/06/2009 6:23:55 PM CDT
Heather Ingram says ...
My mother's favorite treat from Whole Foods are the mini tarts from the bakery. They're just the right size for her to enjoy something special without too much guilt.
05/06/2009 6:28:04 PM CDT
Kathryn says ...
I can speak to so many of those products as I use most of them on a regular basis. The one I'd like to choose as my favorite though is the Mineral Fusion makeup. It is wonderful!!! As an extremely busy mom, I have very little time to spend on my appearance. This makeup offers smooth, clean & even coverage in one step! I LOVE IT!
05/06/2009 6:37:23 PM CDT
SMB says ...
I have lots of problems with food sensitivities - having a Whole Foods Store here in Plano, TX has been a lifesaver to me. The number of wheat free, gluten free, dairy free, etc. products have allowed me to still have the foods I enjoy, while staying within my food restrictions. It is the only place I have every been able to find goat yogurt!
05/06/2009 6:38:22 PM CDT
Jenny Krol says ...
I use your 365 vegetable broth to make the best chicken soup ever. I begin with frying up a lot of onions til carmelized. I through my chicken pieces in to coat with the onions. Then, sliced up carrots,parsnip,celery,turnip along with a bunch of dill and parsnip. In goes 3 containers of vegetable broth. Keep on the flame for 2 hrs and wala - delicious. All of these items are Whole Foods store bought. thanks.
05/06/2009 6:48:30 PM CDT
Leah Gibbons says ...
I have shopped at whole Foods in many roles: as a mother of three grown girls, we've celebrated their birthdays with cakes like chocolate decadence or the fresh fruit tart and as a mature mother, I like to get the Dr. Hauschka products and the Shikai Dry Skin Therapy lotions.As a soon to be grandmother, I like to peruse the Putamayo World Music CDs for children and plan to get the future grandchild, their own bottle of Shikai Dry Skin Therapy for Children. As a wife, my husband and I will go on a date to Whole Foods and get the sushi, the chicken Fun Nooddle bowl, and salmon teriyaki bowl for take out, along with some cans of Xing Tea.As a preschool director, I'll buy the Fruit bars as a treat for the kids. Holidays are easy too with: Fig preserves, latkes, natural turkeys and Gianna's cookies. The Whole Story is that Whole Foods works for the whole woman.
05/06/2009 6:50:12 PM CDT
Toni Strasser says ...
As a Whole Foods Store is not close to my current home, I must wait until I have returned home to the Chicago area to visit and shop. I miss the bakery the most. I loved the unyeasted and 12 seed and grain breads! I enjoyed buying almond butter in the bulk section and spreading on these breads as a lunch or snack. In fact, when I was working for a daycare, the children ( 5 years old ) would call my bread "bird seed bread" and ask for samples. Anytime I brought anything new in from the Whole Foods store in Wheaton, IL., they would crowd around me at lunch and want a little taste! As I always purchased organic foods, I felt safe in letting them sample these things as I knew they were healthy.
05/06/2009 6:58:25 PM CDT
mindy theroux says ...
I love to start with fresh flowers that wow me whenever I enter the store. I especially love the creative mixed bouquets, and my mother and I love LILY's for their fragrance. Then I buy her some thai coconut, for an adventurous new experience. It is high in good electrolytes and will refresh her after gardening. THen we go to the chips, and find the RICE CHIPS from lundberg as they are gluten free. THe seaweed is delicious and satisfies the salt crunch need that women can get PMS. Then the cheeses, ROBUSTA, wow! And then some great chocolate, Callebut, dark chocolate. We would share with my husband who can't resist it. Then the meat counter, and the ground buffalo! Healthy with omega 3's, wonderful! THen the premade burritos, which give her an easy way to feed dad. He loves them all! THen the gluten free macaroons, sugarfree, using wonderful honey. Thanks for this fun chance to travel the store in my mind, with loved ones in mind!
05/06/2009 7:03:36 PM CDT
alice stratton says ...
I love the seeduction bread toasted with a butter spread. I adore Robusto cheese but a more economical alternative is Parrano cheese. Use a peeler to slice slivers of Parrano cheese into salads, sandwiches and soup. In the meat dept.,I recently bought some baby back ribs and hot italian sausage that were fantastic. In the bulk section, I buy brazil nuts; toast them in the microwave; chop 'em in the cusinart and sprinkle them everywhere. They taste like the expensive macademia nuts.
05/06/2009 7:05:55 PM CDT
Sherri Thomas says ...
I love everything about your store by the way! I can get lost in your fresh fruits and vegetables section. It is so inspiring for a vegetarian like me...so many possibilities. But back to the question...I think the Perfect Gift for my Mom this year would be a gift basket full of some of your great selection of cheeses and a loaf of your wonderful bread.
05/06/2009 7:11:54 PM CDT
Kathy Kernan says ...
I also like the healthy appeal of Earth Balance spreads and use them for baking.
05/06/2009 7:14:02 PM CDT
Candace says ...
Whole Foods is the best grocery store in my area. I shop weekly and I can usually go home with what ever I need. The products are healthier and safer for my family and I. I love the meat and poultry and fish too. Customer service and all the employees I have come in contact with have always been more than willing to help when I have requested information or a particular item. I follow a restricted diet and appreciate so many of the products just too numerous to mention that I can buy at Whole Foods.
05/06/2009 7:18:04 PM CDT
Karen says ...
The South Street Whole Foods Market in Philadelphia offers up the following items, which combined make a delicious breakfast treat: whole grain batard bread from the bakery, St. Andre's soft cheese from the cheese section, and a special Adriatic Fig Spread - Delicious! Whole Foods is a home away from home for my two year old son and me - great food and atmosphere, facilities for a diaper change and friendly people - thank you!
05/06/2009 7:18:52 PM CDT
Rosera says ...
I second the rec for the Naan bread---the whole wheat, especially! My kids (and I) eat it up. I also love the 365 brand of whole-wheat fresh pizza crust---it makes dinner a snap! My kids LOVE yogurt, and the Wallaby brand is unsurpassed. I can't find it anywhere else. It is so smooth and creamy---I just get the large plain tub and add maple syrup to taste. Finally, Miso Mayo makes veggie-eating simple---dip those carrot sticks, broccoli trees, and red-pepper strips right in and enjoy!
05/06/2009 7:23:53 PM CDT
Val Everett says ...
My tip on celebrating myself and motherhood is to always keep fresh Whole Trade Flowers in your home. Flowers give me joy, make me smile, and brightens our home, all of which keep me grounded in the joy of being a Mom to two teenage boys.
05/06/2009 7:35:09 PM CDT
Kim B says ...
Since having children I appreciate Whole Foods even more. I know that I can find a variety of healthy and nutritious products that aren't full of all those extra and unnecessary ingredients. I am especially grateful for all of the products that are safe for those with food allergies. My oldest child has a severe allergy to both peanuts and tree nuts and I can always find a variety of safe snacks at Whole Foods. We especially love, Barbara's Puffins Cereal (original), 365 Sandwich Cookies, Lundberg Rice products. Thanks!
05/06/2009 7:35:10 PM CDT
Judy H. says ...
I love all these suggestions! Shopping at Whole Foods is my best way to get the stress out! Everything organic, fruits, meats, seafood...worth the cost and good health for the family. One thing I never buy but would love are the beautiful orchids. A special treat would be the variety of small little petite tarts in the bakery section. They are only $1.50 each.
05/06/2009 7:35:26 PM CDT
Jodi says ...
Where to start....I love the gluten free cookies from the bakery, and the variety of wines. Your selection of fresh fruit is also wonderful. The fresh mango salsa is also awesome.
05/06/2009 7:46:02 PM CDT
lolly says ...
burts bees products are great. Especially the eye cream. It is delilcious & feels great. All the burts bees stuffis wonderful. the lotions, etc. a great gift or for yourself. The smoked fish is very tasty and reasonable.
05/06/2009 7:54:27 PM CDT
Max says ...
Whole Foods is my favorite place to shop, just look at the collection of WF bags in the trunk of my car. The produce, seafood, and meat departments are the "best" in town. No other store can compare! I like the prepared foods, Rudy's bread and all of the 365 products I've tried. The team members are always knowledgeable, helpful, professional and friendly. No matter which store or what city, it is always a pleasant experience to shop at Whole Foods. You are always one step ahead of every one else........
05/06/2009 8:02:05 PM CDT
Jodi Veldheer says ...
I am a new mom to a little boy who is 8 months old. I recently started making his babyfood. I bought the babyfood freezer tray containers from Whole Foods and I buy fresh veggies and fruit eveytime i'm in your store. One of the meals I make for him is pureed veggies with lentils and then I freeze them in the trays and dump them into freezer bags when thy're frozen. I have all of his meals...carrots, peas, pears, etc. frozen and labeled in bags. I just defrost a cube when he's ready to eat! Super easy, organic, fresh and cheaper than jarred baby food. Oh, but my favorite part about Whole foods is that every employee is super nice and can answer any question I have without going and getting help! Nice job! Thanks Whole foods!
05/06/2009 8:03:07 PM CDT
Deb K. says ...
Nothing says family time like an outdoor barbeque--with grass fed ground beef burgers from the meat dept. at Whole Foods!
05/06/2009 8:12:39 PM CDT
Karen Louderback says ...
There are so many favorites....where to begin! My boys & I will come in,stop by the hot food bar & grab a slice of pizza, or a hotdog baked in a roll & then we can wonder through the store picking up our favorites... Earths Best is great, Mammoth cheddar cheese, we love the 365 brand-it is a great price performer! Our favorite Whole Food splurge is the 365 brand chocolate ice cream. It is tbe best chocolate ice cream available anyplace for any price. Rich & delicious. The only thing that could make it better is a lite vs. :-)
05/06/2009 8:23:27 PM CDT

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