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SUZANNE DRELICH says ...
WHOLE FOODS IS THE MOTHER OF ALL FOOD STORES, THE MOST WHOLESOME, NATURAL, LOVING STORE AROUND..JUST LIKE MOM!!
05/07/2009 10:59:57 AM CDT
Linda Schille says ...
A couple of years ago the kids and hubs built me beautiful planters. Now they go to WF and get the organic vegetable seeds or herbs and plant them for me. It truly is a wonderful treat!
05/07/2009 11:11:14 AM CDT
Angela Turner says ...
Since my oldest daughter and self are allergic to wheat and dairy, we rely on Whole Foods to find "normal" foods we can enjoy alongside the rest of the family. Our current favorite treat are the SO Delicious Dairy Free Agave Sweetened Mini Fruit Bars. Not only are they delicious but healthy since they have no refined sugar and use agave syrup..and to top it off they come in beautiful colors of pink! A favorite color around our house :)
05/07/2009 11:13:36 AM CDT
Lia says ...
I have a new found love in the Nude Skincare line of facial pampering at Whole Foods. It may be a bit on the expensive side, but it is truly luxurious! It may be my mothers day treat to myself.
05/07/2009 12:43:09 PM CDT
Amanda says ...
I am a fan of the dried fruit without sulfur. Also the fresh ground peanut butter (which you don't have at all stores).
05/07/2009 1:16:59 PM CDT
Helen says ...
Wholefoods is by far one of the leading stores in natural and organic products; this is why I made it my store of choice. As a mother of an infant, I see that my options for produce are slim and that my reliance on wholefoods has been superb. I myself am I shopper for quite some years and I have seen changing trends from the BPA concern and incorporation of safe plastic bottles to the popular shopping bags. My products of choice, as a mother, are choices which reflect my wanting to have a healthy start and a need for maintaining this. To start, Wholefoods is a place to buy most of these products since you avoid, preservatives, artificial colors or most High Fructose Corn Syrup. These are my favorite items that I use to feel at ease with my body and mind. To start off: I purchase Barley Pearl and boil it so that I may use it as "oatmeal." barley has a nutritional value and is essential for your digestive tract. At wholefoods, I have been able to find Organic Barley and this has made my diet a WHOLE lot better. To drink, I have J.T's Kombucha, since it is packed with nutritious bacteria and antioxidants which help jump start anyone's day and make you feel better after eating steak or grilled veggies. I also like Wholefoods' tonic water, which makes a delicious drink for the summer. My cereals of Choice is Wholefoods Peanut Butter Pows (yeah...I'm still a kid deep inside my heart!!) and a gallon of Clover Organic milk (a California favorite). For my baby, oh God this is my favorite part!!! I buy her Organic British Peas and Organic Braeburn apples so that I could make her a Puree. Since I am a working mom, I buy her Baby's Only Organic Milk, which she simply loves. I bathe her with California Baby body wash and I buy most of her clothing there; specifically, Under the Nile. I have decided to give myself quick breaks during the evening and this is what I do: I prepare a cup of Numa tea, I buy scented sticks at the Wholebody section, I buy Bach's instant relief drops (which I add to my tea) and an Dr. Haushka's facial mask to help relieve my stress. After my session, I buy my husband his favorite Pizza, the BBQ chicken along with a Peach Steaz. I love my little family but what I definitely like is Wholefoods' commitment to QUALITY!! I can rest assured that my food is not tainted and that I can give my child her the best nutritious food and products available. Thank you so much and god bless you for your efforts in making American's, like me, health-conscious.
05/07/2009 3:28:47 PM CDT
Megan N says ...
Hi Whole Foods Market.. I am doing a project in school on you guys. I'm using the Chocolate Chip Granola Bars recipe to bring in as a visual. I'm sure they'll turn out delicious!
05/08/2009 7:48:20 AM CDT
Skai says ...
We are simply appreciative of the milk from cows not treated with hormones.
05/08/2009 8:36:16 AM CDT
rick2172 says ...
Love WF!!! We are fortunate enough to have a huge one close to work so all my friends and I go there for lunch at least three times a week. Love the Sushi, Produce, WholeBody, Seafood, Meats, Prepared Foods (General Tso's Vegan Rules!!) and the Seeduction Bread is the absolute best. We are all addicted to WF now and I just want more to go up in my area.
05/09/2009 7:42:00 AM CDT
Molly says ...
WF is a lifesaver for this mother of a child on a Gluten and Casein Free diet. I'd always been a fan of your produce and baked goods, but after my daughter was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and her doctor recommended we try the GF/CF diet, I found myself relying on WF constantly. I don't know what I would do if this store were not in my neighborhood. THANK YOU for making it easier to handle difficult dietary needs! By the way, I'll also thank you for building a beautiful store in a long-neglected vacant building in New Orleans. It know it was a risky market decision for Whole Foods, but the store is an asset to the community. Judging by the constant crowds, I'd guess it was a successful decision too!
05/09/2009 6:55:58 PM CDT
Julie says ...
Whole Foods sells food that we should all be eating--whole, natural products without much else added. From the produce to the meats to the yummy treats in the bakery it is a magical adventure in eating. Being the mom of 2 under the age of 3, I also appreciate the Prepared Meals which are delicious, nutritious and save time. I LOVE WF!!
05/10/2009 6:53:08 AM CDT
Jani says ...
I got some yerba mate dark roast coffee substitute at Quest food store on Hastings but they don't have it anymore. I got hooked on it and wondered if you carry it.
06/10/2009 11:19:34 PM CDT
Sherri Phelps says ...
I just found & purchased Spectrum Naturals Light Canola Mayo!! It's eggless!!! My 6 yr old daughter is highly allergic to eggs. She has NEVER had a sandwich till this week. She is in love with being able to eat a sandwich like her friends in school!!! Thank you for carrying something so simple as eggless mayo!!! You made me the happest Mommy - all over a sandwich. Thank you, Sherri
10/08/2009 11:49:19 PM CDT
Dino says ...
My 69 yrs.old mother asked me one afternoon to drive her to the nearest Whole Foods Market (San Diego,CA) to search for a list of organic items that was requested by her sister who resides in Los Angeles. I complained to myself, "Oh great, it's gonna be a long day,-#@$!". I assumed that most "organic products" meant it would have to taste either bland and insipid but nevertheless be the healthy alternative for either weight management or fitness buffs. But upon entering the Whole Foods Market, I felt as if I was stationed back in a small German town; the enticing fresh aromas permeated by the bakery and delicatessens counter. After taste-sampling numerous items and before my senses led me astray; we then shopped for my mother's intended items. Sufficed to say it have been my first (unintended) visit to a Whole Foods Market, but it surely won't be the last...
01/22/2010 3:50:28 PM CST
Amy says ...
As I type I am sipping (and sniffing)some Bigelow Jasmine green tea, with a little honey. Oh yum! Not only is it tasty and warm on this cold winter day, but the scent is so pretty. It's one of my favorite indulgences. It's just as good as iced tea in the summertime. Hi...my name is Amy. (Hi Amy) As I am forever using or misplacing lip balms, I will admit to being a Whole Foods Tangerine Lip-Balm hoarder. I think I must buy a new one every other shopping trip. Last but not least, another of my regular purchases is the Everyday Value Citrus Grapefruit shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion. I love citrusy scents because they make me feel light, clean and invigorated. They are an excellent value, and I feel like I'm pampering myself by having matching products.
02/16/2010 12:30:45 PM CST
Lina Khoo says ...
Every trip to WF is like a trip to a festival market! The atmosphere, display and range of products just always amazes me! Mother's Day every year happens in Spring so what better than to take my Mom to Central Park after shopping in WF Columbus Circle? I know my Mom's picks will include a big tub of your leafy greens at the salad counter, 365 Olive oil, cashew nuts and parmesan grated cheese. I will grab a handful of fresh grapes, a baguette, a tub of smoked salmon spread, a box of raisins, a bunch of tulips and a bottle of wine! What a celebratory picnic we will have, thanks to WF!
03/07/2010 5:37:32 AM CST
Jennifer says ...
My girls have had there recital the past 3 years on mothers day. I have not been able to enjoy that day for myself. This will be my first year in a while. I can't wait. I love to light the bees wax candle in the morning sipining on Tulsi sweet lemon tea while enjoying a thin rice cake with organic fig spread and a slice of the smoked turkey and fresh cut up pinapple. I would like to do meditation and yoga. My lunch I would have a beautiful salad made by me from the salad bar. I love the pickled beets, spicy corn salsa, hard boild egg, lettuce, assorted grilled vegtables, cucmbers, tomatoes, and what ever else caught my eye. I Must have a Hot Grillo's Pickle. These Rock! I would sip on the decafeinated Daily Green Tea. I love the Michaels of New York pasta sauce with organic pasta and the Bell n Evens chicken tenders. I would finish the day with a lavendar bath enjoying my scented candle and drinking my favorite Synergy Organic Divine Grape Kombucha. I love this drink. My night would end with shea butter lotion, a short meditation, with some linen spray and burts bees lip balm. Off to sleep I go. This would be for me quite a special Mothers Day :]
02/25/2010 2:58:37 PM CST
Jackie McDonald says ...
I am new to Wholefoods, because I just started to see a holistic doctor and was put on a special diet. I am amazed at how much I love just shopping at browsing at Wholefoods and looking at all the wonderful products. Now, when I say I want to go shopping, I mean that I want to go to Wholefoods! I recently tried some bath salts in Mara's section. They are the kind that are weighed in a bag or small plastic container (you pick the amount you would like). They are the greenish blue mineral salts, and they are wonderful and make your bath experience divine. Very relaxing, and they dissolve very easily so there is never any gritty feeling in the tub. Plus, you don't feel dried out at the end of your bath.
02/26/2010 7:02:07 AM CST
C.Henderson says ...
I tried the "seeduction" bread on the suggestion of the women behind the counter, when they were out of sourdough. Right away it became my new favorite. As well to my surprise my kids love it too. So on busy mornings when I'm at a lost for what to serve for breatfast, buttered slices of this bread do the trick with cups of hot chocolate.
03/05/2010 5:50:32 AM CST
Sara Williams says ...
I absolutely love Whole Foods, you have such a great selection of foods that are natural and organic. I love you produce section. I ALWAYS know you will have a great variety and selection thats fresh. I enjoy celebrating Mothers Day with my children because after all thats what it's all about, we spend the day having a wonderful picnic at the local park or in our family room if weather doesn't permit us to go outdoors. We enjoy eating or lunch made with the wonderful products and fresh fruits and veggies we get at Whole Foods.
03/25/2010 8:35:06 PM CDT
Kim says ...
As a new mom, I discovered that my son suffered from horrible cramping & gas (and therefore poor sleep for everyone) because of my consumption of cow's milk products. When my doctor told me to cut out all dairy if I wanted to continue to breast feed, I was devastated. I love anything dairy--cheeses, lattes, butter, ice cream, creme fraiche, etc. etc. What has saved me are the non-dairy alternatives offered at Whole Foods, especially the So Delicious coconut milk, Luna & Larry's ice cream, hemp milk, silk vanilla creamer, and earth balance spread. Because of the myriad of options offered at Whole Foods, my son and I are both healthy and happy!
03/11/2010 2:04:32 PM CST
dave says ...
I find it amusing that she mentions her favorite Challa (and misprounces it) and in the same breath mentions her favorite bacon!
03/13/2010 7:11:59 PM CST
Linda says ...
I am a single MOM. I am never pampered. It is very sad. I devoted 20 years to care for my son and myself, It has been very stressful. I am looking for a husband and still trying to find the Hibiscus tea. I am also very unhappy at a job I had to take 5 years ago because of massive outsorcing and massive unemployment. I am a career professional and extremely bright and do not get fooled by anyone. I hope that something bright will come my way. If anyone deserve something nice to be done it is for me.
03/16/2010 8:48:18 PM CDT
NANJ says ...
Mara is a great help in this department. She knows about all the products, in particular about the safety factors of ingredients, because she has children. I buy Aura Cacia Mist as well as Health Supplements.
03/25/2010 9:39:48 AM CDT
melanie mccool says ...
I think chocolate is the answer! I just tried a Vosges chocolate bar (black pearl) with sesame seeds, wasabi and ginger-awesome!!
03/25/2010 6:18:40 PM CDT

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