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Jacqueline McGann says ...
My favorite time of day to go to Wholefoods is early in the morning, getting a hot cup of delicious coffee and a cheese danish and sit by the windows while my daughter and I have breakfast and chat before doing our shopping. Without exageration, we spend over a couple of hours in the store most times! The flowers, music and food contribute to a welcoming atmosphere!
04/28/2009 12:05:24 PM CDT
Christy Ross says ...
as a mom of two under two, any thing that's quick and easy while allowing me to pander myself is A+ in my book -- sometimes all I can manage is a 30 minute bubble bath once a week during nap time. sometimes all I can manage is a bubble bath WITH my 19 month old daughter. Burt's Bees Tear Free Bubble Bath ... pampers us both!
04/28/2009 12:05:40 PM CDT
Natalie White says ...
I HAVE NEVER BEEN HERE
04/28/2009 12:07:46 PM CDT
cj says ...
i think i'll treat my mum to one of her favorite things: a weekend lunch at our local Whole Foods Market in Napa, CA. we'll each select something from the deli, or a made-to-order burrito, pizza, or the soup/salad bar and then sit outside in the heated sitting area and enjoy a long lunch. the food's always great, the people-watching is fun, and her grandkids (who always have the fresh mac & cheese) love the whole experience with those "little shopping carts!" then, it's back in to the store for a gelato of our choice - the perfect end to a perfect lunch :)
04/28/2009 12:12:26 PM CDT
Ivey says ...
Whole Foods...you are my crack house. I love you. My mom gets something from you every year for Mother's Day. Thanks for being you.
04/28/2009 12:20:44 PM CDT
Kyle says ...
Mom always makes the best lasagna. Grab some fresh grass feed ground beef, with all the fresh cheeses and your in heaven!!! Keep up the good work WFs!!!!
04/28/2009 12:28:18 PM CDT
Julie Frazier says ...
Homemade tortilla chips & fresh salsa.....can't get any better than this!!!
04/28/2009 12:28:52 PM CDT
Brooke Szczepanski says ...
A great way to celebrate Mom , or for Mom to celebrate herself, starts with a beeswax candle globe. These pressed flowwer beeswax globes are in the cosmetics area at WF, and they smell amazing and are SO beautiful. I like to buy local products for myself and for gifts, so I would then buy a local body care kit that my WF offers--a little bag with lotion, shampoo, soap. . .all natural AND local! And then, of course, a bouquet of organic flowers from the amazing floral department. And who can forget food? It should be easy, since ALL Mother's are celebrating. Easy enough for Dad and the kids to prepare! A few pieces of feta and spinach stuffed salmon pinwheels from the fish department can go in the oven for a few minutes, and they are ready! Roasted potatoes from the deli case, tomato and mozzarella salad from the buffet, and maybe some inestrone soup from the soup bar to round it out. Finally, a celebration must always include dessert. . .depending on Mom's preferences, a coconut layer cake, banana cream pie, or chocolate caramel cupcakes would be amazing choices! And THAT, friends, is an amazing Mother's Day--all from Whole Foods!
04/28/2009 12:30:30 PM CDT
kimmi says ...
Any of the Applegate products are my favorite pick! Their philosophy on treating animals humanely and not adding whack ingredients to color their products are tops in my book. And everything is deelish! :)
04/28/2009 12:31:14 PM CDT
Amanda says ...
My mom recently got diagnosed with cancer and is seeing a nutritionalist who recommends organic foods, very little preservatives, cut the dairy, no nuts or seeds....so her diet has become quite limited. I have shopped at Whole Foods for a while since I have two kids to try and keep healthy, so my mom enjoys my frequent new finds from Whole Foods! For Mother's Day...the 365 truffles are delish! Or I was thinking of getting some fresh organic strawberries and dipping them in some melted dark chocolate. Another idea I had was to get her some relaxing aromotherapuetic oils and maybe a book on how to use them. I enjoy everyones idea on here! Thanks guys!!!
04/28/2009 12:31:45 PM CDT
Mary says ...
My favorite thing to get at whole foods are the dark chocolate covered cherries found in the bulk food section. A great dairy free snack.
04/28/2009 12:34:56 PM CDT
Teresa Wright says ...
While there are many things I LOVE about Whole Foods, I particularly enjoy the quality and affordable pricing of the bulk foods. Other companies' steel cut oats (sold in all the packaging) cost more than twice as much as WF bulk! Thanks!
04/28/2009 12:38:12 PM CDT
elisabeth payette says ...
One of my favorite product lines at whole foods is the 365 shampoo,conditioner,body wash and lotion in herbal mint. I love this product because is is sooo inexpensive but it gives me a nice, rich invigorating expericene as if i just left the expensive spa.The lotion works great on sore tired feet too, just ask the hubby to give you a nice 10 minute foot massage! Being a new mom it also helps keep me energized I think any mom no matter what their budget could get this product or one of the other scents to help them relax!! Plus the products are paraben free!!!!!!
04/28/2009 12:39:47 PM CDT
Charissa Saenz says ...
Whole Foods ~ What to recommend???? There are so very many things I love at Whole Foods - and I always feel like I am doing something great for my family when I leave. My entire family LOVES to order a pizza from the Pizza shop! The best tasting pizza in town! I personally love the Pacifica Candles in Whole Body - my favorite scent is Madagascar Spice! I also absolutely love the spinach, feta and pine nuts stuffed chicken breast in the preparation complete meat department! Thank you for bringing us such wonderful foods!
04/28/2009 12:41:26 PM CDT
Yuri J says ...
While I am a relatively new shopper at Whole Foods, there are definitely some things I keep on hand that make me happy! I most recently purchased a Neti Pot, and that is for preservation of my health in a most natural way. I am a lifelong allergy sufferer, but NOT ANY MORE! Gelato is a fabulous indulgence. I agree; sharing with the kids is OPTIONAL ;-) There is an alternative to the sugar-bomby "other brand" peanut butter puffs that I discovered -- I think they're called Peanut Butter Pows, and I want to say it's by 365? My daughter loves them. Last but not least, Jason Dandruff Relief Shampoo. OMG Have you tried this stuff??? Sulfate-free, and it keeps the flakes AWAY. Thank you, Whole Foods! My only criticism is that I would like a Whole Foods store closer to home -- I have to drive about 25 minutes to get to you guys. But, I will gladly do it, because the selection is awesome and the staff is always friendly!
04/28/2009 12:43:33 PM CDT
Jillian says ...
I wirk for wholefods and they are the most amazing company to work for. I absolutely love the strawberry and goat cheese salad that we carry and if i work in one of the stores and not a facility i swear i would eat it every day!Keep being fabulous:)
04/28/2009 12:44:37 PM CDT
Lauren says ...
I love earth balance, and I am so happy that people are finally getting turned onto it!
04/28/2009 12:46:15 PM CDT
Linda Francis says ...
I like everything in WF but I have to say that my favorites are the 365 Ice Cream - it's creamy, made without rBST, lower in fat than other good ice creams, and the price is right. My other favorite is the smoked mozzarella and penne pasta in the prepared foods section. I can't shop without leaving with a container in my bag. And the only place I can find organic, 100% grass-fed, and humanely slaughtered beef is WF, unless I purchase online directly from a farm. My mother adores the 365 frozen fruit Popsicles...she can't get enough of them.
04/28/2009 12:49:40 PM CDT
Alex McCoy says ...
I am the mother of two in their 20's. They are the most precious and creative women I know. My desire was for them to grow up to be responsible, caring adults who contribute to society and care about the world in which they live. Part of this growth was to be aware of the food they take into their bodies. With Whole Foods I was able able to expose them to the best quality food available in the Tulsa area. Over the years we have really enjoyed the fresh meats, veggies, bulk items (such as granola and nuts)and fruit leather. But their all-time favorite was grinding their own peanut butter with carob chips! Not only is this good to eat out of the container with a spoon, it makes great cookies and pb&js. My excitement,when Mother's Day is near, is the anticipating of the beautiful flowers available at Whole Foods. A backyard barbeque of the sirloin hot dogs with fresh salads from the deli, with my two girls and my husband, would make my day complete.
04/28/2009 12:52:38 PM CDT
Steve says ...
I love the olive bar.
04/28/2009 12:54:02 PM CDT
Linda Johnson says ...
Even with the nearest Whole Foods 318 miles away, I always manage to stock up on bulk items if I am traveling by car or lightweight goodies if I have flown. I love not having to read for a minute to get to the end of the ingredients lists. I also appreciate the low carbon footprint of the stores themselves, the Fair Trade items and the other ways Whole Foods is proactive in making a better world for me, my children, my grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
04/28/2009 12:54:55 PM CDT
KM says ...
I would pick up one of those beautiful handmade baskets and fill it with lots of organic and delicious pantry items... That way my mom could always have them on hand!
04/28/2009 12:58:08 PM CDT
Linda HB says ...
Since we're close enough to summer, my pick for a fantastic Mother's day lunch would be: - an heirloom tomato salad with some fresh herbs - a grilled cheese sandwich with Olga's (local bakery) stout bread, Cahill's Irish Porter cheese and Kate's butter - a STACK of Vosges chocolate bars and fresh berries - Teas Tea white/green tea, ice cold
04/28/2009 12:58:54 PM CDT
Katrina Rau says ...
Some nice fresh flowers...moms love them. A lot of times I will get a potted living plant full of flowers so that she can enjoy them longer and its much more green.
04/28/2009 1:00:04 PM CDT
David Pardo says ...
I have visited Whole Foods Markets all accross the country, and one of my favorite things to do is find food that is exclusively local. I also love the santa cruz passion fruit juice. Makes a great mixer.
04/28/2009 1:01:19 PM CDT

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