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Faith says ...
I think Whole Foods was one of the best things to come to CT and Glastonbury in particular. With a large amount of non-healthy or expensive restaurants this is great for variety and healthiness. My favorite thing about Whole Foods is the Girls Night Out they have once a year with the clothing swap and free samples. The free samples give people a chance to try before you buy and that's important for several reasons and one in particular that you will use it and not throw it away and waste it. I also love the little lunch size/small bags that they sell. I gave one as part of a "Reduce/Reuse/Recycle" Christmas present at our holiday swap. The pizza if phenomenal as is the coffee and everyone is so nice. My one comment is that they should have flowers specials more often...like they did at Valentine's with all the roses (which were GORGEOUS). I'd love to be able to have that special more often that just special occasions.
04/28/2009 1:02:24 PM CDT
Katie McGuiness says ...
I love the 365 truffles and the Pacifica candles!
04/28/2009 1:03:54 PM CDT
Pat Daz says ...
I love just about anything from World Foods!! And.......to have it cooked by my Dad, Husband and Brother, so we 'Moms' can just relax and hang out!! We usually grill out as this is what the guys excel in best!! My parents are in their 80s, have everything they could ever want or need, thus hard to buy for. So....I give them perennial plants for their house & their yards to enjoy all year, plant them for them outside (as well as the rest of their yardwork my husband & I do for them!),and something I give them every special day & holiday.....they have become so accustomed to now....certificates for manicures & pedicures (my Dad had really gotten hooked on this, so another thing they do together).....they have a designated day each week - right after my Mom gets her hair done - to get their man-peds!!! On another note, I would LOVE to shop World Foods more often, IF you would please, please, please build one in Newnan, Georgia!!! We are right off Interstate 85 South & counties around us come here to shop, so it would be a GRAND success!!
04/28/2009 1:14:06 PM CDT
Jennifer White says ...
Where to start? The fantastic cheese selection (we have discovered so many new favorites)? The bakery (with the best fruit tarts)? The coffee/tea bar (mmm honey vanilla chai tea latte)? The produce, with always fresh pineapples available? I have been introduced to Meange a Trois wines, Barramundi fish, Smoked Salmon, Cotswold cheese, Edamame, and Green & Black chocolates at Whole Foods. We use the recipes online to try new things; my son and daughter get a cookie from the bakery every time they go; my husband will actually shop without me having to bribe him to do so (although he comes home with a bag of things that he has "no idea what to do with these, but I'll think of something!"). The people who work at our local store are incredible, so friendly and helpful. The meat cutter on Wednesday mornings usually has a new idea for me to try out; the produce guy lets me know what "just came in and is really good today"; and the cashiers always know to not bag my meats and poultry in with the produce and breads! I think I'll spend Mother's Day shopping. I won't have to cook, clean or referee any fights--plus I'll get chocolate!
04/28/2009 1:27:55 PM CDT
Suzanne says ...
What better gift can moms give themselves and their families, than a love of fruits and vegetables, the gift of health, vitality, and whole foods? My favorite thing right now, is the sparkling lemon Italian soda. It's also especially good when mixed with ice tea. Yummm.
04/28/2009 1:31:18 PM CDT
Kris Musey says ...
My pick for mother's day is the chicken apple sausage, found in the meat market section of Whole Foods Market. This sausage is made fresh daily in the meat market section of the store. It goes great with waffles or pancakes, fresh fruit, and fresh brewed coffee for a fabulous mother's day breakfast!
04/28/2009 1:32:40 PM CDT
Raylee Baker says ...
What Mom doesn't love a little pampering? The Whole Body section is where it's at!!! The Dessert Essence Organics products are so wonderful! They smell fabulous (Green Apple and Ginger shampoo and conditioner is my fave!) And the body care products are amazing. I love that the lotions (well, everything) are SLS free and paraben/phalate free! (Vanilla Chai body lotion smells soooo great!) I plan on putting together a little gift bag full of goodies from Whole Body for my Mom to take to her next week!!! I know she'll love them!! And I'll be adding in a bottle of Red Truck Pinot Nior too! (Just learned that it's made with organic grapes!!!)
04/28/2009 1:39:21 PM CDT
Amy roche says ...
My mom doesn't have a whole foods in her area yet (get on it, Nashua, NH!). When she comes to visit me in Providence, whole foods is a must stop. We get goodies to share and have a fun time just bopping through the store.
04/28/2009 1:40:13 PM CDT
Regina says ...
I love having Whole Foods within walking distance. My twin boys and 2 daughters love the specialty summer items. You carry all of the major brands preferred by our family in general; Newman's Own, Aubrey Organics, Annie's, Nature's Path, and Bone Sucking Sauce to name a few. Your produce is divine and cost effective, because it is so fresh that all of it gets eaten. Overall, you carry everything for a healthy family of six. The occasional samples are a nice touch because you expand our palette! In fact, many of our regular purchases are a result of a sample! As a mother of young children I truly appreciate your store.
04/28/2009 1:40:42 PM CDT
Rachel Robinson says ...
My favorite "mom feature" of my Whole Foods in Austin, TX, is the free snacks for kids. When my 15-month-old son gets fussy in the shopping cart, I can grab a healthy snack--usually a banana, clementine or a pack of the the Snickerdoodle Snackimals--and my son immediately settles down. It's such a considerate feature for both moms and kids and makes shopping much easier. As for products, my son and I can't get enough of the tamari tofu in the salad bar section. It's a delicious way for us to add protein to salads and stir fries. We also love the delicious cheese selection, especially the Pure Luck pepper-crusted goat cheese (which is locally produced) and the Valbreso French feta. Thanks Whole Foods!
04/28/2009 1:40:47 PM CDT
Stacey Heller says ...
I am so pleased with the selection of healthy food choices for my 14 month old son. I was so happy to find the Happy Bites at Whole Foods after seeing how much it was going to cost to order from the Happy Family website. Happy Bites are great for toddlers, healthy finger food! As for me, I love the cheese section!! We love picking out a new cheese and sharing with our friends and family.
04/28/2009 1:40:52 PM CDT
Diane Rines says ...
I love the Feed 100 bag. Great cause and a bonus for the Moms that need to carry everything from sunscreen to beach towels. Oh BTW hubby dear, I would love to go to the beach for Mother's Day! Yup, I saw the whole video. Great job Whole Foods!
04/28/2009 2:08:14 PM CDT
Elizabeth Moore says ...
I would have to say that my favorite products are the fabulous produce and the exceptional yellow cupcakes with buttercream icing that look like huge flowers. Some grilled veggies, some curried chicken salad, and one of those cupcakes for dessert would be a fab Mother's Day lunch.
04/28/2009 2:16:29 PM CDT
Joan says ...
Everything is GREAT!!! Ilove the 365 Brands...quality foods at a quality price. BUT, my favorite place in the entire store is the cheese shop!!! The only problem is there is only 1 location in Western Pennsylvania :(
04/28/2009 2:21:19 PM CDT
Andrea says ...
I am a grad student and live away from home. When my mom comes to visit me, her favorite spot to go is Whole Foods. We are from a small town, so she had never seen a store that sold such fresh, diverse and organic products. Some of her favorite things are the great selection of fresh veggies and rice. I, on the other hand, prefer the whoopie pies and chocolate chip cookies. While our tastes are different, we love spending time together in Whole Foods and mixing our favorites together to make a perfect meal.
04/28/2009 2:26:29 PM CDT
Kristen says ...
For mother's day, I always get my mom some flowers and make her a special breakfast. Whole Foods provides everything I need to make her day special - fresh cut flowers from local growers (lilies are her favorite), as well as organic strawberries, orange juice, and easy-to-make organic pancake mixes. I think I'll also pick up some eco-friendly Seventh Generation cleaning supplies (so I can clean up after the breakfast mess instead of mom). I love shopping at Whole Foods because the atmosphere is so clean and relaxing, and I know what I buy is not only going to be healthy for me and my family, but my purchase will also help support the community.
04/28/2009 2:38:38 PM CDT
Sean says ...
There are far too many favorites to choose from. The 365 whole wheat pasta is delicious and pretty much anything in beer alley in the Lamar St store :-) Put them together for a tasty carb fest!
04/28/2009 2:44:12 PM CDT
Meaghan says ...
Most definitely the Blue Diamond Natural 'Almond Breeze'. Thank you so much for the opportunity!
04/28/2009 2:48:20 PM CDT
Christine says ...
I think that since you have a great wine selection, belinis are the first order of the day made with prosecco or champagine and peach nectar. Then make mom some crepes filled with chocolate and strawberries, topped with a dollop of creme fraiche. A summery and sweet treat.
04/28/2009 2:56:35 PM CDT
Leslie says ...
Hi - mother of almost 8 year old twins (boy/girl). They are a big fan of Annie's Cheddar bunnies. For a trip out to the park we make sure to pack some Luna bars and my favorite Newman's Chocolate Chip Cookies. Our favorite items come from the bakery. It is very hard to leave the store without at least one sticky bun and the zucchini muffins are "to die for". For quick and easy the kids love the pizza bar. Pick your own is always a winner with the kids. And you absolutely can't beat the cut fruit mixes. (Love the berries and kiwi) My daughter has also grown quite fond of the salmon sushi and it is much cheaper to take her to Whole Foods then the local sushi restaurant. Thanks WF!!
04/28/2009 2:58:07 PM CDT
Rose says ...
Anything with 365 label is great! But I am liking the great meat specials, too. Thanks WF for making shopping for groceries fun!
04/28/2009 2:59:24 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
Pretty much all of the Annie's Homegrown products and, of course, the Sonoma Chicken Salad. The produce tastes like candy, the cheeses meats and fish are all #1. There really are too many fav products to post here. I have to say that a recent non-food purchase of The Laptop Lunch Bento System for my 2.5 yr old to take her lunch to school in is the best yet!! BPA free and holds all of her goodies for the day- fresh and yummy. Whole Foods makes feeding your family Organically possible. We heart WF!!
04/28/2009 3:02:41 PM CDT
Sally Kompare says ...
I am Super Mommy to Ben(5)& Rosie(2 1/2). I could not get through my day w/out WF! WF has THE best price on organic milk! 365 yogurts -love the strawberry! WF vitamins keep me & the kids powered up! The kids love the orange and strawberry flavors & the happy face & kitty shapes.(No begging & pleading required!)Bulk foods make it easy & fun to pick out yummy snack foods:sunflower & pumpkin seeds,soy nuts,sesame sticks, banana chips! All are even better when you combine them for trail mix. LOVE the bulk spices! Best cinnamon for ALL my baking! -especially the cookies! When it's time to pamper me - I go for a long hot shower w/ 365 GRAPEFRUIT!So refreshing and it smells great too!A must do @ the end of my day - Yogi Lotus tea - it even tastes like peace and quiet.:)
04/28/2009 3:18:10 PM CDT
Lisa says ...
I love Whole Foods and just wish that I didn't live so far away from the nearest one! I think the wine selection is excellent! There is no store with a better wine selection within 75 miles of where I live. And the olive bar and cheese selection are equally amazing. The only constructive criticism I have is build a store closer to me!!!!
04/28/2009 3:18:33 PM CDT
Malia says ...
Celebrate by helping your mom plant a veggie garden!
04/28/2009 3:19:33 PM CDT

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