March 2014

Tue
04
Mardi Gras King Cake Tasting
3:30 PM @ Upper West Side
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Mardi Gras King Cake Tasting
Tuesday, March 4th
3:30 PM
Upper West Side, FREE!

Mardi Gras King Cake Tasting
It’s not Mardi Gras without the food, music, beads and costumes, but don’t forget about the traditional New Orleans King Cake? Come to our Mardi Gras King Cake Tasting to see why this cake is king.

Date: Tuesday, March 4th
Time: 3:30PM
808 Columbus Ave @ 97th Street, NYC
FREE!

 

 


 

Wed
05
Neighborhood Tasting Night
5:30 PM @ Upper West Side
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Neighborhood Tasting Night
Wednesday, March 5th
5:30 PM
Upper West Side, FREE!

Neighborhood Tasting Night
Every Wednesday
5:30 – 6:30PM


Wednesday, March 5th
Whole Planet Foundation Int’l Tasting Trip
We’re working to eliminate poverty through our Whole Planet Foundation program, so come and try dishes evoking the exotic flavors of the many nations you’re helping to change—with your change!

Wednesday, March 12th
Irish Eyes Are Smiling
We’re serving up traditional favorites from the Green Isle to get you ready for the big St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

Wednesday, March 19th
Muchos Mangos
Mangos are the most widely consumed fresh fruit in the world for good reason—taste, texture and versatility. We’ll show you just a few of the many ways to enjoy mangos in an array of dishes that go far beyond fruit salad!

Wednesday, March 26th
Wheat-Free Fiesta
Even those of us without gluten allergies can benefit from taking a break from wheat every once in a while, but so few of us have the time to research and prepare wheat-free dishes. Well never fear, because we’re doing all the hard work for you at this tasting. All you have to do is eat and enjoy!

 

Thu
06
Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
Thursday, March 6th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Spring is fast approaching... Are you seeing the signs yet? Join us to share recipes and inspiration about the upcoming season! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
08
Amazing Parmigiano Reggiano Cracking
3:00 PM @ Upper West Side
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Amazing Parmigiano Reggiano Cracking
Saturday, March 8th
3:00 PM
Upper West Side, FREE!

Amazing Parmigiano Reggiano Cracking
Ladies and Gentlemen, Step Right Up! More than 400 wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano will be cracked and sampled at Whole Foods Market stores in the US, Canada and the UK on Saturday, March 8th. As if that isn’t enough, we’re also having a crack-off! The Team Member that can crack their wheel the fastest will be the mightiest Team Member to crack the Mightiest of Cheeses. Don’t miss it!

Date: Saturday, March 8th
Time: 10AM / 3PM
808 Columbus Ave @ 97th Street, NYC
FREE!

 

 

 

Wed
12
Neighborhood Tasting Night
5:30 PM @ Upper West Side
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Neighborhood Tasting Night
Wednesday, March 12th
5:30 PM
Upper West Side, FREE!

Neighborhood Tasting Night
Every Wednesday
5:30 – 6:30PM


Wednesday, March 5th
Whole Planet Foundation Int’l Tasting Trip
We’re working to eliminate poverty through our Whole Planet Foundation program, so come and try dishes evoking the exotic flavors of the many nations you’re helping to change—with your change!

Wednesday, March 12th
Irish Eyes Are Smiling
We’re serving up traditional favorites from the Green Isle to get you ready for the big St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

Wednesday, March 19th
Muchos Mangos
Mangos are the most widely consumed fresh fruit in the world for good reason—taste, texture and versatility. We’ll show you just a few of the many ways to enjoy mangos in an array of dishes that go far beyond fruit salad!

Wednesday, March 26th
Wheat-Free Fiesta
Even those of us without gluten allergies can benefit from taking a break from wheat every once in a while, but so few of us have the time to research and prepare wheat-free dishes. Well never fear, because we’re doing all the hard work for you at this tasting. All you have to do is eat and enjoy!

 

Thu
13
Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
Thursday, March 13th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of Italy are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the four bottles we'll be tasting and tweeting about tonight (Find the wines here: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/wine) and contribute to the fun! Follow #WFMwine to join in on the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Tue
18
St. Patrick’s Day Beerfest
12:00 PM @ Upper West Side
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St. Patrick’s Day Beerfest
Tuesday, March 18th
12:00 PM
Upper West Side, FREE!

St. Patrick’s Day Beerfest
We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a storewide Beerfest! Sample an array of beers from major brands to microbrews around the store, then stop by our Specialty department in the evening where our taps will be taken over by a surprise guest brewery! No matter what your St. Patrick’s weekend plans are, you’ll find the perfect beer here!

Date: Saturday, March 15th
Time: 12:00PM - 7:00PM
808 Columbus Ave @ 97th Street, NYC
FREE!

 

 

 

Tue
18
Whole Planet Foundation Food & Wine Festival
5:30 PM @ Upper West Side
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Whole Planet Foundation Food & Wine Festival
Tuesday, March 18th
5:30 PM
Upper West Side, FREE!

Whole Planet Foundation Food & Wine Festival
At this Upper West Side signature event to raise money towards a poverty free world, we will delight you with authentic dishes from several countries that Whole Planet Foundation serves. You’ll also taste various wines that we carefully hand-select to pair with each dish. It will be a night of flavorful food and fine wine—all for an positive and world-changing cause.

Date: Thursday, March 20th
Time: 5:30 - 7:00PM
808 Columbus Ave @ 97th Street, NYC
@ the Wine Store
FREE!

 

 

 

Wed
19
Neighborhood Tasting Night
5:30 PM @ Upper West Side
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Neighborhood Tasting Night
Wednesday, March 19th
5:30 PM
Upper West Side, FREE!

Neighborhood Tasting Night
Every Wednesday
5:30 – 6:30PM


Wednesday, March 5th
Whole Planet Foundation Int’l Tasting Trip
We’re working to eliminate poverty through our Whole Planet Foundation program, so come and try dishes evoking the exotic flavors of the many nations you’re helping to change—with your change!

Wednesday, March 12th
Irish Eyes Are Smiling
We’re serving up traditional favorites from the Green Isle to get you ready for the big St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

Wednesday, March 19th
Muchos Mangos
Mangos are the most widely consumed fresh fruit in the world for good reason—taste, texture and versatility. We’ll show you just a few of the many ways to enjoy mangos in an array of dishes that go far beyond fruit salad!

Wednesday, March 26th
Wheat-Free Fiesta
Even those of us without gluten allergies can benefit from taking a break from wheat every once in a while, but so few of us have the time to research and prepare wheat-free dishes. Well never fear, because we’re doing all the hard work for you at this tasting. All you have to do is eat and enjoy!

 

Thu
20
Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
Thursday, March 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Giving can be hyper local or support for someone you've never met half way around the world. What matters is how we can all work together to create opportunity for ourselves and others to grow. Join us as we talk about ways we can all help to eradicate poverty. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
22
Core Values at Work Day
11:00 AM @ Upper West Side
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Core Values at Work Day
Saturday, March 22nd
11:00 AM
Upper West Side, FREE!

Core Values at Work Day
We feel good about our Core Values and want our customers to feel good about them to. So on this day, we’ll be celebrating one of them all day with YOU!

Core Values at Work Day this month will be:

“We Serve and Support our Local and Global Communities.” Be sure to stop in any time this day to see what cool things are going on. You just might go home with a goodie or two.

Date: Saturday, March 22nd
808 Columbus Ave @ 97th Street, NYC
All Day

 

 

 

Tue
25
GO Veggie! Vegan Cooking Class
5:30 PM @ Upper West Side
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GO Veggie! Vegan Cooking Class
Tuesday, March 25th
5:30 PM
Upper West Side, FREE!

GO Veggie! Vegan Cooking Class
Come to our FREE one hour cooking class featuring noted authors and chef ambassadors Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg of Spork Foods, a leading Los Angeles-based vegan cooking school. They’ll highlight dishes such as Melty Mexican Queso Dip, Caprese Style Grilled Cheese, Strawberry Cream Cheesecake Bites and more! Hosted by: GO Veggie! “America’s #1 cheese alternative”

To register, email: UWSevents@wholefoods.com

Date: Tuesday, March 25th
Time: 5:30PM
808 Columbus Ave @ 97th Street, NYC
FREE!

 

 

Wed
26
Neighborhood Tasting Night
5:30 PM @ Upper West Side
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Neighborhood Tasting Night
Wednesday, March 26th
5:30 PM
Upper West Side, FREE!

Neighborhood Tasting Night
Every Wednesday
5:30 – 6:30PM


Wednesday, March 5th
Whole Planet Foundation Int’l Tasting Trip
We’re working to eliminate poverty through our Whole Planet Foundation program, so come and try dishes evoking the exotic flavors of the many nations you’re helping to change—with your change!

Wednesday, March 12th
Irish Eyes Are Smiling
We’re serving up traditional favorites from the Green Isle to get you ready for the big St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

Wednesday, March 19th
Muchos Mangos
Mangos are the most widely consumed fresh fruit in the world for good reason—taste, texture and versatility. We’ll show you just a few of the many ways to enjoy mangos in an array of dishes that go far beyond fruit salad!

Wednesday, March 26th
Wheat-Free Fiesta
Even those of us without gluten allergies can benefit from taking a break from wheat every once in a while, but so few of us have the time to research and prepare wheat-free dishes. Well never fear, because we’re doing all the hard work for you at this tasting. All you have to do is eat and enjoy!

 

Thu
27
No Potato Passover Talk & Tasting
5:30 PM @ Upper West Side
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No Potato Passover Talk & Tasting
Thursday, March 27th
5:30 PM
Upper West Side, FREE!

No Potato Passover Talk & Tasting
Join Gourmand Award winning chef Aviva Kanoff, author of the “No-Potato Passover” cookbook for a discussion about her travels and culinary inspirations. Also, sample some of her inventive dishes that take the starchy staples out of Pesach fare. If you’ve always wanted to take your Passover dinner beyond traditional kugel and charoset, then you don’t want to miss this event!

Date: Thursday, March 27th
Time: 5:30 - 6:30PM
808 Columbus Avenue @ 97th Street, NYC
FREE!

 

 

Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
Thursday, March 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As the weather begins to get warmer we often change our eating habits to the lighter side. Adding more seafood to your diet is a great way to do this! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Events At Nearby Stores

Creative Kitchen Kids Cooking Class
Wednesday, July 30th
11:00 AM
Kids Corner of our Second Floor Cafe,

Join Cricket Azima and the Creative Kitchen team in our cafe as they teach age-appropriate recipes that focus on kid-friendly themes that are perfect for a mid-day snack! Little hands are kept busy creating healthful snacks using fresh, wholesome ingredients while also practicing other age-appropriate developmental skills. Little chefs eat their creations and leave with a happy belly! 

To learn more about the Creative Kitchen team and register for a class, please visit www.thecreativekitchen.com

Join Cricket Azima and the Creative Kitchen team in our cafe as they teach age-appropriate recipes that focus on kid-friendly themes that are perfect for a mid-day snack!

The Modern Greek Kitchen
Wednesday, July 30th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

Hands-On & Demonstration, $50  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Traditional Greek cooking is often light, simple, and resplendent with seasonal ingredients—the perfect cuisine to enjoy during warmer summer months. In this class, we blend a bit of the old and new: we’ll turn out traditional dishes with healthier, inventive twists, and celebrate the flavors of today’s authentic Greek cuisine.

On the Menu: Classic Greek Salad; Chicken with Feta, Olives, and Fresh Oregano; Black-Pepper-Crusted Tuna with Cucumbers and Herb Salad; Tzatziki with Fennel, Roasted Beets, and Feta.

Instructor: Carl Raymond, Private Chef and Cooking Instructor

www.chefcarlnyc.com

Hands-On & Demonstration, $50  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Trivia Night!
Wednesday, July 30th
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Roof, FREE

Join us for a mid-week pick me up at The Roof with Trivia Night hosted by our friends at Trivia NYC! You’ll not only get bragging rights if you win, but some awesome prizes.

Join us for a mid-week pick me up at The Roof with Trivia Night hosted by our friends at Trivia NYC! You’ll not only get bragging rights if you win, but some awesome prizes.