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10 Secrets to Smarter Shopping at Whole Foods Market

We hope it’s no secret that Whole Foods Market takes ingredients seriously. We have strict quality standards, which means no hydrogenated fats, no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners in any of the food we sell. But the good news doesn’t stop there. These top 10 must-know tips will help you make the most out of your next grocery run to Whole Foods Market.

1. Shop Hundreds of Sales. 

Most store sales and online coupons refresh on Wednesdays. You can find some of our best new deals highlighted on our website with plenty more in store. 

2. Sample Nearly Anything.

See something you’d like to try before you buy? Let a team member know. They can open a bag of chips, slice a piece of fruit and loaf of bread or twist open bottled iced tea, so you can bring home products you like. 

3. Get Exclusive Digital Coupons.

Score savings at your fingertips! Browse new coupons loaded to your phone each week with the Whole Foods Market® app. Simply scan your phone at checkout to redeem. 

4. Stock Up for Less.

Our 365 Everyday Value® products can help you fill your pantry with everyday staples without emptying your wallet. From peanut butter and cereal to frozen veggies and shampoo, it’s also easy to find hundreds of affordable organics with the 365 Everyday Value® line. 

5. Customize Your Seafood.

We custom cut and debone your fish, peel your shrimp and crack your crab at no charge — just ask. Our fishmongers are skilled pros with hours of training to do the job quickly and safely. We’ll also place special orders for you. As long as the fish meets our seafood standards and is in season, we can get it for you. Simply call the store and arrange a pickup.

Got a question about your seafood? Ask your fishmonger!

6. Find a Perfect Pairing.

In our stores, you’ll find the best cheeses and wines we can get our hands on from all over the world. So if you need help making a match, our wine and cheese experts are happy to share their recommendations.  

Find the perfect pour for every occasion. 

7. Get Local Picks.

We love local! Look for designated signs around your Whole Foods Market for the best locally grown, raised and produced items. 

8. Grab a Quick Bite.

Get ready-made meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner in our prepared foods department or visit our salad bar and build your own. We’re also introducing Taquería at Whole Foods Market, a Mexico City-inspired quick service restaurant within many of our stores across the U.S. and Canada. You’ll find a variety of fresh, chef-inspired tacos, burritos, bowls and tortas including new twists on old favorites and paleo- and vegan-friendly offerings. 

Your New Favorite Spot: Taquería at Whole Foods Market

9. Event and Holiday Catering.

Hoping to spend less time in the kitchen during the holidays or any day? For complete meals, entrées, party must-haves and more, order online and pick up in store.

10. Special-Order Cakes.

We’ll make a crowd-pleasing cake for your birthday, wedding or other celebration just the way you want it — with no artificial colors, sweeteners, preservatives or hydrogenated fats. 

Bonus Tips

Looking for more ways to save? Here are a few. If you need only half a melon, fish fillet, piece of cheese or loaf of fresh bread, we’re happy to provide just the half you need. Plus, we cut hundreds of cheeses to order, so you can buy just what you need for cheese plates and recipes. You can also get discounted pricing on many items — like everyday beverages and snacks — when you buy a full case. Ask Customer Service for details. 
Save time and money and discover the best your local Whole Foods Market has to offer with these tips.