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Holiday Baking Recipes

Chilly weather, festive gatherings and hungry guests are just a few excuses to bake up some holiday cheer. Try a few on our favorite baked sweets and treats.

Bone Up on Holiday Hams

Ham is a great choice for the holidays because it's so easy to prepare and provides delicious leftovers for days. Learn how our hams are from pigs raised to meet our high standards.

Kosher Offerings That Shine

Whether you’re looking for traditional holiday staples or the best organic and gourmet offerings, Whole Foods Market is a one-stop shop for kosher items this holiday season.

Winterize Your Salads

Take advantage of the bounty of gorgeous greens and fabulous fresh fruits and veggies that nature naturally provides this time of year. Keep salads on your plate all year long.

Gift Giving Guide: Part Three

Fresh Christmas Trees Are Here!


Theo Chocolate

We love our producers, suppliers and vendors and we think most of them have some pretty interesting stories behind their products too. We’re sharing some of our favorites here in an ongoing series.



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Gift Giving Guide: Part Two

Add Flavor with Fresh Herbs

'Tis the Season for Citrus

Gift Giving Guide: Part One

Giving Thanks to Turkeys

Chef/Activist Daniel Klein’s The Perennial Plate is an online weekly documentary series that began in 2009. Dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating, the episodes follow Klein’s culinary, agricultural and hunting explorations across America. The Perennial Plate visits Living the Dream Farm in Welcome, Minnesota, where customers are invited to help butcher the turkeys for their Thanksgiving tables. Watch this warmly intimate (and slightly graphic) portrait of a connection not often experienced. **Viewer discretion is advised.**

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20 Leftover Turkey Recipes We Are Thankful For

Leftovers are one of the best parts of Thanksgiving as far as we’re concerned, and we have lots of ideas for getting creative with cooked turkey.

Early Season Citrus

At a time when we get less sunlight, Mother Nature brings it to us in the form of citrus. Explore the varieties of citrus peaking in early winter.

Turkey Triage

Our stores receive thousands of phone calls on Thanksgiving day. Whether you forgot to turn on your oven or you've set your bird aflame, our turkey triage tips are sure to help.

Crank up the Cranberries

Fresh, frozen, dried or juiced, cranberries add a tart splash of color to everything from muffins and quick breads to salads and stuffings. Try these cranberry recipes.

Green Your Holidays

Carve Your Turkey with Confidence

Carving the Thanksgiving turkey can be a downright daunting endeavor. But with our step-by-step illustrated instructions and Chef Hosea's how-to video below, you’ll soon be carving with confidence.

Holiday Exclusive: Bonhomme French Brie

Our exclusive Isigny Ste. Mère Holiday Brie is back! Stop by the cheese counter at your local Whole Foods Market for a taste.

Let's Cook: Slow Cooking

It doesn’t get any easier! One of the best cooking methods for beans and stews, Chef Chad shows you how easy it is pull together a slow cooked meal.

Simple Tips for Holiday Flowers

Navigating Holidays with Food Allergies

Navigating the holidays with severe food allergies can be challenging. Get tips and strategies for enjoying the season without the stress.

Beaujolais is Here!

It’s the third Thursday of November and that means the first cases of Beaujolais Nouveau have arrived in our stores! Stop by for a taste.

Know Your Baking Basics

Flours and sugars and eggs, oh my! We’ve got you covered for the holiday baking season—learn about the variety of baking supplies we carry.

Good Food and Even Better Company

Our on-going conversations are proof that good food brings people to the table but great company keeps them there.

A L.I.F.E. Jacket for Your Coffee

Get a L.I.F.E.! This reusable coffee sleeve handmade by Kenyan women helps them earn a living and send their special needs children to school.

Will Work for Wine

In this episode of Hungry for More, host Kieron Elliot tastes his way through a biodynamic and organic vineyard, climbing into the process with both feet.

Join the Fight Against Childhood Hunger

More than 17 million kids in the US are at risk of hunger. Find out how you can help Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign.

Thanksgiving Pie in the Sky

You’ve got more than 3.14 options this Thanksgiving, and we’re here to help you navigate them all. Take a look at our pie-namite recipes!

The Thanksgiving I'm Most Thankful For Contest

They don’t call it Thanksgiving for nothing. Tell us about a Thanksgiving that your particularly thankful for and you could win a $50 gift card.

Whole Foods Market Leaders Get Their Garden On!

Holiday Wines: Our Favorite Reds

Is red wine your thing? We’ve got some seriously affordable, delicious holiday reds and some luscious cheeses for the perfect pairing.

Turkey Talk

Watch as host Kieron spends a day bantering with organic turkeys, eating their food and attempting to drive a combine, in this episode of Hungry for More.

Pacific Natural Foods

Focusing on high-quality ingredients, simple recipes and “doing things like you would in your own kitchen” — that’s the Pacific Natural Foods way. Learn more from founder Chuck Eggert in this slideshow.

Traveling with Healthy Foods

Before you head over the hills and through the woods, check out our tips to help you eat well along the way. What are your tricks for healthy eating when traveling?

Get the Party Started with Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais Nouveau is coming! This fresh, playful, once-a-year party wine is all about sharing. Will you be sipping some this season?

Holiday Cleaning with an Eco-Conscience

Lower your holiday stress by using earth-conscious products to spiff up your home before guests arrive.

Entrées Beyond Turkey

Whether you want to cook a smaller holiday meal, add a 2nd main entrée or serve up a turkey-free event, these recipes take you beyond the bird for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Produce Update and the Best Stuffing Debate

Produce expert James shares the outlook for the harvest of Thanksgiving favorites. Join him in assessing what (or who) makes the best stuffing.

Gluten-Free Flours for More Than Baking

We’ve put together a list of simple, delicious ingredient substitutions for flour to help you keep on track for a happy, healthy gluten-free holiday.

Vote for a Chance to Win $1000

View a YumSugar slideshow of Thanksgiving recipes and cast your vote for your favorite for a chance to win a $1000 Whole Foods Market gift card.

Simplify T-Day with Planning


10 Favorite Stuffing Recipes

Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, your guests will call it delicious. From chestnut to oyster and many flavors in between, our stuffing recipes have you covered.

Our Exceptional Turkeys

Try Something New in November

Broaden your shopping list with this sneak peek at the latest and greatest hitting our shelves, then rate them and let others know what you think.

Portuguese Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

Tag along with Emma as she eats her way from bacalhau to beef, sipping Madeira and learning folkloric dance.

Festive Pairings for Holiday White Wines

Love white wine? We’ve got some seriously affordable, delicious holiday whites and some mouth-watering recipes to pair with them!

Budget-Friendly Small Bites

Celebrate with our team members’ winning recipes for appetizers that are tasty on the palate and easy on the wallet. These all ring in at less than 50¢ a piece.

Local Producer: Epicurean Butter


Take Advantage of our Holiday Table

Give Thanks for Shrimp

Get the story behind our standards for farm-raised and wild-caught shrimp and pick up some tips for choosing, cooking and serving what the pilgrims ate: shrimp!