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Tracy says ...
We love WF! It's a bit of a drive from our town to one of the stores in Atlanta, but so worth it. A few of our regulars are the prepared salads and fresh roasted nuts. We visit the cheese and pick a new one every trip - staff are so helpful! We grind up our own peanut butter and choose a couple of specially seasoned salmon filets for yummy grilling. We enjoy the Greek yogurt and wonderful coffees, too. Locally grown is very important to us and the honey and strawberries never disappoint. We appreciate Fair Trade. Wish you were closer to us! :)
04/28/2009 10:56:31 AM CDT
Jennifer says ...
My kids are so spoiled by the yummy treats and foods that they have always eaten at Whole Foods. My son use to snack on a brown rice and spinach cake from the deli while we shopped. Now that he is in preschool he refuses to eat the school snacks. He turns his nose up to the processed, yellow cheese and the hydrogenated-oil/high-fructose corn syrup cookies and crackers they offer. So I have to send his "Whole Foods" snacks. You've always made being a good mom easy -- which is such a good feeling on Mother's Day!!
04/28/2009 10:56:42 AM CDT
Rachel Wallace says ...
Fair trade flowers and organic wine and cheese picnic!!
04/28/2009 10:56:58 AM CDT
Cyndi says ...
Love Whole Foods - live there as a vegan in the midwest. =D I suggest giving Mom a fab' basket of organic fruit and veggies ... they usually have them made-up at my local store. They'll also put one together specifically for your mom, if you ask. Isn't that the sweetest thing? LOL My second suggestion would be some organic lentil soup - a cup of red cut lentils (from the bulk food aisle) and 3 cups of organic veggie stock ... stick it in a crock pot for a few hours and it's SOOOO yummy with some good seasoned bread or flavored rice crackers. Okay ... I'm hungry now!
04/28/2009 10:58:36 AM CDT
Diane Dominguez says ...
I have been going to whole foods for all my family's needs since I was pregnant with my first son in 2003. Now 6 years and 3 kids later, everything in your store has made my Mommyhood much easier for my 5 year and 18 month old sons and 3 1/2 year old daughter. We always get the organic produce and stock up on beans and grains in the bulk aisle. The family size ground beef and ground chicken is also in our cart. When my kids where babies we would by the EarthsBest cereals and jars of food. I would also stock up on frozen veggies to give the kids some finger foods. Now my kids are pushing the littel mini carts and helping us pick stuff out. One of the most important aisles for my family of 5 has been the supplement section. I started by taking floradix iron and the prenatals when I was pregnant. I also would frequently drink red rasberry leaf tea and other herbal teas to help with my pregnancies. The probiotics,herbs (echinacea, goldenseal),and 365 kids vitamins have gotten us through candida (in my oldest son), ear infections, and various colds and flus. We purchase Organic Pastures milk for the enzymes and probiotics it contains. We always have the 365 electrolite water on hand when the kids have fevers. If it weren't for this section I don't know what we would have done.These items have definatley boosted my kids' immune system and made my life as a mom much easier. Thanks Whole Foods! (oh yeah, the beer and wine section also help once the kids are down for bed :))
04/28/2009 10:59:04 AM CDT
Taylor says ...
I have been so lucky to be graced with a Whole Foods that is a 5 minute drive and even a bike ride away. I love being able to go up there for anything. I'm vegan and they have everyone of my needs there and when I make delicious meals I always make sure to let people know where I get my products from. I love the fresh produce, Good Belly products, Smart or Yves Pepperoni to make vegan pizzas w/ fake mozz cheese. The vegan mac n chreese boxes, annies gelatin free gummie rabbits, the fresh vegan cupcakes and cookies, amy's roasted pepper pizza, purely decadent ice cream (all flavors! but cookie dough is my favorite :) ), the coupons I get from them, Amy's soups. All of my meals have a part of whole foods! My mom loves my vegan pizza's where I get all of the ingredients from Whole foods, if she could she'd eat all of it and more!
04/28/2009 10:59:11 AM CDT
Eric says ...
I wish your store would carry more varieties of fresh edible flowers. I love to cook and I would love to make my mom an edible flower meal instead of giving her flowers to place in a vase. Anyway, thanks again for being awesome. I made a rock cod coconut curry cous cous last night and it rocked! Eric
04/28/2009 11:00:21 AM CDT
Andrea says ...
The cheese department is superior. Load up on some creamy chevre, some fig paste and some delicious crackers and bread or cookies from the bakery. Then hit the tea aisle and the deli for sandwiches that you can cut into little squares, and you have yourself an easy and convenient Mother's Day tea party :)
04/28/2009 11:00:26 AM CDT
Stephanie says ...
My family's favorite part of Whole Foods in the making your own nut butter. My son gets a kick out of using the grinder to mash up the nuts and watching it come out of the machine.
04/28/2009 11:00:28 AM CDT
Martina Newberry says ...
My favorite: A gift basket of a hemp shirt, Lesser Evil Peanut Butter Chocolate Popcorn, Soy Ice Cream, Robusto cheese and 345 Crackers, and 365 sparking italian flavored mineral waters. Anything from Whole Foods is a fantastic present. If I'm doing my own shopping, the prices are excellent and the quality is uncomparable. My household recently lost jobs and a Whole Foods Mother's Day would be fantastic!
04/28/2009 11:03:11 AM CDT
Cynthia says ...
Your flowers are the highest quality and last oh so long! On Mothers Day, Birthdays, Valentines Day I make sure to give my husband and kids hints/direct requests for flowers from Whole Foods!
04/28/2009 11:04:03 AM CDT
Ceste says ...
I am a devoted WF consumer. I've been to WF in Springfield, VA, Fair Lakes, VA, Arlington, VA, Falls Church, VA, McLean, VA, Silver Spring, MD, Washington, DC, Bethesda, MD, NYC, Hartford, CT, Milwaukee, WI, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Tigard, OR, Atlanta, GA & San Jose, CA. I love getting the feel for each store and what it has to offer. I love the patagonia label for clothing and loved how the Atlanta store had such a large clothing selection. I do wish there were places to try on such lovely clothes. I'm allergic to almost everything under the sun and for awhile the WF that I was frequenting was posting every single ingredient in the prepared foods section. Now they are only posting the top allergy things like eggs, soy, dairy, & wheat. But I'm also allergic to vinegar & sugar and other things. I wish they would repost the ingredient list. It's such a pain to ask and then have them look it up for you. As for Mother's Day, well I bought my mom some lovely big dipper candles. I'm allergic to soy, so it's always nice to have lots of all beeswax candles on hand.
04/28/2009 11:04:14 AM CDT
Esther Hall says ...
I love visiting the Roseville, CA store! The employees are so friendly and can answer any question I may have. I would say a perfect Mother's Day would be stopping at the Sushi Bar for a California roll, then over to the bakery for a wedge of the best carrot cake topped off with a bottle of Italian Cranberry Soda! This is my first Mother's Day with out my mom (she died 3 weeks ago)and she would have splurged that day so we could spend time together and enjoy the delicious food you all serve.
04/28/2009 11:05:40 AM CDT
Theresa DiMatteo says ...
As a shopper Wegman's, I can't imagine shopping anywhere else. One of my favorite products is Mother's Toasted wheat germ to be used in either a recipe or by itself. This has been a great resource of vitamins and folic acid. Health conscience all my life, I have faith in Wegman's inventory of picks and truly first hand have experienced the excellent and responsive customer service offered. For an indulgence on Mother's Day (and my birthday 5/10), I will be spending the day with my granddaughter (a gift for me and my daughter) and have picked up another favorite from Wegman's Green & Black's Organic dark chocolate and your homemade prepared meal of meatballs/macaroni. Thank you for servicing us lunch and dinner when I don't feel like cooking. You have actually saved me time to spend with my family and that is priceless. See you on Mother's Day!
04/28/2009 11:06:58 AM CDT
Martin R says ...
I absolutely adore the salmon candy! perhaps make some hors d'oeuvres using salmon candy, cream cheese and some sesame seed crackers. YUM YUM!
04/28/2009 11:08:10 AM CDT
Kitty Oliver says ...
I love the Whole Foods Market team - the staff AND great selection really make a difference. I favorite part of the store is the outstanding meat department! The seasoned sausages are to die for, the aged meats, venison, huge shrimp, not to mention custom cuts make the trip worth while. The butchers are friendly and have always answered any questions I may have. Go Whole Foods Go!
04/28/2009 11:08:16 AM CDT
Marlis Hadley says ...
I am a Whole Foods Foodie!!! Celebrating Mother's Day is a bit bittersweet for me as I lost my mom last year (sigh)... but to celebrate the day with my daughter I would begin with your beautiful roses, a bottle of Prosecco, and your smoked salmon spread with 365 crackers. Later in the day, cooking dinner begins and I would choose a roasted turkey breast (your turkey is the best ever), an artichoke and asparagus, a caprese salad and a baguette, and end it with your wonderful cheesecake. Did I mention that everything on my list comes from Whole Foods? I can't buy food anywhere else now because I am SPOILED by your quality, freshness and wonderful staff members. I love Whole Foods, and it makes Mother's Day just a bit easier to create a celebration for me!
04/28/2009 11:10:34 AM CDT
Renee C says ...
I love all the fresh baked good at Whole Foods! I bring my 4 kids in and eveyone picks a yummy treat. Much better than pre-packaged junk foodNot only do they look good, they taste sooo good!
04/28/2009 11:10:37 AM CDT
Andrea says ...
I'm glad Whole Foods is in Toronto, it has changed our lifestyle to healthy eating. Everything we use is from Whole Foods.. I even got my family on organic (Took about a year, but finally convinced them!) Try this: Edamame's (for starters), grab some chicken breast, roll it around in Panko (throwing it on the bbq or stove is perfect), broccoli, roasted peppers, salad, top it off with whole food's olive bread, and a cheesecake from their dessert section (thankfully there is some Sugar Free delights as my father is diabetic)!
04/28/2009 11:11:16 AM CDT
Denise Lord says ...
Bath and skin products always make good gifts for mom, and buying conscientiously always makes things better!
04/28/2009 11:11:39 AM CDT
Suzanne says ...
I am adicted to Tea's Tea especially Lemongrass Green and Hoji. Thanks for having more flavors than anyone else. And now I love GTS Kambucha.
04/28/2009 11:12:03 AM CDT
Adrienne says ...
I adore Whole Foods. When it first came to town I was intimidated and thought that I certainly couldn't shop somewhere like this that was so fancy. Only the items are fancy, but the prices are quite reasonable and surprise me pleasantly every time. To me, being a mom means arming my sons with lessons on how to live when they are no longer in my nest. Shopping on a budget and also health consciously are 2 of those tools that I arm them with when we visit Whole Foods. They simply can't help but make healthy choices here and that pleases me to no end. Among our favorite products is the 365 Teriyaki Sauce. I have tried several brands' teriyaki sauce looking for just the right combination of flavors and this one seems to hit the mark perfectly. The children LOVE the bakery and on Fridays we treat ourselves to Challah. I could not live without the Udon and Soba Buckwheat noodles as well. They are a staple of my menu. It really should go without saying, but I'll say it anyway, the produce is out of this world. My eldest son of 8 years old loves your store and is always disappointed if I make a grocery run without him. He says that shopping in your stores make him feel healthier and then his brain works better for school. I love that your store makes him feel this way. As far as celebrating myself as a mom...well every Mother's Day I remind myself that I would not be a mother without my children, so I write them cards and we spend the day together. Because I have a wonderful husband and children I can take a little time here and there to do things for myself that are good for the soul as a mom, wife, and person, but on Mother's Day, there is no better way to celebrate than to be with the very ones who call me Mommy.
04/28/2009 11:13:15 AM CDT
Meridith Gronauer says ...
I love whole foods! It makes me feel healthy just walking in the store! My favorite sections of the store are the cheese section and the olive section. There is such a variety to choose from and they all look so delicious! Happy Mother's Day to all moms!
04/28/2009 11:15:00 AM CDT
Vicki says ...
I love the Flourless Chocolate Cake. That is all my mom and I need for Mother's Day!
04/28/2009 11:15:03 AM CDT
Lana G. says ...
Those huge hunks of chocolate you can buy near the cheese department. Oh, they're SO good!
04/28/2009 11:16:28 AM CDT

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