14 Things To Always Buy at Whole Foods Market

We ban 100+ ingredients from all food that we sell, including hydrogenated fats, high-fructose corn syrup and sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose and saccharin — so you can always shop with peace of mind no matter what’s in your basket.

Choices count towards your physical and fiscal health, so we're here to help you navigate our aisles so you can find the best quality for the best price. Ever wonder which items are always worth buying at a Whole Foods Market store? We think everything is of course, but here’s our short list, including tips on how to save:

1. Beef

We require 100+ animal welfare standards for fresh beef, pork, lamb, chicken and turkey. We prohibit added hormones and demand no antibiotics, ever! Our butchers know the best deals and will wrap just the amount you need for recipes and sensible, affordable portions. Look for value packs and lesser-known cuts.

2. Salmon

All of our wild-caught salmon is from certified sustainable fisheries or ranks high on third-party assessment rankings opens in a new tab. Our farm-raised salmon has been third-party verified as Responsibly Farmed opens in a new tab. We cut to order and offer great prices on frozen salmon year-round.

3. Eggs

All the whole eggs in our dairy case are are cage-free or better, and you don't have to scramble all over town to find a good deal on eggs of this caliber. Our 365 by Whole Foods Market eggs are always competitively priced!

4. Shampoo & Conditioner

Our high standards apply to all beauty and body care products in our stores. We ban 100+ ingredients commonly used in beauty and body care and counting. No need to look for a seal, label or aisle to find our best-in-class products.

5. Greens

We source as much organic and local produce as possible. Bunched greens and lettuces are a good bet for your budget and your health. We offer a wide variety; try what’s on sale!

6. Crackers

Our selection of crackers is the best in town if you’re looking for whole grain, organic, gluten free or gourmet. They’re often on sale and/or have coupons.

7. Coffee & Chocolate

High quality and responsible choices are what set us apart for these. We don’t allow any colors, flavors or preservatives; and you’ll see organic, Whole Trade Guarantee and other environmental and social benefits on more beans and bars in our stores than at any other grocer. A few are always on sale and look for 365 by Whole Foods Market.

8. Yogurt & Cheese

All of our 365 by Whole Foods Market yogurts and cheeses, organic or not, are made from the milk of cows never given artificial growth hormones (rBGH/rBST). This is true for many of the other brands we offer, too.

9. Bulk grains

Buying from bulk bins lets you get just the amount you need without paying for excess packaging (and its shipping). We sell a lot of bulk foods, so you can trust they’ve not been sitting and going stale, and where else can you find so many whole-grain and organic choices?

10. Dinner & Dessert

It’s not easy to find a meal without wondering what went into it. From indulgent to healthy, our prepared foods and bakery goods follow the same strict Quality Standards opens in a new tab as the rest of the foods in our store, including more than 100 banned colors, preservatives, flavors and other ingredients. Make wise selections in smart portions and compare the whole package to eating out at a restaurant.

11. Gift Cards

Giving Whole Foods Market gift cards gives them just what they want — practical groceries or something special — no waste!

12. Wine

We’ve got some real steals! Have you discovered our chuck-bucking Three Wishes in light-weight glass bottles yet?

13. Cleaners

We're committed to selling cleaner cleaning products for you and your family. We've banned 100+ household cleaner ingredients including phosphates, phthalates, FD&C colors and optical brighteners from our products. Plus, they're performance-tested for efficacy.

14. Flowers

We’ve got more choices for Whole Trade flowers than you can shake a long-stem rose at. Keep your eyes open; flowers go on sale, too. Looking for custom floral arrangements? Just call or visit your store opens in a new tab to learn more or place an order.

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