i worked at wild oats when they first opened and that place is shaaaaady. such classics as "organic grapes from california" coming out of a box that said product of mexico. maybe they meant the californian penisula or something? i also remember the managers telling people that they were giving the customer a better price on an item because it wasn't marked, but instead they were just making up the "normal" price and selling it for the regular price. they had big signs up that said they didn't sell anything with hydrogenated oils in it, but they did. the list goes on. plus they have a trash compactor which = no dumpstering. LAME.
good earth is awesome.
georgetown market is really nice and fancy. it makes me uncomfortable sometimes because i can't figure out how they can afford that nice of a building. probably mafia ties or something, haha.
there is an oriental market at 5344 w 38th street that i have not been to, but that someone gave me a hilarious calendar from. (super airbrushed girls riding scooters). there is an indian market in the same building with india palace and udupi. thats on lafayette rd and i think its near the oriental market.
winding way farms sells mostly vitamins and stuff. probably 2/3 of hte store is vitamins and supplements. the grocery section has somewhat poor selection, but they do have the essentials.
there are 2 trader joe's and both are on the north side. they are even on teh same street. one is in castleton on east 82nd street. its just west of 465. if you head west from there, 82nd turns into 86th and the other trader joes is on west 86th, a little bit west of township line rd and east of michigan rd. its in a strip mall with a roly poly and panera bread. at township line and 86th there is a chinese restaurant called cheng du which i have already talked about in this thread. SOOOOO GOOOOD.