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11-21-2010 06:08 PM
WonderRandy they rock so hard...
11-21-2010 06:07 PM
Amy SF
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Originally Posted by WonderRandy View Post

it's in their bakery case, but it says "Aphrodite Bakery" on the shelf tag.

Good to know. Thanks!
11-21-2010 06:05 PM
WonderRandy it's in their bakery case, but it says "Aphrodite Bakery" on the shelf tag.
11-21-2010 05:57 PM
Amy SF
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I don't know if all WF carry the same bakery items, but the vegan chocolate chip cookies at my WF are incredible!!!! The same cookies at other WF don't seem to be as amazing and yummy tho... So, go to the WF in West Hollywood for the best vegan chocolate chip cookies in the world.

Randy, is this their brand, the Fabe's brand or a different brand?
11-21-2010 05:23 PM
creep We really only get our weird stuff there that's hard to find at our regular grocery store... veganaise, vegan worcestershire, tofutti, certain frozen items, fancy beer, vegan toiletries. Ours also has local hummus that's pretty good.
11-21-2010 12:51 AM
WonderRandy I don't know if all WF carry the same bakery items, but the vegan chocolate chip cookies at my WF are incredible!!!! The same cookies at other WF don't seem to be as amazing and yummy tho... So, go to the WF in West Hollywood for the best vegan chocolate chip cookies in the world.
11-20-2010 11:19 PM
collegevegetarian Have'a corn chips are amazing. I can only ever find them at whole foods. There are maybe 5 ingredients total for the chips.
11-17-2010 12:05 PM
kari_lynn222 Do you mean GimmeLean Sausages? I've never had them personally, but others seem to like

For Daiya, it's my favorite to have it on mini pizzas - I either use a whole wheat pita bread or an Ezekiel english muffin... spread a little marinara sauce on it and sprinkle with Daiya, then bake til the Daiya melts Takes 5 mins and is soooo good! (of course topping it with various veggies is also delicious just takes a few more mins since I usually soften things like onions, mushrooms bell peppers etc before putting them on pizza.
11-17-2010 11:58 AM
AspireToInspire Okay, I've been curious to try Daiya, sounds like I'm trying the mozzarella for sure. What about those vegan sausages people have raved about? I've forgotten the brand name and flavors they recommended. I'm excited for the bakery, I suppose that is where we will pick up my birthday cake
I'm also going to look for Gardein chik'n cutlets, if I come across them.

I have a feeling I'm going to go crazy in there...

Appreciate all the input. Sorry Amy didn't see this thread, but to be honest, I didn't really look either
11-17-2010 08:12 AM
Amy SF MOD NOTE

It might look a little disorienting at first, but please note that I merged two threads: This one with another one titled First Trip to Whole Foods, since they were both pretty much about the same subject.

Carry on.
11-17-2010 07:59 AM
m4rk0
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Originally Posted by kari_lynn222 View Post

Here is their coupon link!

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/coupons/

Awesome! I never knew this existed.
11-17-2010 07:57 AM
Her Jazz I forgot: Vegan chocolate!
11-17-2010 07:56 AM
kari_lynn222 Here is their coupon link!

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/coupons/
11-17-2010 07:54 AM
Her Jazz Look for one of my favorite "junk foods": Tings!

omg, I love that stuff.

Whole Foods is awesome.
11-17-2010 07:53 AM
kari_lynn222 When I go to WF I spend most of my time in the produce section. WF is one of the few places that carries organic for pretty much every type of produce they have. (versus at my local grocer they only have a small selection of organics)

Also, the granola in the bulk bins at WF/other natural food stores is heavenly - they have tons of different kinds and I have it with Almond or Coconut Milk- Mmmmm!!!

If you're wanting a treat, pick up some Almond or Coconut milk ice cream too - it is SO good!!!

I also usually stock up on quinoa, quinoa noodles, lentils (red and brown), pasta sauce, a few cans of Eden's Organic Beans to have on hand, oh and check out WF's coupons online and see if it's anything you need/want and print them out.

Lastly, be sure to check out their deli salad bar thingy... they usually have a lot of awesome things like grilled artichoke hearts, or thai vegan dumplings, tofu curry etc. I'm getting hungry now! Lol. I'll find the link to their coupons and be right back
11-17-2010 07:30 AM
smob
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WTF?

I remember I was in WF once looking at the tangerine display. An employee putting out more tangerines saw me and another customer, grabbed a tangerine, tore it in half, and handed each half to me and the other customer. It was so good I bought two pounds of tangerines.

Awesome...that's one reason to love Whole Foods...they'll let you try the fruit before you buy.
11-17-2010 05:49 AM
Amy SF
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Lol, they had some awesome fuji apples in a sample container. I grabbed one, and my grandfather made me spit it out because "I could get hapatitus!"

WTF?

I remember I was in WF once looking at the tangerine display. An employee putting out more tangerines saw me and another customer, grabbed a tangerine, tore it in half, and handed each half to me and the other customer. It was so good I bought two pounds of tangerines.
11-16-2010 08:27 PM
sorrowthepig Stuff you know you can't get anywhere else. I usually grab a giant jar of Vegenaise, some Daiya mozzarella, some Uncle Eddie's cookies, Waleed's plain pita chips, and a pint of hummus from the cold case. Also, check out the prepared foods at the service deli counter and see if there's anything you could replicate at home for cheaper or just get some recipe ideas.
11-16-2010 08:04 PM
Her Jazz Dry bulk items: Spelt flour (it's good for you), Nuts, Dried Fruit, Nutritional Yeast, Vegan sugar, TVP etc.

Bulk produce items

Vegan cheese, vegan meat substitutes

Tea
11-16-2010 07:57 PM
AspireToInspire What do we need to walk out of there with?
11-16-2010 06:01 PM
AndrewFL Lol, they had some awesome fuji apples in a sample container. I grabbed one, and my grandfather made me spit it out because "I could get hapatitus!"
11-16-2010 06:57 AM
smob
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I usually get all the awesome produce I cant get at regular stores (golden beets, dandelion greens, buddhas hand citron, burdock, heirloom tomatoes, various seasonal mushrooms, etc....) and for their preserved veggies (kalamata and other various olives, preserved lemons, preserved artichokes, capers). I'm not big on the fake cheeses etc.....

I LOVE golden beets...just got some the other day at WF. I've never seen buddhas hand citron there and burdock only occasionally; maybe it varies region to region? They HAVE had the most amazing apples and squash lately.
11-15-2010 03:08 PM
AndrewFL I usually get all the awesome produce I cant get at regular stores (golden beets, dandelion greens, buddhas hand citron, burdock, heirloom tomatoes, various seasonal mushrooms, etc....) and for their preserved veggies (kalamata and other various olives, preserved lemons, preserved artichokes, capers). I'm not big on the fake cheeses etc.....
11-15-2010 06:28 AM
delicioso WF can be expensive, but they have some nice sales. I recently picked up some huge bunches of organic kale for .99 each. Keep an eye out for the sale signs. They have some great breads. My favorite is the 5 olive bread.

I buy a lot of the 365 organics. Very reasonable and if you order a case, you will get a 10% discount.
11-15-2010 03:04 AM
Amy SF I like their pickles, the 365 brand. I refuse to buy the regular name brand pickles or the store brand pickles from the regular supermarkets because of the dyes and colors and other junk that are added, but that stuff is not in the WF brand. I also like the Cascadian Farm and Trader Joe's brand pickles for the same reason.
11-15-2010 01:11 AM
GTChick01 I don't know what specifically to tell you to buy, but I shop at WF's 90% of the time. I just love that I don't have to worry about the stuff that I buy having "junk" in it.
11-14-2010 07:54 PM
GhostUser I don't go to Whole Foods much although I've one that's about 15 minutes away. Maybe once or twice a year? I'm not particularly that enchanted with them since I've been able to pick up a lot of products from other stores at lower price. But I go there to pick up vitamins, vegan worchester sauce, vegan cookies (Uncle Eddies and Michelle Naturally) and sweets.

I like the chain Henry's (previously owned by Wild Oats, now gobbled up by WF for health food market domination)
11-13-2010 05:23 PM
smob Of the "healthy"/"premium" markets around here I have found that WF actually has the best balance of price vs selection vs quality when you compare it to Sprouts and HEB Central Market, which isn't a health food store as such but is more of a premium gourmet supermarket with a wide selection of healthy foods.
11-13-2010 12:44 PM
Shamandura I buy most all my produce there because it always seems to look so fresh and not terribly picked over. They sell the huge container of Kal Nutritional Yeast there in the supplement isle and that brand is seriously the best! However I don't buy much bulk there I usually stick to Costco for those things, except they do carry grains that are a bit harder to find. Mayo, dairy free yogurts, butter and icecream arent such bad buys their either. It does seem to cost and arm and leg for frozen burgers and such, which is a shame. I really like the prices of their generic 365 brand, its not of poor quality either.
11-11-2010 11:19 PM
Doktormartini Check out the produce. They have lots of different fruits and veggies and green leafies, yum! At the moment, I keep going to Whole Foods because they have FRESH FIGS and they're the best thing every (at least one of them).
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