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Thanks everyone for your opinions,  there is certainly a variety of opinions here, LOL   ......  this store is not close to me, about 5 miles off the Interstate, in a very congestive traffic area, so I won't be going that often, but I am interested to see what they are like.  It is very close to the biggest shopping area in our city and near high income housing!

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I like that the bakery has vegan donuts, muffins, cupcakes and cookies.

 

I also buy the store 365 brand, comparable to other local grocery stores and usually organic.  I buy most of my produce there too, because it is organic and where possible locally sourced.

 

We also have a food co-op in town, and a few of my friends are critical of me for shopping at WF, but the fact is the co-op is as expensive if not more so.  Plus it would be a 30-mile round trip for me to shop there, with limited parking,  and WF is a 10-miles round trip with plenty of parking. 

 

I get tired of hearing the "whole paycheck" comment too.

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@Hooty wrote:

Thanks everyone for your opinions,  there is certainly a variety of opinions here, LOL   ......  this store is not close to me, about 5 miles off the Interstate, in a very congestive traffic area, so I won't be going that often, but I am interested to see what they are like.  It is very close to the biggest shopping area in our city and near high income housing!


Mine is about a half hour away from me but so is pretty much everything else I go to.

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@Susan Louise wrote:

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lol @Susan Louise very true! It is just a neat, tidy, clean store. It always is bright and cheery too. I like that I can also recycle just about everything there- I bring my used water filters, plastic lids (our garbage company doesn't take plastic lids), and plastic bags into them.


@HappyDaze  Too bad we didn't live closer. Sounds like we'd have fun shopping together! Smiley Very Happy


Oh that would be fun @Susan Louise! We could do some lunch and/or coffee/tea/beer (lol they do serve beer there too!) there and then shop. Smiley Happy'

 

I like to shop there around the Holidays too- there are fun things to pick up for stocking stuffers and for the kids.


 

@HappyDaze Then we'd certainly have a hoot of a time!  Smiley Very Happy


Yep, nothing more fun and interesting than tipsy shopping!  Ya just never know what will end up in that cart!

 

Beer And Friends Cheers! Smiley Face, Emoticon

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@HappyDaze  OMG! Nearly spewed coffee on my laptop..hysterical!

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LOL @Susan Louise thought of you today when I went to Whole Foods and walked by the bar. I kind of chuckled to myself thinking of our discussion yesterday, lol. Winning Wink And Smile Smiley Face, Emoticon

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@gardensla wrote:

I love Whole Foods.

 

Yes, it's expensive but I like it because it's smaller than most grocery stores and not filled with stuff I don't want. I tend to stay around the outer perimeter and get out quickly. I don't buy basics there (I can get my non-GMO cottage cheese at any grocery store) but I do buy fruits, vegetables, fish, sushi, etc. as well as foods from the bulk section.

 

I love their prepared foods, though they're overpriced. They do a tuna salad with cranberry (weird, but so good) that's yummy, good soups, and there's this chocolate pudding they make that's crazy delish.

 

There are 4 of them within a 20 minute drive of my house. I go to one at least once a wekk.  


@gardensla, we live within easy driving distance of three WFs (and 4 Trader Joe's, as well). The newest of the WF is so gigantic that I actually feel overwhelmed when I go there, even though I am very familiar with WF in general.

 

It must be some kind of flagship store. Humongous.


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