Whole Foods


Whole Foods Center City is everything and More. Photos from today’s opening, plus SALES

Oh so excited for Whole Foods to open. It’s one of my favorite food places to shop, oh I love them all;

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and by the looks of the crowd waiting to get into the new store at 2101 Pennsylvania Ave I’m in good company.




Whole Foods held their “ribbon cutting” opening this morning about 9AM. hd1_3546-custom

Bob and Betty who either waited 4 hrs to be first in line, or drove 4 hrs, helped officials “break bread” to open the store, as they don’t cut ribbons. hd1_3549-custom

I told you it was a long line. I hear everyone of the 172 parking spots in the grocery stores garage was taken.


Here are officials toasting the new store in the Cafe. They sell wine and beer at the new Whole Foods.
The store and cafe are open until 11PM


When you first enter the store you come to the coffee bar. There is counter seating, window seating, and tables. Lots
of space and free wifi, with an amazing view of the skyline.


To get into the store, there are stairs on both sides of coffee bar


and two elevators next to the stairs. These escalators go to the parking garage.
See the guy with the cap, he runs the cart escalator. So you can get your groceries to the
car, your cart goes down an escalator by itself, and you get it at the bottom.


Avocados were only $.99, hurry I hear they’re going up in price


Vegetarians turn away. OMG they have a butcher.


Lot’s of salad bars


Here is the seating in the one cafe. See those windows above.


There’s a hideaway nook


     This is a good place to work


Beers featured at the barhd1_3573-custom

Pizza is kinda pricey, but for 2 slices it’s a deal. They are large slices.hd1_3577-custom

Local cut pasta


Nice aisles, not as huge as Mom’s Organic, which is opening near 12th and Market next year. Those are 12 feet wide.hd1_3581-custom


Please don’t pull from the bottomhd1_3585-custom

Yes they sell wine


There are 4 “eateries” inside the Whole Foodshd1_3588-custom

Please don’t bring your cart in the eatery section, there’s not a lot of room. I did see a women try and take this shortcut, it was a nightmare





For opening week they have some stellar sales. Chicken is $5.99 this weekend, and if you buy $50 worth of meat, you get
$10 off at the cashier. This weeks Sales are Here




Cheese department was packedhd1_3620-custom hd1_3622-custom hd1_3628-custom

A juice barhd1_3629-custom

Cute gifts for you and others. Now these are great hostess gifts.


For more details check out Michael Klein’s column in the Inky.


Whole Foods Opening October 14 in Center City – Toast it with Yard’s Pilsendelphia Created for the Special Day

Whole Foods Opening October 14 in Center City – Toast it with Yard’s Pilsendelphia Created for the Special Day

Hot off the Press Release… You know I’m excited about Whole Foods moving 2 blocks closer to my house, and it’s gigantic. I already told you this will definitely be my new “home office”. So when you pop in there’s a good chance you’re going to see me too. If you can’t be there next Friday, follow along on my social media as I live broadcast Opening Day!! I go to Whole Foods about 4 times a month, I usually avoid it cause it’s so busy, but this is a game changer for me and eating healthy. I’m still going to eat my Snap Kitchen as well. In some Whole Foods  they actually have partnered with Snap Kitchen and they carry their lines (Mostly Texas). I know it’s only 2 blocks over, but I’m busy.




PHILADELPHIA, (Oct. 7, 2016) –Philadelphia’s new flagship Whole Foods Market location opens on Friday, Oct. 14 with a bread-breaking ceremony and opening day festivities. The community is invited to join Whole Foods Market team members and civic leaders for the company’s traditional bread breaking at 8:45 a.m. before doors open at 9 a.m.

“We are so proud to be relocating our Callowhill store in the heart of historic Philadelphia and cannot wait to share our new city vista with shoppers,” said store team leader, Laurent Dallot. “We know customers will love the huge variety of in-store dining options and local products, but we’re just as proud of our everyday staples that meet the industry’s highest quality standards and offer options for every budget.”

The 62,000-square-foot store includes:

  • An open style food hall with seating for 140 guests.
  • Extensive hot and cold prepared foods bars featuring seasonal dishes made in-house with local produce and the highest quality natural and organic ingredients.
  • An in-store pub serving specialty cocktails, 16 local beers on tap, wine by the glass and Neapolitan pizzas and seasonal salads.
  • An Allegro coffee bar offering a full espresso, coffee and tea menu using state of the art technology—a low profile Modbar espresso machine, the Poursteady motion control pour-over machine and a reverse atmospheric infusion Bkon extractor for premium teas. The coffee bar is open all day and will feature unique tea and coffee inspired cocktails.
  • Four in-store “luncheonette” venues run by locally based chefs/restaurateurs: Cheu Noodle Bar, Dizengoff, Severino Cucina Rustica, and Wiz Kid (the latest offering from Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby of Vedge and V Street).
  • A roving cocktail cart providing beverage service including a curated selection of signature cocktails, beer by the can/bottle and wine by the glass.


The elevated and expanded grocery shopping experience at the relocated store highlights local suppliers, organic products and unique Philadelphia-inspired offerings.




Local exclusives to Whole Foods Market’s Philly Center City Store include:


  • Phillthy Chai, from Golden Valley Roasters, a sustainably sourced, organic cold-brewed coffee with chai
  • Local Rock the Roll’s exclusive pumpkin flavored barbeque sauce
  • Brine Street Picklery’s exclusive batch “Pickled Peps,” with local banana peppers sourced through John Vena Produce and originating on Sparacio Farms in New Jersey
  • A “Pilsendelphia” brew collaboration with Yards Brewing
  • “Philly Pherno,” locally made provola cheese from Caputo Brothers, aged at Crown Finish Caves in Brooklyn
  • High Street on Market breads including Buckwheat Cherry and Ancient Grains varieties


Additionally, Beyond Meat’s plant-based Beyond Burger will be available for the first time to Pennsylvania shoppers.

Among the store’s more than 350 team members, shoppers will find knowledgeable experts including trained butchers, fishmongers, scratch bakers and a team of chefs.

Giving back to the community is one of Whole Foods Market’s core values, and on opening day, Philadelphia-based Urban Tree Connection, a longtime community partner will receive a $5,000 contribution.


Be one of the first people to join Whole Foods Market on opening day to get doorbuster savings opportunities, meet local suppliers who are on site providing samples and demos, and dine in the new food hall. Follow news about this store through social media: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

The Invite To the Party