I walked into Whole Foods in Waverly and tears came to my eyes. I’m not kidding, it was kind of ridiculous. Food makes me emotional. The Whole Foods brand is already impressive, but what they’ve done at the Waverly store is incredible.
They have effectively merged the concepts of grocery store, market, and fast casual dining into one space. Shoppers can dine-in, enjoying foods from around the world (ramen, bubble tea, mochi ice cream, curry, and southern bbq to name a few) or enjoy a glass of wine on the patio. There’s an incredible salad bar, loaded with fresh toppings, many of them vegan & paleo.
The sheer amount of space makes for an enjoyable shopping experience if you just want to get the shopping done for the week. I appreciate it when grocery stores effectively lay out a space so that it’s not a game of bumper cars just to get to the milk & bread.
Two of the coolest things about this location are the Mochi ice cream cart and the self serve Macaron cart. You can pick your favorite flavor from the case, and they have a lot of yummy options!
I also LOVE how allergy-friendly Whole Foods has become, allowing shoppers with food sensitivities or intolerances to shop with ease. They have freshly prepared meals that are paleo-friendly and baked goods that are gluten free (and taste amazing). Whole Foods has an incredible amount of options, especially packed into the large Waverly store.
I also had the opportunity to meet the founder of Big Spoon Roasters, Mark, who was there giving customers samples of his products. This company makes INCREDIBLE fresh peanut butter and bars. Even more awesome, Mark worked with the Peace Corps and learned how to make peanut butter in Africa on sustainable farms. My favorite is the peanut cocoa butter because it is the perfect treat without being overly sweet. Seriously, grab some now!
Since it’s a few minutes from my house, I will definitely be stopping by Whole Foods to grab quick lunches and healthy options for the week. I highly recommend you check out this impressive location!
What are your favorite products from Whole Foods?