We love a grand opening! There is a new Whole Foods Market, and it just so happens to be located in Clearwater, Florida. We were lucky enough to grab a sneak peek behind the scenes at what the new Whole Foods Market Clearwater will be featuring, and the offerings are fantastic!
First, we had the pleasure of partaking in a Healthy Eating cooking class. Attendees were presented with some interesting and useful facts about how to transition their diets to be healthier, and four different recipes were demonstrated (and sampled!). From spinach hummus pinwheel wraps, to a rainbow soba noodle salad, PB&J Bites, to a Kalicious smoothie, the recipes were bright, flavorful, nutritious, and easy to create at home with your family. Whole Foods Markets host an array of different cooking classes you can sign up for: check your local store’s location for dates and themes! The Clearwater store’s next cooking class is Oktoberfest themed – you can learn how to make your own sauerkraut!
Whole Foods Markets are working to make it affordable and easy to stock a healthier pantry. The Clearwater store has an in-store Healthy Eating Specialist who is able to suggest healthy recipes, meal plans to fit your lifestyle, and more. Whole Foods Markets stock their 365 Everyday Value products throughout the store, which are available in both natural and organic selections and are priced to not break the bank. Whole Foods’ private label brands must meet the highest standards for quality and taste, and are free of artificial flavorings, colorings, sweeteners, preservatives, and hydrogenated fats. When it comes to feeding your family, you’re in good hands. Whole Foods Market also strives to feature local vendors whenever possible. We love that you can see the items highlighted throughout the store – what a great way to be a part of the community!
Aside from stocking up your pantry, there are other aspects of Whole Foods Market Clearwater that are very exciting. Their prepared foods section is launching the first pizza program for Whole Foods. You can even watch the pizza being cooked hot and fresh in their oven. In addition to the pizza, the prepared foods section boasts an international food bar (with ever changing cuisine), a rotisserie bar, organic salad bar, and a regular salad bar. There will be a Greek food station, sandwiches, fresh donuts, and other pastries as well.
Do you have a hard time getting your significant other to go grocery shopping with you? Whole Foods Clearwater has solved that problem in the form of their beer, wine, and cheese bar. Patrons can pull up a stool, have a glass of local craft beer (or a glass of wine), and order up one of Whole Foods’ cheese and charcuterie boards. They even have a TV – you can check in on the score of your game while you snack. What a great way to turn a shopping trip into a fun outing. Talk about a pleasant shopping experience, indeed!
Thanks again to the team at Whole Foods for inviting us in for a preview of their beautiful new store. Do you have a Whole Foods Market near to you? What is your favorite thing to shop for?