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    Red face Do you have "Whole Foods"??

    We recently got a whole foods store here in OKC. Just went this morning...It's incrediable!! I love it. I even took pics with my phone ! My husband didn't appreciate that, hmmm.
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    I love their Chocolate dipped Strawberries.. Around this time they have someone making them all day long.... and the Food Market!!! I love their cranberry tuna-fish.. YUUUUUMMMMMMMYYYYYY !! their fresh bread section is to die for!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjaco View Post
    We recently got a whole foods store here in OKC. Just went this morning...It's incrediable!! I love it. I even took pics with my phone ! My husband didn't appreciate that, hmmm.
    Is it on the Northside?

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    I always like to look in the Whole Foods Markets when we go to the USA. The closest one we have in here is in Toronto. I also love to look in the Trader Joe's when we go to the US too. I wish they would build those 2 stores in Ottawa. We are only one hour from there.
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    Love Whole Foods...my son calls it "Whole Paycheck" but it is really prime food...love their cheese selection. All good! Great store.
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    I think I am the only person on earth who isn't fascinated with Whole Foods. I only go there once in a while. It is a nice option to have but I like some of the other stores here more.
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    I've never heard of them.

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    Ours just opened last month. I only go to look, being retired I shop at CostCo for most of our food. They have wonderful food to take out when you are working and don't have the time, but it is Whole Paycheck for sure.
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    never heard of them either. are they lije a Sam's Club?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyjo View Post
    never heard of them either. are they lije a Sam's Club?
    no nothing like sams, No offense to anyone, but its more of a richie Rich type of place- lots of organics, lots of health-y foods, fresh bread of alll kinds, Nice lean meat section, HUMUNGO cheese section, fresh fruit section.. its like an expensive organic grocery store with a 'food court' inside..

    I love it but YES it is pricey..

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    Try their fresh baked bread, especially the rosemary!

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    I took my friend to our whole foods one day. She calls it whole check!

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    It was a fun place to check out, definately for the "upper crust". Having my husband with me, he was freaking out because I had my phone out taking pictures. It's on the North side of town on the edge of Nichols Hills. I took 22 pics !! It was just so different than anything on the South side of town & just beautiful. They have a great website too. We don't have a Cosco, but OKC has changed so much over the years and is still evolving. Our city is huge and I don't get out as much as I used to. Can't wait to go back. There is also a new "Sunflower Market" on NW 63 & May, I will have to check it out too. I looked at their ad online, very resonible. Thanks for all the suggestions, mmmm....Bread.
    Last edited by pjaco; 12-11-2011 at 07:59 AM.
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    we have one about 3 blocks (a 3-minute walk) from home. DH works basically across the street (from both, home and WF) and goes most mornings to pick up fresh fruit. We love it though I shop for only what I can't get elsewhere. Their mushroom selection is phenomenal.

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    A lot of their items can be purchased for less in other stores.

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    We love our Whole Foods which came after many years of searching for alternatives for my husband's food sensitivities and dairy issues. He is not lactose intolerant - but gets migraines from cow dairy. Here comes Whole Foods and we can get sheep, goat, and buffalo cheese and other dairy products. Our lives have changed. Yes, they are expensive and no, we don't get all our food there, but, we can definitely tell the difference when we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyjo View Post
    never heard of them either. are they lije a Sam's Club?
    You know how they tell you to "shop the perimeter" of the store to eat healthy? That's pretty much what Whole Foods is like - they carry the "perimeter" foods, and not very much of the pre-packaged, processed, center-of-the-store stuff. They DO have crackers and such, but they're organic and whole-grain and healthy. And yes, it can be pricey.

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    Yummy cakes, our kids got our 50th anniversary cake from there....
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    Oh yeah, I took pictures of them and lots of stuff. I will probably never actually purchase anything there. Very interesting though and I took some pretty pics with my phone !
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    Yummy cakes, our kids got our 50th anniversary cake from there....
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    Maybe it's just old hippie nostalgia at work, but before whole foods as a chain there were neighborhood coops where you bought a membership and paid either 10% or 20% over wholesale, depending on whether you volunteered at the store or at the warehouse or just bought items at the store. Our warehouse was coincidentally called the whole foods warehouse, but the stores just don't have the same feeling. But the food is good.

    It is just odd that a movement that started as an alternative, targeting people who would be willing to work to save money on simple good food is now seen as pricey.
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    I shop there very carefully. Some things are cheaper than elsewhere, but mostly not. Also, they do have an organic/clean consciousness so even though an item may not be certified organic, it may be (or close to it) because that certification is costly to the grower. In my experience, organics and locally grown foods last a lot longer in the pantry...so that can be well worth the $$.

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    Our local one is in Portland, ME which is about 2 hours from us. We did drive down there this summer and liked what we saw.

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    I love the one near us. I love the organic oatmeal.
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    We have one. I call it "Wholly Too Expensive Foods". I only go there for specialty items, but they have gorgeous produce and great fresh seafood. I prefer the local Good Seasons chain--also too expensive, but I like supporting the local economy.

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    Wish we did, and a Sunflower Market too .. but alas none !
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