First of all, it’s simply unfair that this store is underneath Williams Sonoma. It makes a trip to the grocery store entirely too expensive.
I love Whole Foods – so much, in fact, that I travel eighty blocks south to go to it instead of the grocery stores that are two blocks or so from my apartment. Everything in the produce section is fresh and wonderful.
The variety in ingredients can be a little lacking. Depending on the type of shopping you do, it’s not always possible (or budget-friendly) to do all of your shopping here – but to use Whole Foods to supplement other grocery shopping is a great idea in my book. The selection of high-quality ingredients is impressive, but let’s face it – sometimes you’re looking to save a little money and don’t need the best you can get.
On the weekends it can be ridiculously crowded, and it’s a little bit of a hassle to get down certain aisles. (During the holiday season, the baking aisle is impossible!) The good news is that the checkout lines are numerous, and the cashiers get everyone through speedily. The line might look intimidating, but you won’t invest a ton of time there.
Overall – a little more expensive, but you’ll get the quality ingredients that you’re looking for. If you’re on a budget, I wouldn’t make it your primary grocery store, but it’s definitely the place to go for produce and those harder-to-find items.over 6 years ago