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Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas

Natural and Organic Grocery Store

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  • Mar 8, 2010
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-2

Alright, this is more of an experiment than anything else.

That being said, here is my take on Whole Foods.  Awesome selection, great service.  Downside is that it is atrociously expensive and at the same time the store is flawed by its clientele, who are generally people who suffer greatly from an overly inflated sense of self entitlement. 

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March 08, 2010
Huh? How can you give a store a low rating based on people who shop there? I would judge a store by price, convenience, and service. You give good points for service. What about the freshness or lack of, with their produce? What kinds of items are offered? Experiment for what? :P
March 08, 2010
I can give a store a low rating for anything that I deem appropriate. Experiment to see how well Lunch functions.
March 08, 2010
True enough. Just that your words don't match the rating. Minus 2 would have to be a dirty store and mean clerks who ask what the hell am I doing in their store to earn a minus. Anyway, keep writing your reviews, practice makes perfect you know. LOL.
March 08, 2010
I suggest looking at mollyr530's review (below). She says the same as you but marked it a plus three. I have not shopped there so I can't rate.
March 08, 2010
My review matches my opinion perfectly.
March 08, 2010
OK, that's fine. I'm just trying to help. The review would be more helpful with a more detailed experience you had there, that's all. My opinion. You can read my reviews and make constructive criticism as well. :)
 
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Quick Tip by . June 08, 2011
posted in Green Living
I love the food they sell here and I'm very fond of the idea. What a shame the prices will break the bank. Also, would it kill Mackey to make Whole Foods more established in the national eye? I just moved to Buffalo, and the closest Whole Foods is in Toronto - a 90-minute drive which only people who have passports can make! The most accessable without a passport is a four-hour drive, in freaking Pittsburgh! Big waste of energy to make trips like that!
Quick Tip by . January 30, 2011
posted in Eco-Babyz
Though Trader Joe's is my grocery store of choice for afford-ability, on a recent stop at Whole Foods I couldn't help but notice two things. First, it isn't as expensive as I previously thought. Most staple organic items that aren't processed or micro-packaged are priced about the same as even a regular grocery store. This may be due to the fact that conventional foods are not immune to inflation lately and organic food are leveling out and became more mainstream. Second, I loved their "I'm local" …
Quick Tip by . December 11, 2010
Quality goods, but we still call it "Whole Paycheck." The selection of natural and organics is hard to beat, but certain health claims are more than just a little over-rated.
review by . March 08, 2010
posted in Vegan Living
   I like Whole Foods. I know it is easy to hate them for their prices and gigantic presences. I can't afford to shop there often but I know that Whole Foods moving into our part of the country made the local chains pay attention. For the first time they offer organic options and nature products. They even developed a "generic organic brand" in order  to compete. So on balance they have made the choices better for the community. Some of the poorer parts of town now …
review by . April 13, 2009
The purpose of this review is to address the most common criticism of Whole Foods: that it is way too expensive. I agree that for everyday shopping, the prices are considerably higher than traditional supermarkets. It is difficult to compare prices for non-organic vs organic or hormone free/free range/sustainably raised vs not, but still, I concede the point.    Great bargains are to be found, however, if you are heading to Whole Foods for lunch and not to buy groceries. I eat …
Quick Tip by . August 12, 2010
These markets usually only stock in-season fruits and vegetables- which goes a long way in supporting local farmers in our own communities. Most of the foods … more
Quick Tip by . August 04, 2010
Easy access to everything fresh fruits and veges
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Have shopped there and they have wonderful food, but a little high priced.
Quick Tip by . June 07, 2010
I love the hot and cold food bars!
Quick Tip by . May 27, 2010
Whole Foods is only second to My Organic Market (MOMs) a local chain in the Washington, DC area
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In 1980, Whole Foods Market began as one person's dream and since that time has imploded into the largest natural and organic grocery market in the United States.  The company has over 270 stores in North America and the UK. 

The original store was located in Austin, TX. The Whole Foods message is Whole Food, Whole People, Whole Planet.
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