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Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas

Natural and Organic Grocery Store

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It would be perfect if it weren't for the clientele!

  • Mar 10, 2009
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It took me forever to check out Whole Foods, also known as "Whole Paycheck" due to the fact that it costs a bit more to eat organically.
There was a LOT that I loved about the store: it's clean and inviting, and if you want to eat healthy- well hey, this is the place! Everything from brownies to pizza has been re-made into something sans preservatives, and it's all pretty tasty,too!

The staff is helpful and friendly, and there seem to be plenty available to help , should you have questions.

So, why aren't I completely in love with Whole Foods? I feel sort of out of place. The clientele seem snooty and don't bother to notice that you want to get past them or browse a product nearby, etc. This is fairly consistent ,too. What the heck? I have a hard time believing all health freaks are this snotty! 

In a nutshell, loved the foods,not too keen on the prices, and certainly not a fan of their customers. I feel better shopping at Trader Joe's where I can eat healthy, eat CHEAP, and feel fine just being myself!

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June 19, 2009
This place is 20 minutes closer to my house than the Trader Joe's but I can't afford it! Neither do I feel like I fit in with the Louis Vuitton clad moms that hang around there.
 
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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 . July 01, 2010
Have shopped there and they have wonderful food, but a little high priced.
review by . March 08, 2010
   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. 
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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