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1. Whole Foods For All
The News: Long considered too expensive by many, Whole Foods revealed details about its highly anticipated, moderately priced grocery chain. It’ll be called 365 by Whole Foods Market. It’s named after the company’s cheaper in-store brand.
Why It Matters: The launch of a less expensive Whole Foods not only makes the brand more inclusive, but will surely take a bite out of traditional grocery stores like Acme and Giant. Read more »
The end of a supermarket era has arrived.
Before Whole Foods became a household name, before Wegmans became a force and before Giant stores sprouted up everywhere — Genuardi’s had a reputation for being the family-owned, veggie-focused option that healthy people turned to.
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If Whole Foods is your happy place (yep, me too), but your bank account takes a beating every time you step foot inside, listen up: Today, the company announced they’ll be opening a new chain of lower-priced (read: won’t eat up your entire paycheck on a trip to the salad bar) stores aimed at Millennials, USA Today reports. If you just shed a few tears of joy, no need to be embarrassed: That’s a totally normal reaction. Read more »
Do you recognize this man? If so, get a dinner invite right quick before police find and arrest him for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars of meat, seafood and other overpriced gastronomic delights from Whole Foods South Street. Read more »
Nothing says “organic yoga mom” like a Sunday farmer’s market trip. But if that’s not enough for you, you can up the ante on Sunday, April 12 at the Philly Farm and Food Fest to really show your friends how hip and earthy you are.
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Whole Foods salad bar goodies | Photo via Flickr user 10outofsomething.
If you’ve ever found yourself standing frozen in front of the Whole Foods salad bar for 10 minutes straight, debating whether or not to ladle a scoop of never-before-tried Mediterranean chik’n salad into your cardboard to-go container, you are not alone. As we all know, trying a new item at the Whole Foods salad bar can be hit-or-miss: Sometimes, it’s the greatest $3 you’ve ever spent (thank you, seaweed salad!), and sometimes it’s a $3 scoop of sad, sad regret. Which is why we’re asking you: What’s your all-time favorite item at the Whole Foods cold salad bar? This way, the next time we brave the salad bar aisle, we can all try something new and know, prior to scooping, that it’s the bomb dot com.
I’ll go first. Whole Foods just so happens to be my happy place, so I’ve tried just about every vegetarian item their salad bar has to offer, and I’d say my favorite thus far is the seaweed salad I mentioned above: It tastes awesome piled onto a salad with tofu and spinach, or on it’s own, plus it’s cheaper than the seaweed salad sold at their sushi bar (and tastes better!). Now, your turn. Ready, set, comment!
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If you’re not the cooking-Thanksgiving-dinner type–or if you just want to fool everyone into thinking you are–Philly’s food scene is down to help you out. There are plenty of places out there willing to supply you with everything you need to convince your friends and loved ones that you know how to use your oven for something more than warming your pants on winter mornings.
And if you do want to cook the turkey, then there are also places to get your fresh, heritage turkey needs filled by local farms and stores.
Check it all out below. And remember: Many of these places need a significant amount of advance notice, so pre-order now and don’t get caught scrambling later.
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I’ve decided to call the area around Callowhill between 18th and 22nd Whole Foods Squared, since there will be two Whole Foods within mere blocks of each other, one of which will be on Rodin Square. It’s one of those invented sub-neighborhood names that will surely take off. At least on this blog.
At any rate, the newest addition to the WFS ’hood will be a hot yoga studio at 1828 Callowhill, around the corner from WF#1, where yoga mats and refillable bottles are on sale.
And with 293 luxury apartments opening just blocks away, I’d say Priya Hot Yoga‘s owners have the right idea.
“There’s a lot of great energy in that neighborhood,” co-owner Katie Sandy told Be Well Philly. “I think it’s just a very positive neighborhood, and we thought it could use something like this.”
Sandy and has two business partners in the venture, whose 2,200-square-foot space will also include a sit-down cafe. Smart, smart, smart.
For more, check out our sister site’s coverage over here.
Rodin Square broke ground this morning. The massive development includes a 55,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market at 501 N. 22nd Street (directly in view of the Ben Franklin Parkway) and a 10-story, 293-unit, luxury apartment complex called The Dalian on Fairmount.
Dalian Development and International Financial Company, the developers behind the $160 million mixed-use project, say the Whole Foods, which will include a 5,000 square foot café and a two-story glass façade, won’t be the only retailer on the premises.
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A rendering of Rodin Square, courtesy of the project’s developers
The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that the 293-unit apartment building to be part of the planned Rodin Square complex has received a $20 million loan to finance its groundbreaking. The complex, which was approved in the fall, will face the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and take up much of the block bounded by 21st, 22nd, Spring Garden, and Hamilton streets. In addition to the residences, it will include a 55,000-square-foot Whole Foods with underground parking, a “sky park” with an outdoor pool for residents, several commercial spaces, and a parking garage for residents.
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