It was a late night last winter when I discovered my future addiction. I was starving and needed to find a place to eat, so I went into the Mt. Washington Whole Foods. Immediately I was hit with aromas and sights I have never encountered before. It was as if I was in another country.
Walking around, I noticed that the food bar was popular so I thought I would give it a try. Being somebody that watches everything I put in my body, I instantly fell in love with the immense options. I grabbed a recyclable carton, and my addiction started.
Every time I go to the food bar, there is always something different. Every food bar is different depending on the location. The foods on the bars range from chicken, steak, vegetable, and even tofu dishes. The way they sell the food bar items is by weight, so be careful about how much food you get. I tend to get a small portion at the food bar then get myself a fantastic sushi roll.
I have been to almost every Whole Foods in Maryland and have tried each of their food bars. My favorite Whole Foods, however, is the Columbia Whole Foods. Their pizza is better than any I have ever had. Also, the layout of the store is simple and less confusing than other supermarkets.
Whole Foods’ motto is “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet.” This motto Whole Foods stands by does not focus primarily on food retailing; they strive to heal and help both the consumers and the Earth.
Whole Foods is a very expensive grocery store and attracts a diverse demographic of people. Many of the customers buy into Whole Foods’ motto (including me) and feel that it is their job to fix this earth we are living in.
Whole Foods is now the world’s leading retailer of natural and organic foods, with 184 stores in North America according to the Whole Foods website. John Mackey and Renee Lawson Hardy opened the first Whole Foods in Austin, Texas with the idea of making both their customers and the world healthier.
The company has grown immensely and has faced a lot of criticism over the years. Whole Foods has truly made an impact in the world. They have set new standards on living, and even though it is pricey, the quality and care that goes into every product is worth it. Whole Foods is the healthiest supermarket out there and will always be my favorite.