Friday, July 14, 2006

Whole Foods Extravaganza

What's the difference in your refrigerator between buying groceries at Safeway and buying groceries at Whole Foods?

  • From Safeway, your fridge is filled with lots of packaged items, low-fat or diet stuff, sale items or generic brands, and so-so looking produce.
  • From Whole Foods, your fridge is filled with lots of little rubber-banded containers of fresh deliciousness, like curried tempeh salad and seafood gumbo and the best-looking fruit you've seen in ages. And you couldn't find the words "low-fat" on anything, but suddenly you're okay with that.
What's the difference in the price? At Safeway, your single basket of stuff costs about $40. At Whole Foods, it's $75. Yikes.

But I just ate the most freakin' delicious tuna I've ever had in my life. I don't even care how many points it has. The yellowfin tuna salad with the little shell pasta. Unbelievable. Trusty cat Cleo was so excited to be able to clean that container!

5 comments:

Dezel said...

Hello Stef,

I will have to try that out next time I visit Whole Foods. I go at least once a week and it is always a fun shopping trip for me. Yes you pay more, but there is so much fresh, ready to eat stuff ...its mind boggling and wonderful at the same time. I have almost kicked Trader Joes to the curb since discovering Whole Foods. It is almost as exciting as being in Total Wine : ) selection selection selection !

Dezel

Stef said...

Hey Dezel - the tuna salad is one of the items on the cold salad bar. Spoon it up into one of those containers and see if you like it!

Would you believe I've never been to a Trader Joe's? Is there one that's metro accessible? Cuz all of my current grocery options are either walk- or bus-able.

Dezel said...

Hello Stef,

The 2 Trader Joe locations I visit (Springfield and Old Town Alexandria) are not off of the metro. The Old Town location is doable from King Street metro however. Whole Foods on Duke Street is closer to the metro, and from talking with others it is one of the larger stores. You should subscribe to the monthly newsletter from TJ’s to get an idea of what sort of new and tasty stuff they stock.

I see you are a classic movie watcher, awesome! I love the classics. Wish we can put them back in the theatre and restore normalcy! Focus on the story line got tossed with special effects.

Enjoy
Dezel

Asian Mistress said...

We like to call it whole paycheck...

Stef said...

Dezel: I just heard that they're going to build a TJ near Foggy Bottom. So maybe I can Metro there in the near future!

AM: No doubt. I'd love to shop there every week but I just can't justify it!