This post is another reason why I love Whole Foods Market. Bear with me as I show you pictures that will most likely make you drool.
After our first seafood meal at Whole Foods my cousin La who’s an oenophile (I had to look that up – a person who loves wine. In my mind I call her a wino.) insisted that we go upstairs for free wine tasting. I didn’t even know they had that. Whole Foods is definitely not your regular supermarket.
We loved one of the cheeses we tried so we asked what it was. It was Cambazola cheese which was very buttery brie mixed full flavored blue cheese. This cheese is perfect for those who don’t like the aggressive taste of regular blue cheese.
One of my favorite places in Whole Foods Market is the cheese section. Asides from a very wide selection of cheeses from all over the world they also had ready to serve cheese concoctions. I took pictures so I can replicate them for a future party.
wild hibiscus flowers stuffed with goat cheese
I have a confession. While I was in Virginia last November I went to Whole Foods an average of 3 times a week in a 2 week period. I would often go there to get a quick lunch. This was one of my delicious discoveries – barbecued pulled chicken with cornbread and Allegro coffee. The whole meal cost less than $6. I also tried the pulled pork on another day and it was yummy too.
barbecued chicken with cornbread
Allegro coffee was located in a corner of the supermarket. I should call it SUPERmarket instead.
Allegro Coffee menu
I wish I discovered Allegro coffee earlier instead of a few days before I left Virginia. Imagine pour over coffee using freshly roasted and just ground coffee beans. It’s really my dream supermarket.
pour over coffee
My favorite cookie is chocolate chip and double chocolate chip. For some reason I tried their jumble cookie which contained choco chips, white choco chips, raisins, almonds, walnuts and oats. Wow oh wow! I discovered a new love! The texture was amazing, chewy and crunchy at the same time. For a big cookie the .99 price was cheap! The first time I bought 2 pieces and my niece Erin quickly ate 1. I learned my lesson and every time I go to Whole Foods I would buy 4 cookies. 2 each for us. My niece is also a cookie monster like me.
Once a week their handcrafted soups go on sale. Buy 1 take 1 for $6. La thought I was crazy for buying 2 kinds of squash soup. We each had our own favorites but both were definitely good.
I bought this Terra Exotic Harvest vegetable chips with kabocha squash, carrots and blue potatoes. I wanted to try the squash chips which were sweet and delish. After trying a couple of pieces I closed the bag. When I woke up the next day the bag was gone. A chip thief arrived during the night and finished the whole bag. Bad Chee!
Terra Exotic Harvest vegetable chips
My favorite purchase was this organic white cheddar cheese popcorn. Have you read the recent news that popcorn is healthier than vegetables? Click here to read about the good news.
365 organic white cheese popcorn
I bought this Paromi chocolate orange tea. The container is a heavy glass jar. The tea is in individual cloth bags. Let me tell you drinking this tea is just like having dessert. The flavors were strong and very satisfying.
Paromi chocolate orange tea
And these are the reasons why I love Whole Foods Market.
Whole Foods Market
4501 Market Commons Dr, Fairfax, VA 22033 USA
telephone (703) 222-2058