feast your eyes on the awesomeness that is Whole Foods Market…………. KATY, TX.
i pulled up like 3 minutes before go time and hopped my butt right on in line.
they had some great grand opening deals, and fresh wild salmon was one of them! they were selling like hot cakes under that tent up there for 5.99 a lb.
as i neared the door, i heard….music? there was a live orchestra back there, even though you can’t tell at all from this pic. that’s how WFM does it! it didn’t make the weather any warmer, but it was a nice touch.
this is the very first pic of the madness once i stepped foot in the store. this is NOTHIN! there were still a ton of peeps behind me.
:shock: the freshest produce ever in life :shock:
how can you not want one of everything?
so i was caught on camera using my own camera. (l) #awkward! i have no idea what station he was affiliated with but i do hope it was a major network LOL
beans, beans, the musical fruit!
the beloved bulk bins. i couldn’t pass up getting a couple scoops of pumpkin flax granola.
this is THE cleanest this area will ever be in life. lol
ok i have a confession. my phone straight DIED a few minutes after i took this pic and i was devastated. seriously. i went to bed with a full battery and did not put it on the charger and because i have soooooo much crap on my phone these days and have yet to order an SD card. which means my battery is toast in a matter of hours. soooooo, i sped through the store and came back a few hours later with my bro for lunch. hey i had a dr’s appointment and was out anyway ;)
i’ll pick back up where i left off-
would i like a sample? do you know who i am?
‘air chilled’ is a new term i said i’d google later. the tender was super juicy!
and wow, that camera man was still there.
these were so cute. and true.
we rounded a corner of the store and walked past the gourmet grilled cheese and specialty beer station.
it was a little after lunch time here and the store was CRACKIN’.
and then we saw a walking banana and had to get a pic! and yes…i’ve officially been #photobombed by the lovely shopper behind us.
twice, smh!!!! who does these types of things!? i thought you only photobombed people you know!
we kept going and passed the delectable desserts…
they had pizza samples left and right, mmmmm.
next up was the prepared foods section.
man…food presentation at its finest. *DROOLING*
this was matt’s incentive for coming with me. free lunch! he got a sammich at the sammich station.
gettin’ mo samples…sushi samples.
it was a shrimp, avocado, multigrain rice roll; lovely combo!
we turned around and saw several fresh food bars like the olive one above,
and this multicultural one. variety is something WF never lacks!
so many overwhelming options to choose from.
and uuuuuuuuweeeeeeee that 8.49 per lb. hurts my HEART! especially when i remember when it was 2.99………
last thing on this side of the store was the cool coffee bar.
more samples on the way to checkout- this tasted like kombaucha soda. not bad!
i meant to get some canned tuna while i was there so i cut through the frozen foods aisle and ran into this thing- i thought it just rotated commercials and advertisements all day long, but nope, i touched the screen and was wowed immediately!
‘touch a produce item for recipes and information.’
recipes, ideas, and tips galore! what a fantastic tool!
wait, how did i end up here? focus!!!
got the tuna and headed to checkout, but not before passing up the to-go bakery case…. YUMMERS
seating area was CRAY-CRAY so we went home to eat.
i’m sure this area will be boomin’ once Houston weather warms back up.
more samples outside!? of course! just some grilled fillet mignon, no big deal.
they even have their very own food truck(s). i’m not surprised!
i’ll save it for the next trip.
OH, a lady was standing at the door on our way out with a basket FULL of free grocery bags! i loved this pattern the second i saw it.
juuuust expanding my grocery bag collection.
see, i didn’t do too bad at all! this was nothin.
tuna, kettlecorn, bell peppers (5 for 5 dollar deal), pumpkin flax granola, and a loaf of seeduction bread for my mama.
aaaand the very last #foodie shot- half of Matt’s reuben flat bread wrap. delish!
i think ALL but like one of my friends can stand grocery shopping lol!
Q: have you ever attended a store’s grand opening? any store!