September 5, 2013 by BettyCupcakes
Though I am a Trader Joe’s devotee, I can appreciate the utter abundance of a Whole Foods. Often there are specialty ingredients I can’t find anywhere besides a Whole Foods- unusual spices or grains. A bright, shiny new Whole Foods just popped up in South Weymouth, MA. Though the location in Hingham is closer to my house, I wanted to see what this one had to offer. Plus, there was story time. We’ll get to that in a minute.
First, let’s hit the highlights of the new store.
A variety of freshly cut-flowers.
A true cornucopia of produce, including some local fruit and veggies.
Baby food pouches, cookies, and puffs in every imaginable flavor.
The bulk bins! These are my favorite. Bulk bins are a great way to try a new product without committing to it. Or maybe you only need a small amount of a grain/bean/etc for a recipe. Bulk bins will almost always save you money because you can buy only what you need. Just make sure to pour slowly.
Freshly ground nut butter. I’d like to just put my head under the almond butter machine and let ‘er rip.
The main reason we visited Whole Foods on Tuesday was for story time. Story time at a grocery? A genius idea from Whole Foods. It’s on Tuesdays at 10:30 am. They provide juice boxes and a variety of snacks for the kids and coupons for the mom- score! Lisa, who ran the story time, does all of the culinary demonstrations for the store. She baked up a batch of quinoa cookies for us to try. Must’ve been good because Sam gobbled it up without sharing a bite.
I’m pretty proud that I managed to only spend $11 while at Whole Foods. That is a personal best. I got a jar of ground cardamom and a jar of coconut flavoring for future Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook cooking.
You can find me there at story time (or underneath the almond butter). 35 Pleasant Street in South Weymouth, MA.
What is your favorite thing to buy at Whole Foods?