Midtown Mondays

This Monday was a little different. Its crunch time in all my classes which left me no time to sit down in a restaurant and eat with my sis. I had to study for an exam and I needed the 2 hours in between classes to do just that. I decided to eat at whole foods because its quick, familiar, and has an awesome patio. Oh, and I happen to love LOVE whole foods. I guarantee you there is no place in our area that cares about quality more than this place. At least not when it comes to grocery stores. Whole foods ranks so highly in my books for the following reasons:

  1. They care about public health.
  2. They care about our children! Your child can sign up for a membership and receive free fruit every time he comes in. Oh they also host toddler yoga and activity classes for young ones.
  3. The employees are actually nice, and knowledgeable about their food, what it is, and where it comes from.
  4. They care about community and eating local. They support local business and local farmers. why is this so important? Eating and buying local is the only way to ensure quality an incrase the chances of eating foods at its most nutrient dense, therefore, making it the most beneficial to our bodies. I cant stress this enough.
  5. They have cooking classes! I have yet to go to one, but I will. If you go in, you have to get their calendar. There is just so many fun theme nights!
  6. They are the only grocery chain around here that has Japanese sweet potatoes!!!:) Oh. My. Gosh. If you haven't had a Japanese sweet potato your unfortunately missing out. These beauties, loaded with vitamin C, are so naturally sweet you don't have to add any brown sugar or cinnamon like you do with yams. Cal and I eat them at least once a week, plain.
  7. They are not a company based on diet foods. They are named whole foods for a reason, and that is because they support real food. Real food doesn't make you fat. It doesn't give you diseases. It sustains you-mentally and physically. It nourishes and compliments your body to do what it was meant to do; to live and thrive.