Whole Foods Market Camelback Grand Opening
|September 23, 2013||Posted by Holly Marie under Adventures in Cooking||
The new store is located at 4701 N 20th St.(20th and Camelback in the Biltmore area) and is the seventh Whole Foods store to open in Arizona. I was lucky enough to tour the new Whole Foods Market Camelback before the grand-opening on September 18th at 9AM.
The Husband got the opportunity, nay, privilege of quality time with our newborn and toddler while I was enjoying some quality adult time on the tour. Needlesstosay, the three of them did great. Everyone survived and had a smile on their faces when I picked them up from the mall. I was happily surprised to not get a “911” call/text while I was gone.
Note: This is not in reference to my Husband’s ability as a Dad-just that the newborn is breastfed and has not taken a bottle yet. And she eats about every two hours-ALL-DAY-LONG.
So two hours away from them, and no call? Perfect.
On the tour we were able to walk through the large store that encompasses a whopping 35,000 sq. ft!
When we first walked in we were surrounded by fresh produce- the majority of which were seasonal varieties. Whole Foods Market Camelback makes sure to purchase many locally grown fruits and vegetables like: apples and pears from Briggs & Eggers, Wilcox potted kitchen herbs and Sunizona squash and tomatoes.
As a mom on a budget I constantly try to find ways to save and the bulk bins that they have available are life-savers! I save money right off the bat, because they don’t have to pay for packaging and I put them directly into our glass jars in our pantry. Win-Win. And for those Pinterest inspired meals that have “interesting” grains in them? Well, I only have to get a small amount to test to see if we even enjoy the meal- money saver!
Whole Foods has red labels around the store with their Everyday Low Price- easy to catch your eye!
Most, if not all of our meals contain cheese-one of our favorite ingredients. Whole Foods Market has a comprehensive selection of raw, grass fed and farmstead cheeses.
The large cheese wheels- goodness gracious did I want to just grab one of those and lug it on home!
Now that I can finally enjoy a fine alcoholic beverage-fyi I am not pregnant anymore- I found the wine and beer sections most exciting! Whole Foods has one of the largest selections of local wines in Phoenix and the largest selection of organic and sulfite-free wines. And the thrifty part of me totally melted for the fact that some bottles started at just $2.99 a bottle, with more than 100 varieties under $10, and many 90 Point rated wines under $25. The selection is perfect for picky(and thrifty) winos like my husband and I!
Part of the 35,000 sq. ft is dedicated to Twenty Highland Tavern. The atmosphere is relaxing with both indoor and patio seating available for more than 50 people. Twenty Highland Tavern has at least 20 local options available with a rotating 36 craft beers on tap, plus six wine taps, mixologist-inspired cocktails and an extensive menu.
Our little family is on a very strict budget. BUT- we make sure that we serve nutritious meals every day of the week. The Toddler does not eat fast food and has never had anything fried, yet. Frankly, at 22 months I don’t think that he should be introduced to that anyways. Healthy Food > Fast Food = every day.
Speaking of budgets ours is small, minuscule to many of our friends. But we are still able to eat healthy, quality products- organic even(who would have thought?) because of the 365 Everyday Value options at Whole Foods. The price comparison is spot on when I purchase the products for my little family versus my local grocery store. Knowing that the food is organic? Priceless.
I loved touring the new location at Camelback! Stop on by to see all of the healthy, affordable options for your family- I picked up an entire fridge full of fresh, organic food for the same price as shopping at my local grocery store. 365 Everyday Value. Worth checking out for any Whole Food’s skeptics!
Thank you Whole Foods Market Camelback for hosting us!
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Whole Foods Market Camelback. All thoughts and opinions are honest and 100% my own.