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4 Reasons To Love Whole Foods {+ A Giveaway}

Dallas Moms Blog partnered with our friends and sponsors Whole Foods DFW for our 2016 Easter Egg Hunt. Upon discovering they were opening up a brand new location in Richardson, we joined forces once again to bring you this behind the scenes look at this new location! 

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a bit of a crazy person when it comes to the food I feed my children. I might even say “The Dirty Dozen” is my second language. I’ve also been known to go to three different grocery stores on a regular basis for one week’s worth of groceries, just to get the preferred items on my grocery list. So when I found out Whole Foods at City Line in Richardson would be my new “neighbor,” I was extremely excited!

Aside from being able to accomplish the daunting weekly task of grocery shopping for my family in such a beautiful store, there are a few reasons why Whole Foods is my preferred grocer. I was fortunate enough to be invited to a sneak peek of the new City Line store last week, and got to learn a few things about Whole Foods that made me love them every more. From the fresh soaps to the rows of perfectly organized products, this store has it all!

Why Do I Love Whole Foods?

soapQuality :: They are committed to offering the highest quality natural and organic products available. For me this is important because I want to be able to trust the products I serve my kids at the dinner table are the best. Whole Foods was also the first grocer to be completely transparent about GMO (genetically modified organisms) labeling. I don’t know about you, but GMO food is just not something I’m comfortable feeding my still developing children.

I love that Whole Foods has made it standard practice to only feature products that are properly labeled. Poor quality meat seems to be a hot topic lately as well. With hormones & antibiotics being added to everything, it can be tough to find meat that doesn’t cause you to sprout a second head. Whole Foods takes extra precaution to find out exactly where their meat comes from along with learning how the animals were raised and treated. I’m more than happy to let them do my homework for me!

Convenience :: I have two words for you; Concierge. Service. In my opinion, this is pretty much the most genius idea since the invention of the lightbulb. In the very near future Whole Foods at City Line will offer the option to purchase your groceries online, and simply call the concierge desk when you arrive for curbside pick up. Not having to drag my little ones along with me to grocery shop? Sign me up! Another convenient service I recently learned Whole Foods offers is the option to have your seafood prepped any way you’d like. For example, want to serve salmon for dinner but are running short on time? Whole Foods has you covered! You can simply request to have the representative at the seafood counter de-bone and steam your fish for you. Voila, dinner is served!

barEntertainment :: My husband and I are always looking for new and fun ideas for a date night. When we are lucky enough to secure a night on the town, it typically involves dinner and a drinks at a local restaurant. Usually it’s the same 2-3 restaurants on rotation. I am so excited to be able to add Whole Foods at City Line to that list! They have designed a very modern and hip bar area on one side of the store that offers a plethora of tasty brews as well as a variety of fresh food options. Bonus: There’s a pretty killer patio as well!

communityCommunity :: One thing that makes Whole Foods so unique is each location is run as it’s own entity. They aren’t taking corporate directives on how and when they should get involved. It’s up to the individual stores to decide what events will allow them the biggest impact on their local community. One thing City Line specifically will be doing to get to know their new neighbors, is hosting a free children’s story and craft time. These will be offered starting April 27th and 29th. This is an excellent opportunity for moms to get out of the house with their littles and maybe even get a little grocery shopping done. I’m a big fan of the multi-task outing! 

There are a ton more reasons I am excited for this new location of Whole Foods Market to open, but why take my word for it? You can visit them for yourself at their official Grand Opening TODAY! Oh and if you’re like me and you love a discount, you can find each location’s weekly sales and coupons by checking out the location nearest you online. 

Welcome to the neighborhood, Whole Foods! We’re going to be real good friends!image003

Whole Foods Market | Cityline

1411 E. Renner Road

RichardsonTX 75082

8:00am – 10:00pm | Seven days a week

P: 214.273.0902

Whole Foods Giveaway - Dallas Moms Blog

 

:: The Giveaway :: 

In honor of today’s GRAND OPENING, Whole Foods Market DFW is giving away TWO Beauty Bags to 2 lucky followers. Each bag has an $80+ value and is filled with amazing products! To enter, simply leave a comment below letting us know what you love about Whole Foods, and we’ll randomly select one winner on Friday, April 15th at 12pm. Good Luck! 

Congratulations to our 2 Winners: Samantha H.  & Kristi K.!! 

You’ll receive an email from us shortly on how to claim your prize! 

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81 Responses to 4 Reasons To Love Whole Foods {+ A Giveaway}

  1. Cassie sommerlad April 13, 2016 at 8:18 am #

    I love the quality of food they sell!

  2. Bess April 13, 2016 at 8:20 am #

    I love my Lakewood Whole foods! And congratulations on the grand opening of new store!

  3. Rajee Pandi April 13, 2016 at 8:24 am #

    I love they raise awareness and give back to the community

  4. Samantha April 13, 2016 at 8:25 am #

    Just tried whole foods for the first time yesterday (I know, I know, but I had been fighting it because it seemed like the “hip” thing to do but now I’m hooked!) And LOVED it!! With 3 children 3 and under, running to 3 different stores to find all the healthy and organic stuff I want is quite challenging. I wandered the aisles in awe and my kids were super happy about the free snack they were given on the way out! Might even be worth it to make the new one my store if they have that concierge service!! No getting 3 kids in and out of car seats?? Yes, please!!

  5. Jen April 13, 2016 at 8:26 am #

    I love Whole Foods because they always have a great selection of organic and/or local produce, not to mention that inevitable “weird” or random ingredient that I need for a new recipe.

  6. Jessica April 13, 2016 at 8:32 am #

    I’m so excited for the new Whole Foods location at City Line. I love the produce selection at Whole Foods. They have the best and biggest artichokes I can find. So glad they will be just down the street from my house.

  7. Heather April 13, 2016 at 8:33 am #

    I love the variety that you get when you shop at Whole Foods. This has enabled me and my family to try new things and enjoy the freshest fruits, vegetables, and meats that I have found in DFW.

  8. Sarah Moore April 13, 2016 at 8:36 am #

    Love eating from the salad bar

  9. Casey tepichin April 13, 2016 at 8:39 am #

    I Love Whole foods! They always have a dress selection of fruit and veggies. The quality of meat is also great!

  10. Tyese April 13, 2016 at 8:41 am #

    I love that I can get Ezekiel Bread there! I am looking forward to the Las Colinas site to open!!

  11. Vanessa April 13, 2016 at 8:48 am #

    I love that I can get cheese made from raw milk, and purchase marrow beef bones to make a delicious beef broth. Honestly, I love everything about whole foods!

  12. Kerri S April 13, 2016 at 8:48 am #

    Online coupons and bulk bar!

  13. Kerry April 13, 2016 at 8:53 am #

    I love all the varieties of food they have and how helpful and friendly their staff is. It’s great for planning a dinner party meal or just grabbing one of their premade meals on the go.

  14. valerie April 13, 2016 at 8:59 am #

    I love that the food is always fresh!

  15. Pamela F April 13, 2016 at 9:00 am #

    I love that they recognize and carry products that cater to special dietary needs. They also have a great website with advice on how to use their products and recipes to create healthy and tasty meals for my family.

  16. Allison L April 13, 2016 at 9:11 am #

    I love that I can trust the food I buy at Whole Foods to feed my family. I don’t have to worry that I am getting a false advertisement of “all natural” or organic. I love that I can purchase quality organic produce, dairy and cruelty free meats. I LOVE WHOLE FOODS!!!

  17. Bess April 13, 2016 at 9:17 am #

    Organic egg and milk, and pastry!

  18. Arleen April 13, 2016 at 9:18 am #

    Whole Foods is the only grocery store my little one love joining me to shop for food and natural skin products. Beside the in store activities for children, the aisles is bright and super clean, employees are really friendly too!

  19. Elena April 13, 2016 at 9:28 am #

    I love the variety of organic products they sell

  20. Meaghan April 13, 2016 at 9:30 am #

    Love the happy baby products! Yay WF!

  21. Sweet D April 13, 2016 at 9:31 am #

    I love the bulk section at Whole Foods because its budget friendly and reduces packaging waste. Lots of healthy and yummy snacks for the little ones!

  22. Jovana Watts April 13, 2016 at 9:35 am #

    I rather go grocery shopping at Whole Food than going on a shopping spree at any given mall any day.

    I love WF’s it makes me oh so happy!

  23. Kim Henrichs April 13, 2016 at 9:39 am #

    I really love their pasta selection!

  24. Andrea April 13, 2016 at 9:43 am #

    I love the in-house gluten free products and pre-packaged fresh foods that make it easier to put together meals for the family!

  25. Heather April 13, 2016 at 9:51 am #

    Their produce is a rainbow of goodness. We love Whole Foods!

  26. Julia April 13, 2016 at 10:00 am #

    I love their bulk bins! I bring my own containers to fill up with nuts, granola, and more. It’s “green” because you’re saving on packaging.

  27. Alina April 13, 2016 at 10:01 am #

    I love that they have samples throughout the store to try. It always gets me to purchase something that I try then and there and love! I also love their fresh salad bar with such grand variety of toppings. YUMMY!

  28. Julie April 13, 2016 at 10:02 am #

    I love that they have those prepackaged lasagnas, casseroles and enchiladas in the fresh meals section. Makes for a great (and relatively healthy) dinner when we don’t have time to cook.

  29. Simone H April 13, 2016 at 10:04 am #

    I love the beautiful fresh flowers and colorful produce! I also like the convenient prepared foods and juice/smoothie bar. Yum!

  30. Katrina J April 13, 2016 at 10:05 am #

    I love all the organic and sugar free options!!

  31. Lydia Wright April 13, 2016 at 10:05 am #

    I love how helpful everyone is at the Lakewood WF and how fresh all the food is!

  32. Ellie Wright April 13, 2016 at 10:05 am #

    I love their huge variety of teas and coffees. I wish there was a store closer to me in Garland. We have to go to either Plano and Dallas.

  33. Bethany Roberts April 13, 2016 at 10:25 am #

    Craft and a story!? I’m always looking for fun things to do with my daughter, and this being so close to home, might be my favorite thing! Thank you Whole Foods!

  34. Jennifer McDaniel
    Jennifer McDaniel April 13, 2016 at 10:42 am #

    So excited about this new location opening!

  35. Lisa April 13, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    I love whole foods too! It’s my favorite place to buy meat and produce. So excited about a new location nearby!

  36. Victoria Swanson April 13, 2016 at 11:22 am #

    I love their fresh ground peanut butter! With the new one 10 minutes away we are going to have to up our grocery budget!!

  37. Leah Heuss April 13, 2016 at 11:27 am #

    I love everything! The bulk bar, vast selection of fruits/veggies, organic options and the entire body section! Excited to check out their new location!

  38. Rachel Summey
    Rachel Summey April 13, 2016 at 11:38 am #

    One of my kiddos can only have goat/sheeps milk cheeses and WF has an amazing assortment of specialty cheeses! Yum!

  39. Julia April 13, 2016 at 11:53 am #

    I love the produce department. I’ve been to many WF, but something about their produce departments make me *want* to eat all the fruit and veggies!
    It also always feels like home – my mom worked for them before I was born and took me to the one in Houston frequently when I was a kid.

  40. Elizabeth April 13, 2016 at 11:55 am #

    The cheese department!

  41. Nancy April 13, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

    I Love their oils and all organic produce they have!!!

  42. Carly Mininsohn April 13, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    The variety of Annie’s Homegrown items. Yes!

  43. Lauren April 13, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

    I love their soup bar. It’s great to be able to run in on a cold night and get a warm bowl of soup!

  44. Lauren April 13, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

    Organic frozen fruits and veggies!

  45. Vanessa Pilon April 13, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

    I love that I can get my growler filled there!

  46. Stafford April 13, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    Love that they carry the brand HALO for ice cream that I can’t find anywhere else. Love their variety.

  47. Georgia April 13, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    I love that it’s so close to my job and all the cool products they offer. The food is delicious! The chicken tortilla soup was nice and hot and perfectly seasoned! The southern corn muffin went perfectly with the soup. The samples were great and the produce is also good looking. Staff was friendly and fast. Look forward to going back after work. ?

  48. Melanie April 13, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

    Went to the soft opening in Richardson a few days ago, and loved the layout and location! Their produce dept and vegan choc chip cookies are some of my favorite things. :))

  49. Samantha April 13, 2016 at 1:58 pm #

    I love that Whole Foods only carries foods made from the freshest and safest ingredients. They are a brand that I trust.

  50. Ashley April 13, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

    I love the goods available from various local stores/vendors!! One of my favorites is bread from Village Backing Co. – yum!!

  51. Rikki April 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

    I love the variety and quantity of the fresh produce available!!!

  52. Beth April 13, 2016 at 2:03 pm #

    Their wide variety of tasty vegan/dairy-free options got me through the first nine months of nursing my dairy-sensitive baby girl. I feel fortunate to now have three nearby locations!

  53. Kim April 13, 2016 at 2:06 pm #

    The bakery and all the organic food!

  54. Naomi April 13, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

    Healthy, delicious food. Pleasant shopping experience! 😀

  55. Leanna April 13, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

    I visited the grand opening this morning! I love the variety of produce offered, the natural personal care section, the bakery, the floral…i love browsing all of the aisles. All of their stores are clean and staff is always friendly!

  56. Lucy Jimenez April 13, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

    I love all the organic, gluten free foods. I also love the bulk food bins and love the fresh and warm food they offer daily.

  57. Amanda April 13, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

    I love Whole Foods because I know I am getting great quality foods to fed my family of four, which consist of two very small Growing children.

  58. Teri April 13, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

    I have shopped at Whole Foods for years, beginning in Austin. Love their commitment to quality. And they have fun doing what they do. Welcome to the neighborhood!

  59. Jessica of My Baking Heart April 13, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

    Their meat department compares to no one!

  60. Lynn ellis April 13, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

    I went on Monday and loved it!!!

  61. Jen P April 13, 2016 at 4:45 pm #

    The biggest selection of gluten-free foods!

  62. Kristi kerby April 13, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

    What don’t i love about Whole Foods. I love everything. And I especially love feeding my child samples as I get to look at everything. 🙂

  63. Jamie M April 13, 2016 at 5:56 pm #

    I love the people that work there – always friendly & helpful!

  64. Julyn April 13, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

    I love their commitment to the community and their employees.

  65. Pam C. April 13, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

    I love the produce selection, cheese and wine choices and prepared food options for when I’m in a hurry!

  66. Allison April 13, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

    I love their customer service!! I took my tired and cranky 15 month old grocery shopping at Whole Foods last week. He was crying and trying to grab all of the food off of the shelves. An employee brought us a banana for him to snack on while we shopped so I could finish my getting my groceries without him screaming.

  67. Tricia kolb April 13, 2016 at 8:11 pm #

    I love the variety of organic food!

  68. Kristina April 13, 2016 at 8:14 pm #

    I love Whole Foods because they always have a great selection of organic and local produce, not to mention the fact that they are a brand I can trust for top quality ingredients. Looking forward to the Las Colinas opening!!

  69. Misty April 13, 2016 at 9:50 pm #

    4 words: Hope’s spicy Avocado hummus – they are one of the only stores that sell it. My favorite snack food EVER!! Already went by the new City Line location tonight for the Grand Opening! ?

  70. Jennifer April 13, 2016 at 10:03 pm #

    Afyer moving to Richardsin 10 months ago, I have been counting down the months and days for the WF CityLine opening! I have been shopping at WF for 22 years. I love the great selection of non-GMO foods, fresh organic produce, affordable bulk bin items, sustainably produced wines, gluten-free foods….I could go on and on!

  71. Becca April 13, 2016 at 10:09 pm #

    I love the selection of healthy options available at Whole Foods, and I’m a big fan of the sushi and other ready to eat meal options.

  72. karime chimal April 13, 2016 at 11:52 pm #

    I LOVE WHOLE FOODS and also I love to see how much they care for the wellness of the society, By proving us with the best harvest fruits and veggies, the freshest fish, the tenderness of a piece of chicken, a create your own AMAZING SUPER HEALTHY SALAD!!… i mean, I can go on and on, but I enjoy shopping at Whole Foods not only because the great items that they sell, but also the super friendly staff they have everywhere! I think thats what makes whole foods entirely UNIQUE! and one more thing, the events that they make in every location are great for getting the community engage to each other! These are some of the MANY reasons I love, like and enjoy shopping at Whole Foods

  73. Kourtney Campbell April 14, 2016 at 7:50 am #

    Their commitment to quality, they way they support lock farmers and ranchers, and, well, just about everything else. : )

  74. HS kraftmaking April 14, 2016 at 8:06 am #

    I love Whole Foods 365 products,

  75. Giant Sis April 14, 2016 at 9:35 am #

    I love the produce and the other healthy options! It’s great to have so many good choices in one place – makes it easier to buy things I won’t regret later!

  76. Shelly S April 14, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    I love their selection of gluten free and dairy free!! Really helps as my family has allergies to gluten and dairy.

  77. Catherine April 14, 2016 at 8:40 pm #

    Variety!! There are so many options! I think the thing I do love the most is the bulk bin food items!

  78. Sarah Gardner April 14, 2016 at 10:20 pm #

    Three words: The. Cookie. Bar.

  79. sher April 14, 2016 at 10:51 pm #

    so much variety compared to other stores!

  80. craftyone April 15, 2016 at 3:51 am #

    i like buying japanese yams

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