I am so happy that you guys enjoyed my first ever grocery haul post I published a couple of weeks ago! This weekend’s trip resulted in a Whole Foods Market grocery haul in the fabulous and trendy Ottawa neighborhood known as the Glebe. This is also the first grocery trip since I decided to go back to a full vegetarian.
I was so excited when Whole Foods decided to expand their business and open more stores in Canada, including the one in my city in 2014.
Self-titled “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store”, Whole Foods Market focuses on natural, organic and sustainable products.
What I like about Whole Foods is the perfectly stacked produce, the fact that you can find all the natural food brands in one store, the transparency (grass-fed? farmed fish?), the large meat alternative selection and the community focus.
The only con I can think of are the prices. For some items, such as the olive oil and ground coffee I purchased this weekend, the sale price is the regular price at Loblaws (and they are also higher priced). However, I do believe the sales on their produce is really good and worth the trip.
So if spending more money than you need to on specialty foods isn’t your thing, then avoid Whole Foods Market (unless you plan ahead and shop by sales). But if your like me and go because you truly enjoy going to a grocery store that has the same values and ethical standpoint as you, has quality products, is in an awesome trendy neighborhood and you can buy everything you need without having to visit a natural foods store than check out Whole Foods!
You won’t regret it, you’ll probably end up coming back as I have done.
Like my Loblaws Grocery Haul I want to share with you my Whole Foods Market grocery haul. Here is what I was able to purchase for $104.25* after tax.
*Yes the price gave me a heart attack at the cash, but then I remembered I had purchased expensive necessities I don’t get every week, such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil and coffee.
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Whole Foods Market Grocery Haul
Strawberries – $4.99
Organic Italian Parsley – $2.50
Spaghetti Squash – $9.85 (It was 5lbs! And yes I carried that bugger home)
Organic Yellow Onion – $0.95
Organic Grape Tomatoes – $4.99
Organic Baby Spinach – $2.49
Daiya Dairy-Free Mozzarella Style Shreds – $4.99
Vita-Eggs Free Run 12 Large – $5.99
365 Organics Garbanzo Beans $2.69
Eden Organic Cannellini Beans – $2.99
365 Organics Marinara Pasta Sauce – $3.99
Navitas Cacao Sweet Nibs – $9.99
Maison Orphée Extra Virgin Olive Oil – $9.99
Lundberg Long Grain Brown Rice – $4.49
Organic Cremini Mushrooms – $2.50
Earth Balance Traditional Spread – $5.99
Many of these ingredients are going to be used for some recipes I found on Pinterest!
- Cookin’ Canucks Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Skillet (I’m subbing Daiya Shreds for the cheese)
- I Heart Vegetables’ Chocolate Strawberry Love Crunch Smoothie Bowl (yes I’m having chocolate for breakfast!)
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