Ok, so while I've lived in this beautiful city for three years, I've never ventured to Whole Foods. I've always wanted to go, but I don't live near one. Today, I had a meeting in Hillcrest. When I got out, it was 11:30, and I was starved. I thought, OMG! I'll head over to whole foods and get a salad like all the bloggies do...
I also wanted to buy some stir-fry veggies for tonights dinner. I found a big pack of already chopped fresh veggies for $4.51. It's includes alot of mushrooms, so I thought that was reasonable. Their prices on alot of stuff though were just ridiculous. I saw a $10 jar of pasta sauce. Their produce was WAY more than I'm used to paying even for organic. I was just not impressed. It had awesome ambiance, and of course, the famous hot food bar and the salad bar.
I was SO excited building my salad. I've seen it on the blogs a million times.
It contained: Romain, kale, tofu, bit of rice/quinoa, chick peas, edamame, broccoli, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, one dolma, a small bit of tabouli, blue cheese.
So, I bought a packed of veggies, a salad, and a little piece of dark chocolate. Do you know how much my total was? $17.50.
This salad cost me $12.30.
Had I not already been in line, I would have said forget it. That is RIDICULOUS.
I got this blasted salad home, and it didn't take like gold or anything. It didn't jump out of the box and dance. It was JUST A SALAD.
So, needless to say, while I enjoy the ambiance of the store and the whole organic-y thing, I have to say (regretfully) that I'm just not a fan of Whole Foods. I was really disappointed. They have a great selection of healthy foods, but these kinds of prices are yet another reason why people get on that "It costs too much to eat healthy kick." I am a staunch believer in eating healthy on a real-world budget. Whole Foods simply does not fit into that schema, and that really bums me out.
In other, stranger, news, I got pulled over today for running a stop sign (totally didn't see it). The cop that pulled me over was the NICEST guy. Considering how often you hear about cops being total jerks, I was pleasantly surprised. I got off with a warning (thankfully). The world of karma must have sensed I was about to get shanghai'd (sp?!?) later in the day at Whole Foods.
What are your thoughts on Whole Foods Stores?
Have you ever been pulled over by a traffic cop?