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Whole Foods Venice - Impressed!!


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Whole Foods Venice - Impressed!!

Dommy | | Sep 6, 2008 12:52 AM

Okay... we have been waiting for a WHILE for tis open, not because we are WF fans, but because it's on the way back home from Yoga Class and it's nice to have a healthy salad bar option for dinner past 9p.

And so we went last night, not expecting much other than non wilted spinach and were impressed. It's not nearly as big as the El Segundo or Pasadena Mego-Stores but the space is used so much better!! (I seriously haven't been able to figure that Pasadena location out at ALL... I never find anything!!) Plus the Aisles are bigger and nicely spaced (A complaint I have of the El Segundo store!)

Overall the feel is very friendly and they offer just enough of the good stuff (Another issue of the El Segundo store is that they have streamlined their offerings so much lately that it looks really bad on the enormous selves with multiple facings of the same product. :P)

The Salad bar gets a thumbs up as does the Sushi area. I had some Pizza which was pretty good and P. had a very very RICH Mushroom soup that tasted anything but canned. The Wine bar was situated in a nice quite corner (The El Segundo is too out in the open IMHO).

But of course, it's hardly perfect... first the parking spots and aisle was WAY Too small.... I joked it's prius only parking... Also, the seating area for food is much smaller than either of the above mentioned stores... It was fine at 10p... but durring a busy time... it might get a bit tight... Also, a little knit pick... The Rice Puddings are stored next to the gelato... leading to frozen rice pudding... Not good eats...

Overall though, we are thrilled to have a WF of that caliber so much closer to us. I wasn't the only person to think so either... tonight at the Yarn Shop nearby, all the ladies were atwitter at their new favorite place to shop...


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