Whole Foods offers a large selection of fresh, healthy and organic wraps, prepared salads and salad bar, sandwiches, pizzas, hot buffet items and more.
I was in West Van looking for bargains when hunger called. I was near the WFM, and sought subsistence within. The place had a combination of supermarket items and hot food takeout. I was impressed by the dessert bar and the variety of hot food and salads available. This time I decided on a piece of pizza and an iced mocha. The mocha was just over 4 dollars which is average, but the pizza was three and a half bucks for a little slice. Sure it was the "chef's special combo" but in reality it was a slice with sausage and pepper and a few leaves of something green on top. It was smaller and less satisfying than what you get at the 99 cent slice places downtown, but I was in tony West Van after all.
The store had nice ambiance for a supermarket and the staff were friendly enough, but the overall price seemed a little steep for what I got. Of course it came from WFM, so it was probably good for me. For the money I sure hope so.
Good for the 'la de da' crowd.
I have been sampling their food from beginning, every month their buffet explores different countries, trying not to repeat the menu. They have salad counter, a really good soup counter, my favourite is their Mushroom barley soup. They have oatmeal available in the mornings with their breakfast choices & dessert. They even have sushi, pizza and mexican counter along with bakery. They have alot of items prepared and some can be reasonably price, while some things are catering to your credit card.
I will often have their scramble eggs, with cut up fresh fruit and french toast brulee, and remember you pay for the weight on the plate. I have finally gotten it under $10.00. If you go in the afternoon, I like their roast chicken from the buffet, and will get a salad from the counter, which makes a nice dinner.
Keep in mind this is an organic grocery store, that serves a variety of meals that are different. Make sure you have lots of money, it can be easy to lighten your wallet.
Breakfast are good.
Yes, the place is outrageously overpriced - but I must say their fresh food section is the best in the city. Yummy pizzas, awesome sandwiches, delectable desserts, and awesome coffee.
I don't do my grocery shopping here (hey, I am not foolish with my budget), but I regularly have lunch or shop for prepared foods - and, in my humble opinion, no other place in Vancouver even comes close to its freshness and taste. Even better they carry a great selection of locally-produced breads (Terra Breads is the simply the best).
I have not seen a salad/food bar since I went to a las vegas buffet. For pre-prepared food the price is ridiculous 2.19 a hundred grams equals $15 for lunch in a caferteria setting. I would be happy at half the price but this is a lot for average fair - self serve - in a low ambiance atmosphere.
For the price I will go to a restaurant and get fresh food.