Originally Posted by ChefJune
There is no doubt that much of what WF sells falls into the category of "Special occasion Shopping" for most consumers, but the quality of much of what WF sells is far above that of mainstream supermarkets, especially when it comes to meat and fish.
Whole Foods finally opened a grocery in my state a few years ago. It is gigantic, magnificent, probably one of their flagship stores, and just my luck that it's close to my home. But I don't shop there often, just for stuff I can't get elsewhere.
I will mention that WF is a good place for "Special need
Shopping." Organics is a whole 'nother discussion thread, but if you need gluten-free food for example, WF has an entire aisle of choices. Other dietary needs are stocked, and for that I applaud Whole Foods.