Now that we’ve had our Whole Foods Market for about a month, we decided to highlight some special qualities our market boasts. Here are some quick facts and cool features that will help us navigate and get to know Whole Foods Addison.
We have the very first “commuter” store, which means it’s been designed to accommodate those who commute to the Town of Addison for work as well as those who are constantly on-the-go.
The store offers “concierge service,” a true convenience for busy professionals. With this special service, guests can email or call Whole Foods Addison to order groceries and they’ll do the shopping. The first personal shop is free, and guests can order gift baskets, pantry stocks, and office break room food in addition to personal groceries.
“It’s bigger and better than the old Whole Foods on Coit,” says Addison resident and mom Diocelina Nicolopoulos. “I’m buying my baby’s food and they have some percent off after [you buy] 12, so it’s better for my pocket. It’s a nice place to visit, buy [food] and to spend some time. The food is good, you know, the salad bar, the prepared foods. It’s really, really good.”
Whole Foods Addison has a prepared food section, which includes a large selection of high-quality ready foods for a busy body on-the-run. Here are some highlights of this section:
- Made-to-order breakfast sandwiches until 11 a.m.
- Hot carving station sandwiches for a quick lunch bite
- Take and bake pizza that you can order in advance with a phone call
- A taqueria station offering authentic-style tacos
- A “Grab & Go” section, which is 20 feet of salads, family meals and full or mini-size entrees
Wine & Beer Craze
Whole Foods Addison is here to help us deal with our current fascination with craft beer and wine. Our store not only features a “Spirit of ’76” bar with 17 beers, six wines, one cold-brew coffee, and one root beer on tap, but you can shop with a drink in hand!
“I came the day after it opened. I love it, it’s awesome! I’m glad Whole Foods is here,” says 29-year-old Addison resident Sarah Holdman. “It’s closer to my house, so I like that. It’s good, it’s nice and they always have a good selection of wine and beer.”
The store also offers happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, and a “Buy a Buddy a Beer” program, where one person pays for a beverage for a friend who can redeem it when they stop by the store.
Other awesome features:
- Take draft beer home in beer growlers, wine boars and kegs available at the store
- 24-foot cooler of international beers
- “Wine Geek” selections, community picks from local oenophiles, sommeliers, chefs and media members
- Made-to-order grilled cheese available at the bar
It’s All About the Food
Produce, cheese, meat, seafood, coffee, and baked goods are the heart of the store. With more than 100 varieties of cut fruit and vegetables, more than 350 organic goods, and an outdoor market complete with a beautiful floral shed and rainbarrels, we don’t have to go anywhere else to get our produce fix.
High-quality cheese, available in more than 550 varieties, can be cut-to-order or pre-packaged. Checking out the marinated cheese curds, goat cheese dips, or olive recipes with spices and citrus can make for an impromptu tapas-inspired spread.
Whole Foods Addison offers meat from the “new local lamb program,” which is Central Texas-made meat from a dorset ram crossed with a Persian ewe. Our store also offers five-step rated meat (a Whole Food Market exclusive rating system where Whole Foods works with the Global Animal Partnership to certify their producers’ animal welfare practices) and habañero smoked salmon jerky.
With fair trade teas and coffees, a“Squeeze and Grind” coffee and juice bar, and hand-crafted drinks made in a custom-made Strada espresso machine, the store is set for the caffeine aficionados and juicers among us.
Whole Foods Addison has a bakery that includes more than 50 artisan, hearth-baked breads and cakes. “Bruffins,” which are flavorful bread muffins, are also available here, along with a great selection of gluten-free breads, breakfast items and desserts.
Whole Foods Addison was built “green from the ground up.” Featuring 21 skylights that adjust when additional lighting isn’t necessary, reclaimed wood from Texas and 100 percent Forest Stewardship Council Wood (which is an environmentally-responsible forest management group), and two electric vehicle charging stations, this building was truly made for the 21st century.
The store also honors the Town of Addison. Flaunting signage with airplanes to reflect the airport and Flight Museum, a “fireworks burst” over the bakery, and custom-named specialty food items are all an ode to the Town.
We also have the “first permanent décor piece reflecting Whole Foods Market’s dedication to the community.” The piece, located on one wall in the café, is dedicated to the relationship between the North Texas Food Bank and Whole Foods.
“I love it, it’s close, it has everything I like,” says Dallas resident Lucia Sias. “I love the wine and bar. I’m doing my mid-day shopping and I’m taking a break. My buddy bought me a round on him so I’m taking the time to enjoy it.”
Whole Foods Addison is a true gem. Our store surely fulfills our expectations and keeps us coming back again and again.
Check out this cool video to see our neighborhood market in action.