I can say it with confidence: This weekend I went to the most amazing grocery store in America.
Pasadena’s Whole Foods was apparently behind Chicago’s Lincoln Park outpost (and my former home-away-from-home) and I am surprised to hear myself say it but… the LP version is kind of dinky compared to California’s finest!
The place has couches scattered about in case you want to sit down and r-e-l-a-x while you shop. It’s a two-story establishment, which allows for a very roomy experience. For those lucky dogs who have traversed the produce section in Chicago, it looks great, but it’s not so easy to make those tight turns around the tomatoes with your big green cart in tow, is it?
Pasadena’s store is roomy to the max, has a meat counter prettier than a rack of J.Crew cashmere (weird, but true) and the prepared foods MARKET (it’s like its own restaurant and it.is.unreal) will set you free with made to order chinese food, sushi, tacos, panini, gelato, etc. etc. etc.
Yes, this is a giant endorsement for Whole Foods, but well deserved. Stop by.
465 South Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena / California