Friday, November 19, 2004

W vrs W

I went to a Wholefoods for the first time this summer and was struck by how certain things were similiar to my beloved Wegmans. ( I especially liked the tub of handmade marshmallows I bought)

Then a reader sent me this NY Times article. Interesting... very interesting.


  1. I used to go to Whole Foods Market frequently when I worked in San Diego. I really liked it very much. There isn't one where I live or work now, so I miss it. There is a Sprouts Natural Market in town which is like Whole Foods, but on a smaller scale. We don't have Wegmans here, but I'd love to experience one some day.


  2. I have recently started going to Whole Foods but I agree with the article, it can be very expensive and there are a lot of snotty people there who think they are better than you. I love the employees though. You can taste test any produce. They stand by with knives to cut up anything you please.
    I usually just buy produce, milk, cheese and yogurt for my 18 month old son. I wish we had a Wegman's nearby.

  3. I'm very excited about this. There are whole food markets in chicago and I'm looking for anything close to a wegmans fix! - Matt

  4. Thanks for sharing that article. I lived in Syracuse for a year when I was in grad school. My beloved Michigan doesn't have Wegmans, and I still shed the occasional tear just thinking about my glorious Saturday-morning shops there.

    Now when I visit Syracuse, Wegmans is like a tourist destination. I drool in the produce section and keep an eye out for Wegmans Ultimate Woo brownie mix, which was seriously the best brownie out of a box ever and which I believe is no longer in production.

    Thanks for keeping the nostalgia alive for this reader.