Whole Foods Market Inc.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Whole Foods Market Previews Its Post Oak Store With a Tour and a Party

    I love grocery stores. The Clash's "Lost in the Supermarket" isn't describing some stoner nightmare to me; I could be quite content spending an evening or two wandering around, examining the sheer visual spectacle: the modern orderliness of the shelves packed with items in symmetry; the visual brill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Top 5 Banana Breads in Houston: Just Like Mom Makes

    Good banana bread is moist; it's full of bananas; it's sweet, but doesn't make your teeth rot; it's comforting; and it's just what you need at the end of a hard day (or any day, for that matter). While your grandmother or mom (or you) probably makes the best banana bread you've ever had, there are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Cracking Cheese and a Chili Cook-Off

    Street Food Festival @ Whole Foods Market Friday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m. 701 Waugh Dr. All of the Whole Foods Markets in Houston will host a "Street Food Festival" this weekend, but the Montrose Whole Foods Market will celebrate New Orleans-style. On Saturday from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m., James Nelson of Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend: Red Velvet Beer Launch, Toys for Tots Drive & 12 Bars of Christmas Bar Crawl

    No Label Beer Dinner @ Woodway Whole Foods Market Friday, 7-9 p.m. 6401 Woodway Dr. Reserve your spot at this five-course dinner from Whole Foods Market paired with No Label Brewery beers. Whole Foods has not announced the full menu , but it will include items such as seared day boat scallops with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Top Five Flavors Best Found at Whole Foods (This Will Save You Tons of Time)

    I tried shopping at a health-food market for a few weeks, until the time I brought my friend Stephanie along. She quipped that the clientele of Wild Oats seemed split between the robustly healthy and the sickly anxious. Her astuteness made me laugh, but she wasn't finished yet. "Which of those paths ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Can A Whole Foods Dinner For 2 Substitute As A Home-Cooked Meal?

    After a long week of travel, there's nothing like a home-cooked meal. There's also nothing like not having to actually make that meal yourself. Unfortunately, upon returning from a recent trip, I had no way to get either of these things. Fresh off the plane and completely sick of fast food, the fia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Green Grocers Come to Katy and Hooters Enhances Its Seats

    Congratulations, Katy -- your grocers have officially gone green. Two new grocery stores are opening this week in Houston's far west suburbs, starting with the Whole Foods Market that's opening this coming Wednesday, January 30. The newest Whole Foods will feature 34,000 square feet of organic good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    National Growler Day: Go Get Your Fill

    Created in 2010 by, National Growler Day celebrates those handy refillable jugs we in the craft beer world have come to love so much. Because nothing quite matches the taste of a beer fresh off the draft, growlers have become a popular way to take the taste of fresh beer from your fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Swordfish: It's what's for Dinner and It's Good for The Conscience

    Did you know swordfish has a hunting season? Whole Foods Market does. July through mid-August is swordfish season, and you should run, not walk to get some. Whole Foods is a leader in offering humanely raised and killed meats, poultry and fish. The store's swordfish comes exclusively from a small ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    It's Raining Cherries at Whole Foods Market

    It's Whole Foods' 3rd Annual Cherry Festival. It kicked off this past weekend with a steel drum band and cherries in almost every department -- produce, cheese, meat, beer, juice bar, deli, and bakery. Whole Foods Market celebrates this very short season by going all out. They have three types of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Sunday Whole Foods Market?

    Normally on the weekends, you can find me, bottomless mimosa in hand, at one of the many awesome brunch spots around town. But this typically leads to a couple of buckets of beer...which lead to a few outdoor games of bags...which lead to someone losing a bet...leading to a stripped-down afternoon j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Craaaack! Goes the Cheese at Whole Foods Market (with Video)

    This past weekend, more than 300 Whole Foods Market stores across the country cracked open wheels of Parmesan cheese. Called the "Crack Heard Round the World," the event was a nationwide attempt to maintain the store chain's Guinness World Record for Most Parmigiano Wheels Cracked Simultaneously, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    The 5 Best Local Beers to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

    A bite of banana in every beer.​Just in time for Christmas, Buffalo Bayou Brewing hopes to release its first beer to the public: an 11 percent gingerbread Imperial stout that would be the toast of any Christmas dinner. For Thanksgiving, however, there are plenty of locally brewed beers that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Top 12 Wines Under $15 for the Holidays

    A $10 sparkling wine for the holidays: Toso is one of our top picks.​Last night, Whole Foods Market introduced its Top 10 wines for the holidays -- except that this year, like the days of Christmas, there are actually 12. Historically, some of the recommended wines have been held up at custom ... More >>

  • News

    August 18, 2011

    Praying with Perry

    Readers on The Response

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Whole Foods: "We Should Not Highlight Ramadan"

    No "Ramadan Mubarak" wishes this year from Whole Foods.​Under pressure from right-wing bloggers who blindly associate Ramadan and Muslims with terrorism and burqas, Whole Foods has sent an email to its stores across the United States in which it specifically tells stores not to promote Ramadan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt reported on a Whole Foods email which advised stores not to promote Ramadan. Commenter "My money where my mouth is" shared some thoughts: Not that i particularly care whether a store advertises its products to me at Ramadan or any other time with little placards say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: Bayou Bar at Whole Foods

    "Classic whites" make up about 20 percent of the Bayou Bar wine list, and about 95 percent of Whole Foods' clientele. ​The Place: Bayou Bar at Whole Foods 701 Waugh 713-284-1260 The Deals: Daily specials Wednesday ($1 off Texas pints), Thursday ($1 off growler refills) and Friday ($1 off wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Food Fight: Store Brand Pretzels

    Photos by Matthew DresdenStore brand pretzels from Whole Foods (left) and Trader Joe's (right)​As my friend Sara Dickerman wrote in 2007 in a fascinating piece in Slate, pretzels don't get much love in the snack-food world. When was the last time you saw a television commercial for pretzels? D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Sneak Peek at Whole Foods Montrose

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttMany more photos and details are in our slideshow.​From the slyly named sandwiches in the deli to the emphasis on showcasing local artists, it's apparent that the new Whole Foods on Waugh is more committed than ever to being a "neighborhood" grocery store. It's a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Pizza: The Perfect Quick and Healthy Dinner

    Kristen Majewski​When I was still working in an office, every day I was faced with the same annoying choice: either get in a good workout or cook a good, homemade meal. No matter how hard I tried to cram everything into those few precious hours after work, I could never balance the two so I co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Whole Foods Market Putting Salad Bars in Schools

    freddy​According to a 2009 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 1 percent of adolescents ate as many servings of fruit and vegetables as recommended by the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It sounds shocking, but then again, I'm fairly certain I could stand to ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Kevin Shalin counted down his "Top 5: I-10 Eats," and as usual with these geographical lists, debate followed. Commenter nguyenhm16 was one of several who disagreed with the inclusion of Taste of Texas: Reasonable prices? More like "Outback Steakhouse" quality and ambience for "Flemin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Food Fight: Battle Takeout Soup Bar

    Whole Foods' cioppino on the left, Central Market's clam chowder on the right. ​When the weather gets cold - and stays cold - there's nothing like a piping hot bowl of soup. Sometimes you're in the mood for chicken pho. Other times it's tortilla soup. Or maybe French onion soup. Or maybe split ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Your Holiday Party Won't Break the Bank with $2.99 Wines From Whole Foods Market

    Three Wishes, available exclusively at Whole Foods for $2.99 a bottle or $33 for a dozen. ​Save your hard-earned cash for presents by stocking your holiday party with Three Wishes wines, available exclusively at Whole Foods Market for $2.99 a bottle. At this point, some of you are no doubt s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Top 5 Local Ideas: The Gift of Lone Star Deliciousness

    Looking to spread Texas-size cheer to friends and family out of state? Need a universally appealing present for employees or clients? Below are five suggestions for food gifts chock full of local flavor and appeal. The "DJ Special." Original BBQ Sauce, Jalapeño Garlic BBQ Sauce, Heavy Garlic BBQ Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    National Recall Includes Whole Foods-Brand Nutmeg

    Ground nutmeg: KILL IT WITH FIRE​Just in time for the Christmas holidays, nutmeg has been recalled. Unlike the seasonally inopportune great canned pumpkin shortage of November 2009, nutmeg will be scarce for at least a little while thanks to a potential salmonella contamination. And trust me o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Whole Foods On Kirby (Somewhat) Ablaze (Update: It's Out)

    Smoky but contained​The Whole Foods on Kirby is on fire, according to witnesses and Twitter photos (that can't be accessed because everyone's trying to see them).The Houston Fire Department reports 11 units on the scene of "a building fire." At this point it's a one-alarm fire, which sounds like i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Exclusive Photos from the Great Pumpkin Fire at Whole Foods

    ​All is well at the Whole Foods at 2955 Kirby, and the store plans to reopen to the public at 5 p.m., but many pumpkins perished in the blaze that erupted around 2 p.m. today when a seasonal display at the store's entrance caught fire. The Houston Fire Department responded quickly and no one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Breakfast at Whole Foods

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​Creamy, delicious cheese grits on a breakfast buffet? From Whole Foods, no less? The answer is a resounding YES. The grocery store at 2955 Kirby already has my favorite salad bar in town (who else offers things like spelt and no-oil balsamic vinaigrette so good it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Recipe: Homemade Mayo

    ​The first time we made our own mayo, it was because we actually ran out of the stuff in the jar (we won't admit we were too lazy to go to the store). We had almost talked ourselves into forgoing mayo on our sandwich when we remembered hearing that it was "just eggs and oil." After some Googli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    The Big Three: Feta, Kalamata Olives and Sundried Tomatoes

    Last week we brought you a trio of scrumptiously sweet ingredients aimed at improving your breakfasts and desserts. This week, we thought we'd give you a few simple ideas for some fast, delicious dinners. We are big fans of Mediterranean cooking - its fresh and unprocessed goodness leaves you feelin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Maté Madness

    ​A healthy drink full of vitamins and antioxidants that will keep you energized? What is this miracle, drink? It's yerba maté, a traditional South American drink and ritual. Maté is made by steeping dry leaves and twigs of yerba maté, a species of holly, in hot water. The trad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): Hail Satan!!

    On Friday, Jews all over the world will light the first of eight nights' worth of candles in honor of Hanukkah, a holiday no one (including The Chosen People) knows how to spell. Two weeks later, the goyim will whoop it up over the birth of God's son in a stinky barn. The day after that, some f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Wine of the Week: Sally Swiss of Whole Foods Market

    ​Thanksgiving is a time of celebration. Who are we kidding? It's a time for long grocery lines, crazed holiday drivers, and indigestion. With the help of Sally Swiss of Whole Foods on Kirby, at least buying the wine can be easy. Swiss has been with Whole Foods for 16 years, and three of thos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    More Junk from Whole Foods

    Photo by Robb Walsh​"We sell a bunch of junk," Whole Foods founder John Mackey told the Wall Street Journal when he announced the new focus on health foods that's supposed to be taking place at Whole Foods this fall. Mackey hopes to stop the decline in the sales of beans, nuts and whole grains ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Conservatives Defend Whole Foods While Liberals Boycott

    Photo by That Other Paper​Irate progressives are calling for a boycott of Whole Foods after the health food store chain's founder John Mackey came out against Obama's efforts at reforming health care in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece last week. After stating his fears about socialized med ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Taste-Testing Cheap Eats at Whole Foods

    There's a reason that Whole Foods has earned the nickname "Whole Paycheck" over the years. The grocery store, which emphasizes health foods and organic produce, tends to land squarely on the pricey side of the grocery store spectrum (hey, down there, Kroger! you're cheap, but dirty!). Even with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    Ike's Effects Reach Into Space

    You think you have it tough going without your Whole Foods? Imagine going without Tang. Hurricane Ike has forced the cancellation of the planned docking of a Russian cargo ship with the International Space Station. When the Johnson Space Center closed, there was no one to guide it to the ISS, so e ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008
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    August 11, 2008

    Whole Foods Recalls Ground Beef; Leaves Fancy Rhetoric Intact

    Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods has pulled Coleman ground beef from all its stores and issued a recall in some states. Turns out its Coleman "Natural" Beef was being processed by a company known for repeated recalls and USDA violations. Which is pretty funny given the sanctimonious rhetoric abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Is The Reign Of Whole Foods Over?

    Those glorified days when "Whole Paycheck" was the place to shop for all your grocery needs, as long as your grocery needs included union-cut arugula from obscure South American countries, may be ending. The Austin-based company is taking a beating in the press over its latest financial report. " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks Loves Some Whole Foods Boys

    Fine, fine, fine, I know that the post I put up 100 years ago about old man Lance Armstrong and the Olsen spawn was going to come back and bite me in the butt, and here you have it. I am the biggest 31-year-old hypocrite because I am in love with all the young boys who work at the Whole Foods. F ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2005

    Care and Feeding

    Whole Foods wants lobsters to live large before dying

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Fish Market

    Whole Foods Market

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Tofu/Soy Products

    Whole Foods Market

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Caveat Vendor

    A converted cigarette machine peddles a new addiction: Miniature art

  • Dining

    December 28, 2000

    Uncorking a Bargain

    A champagne buyer's guide

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Bread

    Whole Foods Market

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