Whole Foods in Encinitas – Grand Opening!

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

Enjoy this peek into the new Whole Foods in Encinitas, located along the coast on the scenic Highway 101.
Below the store, there’s ample parking for shoppers so do take advantage of the free 2 hour parking limit since parking is limited on the main street.

The best way to describe this store and its feel when you walk in, is a friendly and warm beach environment with many options for take out if you’re on your way to the park or beach with  your friends and family.  It has been designed with a rustic look, with crates, murals, sunny open windows, for a casual lay-back shopping experience for their coastal setting.
For more information: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/encinitas/

The store officially opens Wednesday, June 29 th with a Bread Breaking ceremony.

I took a tour of the new store on Sunday, and here the fish department manager is explaining how Whole Foods will be stocking their case with fish. They will be carrying fish from our local Catalina Offshore business in Point Loma. http://www.catalinaop.com/ Take a look at the beautiful art work above. Throughout the store it has a very colorful appealing look to it with beautiful displays of local artwork.

On to the chicken and meat counter. Here they have painted a mural of their animal welfare rating system. One step in the right direction.

Here is the future meat counter, and in the back is the owner of  Mary’s Chickens. http://www.maryschickens.com/

In the deli area they will feature  a fresh sushi counter along with  a fresh pizzas, sandwiches and paninis.

They will have two salad bars, one with organic vegetables, and special priced salads every Wednesdays for $5.99.


A fair-trade coffee bar for your choice of flavored blends.


A juice bar with blended drinks and your choice of several vegi green drinks, fresh smoothies, flavored gelatos and chocolates.

They will offer a  pastry counter, gluten-free products, as well as custom cakes!

You must visit and take a look at this special beach-side store for its uniqueness in products and store design.

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