Recently, a new Whole Foods opened up in Encinitas. I was invited to attend the grand opening which also coincided with the Encinitas Block Party.

I was out of town that weekend, but FH agreed to attend on my behalf. I wasn’t quite trusting enough to lend him my camera (we often joke how shaky his hands are), so he brought along his own point and shoot camera.

Once there, he was given a private tour of the new store. When he came back, he had a wealth of information. Here are some of the highlights he gleaned from the tour:

 

  • Whole Food practices sustainable seafood (buying seafood from farmed sources that maintain or increase production without jeopardizing the ecosystems)
  • The soaps and lotions sold at Whole Foods marked “organic” are pure enough that you won’t get sick if you eat them.
  • The chickens live on free range farms
  • You can request special meals from the prepared food section cooks.
  • A lot of the fresh produce comes from local sources.
  • The parking garage reserves prime parking spots for drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles.
  • The ice cream selection contains flavors that are inspired by the local skate and surf residents.

To view FH’s album of pictures of Whole Foods, click here.

Whole Foods
687 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

   

4 Responses to “Whole Foods Encinitas”

  1. Faye — August 8, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Hi Kirbie! Sorry I’ve been MIA – so busy w/ other stuff right now

    I heard this WF is really great. How does it compare to the LJ location? Is the layout about the same?

    I’ve always wanted to try their made to order sandwiches. There’s always a huge line for this station at the LJ location.

    Good job to FH for going there on your behalf :)

    • Kirbie replied: — August 8th, 2011 @ 11:26 am

      I haven’t had a chance to visit this location yet, so I’ll let him respond to that when he gets a chance. Sorry to hear you are so busy. Hope things settle down soon!

  2. Lorin — November 22, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I’ve been to both as I live in North County. I would say that the La Jolla location is a lot bigger and they have more hot bar items; at least it seems that way. I definitely like both. I like the location of Encinitas Whole Foods better but that’s because I like Leucadia area better than La Jolla and I find it more cozy.

    • Kirbie replied: — November 22nd, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

      Thanks for your input. I tend to visit the La Jolla location more as it’s closer to where I live. Encinitas is a little far for my grocery shopping, but it was fun to learn about Whole Foods in general from the tour.

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