My first visit to this Whole Foods was pleasant. I always hear about horrible parking lots anywhere there's a WF, but I found parking instantly. They had a great selection of different brands of everything I was looking for - almond milk, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, cooking oils, spices and herbs. I even got distracted by their assortment of non-food items like the clothing, books, and lotions. I had a really nice checkout person who gave me some times on cooking some of the new types of vegetables I was buying (I'm beginning a Paleo diet). I also noticed they had a huge baked goods and hot bar, which is great since I work close by. Of course, when you're buying healthier, you're going to be spending a lot more money. Talk about whole paycheck!
I love to get sandwiches from this place. My favorite is the Italian on a crunchy roll with all the fixings, which you can customize to your liking by filling out a simple order form. Choose from a selection of breads, spreads, meats and cheeses and they'll make your sandwich fresh while you wait. Grab some chips or candy and a drink and you're good to go. Note: they accept ATM cards with a minimum $10 purchase. All in all a good value, especially given the size of the generous portions and freshness.
This very nondescript mini mart serves fresh sandwiches made with top quality Boar's Head deli meat. You pick the meat, bread and ingredients and three very efficient women make your sandwich to order. They also have a wide range of beverages, including beer and wine. There is some lawn furniture if you want to eat it there, or you can grab a can of Fosters, buy a lottery ticket and head out onto Brand Blvd for the rest of your adventure.