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Whole Foods Market

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Whole Foods Market — Much More Than Your Neighborhood Grocery Store
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

If grocery shopping always seems to whip up an appetite, you never have to go home hungry again after making the switch to Whole Foods Market. This Destin mainstay provides an eclectic mix of organic and natural foods in packages large and small from all your trusted brands. Plus, they have premade delights served piping hot or icy cold, as required to give you the most rewarding taste experience possible.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

With a stroll through Whole Foods Market, it instantly becomes clear that they definitely have it all. While natural and organic groceries are the name of the game, they also have icy cold sweet treats, hot meals, and other ready to eat foods. Since they are located between Highway 98 and Legendary Drive, their storefront is just minutes from the beach, giving you an easy place to go to fuel up for all your beachside adventures.

Within a second of waltzing through the doors, you will notice that it is unlike any other grocery store you have ever seen. They have a bar with nautical themed seating plus small café right up front. Beyond that, they have many areas dedicated to serving hot foods and cold treats by the boatload, including delightful mochi ice cream. You can fill up dish after dish with the delicious entrees and sides you could ever want. Then, do the same for dessert.

Delicious grab and go food you can enjoy here include:

Olive Bar
At the olive bar, you can find every type and flavor of olive imaginable plus decadent accompaniments, including pickles, artichokes, and peppadew peppers.  They allow you to scoop your olives and more into containers in custom qualities to perfectly suit your needs. You will just pay by the pound for the whole container, no matter what you choose.

When pizza calls your name, skip the delivery and come in to pick up your pies for the flavor experience of a lifetime. They have endless topping combinations available to customize your pizzas to your liking. You can select from a variety of meat lovers to vegan fare plus customize your sauce and crust. If you prefer a quick bite to eat, consider picking out a slice or two from their premade selections kept in the hot case.

When it comes to sandwiches, Whole Foods Market definitely knows what they are doing. They have an amazing array of signature sandwiches on tap at all times. You might like their turkey cobb, Greek chicken, or hot honey ham creations — or simply choose to create your own. In building your own sandwich, you choose from many different breads, including ciabatta, pretzel hoagie, or challah bun. Then, add one meat or vegan protein, cheese, and your sauce of choice before piling three veggie selections on top.

Since they are a grocery store through and through, you can also find all the pantry, fridge, and freezer staples you need within the aisles. Along the aisles, they have all the different kinds of products clearly labeled on a quaint chalkboard above each section. They only carry organic and natural products from brands with a proven record of excellence. Seasonal products come in often, making it well worth visiting on a regular basis to see what’s new. During the fall months, you might find pumpkin spice galore, while summer brings even more frozen treats to the freezer cases.

Insider Tips:
– If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can get free grocery delivery from Whole Foods Market straight to your door. You can also find many special member deals instore when you have to leave the house.
– You can grab an alcoholic beverage at the bar, then carry it around the store while you shop. They also happily fill up your beer growlers to take home and savor at a later date.
– To get your pizzas fast, make sure to call ahead with your order.