We like to think that we’re not easily won over, but let’s face it… Whole Foods Market North Vancouver just opened and they had us at “Hello”. We love all the North Vancouver elements that have been incorporated into the store. North Vancouver’s history as a shipyard town is reflected in the design of the light hats at the check stands, the bridges at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park were the inspiration for the architectural elements over Customer Service, the mountains, forests and sky are reflected in the store colours, and steel beams and copper throughout the store speak to North Vancouver’s history of being a shipyard – did you know it was originally called Moodville?!
Here are our 5 favourite things about the new store:
The store is fresh and inviting!
You know you’re in for a treat when you feel the warm welcome at the front door. This isn’t just grocery shopping, this is an experience. All aspects of the new Whole Foods Market store hold to their traditionally high standards. The floral department offers Whole Trade flowers, which are grown according to strict criteria for ethical trade & earth-friendly farming, and are the highest in quality. Plus,they work directly with local growers.
Coolest nut butter bar!
Whole Foods Market North Vancouver has a grind-your-own nut butter station, featuring almond and peanut butter. Such a great healthy option and the kids will love to help!
From nuts and seeds to grains and flours, you’ll find close to 200 items in the bulk department. We love being able to buy bulk – it makes it so much easier to try new recipes when you can get just what you need & know that the quality is there!
Local meat & seafood treated right.
While we are trying to go meatless more often, it’s great to know that we can buy local Western Canadian beef from Northern British Columbia & Alberta. And that the 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating System puts the power in our hands to support better lives for farm animals.
Don’t see something you like? Just ask and they can help find the perfect meal solution.
P.S. They grind all of their sausages in-house! Think apple cranberry or habanero green chili. YUM!
The wild-caught seafood is certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council or rated either a green or yellow by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. F.Y.I. the fishmongers will fillet whole fish, skin and debone, peel and devein shrimp, and shuck oysters at no extra charge!
Great place to meet friends!
Inside the store you’ll find the Iron Keel serving up snacks, shares, and made in house sandwiches. They have 12 taps, featuring BC beers, cider, and kombucha! So get your shopping done while you eat and catch up with friends…multi-tasking win!
Super cool treats!
Have you ever tried mochi? It’s kind of the dumpling of the ice cream world and it’s amazing! Enjoy this self serve vegan ice cream filled treat in Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, and Salted Caramel. Priced individually, and made from all vegan ingredients.
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