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#1 creative mama

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 11:35 AM

Does anyone know if we have anything similar to www.wholefoods.com here in Windsor?

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 12:35 PM

I just hop over to Michigan for my Whole Foods fix. :)

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 02:29 PM

how far over the border is Whole Foods? Good prices?
I may need to finally get a passport!

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 03:39 PM

There's one in Troy, about 20 mins. Some of it is a little on the pricier side but a lot of it is cheaper than the Natural Food section in RCSS or Zehrs and there's way more variety!! There's lots of gluten free options as well as lots of fun, healthy fare in general.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 05:53 PM

I love Whole Foods!!! So worth it to make the trip over there :)

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:24 PM

i haven't been to one in the U.S., but i can tell you from the one in Yorkville (T.O.) there is a reason it's referred to as "Whole Paycheque" :hysterical

it is CRAZY expensive, especially the meat.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 12:50 PM

I'm thinking Remark Farms might be a good resource? I haven't been in a while but they have great produce and decent selection.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:15 PM

Thanks Karen. I haven't been to Remarks in SO long. I'll check them out and see what they've got.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 05:04 PM

i haven't been to one in the U.S., but i can tell you from the one in Yorkville (T.O.) there is a reason it's referred to as "Whole Paycheque" :hysterical

it is CRAZY expensive, especially the meat.



I could see this! I don't do a full grocery shop but more the supplemental stuff that I either can't find here or refuse to pay double the price for. The wild salmon is a pretty good price, though.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 06:19 PM


i haven't been to one in the U.S., but i can tell you from the one in Yorkville (T.O.) there is a reason it's referred to as "Whole Paycheque" :hysterical

it is CRAZY expensive, especially the meat.


I could see this! I don't do a full grocery shop but more the supplemental stuff that I either can't find here or refuse to pay double the price for. The wild salmon is a pretty good price, though.


that's pretty much what i do! i'm in love with their deli counter and their prepared salads. it's well worth the arm & two legs they charge for them lol

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 06:25 PM



i haven't been to one in the U.S., but i can tell you from the one in Yorkville (T.O.) there is a reason it's referred to as "Whole Paycheque" :hysterical

it is CRAZY expensive, especially the meat.


I could see this! I don't do a full grocery shop but more the supplemental stuff that I either can't find here or refuse to pay double the price for. The wild salmon is a pretty good price, though.


that's pretty much what i do! i'm in love with their deli counter and their prepared salads. it's well worth the arm & two legs they charge for them lol



And the guacamole!!! (me: "but baby, it's so good!!!" dh: "it's $10!!!" LOL)

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:34 AM

I like Whole Foods, but I find that for the most part I can get the same stuff at Trader Joe's for a fraction of the price ... At Whole Paycheck in Oakville my peanut butter is almost $8, it's $4.50 at Meijer of all places.
The gluten free cereal I like is over $5 at WF and under $3 at TJ's
I don't mind shopping around to save some money but the nice thing about WF is all the stuff is in one store (and the selection is absolutely mind boggling - especially in the gluten free area). Usually where you find a Whole Foods, there's a Trader Joe's nearby.
Worth hopping the border for sure!