Whole Foods typically overwhelms me; there’s lots of choices and most of them are so organic and #health-conscious that I don’t even know what they are. Frankly, my favorite part about Whole Foods is the ready-to-go food where I can fill up a box with as many random side dishes as I want -- while still feeling semi-healthy, because it’s Whole Foods.
But now I just discovered that not only is the salad bar, soup station and hot plate food available for my tasting pleasure, but the whole store is. Whole Foods has a try-before-you-buy policy, basically meaning that employees can allow you to sample any food before you purchase it.
Now, I’m not passing on this crucial information to promote everyone hitting up their local Whole Foods for free lunch. But, I mean, it’s your prerogative.
I’m talking produce, I’m talking gluten-free-dairy-free-vegan cookies, I’m talking cheese -- just flag down an employee to rip open a package or slice you off a chunk of gruyere.
An employee told POPSUGAR, “If there's a new apple that comes out, you can just ask someone in the produce section to cut you a slice, and then it actually turns into this fun communal thing because if you do that then other people will see it, and then you're hanging out with other customers."
Like I said, Whole Foods kind of scares me because my cuisine isn’t that mature. But if they’ll let me try everything first, they may have just secured themselves another loyal customer.