an overall good experience
Posted on 05 / 18 / 2010
ive been to whole earth many times. for the several years i was vegan it was THE PLACE to go for specialty cooking, fake meat or other items i could not find else where. i also find the prices to be much more reasonable, especially when compared to some of the upcharges at similar but smaller local stores. the only one in the remote area that is close in size is basil bandwagon in flemington.
my complaint is with my first foray into their deli prepared vegan selection. i picked up the veggie, fruit and nut cabbage role and it was a horrible experience. it came with 3 cabbage rolls in the package for 7.98. this was steep compared to other things in the store and higher than i like to spend on something like this but they looked delicious and the cabbage looked delicious; rich bright green and fresh. the first bite was such a let down. the wraps are cold, crunchy, incredibly oily and flavorless. what these needed was like a soy/sesame oil and green onion and garlic type of dressing. it really had no flavor and i detected no fruit or nut in the wraps. the flavor was close to cold wet greasy cardboard.
overall i will obviously continue to go to whole earth, but i will think 3 times before ever purchasing one of their over priced deli convenience items ever again
variety of items, overall pricing, plenty of vegan items incl bakery
flavor of deli items, pricing of deli items