Whole Foods Market - Chelsea

Overall rating: 2.0 stars 3 Reviews
Part of large natural foods supermarket chain. Has fresh fruits and vegetables including organic produce, deli, hot foods and salad bar, vitamins, supplements, personal care products, grocery, coffee bar, and more. more-less
250 7th Ave (24th St, Manhattan)
New York City, New York 10001
212-924-5969
  • Accepts credit cards
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First Review by Bill K
Sonja and Dirk
Sonja and Dirk
  • vegan
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+3110

terrible store layout

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Posted on 07 / 21 / 2013

Having been to many Whole Foods stores, it's common to find the produce section next to the fish, but this store takes that bad layout to the next level. Not only do you have to smell the poor dead fish, in order to get to the rest of the store, you have to pass the rest of the butcher area with the bakery items right across from it so that you smell the stench while picking out muffins. The rest of the store has all the vegan items intermixed with the non-vegan items, so it's impossible to avoid seeing them, especially in the hot bar area. Additionally, this location has no public restroom. I was able to use the employee one in the back though.

Pros: sells the usual vegan items
Cons: butcher area next to produce and bakery, no restrooms
SynthVegan
SynthVegan
  • vegan
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+2502

Whole Foods Market - Chelsea

3
Posted on 09 / 11 / 2011

I had to stop in here because the restaurant I had eaten at moments earlier (Terri) did not have a restroom - so WF came to the rescue. I did check out all of their offerings and noticed that they carry vegan tapioca pudding, something I hadn't seen anywhere. But when it came to the line I decided to put the pudding back...the line was the largest I had ever seen at a WF in my life. That being said, make sure you go to this location during an off time so that you can make it through the line in a timely matter.


Bill K
Bill K
  • vegan
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+80

Corporatization of Organic

1
Posted on 12 / 18 / 2005

I originally wrote the following about the Union Square Whole Foods Market, but my review is germane to all of these stores: If you think that organic means nothing more than growing food without chemicals or bad pesticides, then Whole Foods is fine. But if you believe that "organic" implies a way of being and living, a way of re-structuring and humanizing society, of creating a radical ecological sensibility, then shun this place at all costs. Whole Foods is a megacorporation; why patronize this place when there are so many locally-owned natural foods stores all over the city? Why buy "organic" produce grown on big agribusiness California farms, and then shipped across an entire continent (admittedly a problem for all health food stores in NY) when there are numerous farmers' markets (the Greenmarket program) throughout Manhattan where you can buy locally-produced food from a farmer you know? Why patronize a store that proudly displays the carcasses of dead animals, offered for sale for human consumption? When it comes to corporate "organic", the old adage "Think Globally, Act Locally" is quite appropriate.


Cons: corporatized "organic", sells dead animals, non-human scale business

 

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