This place is standard fare for a Whole Foods market. It is one of the newer additions to the Whole Foods empire of markets in the DC metropolitan area, but in that sense, you always know what to expect.
You can park here for free, take the Metro, walk or bike. Many options abound.
There is a cafe as soon as you walk in for some coffee and beverages. There is also the usual hot and cold food bars as you continue past the produce- lots of good veg*n choices at the expected Whole Foods prices. Since the choices in Friendship Heights can be overwhelming with the non-veg*n focused eateries, Whole Foods does provide some comfort for the veg*n. Also, there is a large eating/ sitting area past the registers here, so that it makes for a nice place to eat as far as Whole Foods Markets go for eating areas. The ingredients are clearly marked, which is great, including identifying most dishes/ choices that are vegan at the food bars.
In terms of your produce here, it's great, fresh and at a reasonable price for this area of organic and natural foods. Wait for the sales and stock up on what you can for produce.
The Whole Foods brands are relatively affordable for staple ingredients for the pantry, but there are also many choices for bulk foods (nuts galore, granola, nut butters, oils, grains, beans, legumes, sweeteners, spices, dried fruits, chocolate items, salts, etc.) that are not available at some other Whole Foods locations in the area. Standards national brands of non-perishables are also fairly represented here at expected prices.
I like this one better than most others in the area because of their ready-to-eat food choices, eating area, open-feeling produce area and bulk selection.Pros: Produce, Bulk, Eating area