Whole Foods Market

  • Health-food-store Health Store
    ( 7 reviews )

5600 Magazine St, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 70115

Part of large natural foods supermarket chain. Has deli, cold and hot foods bar. Stocks fresh fruits and vegetables including organic produce, plus vitamins, supplements, personal care products, natural grocery, and much more. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-9:00pm. Open daily.

7 Reviews

First Review by vegbaker

Standard fare - Edit

This location has a decent produce section, bulk foods, and carries a lot of vegan specialty products. Frozen products are a bit scattered. I do wish the hot bar served more plant-based options — the Mid-City location often has vegan Cuban fare such as plaintains, black beans, and rice, but this location tends to have mostly meat-based dishes and Louisiana staples like mac ‘n cheese. The sushi section usually has a few vegan rolls, and occasionally options beyond the typical cucumber and avocado roll. There is also often a coconut-based vegan chocolate mousse hidden among the refrigerated pastries.

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Standard fare for Whole Foods - Edit

The biggest selling point of this Whole Foods market is the expansive outdoor seating area right at the front of the store. It has a very welcoming feel- perfect for the South.

When you walk into the store, expect the traditional marketing of the produce specials. Plenty of produce to choose from, and or course, the local produce is clearly identified. Keep walking around the store and expect to find all of the staples from herbs to spices to prepared foods to cereals to beauty care to home items to companion animal food to breads to baked goods to veg meat alternatives to non-dairy milks.

The prepared foods area isn't as nicely presented as some other stores. In addition, I wish there were more vegan options, but it must be supply and demand. Lots of cheese and dairy for the veg options.

The store has some of the new electronic price tags, so that's cool.

Pros: Produce , Whole Foods marketing and quality

Cons: Needs more vegan prepared foods

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Big Spread in the Big Easy - Edit

This store is a massive, beautiful store in a great location. Lots of vegan options and brands I had never seen in the Southeast before. They had Earth Cafe raw "cheese" cake which is made in California and was something I thought I would never get to taste. Found so many vegan goodies along the way, I had to put some back. You can't go wrong here, and you definitely won't go hungry!

Pros: Big selection, Lots of vegan treats, Nice store

Cons: Parking garage is smoggy and cramped

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Good salad bar - Edit

Fairly large Whole Foods with a good salad bar. Far from the centre, though, so not really convenient as an alternative for lunch when visiting New Orleans.

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Whole foods, non labelled non organic and refined - Edit

Whole foods has sometimes aved me travelling from eating really bad foods. But for the price per pound they charge, the global quality vegatebales beans and grains non labelled which means they are industrial bulk products, and bad cheap oils, in brown rice for example, the food never lasted more then 24hours in the fridge, so was already nearly rancid when i bought it. Very green wahing brand in usa, not even giving serious garanties about gmo. A chain can't be good is my deduction for mac donalds as for whole foods. Try to find a locally engaged, maybe smaller farmers community suppporting cooperative shop. (consumer or workers owned) >>> www.coopdirectory.org/directory.htm
some few good organic brands like eden, and some nice friendly people working there, and sometimes better then nothing, for emergencies only, like every supermarket.

Pros: everywhere, worse does exist, got some (few) good organic products

Cons: industrial, environmentally destructive, expensive, bad quality, inducing consumers in error

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Thank the gods for Whole Foods - Edit

It took us quite some time to take the street car up to the 6000 block of St Charles, then hike over to Magazine, but it was worth the trip (we were able to take the city bus back down Magazine, toward the French Quarter). We were jonesin' for some fake meat and vegan dessert, which are too scarce in this lovely town. I would rather give my money to a local restaurant, so let's let them know we demand to have more options.

Pros: Clean

Cons: Expensive

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:) - Edit

Every other Friday they have vegan cooking classes! And they're FREE! =D
The fact that they have all sorts of things to make you a happy vegetarian/vegan is also a bonus!

Pros: carries more than BOCA for veg's!, FREE vegan cooking classes, friendly/helpful staff

Cons: can be hard to find parking, Wish they stayed open even later!

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