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A Wholefoods reminder: Gluten-free store tours

…Remember that y’all can take a gluten-free tour of the store at your nearest Wholefoods branch! I have never seen any other shop offer this, and think it is a nice welcome for coeliacs and gluten-free dieters. It is especially useful in Wholefoods as their gluten-free products are scattered in amongst the ‘normal’ food, and it can be easy to miss the specialist products. I haven’t been on the tour myself (I think I’ve spent quite enough time perusing the aisles) but imagine that this will be useful for those new to gluten-free shopping.

New place to shop: Wholefood’s in Richmond

There’s a new Wholefood’s in town! I was more excited than most normal people would be when I heard that Wholefoods were opening a store in my nearest shopping area. Richmond is a lovely place to visit anyway, and now there is a place bang in the centre to stock up on gluten-free goodies. I have visited a few times now, and they have a great selection, huge shop space and clearly labelled gluten-free everything. I took my parents there a few weekends ago and they were awed by the sheer variety and size of the foods. On our visit they were even giving out free samples! We had some cheese and wine, which made the afternoon’s shopping a very pleasurable experience. The one downside is the crowds. Wholefoods seems extremely popular amongst the Richmond residents (it handily comes with parking and proximity to Waitrose for the rest of the posh shopping!) and even though the store is big, when busy it feels a little cramped, and the layout is such that that the people-traffic …

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The Promised Land: WHOLEFOODS.

Wholefoods is fast becoming a favourite of mine. The chilled out and homely atmosphere, the luxury organics, and most of all the great selection of gluten-free foods. It is way too pricey for the weekly shop, but Wholefoods is lovely to pop in for a treat. The Piccadilly branch is open until 9pm so if like me you are often in town after work, it can be convenient for finding a quick meal on the way home. There is a tempting array of pre-cooked meals, with a secret canteen upstairs. The store is a model for aspirational living, aimed at the busy, well off and health-conscious. Wholefoods stocks some of my favourite products that you don’t always see on the high street – Amisa pizza bases, Bakery on Main granolas, almost the full range of Montezuma chocolates. The big supermarkets will generally have cheaper GF options, but for these especially good things I am willing to make the trip and pay that bit extra (though still not £4.50 for a loaf of bread – looking …