It’s finally happening, Whole Foods Market is coming to Harlem! It’s actually already here and I’ve walked past it on 125th and Lenox everyday on my way to work. I’ve been willing it to open so I can finally be 10 minutes away from my beloved 365 by Whole Foods Market Whole Leaf Filtered Aloe Vera Juice. It’s the mainstay of keeping my natural hair moisturized and luscious. Previously, I had to take a half hour train ride to the Upper East Side or even further to get some of my favorite Whole Foods Market products. I’m ecstatic that Whole Foods Market Harlem will be opening on this Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 100 West 125th Street. I can’t wait to be able to stop by the bakery before work for breakfast and on my way home in the afternoons to pick up fresh veggies and flowers for the week.
What I love about the new Whole Foods Market Harlem is that they have seamlessly integrated the community into the market. They worked closely with Harlem Park to Park, an enterprise that represents more than 100 neighborhood businesses, to source local products to sell. Some of the local products I’ve had the chance to try include Ginjan Juice, which is a Harlem based beverage company that makes traditional African beverages. Ginjan is made with fresh ginger, cold pressed pineapples and fresh squeezed lemons. Then there’s Unna Cookies which Ulrika Peterson runs out of Hot Bread Kitchen in East Harlem which are traditional Swedish cookies based on her grandmothers recipe. Let’s not forget Jamaican inspired limeade in different flavors made by Charmaine Dacosta, a Harlem resident.
In addition to locally sourced products to feature in Whole Foods Market Harlem, I am loving the food venue menus! It will make getting a quick healthy meal after work so much easier. There are tons of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Their new Cuban menu features classic cuban sandwiches, mojito slaw, tostones and santa maria spiced grilled chicken breast. Their new Kabab menu features pita wraps, hummus bowls and mediterranean fries. I honestly can’t wait to try everything and to shop all the local products in one place!
In honor of the new Whole Foods Market Harlem Opening this Friday on July 21, 2017 I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY for a $100 Whole Foods Market Giftcard!
THANKS FOR ALL WHO ENTERED
It was so great finding out what products everyone loves and gave me some tips on what to look for the next time I shop at Whole Foods Market!
This post is in collaboration with Whole Foods Market, all opinions are my own.