10.25.2011

Whole Foods (please come) to Shreveport...

While in Baton Rouge, I was reminded how much I love Whole Foods.  Why can't Shreveport have one? Rumor is that our city's demographic does not match that of the Whole Food philosophy.  Apparently, you have to have a certain number of college graduates, certain median income, be a healthier city, and so on and so on.  Is it too much to say that we love our fried chicken but also love organic things too?  We're just well rounded... nothing is wrong with being well rounded.  New Orleans has a Whole Foods.  They don't exactly match what I would call a healthy city.  Can you say beignets?


Now, I realize what you may be thinking.  You pay a premium to shop at Whole Foods.  Yes.  Yes you do.  But I would venture to say that if you're buying healthier foods, which make you feel better, which makes you be active more, and stay away from the doctor, and eat out less because you have such great ingredients to cook with at home... it would all even out. 

I'm just sayin.



Oh, the freshness.  Fish, meats, sausage.  Yes, yes, yes.




Whole Foods is for the Whole body.  They have everything from bath products, to fresh fruits, to organic choices for your family.  Foods that aren't filled with processed materials or bad hormones.


They even have gummy vitamins for adults.  I take gummy vitamins.  It's the highlight of my evening.  These gummies below are a little out of my price range, so I will stick with my rite aid gummies.  Plus, mine are peach and berry flavored.  I like variety.




I could have spent an hour and a half in there with my Stephen.  Wait.  We did.  Yep, who needs shopping at places like a mall when you have Whole Foods?

On that note, I know Stephen and I talk a lot about food.  Making food together, eating together... but one thing we have always loved doing?  Going on dates to the grocery store.  One of our first dates was to a Central Market.  What can I say?  I love him so much.  Especially in the pasta aisle when he says...

"You so Fusilli"  (sounds like Foo-Silly)

I can't tell you how much fun we have in that store. 


"Take a picture of that Chili Ginger Honey marinade.  I could make that."  says Stephen.  Lets just say I have a lot of pictures of things we're going to make in the next month or so.



Dear Whole Foods... I personally invite you to come experience Shreveport.  We're an amazing city that is in need of some organic healthy options.  I know of a wonderful, sweet family that can make some granola for you.  You'd love it

Whole Foods... you just don't know what you're missing in Shreveport.  I promise.




6 comments:

siddathornton said...

i hope whole foods accepts your invitation. can you BELIEVE i've never even been there?

Leslie Nallin said...

I'm in total agreement with you Sarah! Please come to Shreveport Whole Foods! If you build it they will come.

Anonymous said...

Help start a movement to bring them. I work at the New Orleans location and I'm just waiting for them open one so I can come home. Get every single person you know to go to the forum section on their page. Its at the bottom. Now click suggest a store and you'll have to make a names but its literally 2 seconds. Also get everyone tk write city officials. If there are any unused buildings in the area offered up to bring them they will almost always come whether you meet the demographic criteria or not. Jackson is getting a store we can too!!!

Anonymous said...

I live in West Monroe, La and have sent numerous request for a store to be open here...but I will take that hour and a half to Shreveport to shop there very often. I love the whole food stores. I love the location in DC. Now I have to have friends ship me the things I need from there. Please porn soon

Anonymous said...

I live in West Monroe, La and have sent numerous request for a store to be open here...but I will take that hour and a half to Shreveport to shop there very often. I love the whole food stores. I love the location in DC. Now I have to have friends ship me the things I need from there. Please open soon..

Anonymous said...

Oh! To have fresh organic food at my fingertips! What would that be like? We need you Whole Foods!!!!! Please come to Shreveport, LA! We desperately need more healthy choices. So please, please, please come to us.