We’re experiencing some changes on the Westside of El Paso. Wednesday, Oct. 18, the city’s first Whole Foods Market opened on Mesa St., near Coronado High School. It has been a mob scene as people marvel at the variety of produce and fish we’ve not had readily available before. Of course, I’ve been giddy with delight for a week now!
In addition to the groceries and health products the store has the hot and cold bars of prepared dishes by the pound. It has a restaurant with 24 beer taps, wine by the glass and more. Nothing like shopping tipsy to fill up a grocery cart!
For me, the experience has been enriched by finding that some of the staff I know from other stores have moved up and are benefiting from the Whole Foods training experience as they mature their skills.
You do have to be sensible when shopping Whole Foods. They have some very price things to make you gasp! I go to check the produce and the bulk foods for good prices and new things to try. And, there is the occasional splurge for something extra special. I’m enjoying having all they to learn about just a mile away.