I recently came back from visiting my family in South Florida. Because I go so frequently there, I rarely do sightseeing. My trips to Miami are full of visits to family, running errands with family and going shopping to all the stores that we do not have available here in Puerto Rico.
Before in my list there was Victoria’s Secret, Pottery Barn, Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor LOFT, Borders, L’Occitane, Bed Bath and Beyond… but nowadays most those stores are available here. But there are 2 stores I still have in my TO SHOP list whenever I travel to the US – Target and Whole Foods. We have health foods here in PR, but the largest health food here, called Freshmart, pales in comparison to the size and variety of goods in a Whole Foods.
To all of you, readers that live in the US – you’re SOOOOOOOO lucky. Hey, there are even other nice supermarket chains that follow the Whole Foods trend. I visited one in Vermont called City Market, there is also Wild Oats in Miami. But I particularly like the breadth of products Whole Foods has. I also make it a point to visit when I am in NYC.
Here are some of my new Whole Foods discoveries…
Sparkling Pink Grapefruit Soda
I bought this on a whim and I drank the whole bottle by myself – Perfect drink to accompany pizzas, veggie burgers or veggie hot dogs.
Blood Orange Sherbet
Something about the blood orange flavor captured me. Apparently I was in a very citrusy mood that day. It’s sweet and tart at the same time… but not too sweet. Great as a palate cleanser after a meal.
Kate’s Homemade Butter
This butter is sooooo good. It’s creamy, salty and delicious on a toast in the morning. It’s perfect to mash some potatoes too. I had never bought it before my Whole Foods trip, but it is available in my neighborhood Freshmart too.
Look at this… I wish I had something like this here in PR whenever I am hosting a party. Where I could buy nice looking olives, the amount that I need and the variety I would like. Oil cured or brined… the possibilities are endless. Yumm!!!
I am traveling soon to NYC and I am indeed stopping in Whole Foods – what will I discover next????
Here, a message to Whole Foods management…
Please, seriously consider opening a store in the Puerto Rico market – the consumerism capital of the Latin World. I am sure many vegetarian and health-conscious people like me feel the exact same way. Plus, with the added price to check a luggage, the grocery trip is becoming more expensive each time. Thanks in advance.