At present we are blessed with three Whole Foods markets in Seattle. There is the one in Roosevelt Square, the one in Westlake, and then the newest one which is located in the Interbay Neighborhood. That's on the street, 15th Ave NW, that runs down from Ballard, passes between Queen Anne Hill to the east and Magnolia to the west, and proceeds to wend it's way downtownward. On the way is the large and glowing Whole Foods Market. It's a great new neighborhood grocery shopping venue, with an excellent espresso bar and bakery and tables where one can enjoy a spot of the day with friends or a friendly book. In fact I saw people there with laptops as well, not surprising in this location central to two of the Brand Name neighborhoods of Seattle, the highly-favored Queen Anne and the serene and admired Magnolia. With plenty of parking and a variety of upscale and convenient businesses also in the surrounding buildings to this parking, a super addition to the neighborhood.
Features of Whole Foods which can be found here in Interbay include cooking classes, catering, recipe offerings and downloadable shopping lists, a lot of care and information taken to provide healthy choices, and then especially interesting and delicious foods (like Spring Rotisserie open face Chicken sandwiches or Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog goat cheese) both in the ready-to-eat deli, sandwich section, other prepared foods, and then the cheeses, flowers, unusual juice selections, and toiletries also made consciously from natural ingredients. And of course a full range of organics, from the bright and fresh veggies to the dairy and natural fish and meats. Vitamins and supplements, natural and fair trade coffee beans, teas and spices, bulk nuts and grains, even oils and granola, all make this a happy shopping expedition waiting to happen. And yes, definitely bring your own shopping bags to feel the full satisfaction of the excursion.