New Whole Foods Now Open on Pennsylvania Avenue
The highly-anticipated, brand new Whole Foods Market opened October 14th and brings with it a multitude of healthy food options and amenities for local residents. Located right off the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue, the most important addition that the new store brings is simply it’s amount of space, a huge issue which the other Whole Foods Market on Callowhill — which was only a stone’s throw away — experienced on a daily basis.
According to Foobooz, the 60,000 sq ft store will have double the parking of the other location at 501 N. 22nd St. has as well as wider lanes so that shoppers don’t get bottlenecked in the aisles. In addition shoppers will be treated to a coffee bar, which serves tea-infused cocktails, a juice bar, a bulk shopping section, a 140-seat food court, and two fully stocked bars with a special Yards Brewing Company beer available on draft.
Putting an emphasis on local food, the food court features cuisine from CHeU Noodle Bar, Dizengoff, Wiz Kid, and Severino Cucina Rustica. The coffee bar is handled almost entirely mechanically with a state-of-the-art Poursteady coffee machine, which executes perfectly crafted pour-overs for chemex coffee lovers. Whole Foods also promises finely crafted tea with the Bkon brewer, another futuristic beverage-maker, which uses a reverse vacuum to somehow make the tea better.
Groceries can also be purchased at the new location, promising the high-quality that Whole Foods Market has come to be known for. The new flagship location is open now at 2101 Pennsylvania Ave. •