Friday, November 22, 2013

Not Half, Whole Foods

Haven't we all had those feelings of being broke & down & compared to when people around us made a lot more $ than we did or had? And it becomes more of a sensitive issue when the friends we always hung out with wants to do all sorts of hangouts that require $$$ to be spent. When we can't afford to do those things, we just feel left out & worry if our "brokeness" would burden the friendship & change it.

Gosh when did $ become such a huge factor to have fun?? It might have even started way back in junior high school when being free spirited outside with good company wasn't cutting it anymore. When telling your buddies to meet you at the park or at the corner deli becomes "ghetto" or "cheap" and these low-key type of hangouts were never to be suggested again so they eventually diminished. Can you imagine calling out your friends now just to chit chat at the neighborhood park?… Actually that doesn't sound so bad, does it? Hahaha. It would be like an impromptu little picnic in the fall :D Bring out the coffee in a tumbler & a warm blanket!

We think that as we get older, $ might not be the problem anymore in order to have fun but that's certainly not the case. Some of us have trouble finding that perfect job, some of us might have quit to follow our dreams :), & some of us might have got fired and are looking for a much much better place where they'll accept our working integrity (that's their loss!). So, how about finding more things to do that's within everyone's budget & is quite worthwhile to do?

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How about hanging out in Whole Foods? Yes I did say hanging out & not only just grocery shopping at Whole Foods! Whole Foods is simply more than just the everyday market where you only go in, place all of your needed produce & necessities in a basket or cart, pay for them, & be out.

It's the wonderful market where we…

- Stroll around leisurely checking out everything that Whole Foods offer! From organic foods to organic body care products.

- We feel motivated & encouraged to have a healthier & cleaner diet. Looking at all the colorful fresh veggies & fruits gets us thinking to change our eating habits.

- Stay a little too long near all the baked goods- cookies, pastries, various loaves of bread, cakes :]

- Get our caffeine fix for the day & go sit in the many available seats on one floor. Never being rushed out or leaving a tip on the table.

- Breathe in the lovely aromas of the beautiful flowers in their "green thumb" aisle as I like to call it. Or being tempted to bring a lush plant back home to take care of & let it grow on~

- Cannot resist to check out every food & I mean every food at their food bar! Then scooping up new foods & favorite ones in the brown carry out box.

The list can go on & on which is why hanging out at Whole Foods can take up a big part of your day when you're not in a hurry. I usually go to the Whole Foods at Union Sq or on Bowery but, it's so great that NYC has so many Whole Foods locations that we can go to!

These are only a few highlights that I took of from whichever location. If I were to post all of the best things from Whole Foods, it would seriously become a 5 part special posts sort of thing!

Iced coffees for some laid-back strolling around in Whole Foods. If you ever want a break from the same old chain coffee brands like Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts, getting your coffee from Whole Foods is worth the try!

If you enjoyed your coffee then you can pick your preferable choice of coffee from these many barrels of different beans! Sniff, read the descriptions, & scoop!

An apron for mama

And a baby apron

Always fascinated by these Ostrich eggs! They're really huge & heavy. Has anyone ate it before?

Adorable petite bouquets! So pleasing to the eye :)





Just like sunflowers, daisies are always happy mood flowers to me

Can't help it, I love flowers!

A fresh start to any day~ assorted fruits & 100% Raw Coconut Water

So far, the best coconut water brand. It's a bit pricey though!

The Whole Foods on Bowery has a Jamba Juice upstairs & the one at Union Sq has a Jamba Juice right around the corner. A wheatgrass shot for the boyfriend.

The best of the best- the food bar~! Fruit, salad, & hot foods (Indian food) bar.

My favorite! Indian food mMmmMm



Our late lunch, early dinner… guess we were a little too hungry




If you suggest checking out Whole Foods & having a meal there to your friend(s) but they say it's kind of lame then find that perfect, not uptight friend/boyfriend/girlfriend to go with for a wholesome time!















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30 comments:

  1. Didn't know about ostrich eggs!
    A beautiful market and so nice pictures!

    Ciao beauty!

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  2. LOVE Whole Foods - that and Wegmans are the only places I do my grocery shopping.
    And you're so right - there's always fun to be had in a big city that doesn't require spending money. We all just need to get creative like you! I think I'm quite spoiled here in DC because we have so many free museums (The Smithsonian museums don't charge for admission) and I'm a huge nerd so it's been easy finding things to do but back in high school it was definitely hard to find fun things to do on a weekend without having to spend an arm and a leg. Great idea :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Thank You :D We have to be creative & really make the best out of the things we have besides getting down just b/c of $! Ooh I need to go to The Smithsonian one day!

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  3. I loved eating at whole foods--their hot bar is really good, and they have a dining area that's perfect for conversations. I'm also quite broke at the moment, so free events like picnics and just hanging out playing board games are the only kinds of events I can attend.

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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    1. Ditto on their food bar! I love free events esp if they're picnics & playing games, there's no pressure or burden ;)

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  4. Whenever I am in the US I LOVE to go to Wholefoods! Yes, its a little expensive but I also think that its important to eat well, becauce your body is somehow the most important thing in your life, so one should better treat it well :) Here in Germany I like to go to the orangic supermarkets but I also often go to the market where I can get veggies and fruits a lot cheaper :)

    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for your last comment - they always make me happy!

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    1. I agree, healthy foods are very important for our bodies! Street markets are also amazing for fresh veggies & fruits :]

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  5. amazing photos :)
    would you like to follow each other?
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    Daria

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  6. Looks like whole foods is the paradise of food, I don´t think we have any similar shop here in Bavaria - although I would like to have such shops, as I like it to eat healthy and good food :)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  7. oh man! i wish we had whole foods here in my city. :)

    Animated Confessions

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  8. great post! wish the whole foods here was like this.
    xx http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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  9. I've never even seen ostrich eggs before! I do wonder what it tastes like too.

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    1. Don't know if I would be brave enough to try Ostrich eggs tho! They're so out of the ordinary which is a little scary haha

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  10. wow,you really spent a lot of time there honey hehehe :) I also love these kind of marketplaces because you have so many options and like you did,spend a lot of leisure time.I also love checking out every different package I see in these places.You made a great post about it.
    xx
    Style Of OzOz
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    1. I know, hanging around in Whole Foods takes up almost the whole day xP Thanks, Ozden~

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  11. we actually love hanging out and eating at whole foods - the husband and friends! it is a really great place although i had to go through a phase where i had to stop myself from wanting to get so many useless things i didn't need. :) and holy ostrich eggs are huge. i'm actually scared of ostriches!! :)

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    1. I know what u mean! There are so many tempting products there that we need to restrain from buying a lot more than the usual ;D And being scared of Ostriches, their tiny heads with their huge bodies are a bit frightening hahaha.

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  12. hav a good start of the week my friend!

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  13. i just wanna stick my hand in the barrels of beans. is that weird?

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  14. i do like indian food too... wanna follow each other? just tell me if u follow me, then i'll follow u back immediatley.

    Loves
    trokesland.blogspot.com

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    1. Indian food is sooo good :) Thank u for commenting!

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