Surviving Whole Foods

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    any food wholesale market..though i'd recommend getting chummy with a local farmer.
    a quick google search for your area came up with this not sure about their rep, but looks worth a call
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    Sams has choice meat and sells it in bulk

    a local market nearby uses box meat(box meat is just a big piece of meat that is deboned and cryovacked -except for shortloin) I buy lip on ribeye(12-14 lb piece) and tenderloins(7-8 lb piece)
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    No way would I ever consider shopping at Whole Foods or any place like it. I cherish my diabetes, gout and allergies and intend to keep them forever (which according to my doctor is in the not-too-distant future).
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    With d-bags, but I sometimes respond to them anyway.
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    Yep, minimum wage job with little to no benefits, but hey its a job. From what I hear Publix employees have a little better deal. At least that is what I hear.
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    I do too...but it leaves me satisfied.
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    Thanks! That was kind of you to look it up. I had seen them but thought it was wholesale only. I'll check them out.
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    Thx, I'll ask my local one. Is it called box meat?

    By the way, my brother in colorado learned to butcher because he was getting so much game. One year with his sons they bagged 3 antelope, 3 deer, and 3 elk. The sons were home schooled so butchering the meat became biology class. I brought over a hundred pounds back from a visit.
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    You guys are being overly harsh. The majority of whole foods customers are just normal folks. I don't consider myself a dbag, but I shop at Whole Foods. The way I see it, if you drive a Porsche, would you put 87 gas in it? Take care of your body.... It's the best investment you can make.
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    after all this i'll vote trader joes if for only one reason
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    Well I qualified it (not all people there...) It's like Facebook. Not all people on Facebook are social deviants, but all social deviants are on Facebook.

    I keeeed!
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    Speculoos cookie butter is the greatest. I lived in Belgium for two years. The most popular cookie in the Low Countries is the speculoos (they are marketed by Lotus in the US as "biscoff"). They always accompany a cup of coffee and are especially popular at Christmas when they make then in the shape of saint Nicolas. Some years ago I went back to Belgium and a friend presented me with a jar of speculoos butter and declared it the greatest invention of all time: a cookie to spread on bread. It was invented by a housewife to give to her kids. How did no one else think of that?

    Anyway, I've decided to see what the brouhaha over WF is all about. There is one 1187 miles from me. I'm heading out now. I'll report back what I find. I didn't bring any dress clothes, so we'll see if I get let in.
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    no need for dress clothes, it's pricey but i don't find it snobbish. and i'm a guy who wears nothing but tee-shirts,khaki shorts and flops. it's also a haven for hot women in yoga pants

    ps thanks for the history on cookie butter i never actually looked into it..too busy shoveling it in my face!
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    Its good stuff! My sister-in-law went to Belgium for a summer a couple years ago and the one thing she kept raving about was "speculoos". Sounded good but I had no idea wtf she was talking about. Randomly saw it in TJs and fell in love.
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    I love to sit outside the Whole Foods in Sarasota and have lunch.

    Some very hot women go there and its worth the price of admission.
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    Continuing my journey to check out WF in Austin, TX. I decided to balance what I might find there by eating Southern food on the way. Stopped at Helen's BBQ in Brownsville, TN, a shack with a large smoker in the middle of the room. Open the door and the hickory smoke engulfs you. When I asked what's good the elderly black woman smiled and said, "It's all good." I accepted the double entendre and had the barbecued baloney sandwich with coleslaw on top.

    Then stopped in Lonoke, AR (yeah, I don't make good time checking out local places). Pruett's BBQ and Catfish is a converted double-wide mobile home. The woman taking the orders knew everyone else in there by name. Had quite possibly the best fish sandwich I've ever tasted.
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    Wegmans is great but not for regular shopping.
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    you should have gotten some sprouts and cabbage instead at whole foods
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    He's got 600 more miles to go!
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    Food Lion is what's up. Surprised no one has mentioned it yet. That was sarcasm, of course.

    Never been to a Whole Foods, but I'm going to check it out this weekend. From what I can gather, it seems to me like Whole Foods is a Fresh Market-esque grocery store that characters in the show Portlandia would prefer. I imagine that WF customers also do their clothes shopping at Urban Outfitters.
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