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Whole Foods opening up in Minnetonka and Edina - who's excited?

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It's only been 11 years since they opened up the last Whole Foods location in the Twin Cities area.

Western suburbanites, in 2011 a Whole Foods store will open on Plymouth Rd in Minnetonka - in the Ridgedale Mall area. I saw this on KARE 11 and trying to figure out where that location would be - what is so big along that road that has such a large vacancy to put in a new store? I'll have to drive around to find out!

There is no set date for the Edina location - it will be along France Avenue, however.

Whole Foods, from my experiences both at the one in the Lake Calhoun area and the mega store in Chicago (that is a store worth visiting - they have a wine bar, live music stage, at least five ethnic hot bar options, slow roasted meats area, sushi bar, made-to-order sandwiches and more plus a beautiful lunch patio overlooking the river). What a fun place to shop!

My favorites? I have to say I like the seafood selection - it is the best in the area, other than Coastal Seafoods. It also offers produce I don't always see in other store (fresh cactus, for example). No, I have not used cactus in a recipe but when I do, I know where to get it. And I will then write about it...

While I am not in to prepared-at-the-store soups, I must say I have always admired the selection.

Meat - let's discuss this. Blueberry sausages, unique lamb cuts and the variety of tenderloins available in fabulously thin and tender strips - wow - so versatile.

So, I'm excited. With Trader Joe's, Byerly's and Lakewinds just down the street, the Ridgedale area of Minnetonka is going to be a gourmet cook's hot spot for sure!!!


  • Tom Sicheneder 3 years ago

    Rebecca, the new location is going to be the old Circuit City loacation off Plymouth Road.