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

is coming to Minnetonka and Edina
is coming to Minnetonka and Edina
Whole Foods

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!!!

Comments

  • Tom Sicheneder 4 years ago

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