Through food and connecting to local businesses, new site offers many amenities
Special to El Observador
Along highway 101, there has been a sign announcing the arrival of Santa Claraâ€™s first Whole Foods Market. Now, the 50,000 square foot store is ready to serve healthy and organic options to those who live and work around the area, as well as support local vendors in selling their products on their shelves.
Whole Foods is heartily invested in informing their customers on the products they are buying, and what can be found along their walls are simple to read rating systems that help consumers understand to what level a product is considered organic and sustainable. But not only does the store wish to inform and educate their consumers, they also work closely with their local vendors in obtaining these high level labels.
According to representatives, by working with the vendors and supporting them, Whole Foods has created a caring community between consumer and provider. Local products from business owners around the Bay Area are being sold along the aisles, providing in depth information about the products. This local outreach impacts homegrown infrastructure in a positive manner.
But what makes this location different from other locations? If you are in a hurry on your lunch break from cranking out some codes, the store provides you with a variety of options. The store provides two large salad bars along with self serve pizza slices. There is also the option of walking up to a kiosk to build your own burrito, pay and wait for your name to be called, hassle free. But if salads and burritos are not what you are craving, some sushi or a warm bowl of ramen perhaps can help you power through the rest of your day.
The greatest feature is their taproom, ready to serve up to 100 guests inside and out with their furniture constructed from trees directly cut down by the construction where the market now sits. With its high ceilings and brightness from the top to bottom windows, the tap room is ready to serve up to 16 different beers from local breweries and pub snacks to munch on. So after a long day of work or simply before catching an event at the nearby Leviâ€™s stadium, the taproom is a great place to hang with coworkers and grab a bite while enjoying a few cold ones.
Whole Foods in Santa Clara has arrived, bringing local and national organic options for those trying to skip the drive thru for lunch or dinner.