Continuing on from yesterday, we have Part 2 of my pre-opening tour (here's Part 1)...lots of yummy treats!!
Tower o' Chocolate - how could I *not* photograph this? I especially liked the little tubs of chocolate pearls (bottom left in the photo) - I think these would be really cute as cupcake decorations!
Over in the Coffee section, they have lots of different coffee brands to choose from, including a wide selection of local coffees. Holla Mayorga Coffee! (I used to work there part-time a long time ago, haha). Always nice to show some local pride and support local vendors!
In the Restaurant Row section, which includes a pizza oven, smokehouse, burger bar, as well as an all-organic salad bar, there is also an Arepa station. Yum, crispy grilled cornmeal cakes with lots of tasty fillings- I'm definitely going to try one soon!
And saving the best for last: the Bakery section, ooh la la! SO many different treats to choose from, it was so overwhelming to take it all in - and they hadn't even finished putting everything out yet, haha.
It was nice to see Sticky Fingers, a local DC bakery, displayed in the Bakery section! Hopefully this will entice people that haven't been to the bakery yet to try their products out.
See anything interesting - besides the cupcakes obviously?
1- Whoopie pies! A few different flavors along the bottom shelf. That strawberry one was definitely calling out to me, I can't wait to try it out!
2- Cake Pops! To be honest these looked pretty much like cakes on sticks- much larger than other one-bite cake pops I've seen, haha. But hey, not complaining! I think this would be a cute option for customers that need some party treats, especially in a pinch.
The Bakery department graciously offered us samples of their tea cakes - these were really good, and a cute little size to boot. At the time they had four flavors: Earl Grey, Chinese Black, Pomegranate, and Lavender. I will definitely be picking up some of these for a snack!
At the end of the tour, we were offered fresh fruit, cheese, and desserts, as well as a stuffed gift bag full of goodies (above). Lots of things I already like and new things for me to try!
Thanks again to Whole Foods for providing bloggers a chance to check out the new store before it opened- I seriously can't wait to start shopping here soon!