Friday, 17 May 2013

Whole Foods, Glasgow

Some people are obsessed with make-up and spend all their extra pennies on Mac lipsticks or the latest Benefit palette. For others it's fashion. They countdown the days till pay day so they can spend their hard-earned cash on another Topshop splurge.

Me? For me it's food. Like you didn't already know that.

I'm at my absolute happiest in a farmer's market. Or perusing the stalls at events like The Good Food Show. I can't even walk past an M&S Food Hall without going in for some treats. So you can imagine how excited I was when I found out that not only were they opening a Whole Foods in Glasgow, but that it was going to be about 5 minutes from my own doorstep.

Since it opened I go in regularly. Not as regularly as I would like to but that's only because the other half threatened to confiscate my cards if I didn't stop spending all of our money in there. 

The place is basically my nirvana. It's just a giant farmers market where you don't have to get wet. Or cold. From their truffle brie (oh my god you have never tasted anything like it) to their wasabi houmous (just amazing), it sells a fair amount of goodies that I simply cannot live without. Yes it is pricey. But there is a reason for that. Whole Foods is one of the most ethical places you can do your food shop. They care about fair trade. About sustainable seafood and about high quality organic produce. They support the local people who produce it as well as the community they exist in.

Given my love for the place, I was beyond excited when Ananyah got it touch to ask me if I wanted to attend a bloggers event she was helping organise there. So without much further ado, Charlene & I made our way from another food related bloggers event to Giffnock where we were provided with an extensive and behind the scenes tour of the store.

Despite my regular fortnightly visits, I was surprised at how many other things in the store I had never noticed before. For example I didn't even know the hot smoked fish counter was there or that you could get your wine and beer topped up from taps with re-usable bottles that you just bring back every time they are empty. I did however know about the churn your own peanut butter section (almond is my favourite).

Apart from a really in-depth tour of the shop, we were treated to talks from the resident butcher and baker and tons (and I mean tons) of food samples. I now know that I love coconut oil more than life itself and that they actually do olives that would rival my favourite Nocellara ones.

All in all this was a fab event and if you are ever in the Southside (or just in Glasgow at all) then I massively recommend getting your butt down to Whole Foods Market in Giffnock. Because trust me. You won't regret it.

On a separate note, I wanted to say a big thanks to Lyndsay at Fizzy Peaches for the awesome Birchbox I won that was waiting on my doorstep when I got home this afternoon. Keep your eyes peeled here for another giveaway on this blog soon.....


Unknown said...

YAY glad it arrived. Congratulations for winning! :)

Looking forward to your giveaway

Lyndsay xx

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