Whole Foods will expand its presence in the Big Apple

Whole Foods Store-NoMad Neighborhood of Manhattan

The most recent Whole Foods store opening in Manhattan occurred in June in the city’s NoMad neighborhood. / Photo courtesy of Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market plans to open its 14th Manhattan store in the historic One Wall Street building in the city’s financial district.

The 42,000-square-foot supermarket, located at 66 Broadway, is scheduled to open its doors on January 11, Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods said. The specialty grocer noted that the store’s design reflects the building’s Art Deco history, including influences inspired by Wall Street and the Financial District.

New York will be a key theme of Whole Foods Market’s new product mix. The retailer said the assortment will feature more than 1,000 local items from New York City and the surrounding area, curated by John Lawson, a local Whole Foods northeast region picker. Customers will also find a selection of organic, conventional, and Sourced for Good produce, as well as produce from more than 20 local farms, including salads from Gotham Greens’ New York City farms, herbs from Square Roots, and Oishii’s Omakase Berries. .

The full-service meat counter, with butchers to cut-to-order steaks or de-bone poultry, will serve dry-aged beef, ground beef and homemade sausage, along with local options like Briar Woods Farms pork and sausage from Brooklyn cured. Similarly, Whole Foods said the seafood department will feature a “robust” seafood selection and cook-read offerings, plus local options like smoked salmon from Catsmo Artisan Smokehouse and Acme Smoked Fish, seafood pies from Lagniappe Foods and oysters from West Robins Oyster. Company.

For busy New Yorkers, the 66 Broadway store will house a prepared foods section with a “food hall feel,” Whole Foods said. The area will include hot and cold food bars, house-made rotisserie chicken, Kikka sushi and a self-service pizza station. Meanwhile, a full-service cafeteria will serve drip coffee from Partners Coffee, plus lattes, cold brew and tea, and seasonal winter beverages like strawberry mochas. Also on the beverage side, the store will offer more than 200 craft beers, including local brews like Interboro Spirits & Ales’ Lifted IPA, Grimm Artisanal Ales’ Wavetable IPA, Threes Brewing’s Vliet Pilsner, and TALEA Beer Co’s Sun Up Hazy IPA. . .

Whole Foods also said the new location houses a specialized department that highlights cheesemakers and artisan producers. Local items will include fresh pastas from Severino Pasta, mozzarella cheese from Lioni Latticini and vegan “cheeses” from RIND. The cheese counter will be run by a Certified Cheese Professional, who can provide recommendations for any occasion and create custom boards, depending on the retailer.

The fresh bakery will serve homemade bread and daily popular items like Whole Foods Berry Chantilly Cake, brown shortbread cookies, and vegan croissants and scones. Local offerings will include artisan breads from organic grains from Bread Alone, pitas from Angel’s Bakery, and Italian pastries from Palazzone Pastry Lab.

With the One Wall Street location, Whole Foods will have 18 stores in New York City overall, including 14 in Manhattan and four in Brooklyn. New York City’s most recent opening came in early June, when a 54,000-square-foot location began operations at 63 Madison Ave. in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood, near landmarks like the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park. .

Whole Foods, an Amazon subsidiary, opened 11 stores in 2022, most recently in Culver City, California; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Pittsburgh in August.

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