Tag: Whole Foods

From the Street to the Supermarket

From the Street to the Supermarket

| June 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

The vendors and their loyal customers will have one major concern for sure — that the efforts required to Whole Foods-ify the products will strip away flavor and authenticity. Crafted on a larger scale, sold from case, not cart, might some of the City’s better-known traveling eateries end up, in Whole Foods’ hands, becoming the edible equivalent of elevator music — familiar, well-loved melodies with their songs’ souls sucked out?

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Book Review: Gristle (Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat)

Book Review: Gristle (Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat)

| April 20, 2010 | 2 Comments

Simply put, this book — a featherweight at 144 pages — has forced me to re-contemplate the advantages of vegetarianism in the face of a corporation-clogged taxpayer-funded mainstream meat industry dedicated to processing artificially cheap, unhealthy, and potentially dangerous animal protein products for mass consumption, with a startling disregard for its underpaid workers and the environment.

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Free, Whole, Foods

Free, Whole, Foods

| December 1, 2009 | 2 Comments

The free samples — cheese cubes with toothpicks, tiny paper cups of soup, chips with dips, and so forth — make shopping for groceries a lot more fun than trolling malls for mattresses, knee braces, and power tools. You know this because — at least from time to time — you’ve done it too.
In San Francisco, however, Whole Foods is by far the best destination for handouts. At least that’s what I once thought.

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