The Laughing Lemon team was recently invited to check out the newest Whole Foods in our area – Bradburn! It’s in Westminster – 120th between Sheridan & Federal. Lots to love there.
First off, it is big! I’m talking 35,000 square feet big. It features a special and specialty cheese counter, sushi made fresh in house and/or to order, a chef’s-pick hot food station, a pickle bar(!) stocked entirely with locally made pickles, a hot foods-to-go bar, an in-house smoker, as well as a full coffee & smoothie bar (50 different kinds of smoothies?!).
At Laughing Lemon Pie we are most excited about the gorgeous, long, full-service meat and seafood counters. Whole Foods’ rigorous standards for ethically raised meats and sustainable seafood are right in line with our own feelings about how animals should be treated and the level of quality when it comes to the meat we consume and feed our families. Their easy-to-understand labeling system makes making good choices so so easy.
We’re equally impressed with all the family- and budget-friendly options the store will include. The Whole Foods team specifically designed this store to cater to families, with lots of money and time saving options. For example, they’ll have two-for Tuesdays, with two portions of the weekly fish special for just $12. They have lots of ready-to-prepare meal starters in the meat, fish, and produce departments, and the new bulk department has more than 300 items — with about 30 on sale any given week!
And last but not least…commence salivating…the Whole Foods in-store bakery. Sigh. The stuff of dreams.
We were lucky enough to meet Elyse McGraw, the Bakery Team Leader for our region, and get a demo session full of tips and tricks for decorating with royal icing this season.
Whole Food Bradburn is really committed to showcasing local products. The list goes on and on, but some of our favorites are Ozuke out of Lafayette, Boulder Tamales, Allegro Coffee from Thornton, Ritual Chocolate in Denver, and Red Camper’s line of Deliciousness-es.
I ran across an excellent idea reading Prune the other day – Chef Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune Restaurant in NY had a gorgeous photo and write up of a Bacon and Marmalade Sandwich on Pumpernickel Bread. Genius! Some good pump, some Whole Foods’ 365 Applewood Smoked Bacon, and Red Camper’s Absinth Orange Deliciousness? DIVINE!!
Whole Foods Bradburn opens to the public this week on Tuesday December 9th – check it out! (And tell them the Laughing Lemons sent you!)