Whole Foods Market 365 opened two locations – in Buckhead and Decatur – on Wednesday. The Decatur store is located at 1555 Church St., while the Buckhead store is at 3535 Northside Parkway. The Atlanta stores are the eleventh and twelfth Whole Foods Market 365 locations in the country.
“We’re excited to introduce the Decatur and Northside Buckhead communities to the Whole Foods Market 365 concept, offering the very best quality food at low prices. We have taken all we have learned about combining convenience and customer experience and created what we believe are two of our most exciting stores,” said Jeff Turnas, President of Whole Foods Market 365.
The smaller Whole Foods concept stores offer meats, seafood, freshly prepared grab-and-go items, a huge produce selection (including a large organic mix), a variety of special diet options and a vast floral selection with prices starting at $5.
The Decatur store will house the fourth location for homegrown Atlanta-based dtox juice with a menu of juices, smoothies, acai, matcha and dragon fruit bowls, nut-based yogurt, plant-based salads, as well as detoxifying cleanses made with organic and local ingredients.
Sublime Tree – another local Atlanta business – will open their second location in the Buckhead store with a focus on organic smoothies, cold-pressed juices, smoothie bowls and superfood eats.
Coming in early 2019, both the Decatur and Buckhead stores will feature an onsite authentic Mexican cuisine-focused restaurant, Loteria Grill, from Chef Jimmy Shaw. The in-store eateries will serve as the first locations for the Los Angeles based restaurant in the Atlanta area offering a menu of appetizers, tacos, enchiladas and a rotating array of seasonal specials; including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The beverage menu will feature a full coffee bar experience as well as beer, wine and cocktails.
Inspired by Atlanta’s Ponce de Leon Avenue, shoppers in the Decatur store will also experience Pour de Leon – a beverage, dining and gathering venue with fun for all ages, including free classic arcade games. The space will offer a selection of locally and nationally sourced beers, wines and ciders all on tap, as well as a menu of savory hot bar bites with dipping sauces and grab-and-go prepared foods.