365 by Whole Foods Market opened last week in Bellevue, WA and it is really cool…
The 3rd store to open with this concept and it has already proven to be exactly what we’ve been craving – a convenient, value-based market that still has high integrity when it comes to food quality.
So what is 365 by Whole Foods Market?
From the food offerings to the design, we’re excited to introduce people to a shopping experience that delivers on the quality standards they expect from Whole Foods Market in a fun new format that’s easy to navigate and is focused on value in every department. Whether you’re planning a quick stop on the way home from work for a grab-and-go dinner, stocking up on groceries for the week, or fueling up with a burrito after shopping, you’ll find a blend of innovation and convenience here that’s unmatched. – Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market
The new 365 by Whole Foods Market is located right inside the Bellevue Square Mall adjoined with a brand new parking garage (that is SUV friendly!). I was given a sneak peak before the grand opening and it is by far, the most brilliant market I have ever shopped in. Here’s what I loved:
Right when you enter the store there is a self-serve kiosk, teaBOT, which allows customers to create personalized tea blends by choosing from a selection of 18 teas and herbal ingredients.
Allegro Coffee Bus
A classic 1960s VW bus will provide a unique in-store coffee bar experience that features brewed coffee, tea and espresso drinks. The coffee bus will be open from 7am-4pm, seven days a week.
The store offers shoppers an expansive produce department, including ‘Veg Valley,’ an enclosed area for chilled produce options.
- A great selection of both organic and conventionally grown fruits and vegetables
- An entire wall of bagged greens (including organicgirl!), salads and pre-prepped produce
- Many items sold by the each & customer’s can weigh and sticker their own items to speed up checkout
- Value priced floral selections at two price points: $5 & $10
Shoppers can find a range of healthy prepared food options, priced by the container at small, medium and large. You can order hot dogs, tacos, bowls, and burritos, as well as, pizza from self-serve kiosks. A few of my faves on the menu are the vegan ‘Carrot Dog’ & West African Peanut Soup!
A few other reasons why 365 by Whole Foods Market is incredibly cool…
Sustainable Meat & Sea
There’s a wide variety of ready-to-cook items, including chicken, meat, pork and seafood – never with antibiotics or added hormones.
This department offers shoppers great value on high quality everyday pantry staples without any artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or hydrogenated oils. The aisles are full of hundreds of favorite 365 Everyday Value™ products.
Features an assortment of Kombucha and cold-pressed juices plus a curated collection of more than 400 wines, including eco-friendly and biodynamic options. And my very favorite part – 365 by Whole Foods Market partnered with Delectable, a smartphone app that scans wine labels and provides instant descriptions and ratings for customers seeking wine selections. This is available in a self-serve kiosk in the wine department. AND a majority of bottles are under $20!
Wild Ginger Kitchen
The ‘Friends of 365’ program allows innovated business and entrepreneurs that align with the mission and quality standards of Whole Food Market to establish independent retail spaces in the store. The Bellevue ‘partner’ is Wild Ginger Kitchen which will offer a fresh and flavorful Asian fare with customized bowls and a seasonally inspired menu. Opens in October!
My 365 Rewards
Shoppers can take advantage of My 365 Awards, a 100% digital loyalty program, offering personalized product recommendations, tailored content and special deals based on individual preferences.
- ‘Gimme 10 Deals’ provides 10% off products featured on the end caps and elsewhere throughout the store
- Digital punch cards offer ‘buy 10 and get 1 free’ deals on favorites items such as rotisserie chicken, Driscoll’s berries, organicgirl greens, and Evolution Fresh juices
- You can sign up online or at checkout
If you’re local – check out the new 365 by Whole Foods Market and tell me which feature is your favorite!
Address – 10200 NE 4th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004
Hours – 8am-10pm daily
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You can find more info about their other locations HERE!
*Photos & store details courtesy of 365 by Whole Foods Market