If you’re like me, then there are few things more exhilarating than making and checking off a grocery list. (And, yes, I know my life is uneventful.) Before the opening of the Fayetteville Whole Foods, us food-lovers had limited options for grocery shopping. Of course, the obvious and most convenient choice for us is Walmart, but even Northwest Arkansans (AKA Walmartians) are excited about the opening of Whole Foods.
I understand that Whole Foods is expensive and that most of us college students are broke as a joke, but here are 5 reasons why Whole Foods is a magical place where foodie dreams really do come true.
1. It makes you feel like a real life health god/goddess.
You just went on a spring break trip full of fast food stops and downing boxes of Oreos and Easter candy with your friends. But the moment you buy a bundle of kale (which may or may not go bad untouched after a week), almond butter you ground yourself, and a custom trail mix, you’re basically the healthiest person to ever walk the Earth.
2. It’s pretty much impossible to be sad in Whole Foods.
The smiling employees. The neatly organized fruit. The dispensers of endless types of snacks. There’s no denying that even the atmosphere of Whole Foods makes you feel happy and healthy.
3. You can eat and shop at the same time.
Whole Foods understands that sometimes you just can’t wait until you get home to eat your groceries. They have salad bars, buffet lines, and even a pizza bar. Whole Foods gets it.
4. You’re instantly a better person when you buy natural food.
When you buy organic, cruelty-free, environmental friendly food items your moral slate is suddenly cleared. It’s a fact.
5. One word: Samples.
It doesn’t even matter if the sample sounds like the most disgusting thing in the world, you just have to try it. And you just might have to revisit the sample tables after a few laps around the store. You don’t even have to bring money to Whole Foods to experience its majesty.