Welcoming a Whole Foods store in the Destin area has been anticipated for months and the excitement has not lessened even after the grand opening. The much hyped opening on April 20 was as amazing as expected. The popular grocery chain with its superior food, beverage and retail experience pulled out all the stops to celebrate and the Destin community ate it up. Although the facility is 35,520 square feet , the interior design feels intimate with the many unique sections such as:
The Lucky Catch Bar and Bites, a lively Southern cuisine bar that serves up the freshest catch from the sea, such as Shrimp and Oyster Po’ Boys, and Fried Fish and Shrimp Platters, with decadent sides like Black Truffle Mac &Cheese.
The Destin Dog, a station featuring gourmet takes on the classic street food such as the Cuban “Media Noche” Hot Dog with all the fixin’s of cilantro lime pork, pickles and swiss cheese; the Delhi “Tandoori” Dog with curry tartar sauce and kachumber relish; and the Veggie “Dogma” Dog, a vegan yet equally delicious option with sauerkraut and stone ground mustard.
The Growler Station, where guests can fill, drink & repeat! Beer aficionados will be able to pour and take home their favorite hops, available in 32 oz. and 64 oz. sizes.
To celebrate the halfway point of the week, Wednesdays will be reserved for $5 flights of beer or wine, as well as unique, refreshing libations such as Rancho La Gloria Handcrafted Ready-to- Drink Margaritas and The Original Five’s Reserve Marula Fruit Cream Liqueur.
Whole Foods Market supports local farmers, producers and artisans by buying from independent producers near the community. Local suppliers contribute products to the store, including fresh seafood from the Destin-based Harbor Docks Seafood Market, all-natural, Step 4-rated Florida beef from Adams Ranch, and local honey from The Honey Hutch. Whole Foods Market Destin will also be the first retailer to sell 60% Post Consumer, 100% Recyclable coolers.
Jessica Foy, marketing field specialist for Whole Foods Destin says, “Whole Foods Market is excited to be in the Destin community. We are offering a large variety of organic, conventional and local merchandise to the community. We have a beautiful whole body care offering, a coffee bar, a juice bar, a growler station and a wide variety of prepared foods perfect for grab n’ go to the beach or your rental house.”
Welcome to the neighborhood, Whole Foods!