Three days of demos down – one more to go!
Store #1 today: Whole Foods Market Wellington
LOVED this Whole Foods, it was big, bright, and beautiful inside. The store definitely had that paradise/Florida vibe to it.
Unfortunately this location was completely out of stock of the Buckwheat and Hemp I’m promoting this week. There was an ordering error that left a black hole on the shelf where the product should have been.
No big deal, I selected two other cereals to demo and got to work.
Lunch: hot foods bar.
The extra-large hot foods bar pulled in in at this store. Loved the swedish meatball.
I took a mini-nap in my car between demos (best. idea. ever.) then headed to Whole Foods Market Palm Beach Gardens for demo #2 of the day.
This Whole Foods was attached to a mall and a little on the smaller side (though the produce section was a pretty decent size).
There was a good amount of traffic at this store. I met a lot of moms who were looking for new cereal options for their kids. I also made friends with the rep demoing Joe’s Oat Patties a few aisles down from me. I’d seen the packaging for Joe’s in the store before, but had never tried it before. She gave me a sample of their black bean based patty and it wasn’t bad. A little on the spicy side, but the flavor was good. 🙂
I closed up shop at 7:00 and consulted my Yelp app for another dinner option besides the Whole Foods Hot Bar. Christopher’s Kitchen pulled up in the top three results. It was listed as a vegan/ raw restaurant and came highly recommended, bonus points that it was less than a mile away.
I started dinner with a well deserved glass of wine.
Wine never tasted so good.
I asked the server what she recommended and the Santa Barbara Salad was at the top of her list with arugula, romaine, dates re pepper, beets, tomato, avocado, almond, and orange poppy seed dressing.
The salad had large dates that threw me off at first. I love chopped dates, but whole dates are a bit much, I could have lived without them. Besides that, I thought the salad was light, fresh, and pretty tasty.
I ordered a scoop of their coconut-based vanilla ice cream for dessert.
It was very coconutty and rich. Totally hit the spot.
I’m now in my third hotel room in three days. Tomorrow’s my last day of demos; this has been a fun week, but also an exhausting one. I’m wiped and ready for bed.