If you haven't been to Whole Foods in Phoenix or Tempe yet, you're in for a treat! Whole Foods is expanding into two new locations this year - one in Chandler on the corner of Ray Rd and the 101/Price Freeway, and the other in Scottsdale at Scottsdale Rd and Mayo. Word has it that both locations will be double the size of their Tempe and Phoenix stores, which means lots more selection and items to choose from.
I've been watching the construction on the Chandler Whole Foods, and it's coming along quick! If you're looking for a smaller natural food store, there's also Sprouts on the corner of Ray and Dobson (only 1 mile from the in-progress Whole Foods). The Chandler location supposedly will also feature a few drive-thru restaurants (wouldn't that be great if we had some drive-thru's that were healthy?!?!) as well as a handful of shops in the same complex.
I'm glad to see more and more natural and organic food stores popping up in Phoenix. It seems the healthy life-style of Northern California is filtering our way. Of course, I enjoy my greasy fast-food now and then, but it's fantastic to have the CHOICE of foods available and close to home.