I Am A Whole Foods Market Virgin And Whole Foods Market Kahului Opened Up!

* For Aloha Friday question, please scroll down. It’s towards the end of this post.


Whole Foods Market was founded in Austin Texas in 1980, and since then it has grown to hundreds of stores in the USA, UK and Canada. Whole Foods Market opened up here on Kahului, Maui on Wednesday Feb 24th, and it had a very successful first day! Before I go on talking story about the first day of Whole Foods Kahului, let me back track a little bit and talk about my “sneak peek” experience. You see, A Maui Blog was invited to have a preview of WFM Kahului on February 17th.


And I was pretty impressed! I planned to blog about that experience right after the visit but my busy mama life did not allow me to do so. However, on that day I tweeted away about @WFMKahului and then uploaded the photos on A Maui Blog Facebook Fan Page for everyone to see what’s inside. After I tweeted about it and posted about it on my Facebook, I immediately got a couple of comments about “whole paycheck”. Huh? I was not quite sure what they meant. You see, that was my first experience with Whole Foods Market (thus the title of this post). WFMKahului is the very first Whole Food Store I have stepped my feet on. Thanks to Jenn Russo of A Maui Time, the issue about the “whole paycheck” was explained.


Moving on to the Grand Opening, it was a very festive day! It was a Wednesday so it’s a regular work day, but I managed to go there for the lunch break. I saw a lot of people I know like @Peterliu47. Other Tweeps were there too like @DaniaKatz, @DJSmook and @Raatz. One thing I like about WFM is the variety of choices I have for a meal – the salad bar, the hot food, etc. See photos below:



So for my ALOHA FRIDAY meme, the question is “Do you have a Whole Foods Market near you”? If yes, do you go there? Alternative question is “Do you like cooking”? “What healthy food do you like or recommend”?

16 thoughts on “I Am A Whole Foods Market Virgin And Whole Foods Market Kahului Opened Up!”

  1. YES there is and NO I don’t …
    No I don’t like cooking either. lol

    I wonder if those people in the picture mind being posted on the internet for all to see. DId anyone say anything about you taking pictures lol

    Sure looked pretty packed

  2. Whole Foods was one of the things I dearly missed when we moved to Maui from California. I’m so glad to see one open here. I also love the fact that the local ranchers and growers finally have a big presence.
    .-= Peter Liu´s last blog ..Aloha Realty Group: A Social Media Success Story =-.

  3. Aloha,i haven’t gone there yet.I do remember when down to earth first open in wailuku.it was tease the hare krishna store,lol.it was one of the only health.food stores on the island breaking out even in lahaina and makawao(of course a store on oahu too).paradise fruit stand use to rule kihei for its health food lovers(currently where lifes a beach is) soo ,now DTE only in Kahului,Mana Foods in Paia,Hawaiian Moons. in Kihei oh and Honokawai market,having Whole foods is good, i guess for vistors at least they can reconize the name,for residents,to check out and decide if it all that and more.BTW great to have jobs added to our ailing island,i just didn’t get hired after twice applying online. MAHALO

  4. No whole foods on this side of town. When I lived on the east side of Cleveland though we had one and I enjoyed it. Have fun!
    .-= Tired Mom Tésa´s last blog ..Random Thoughts Thursday: 3 Awards, 1 Review, & 1 Winner =-.

  5. Aloha,
    Yes! There is one on Oahu on the opposite side of the island but I drive 45 min. just to shop there…
    It’s expensive but I really like it and have my list of favorites…watch out for the cheese samples they are dangerous!
    .-= Mom’s Best Bets´s last blog ..Tsunami Evacuation =-.

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