Best Orgasmic Shopping Experience
Whole Foods Market
Gourmet grocery shopping is a whole lot more pleasurable and fun in Oakland now that Whole Foods Market has become ensconced in the gourmand supermarket landscape. This super-duper, on-steroids version of the Austin-based chain pulled out all the stops to rehab the old brick Cadillac car dealership off Broadway Auto Row, turning this gigantic emporium into an upscale, 55,000-square-foot European-style market that feels more like a department store than the more simple organic grocery store model that must have spawned it. It's over-the-top shopping here. Customers can peruse picture-perfect produce, staples, and other high-quality groceries on the periphery, stopping by well-stocked seafood and meat counters, passing by shelves of wine, beer, and spirits along the way, and then picking up clothes and cosmetics before heading to the checkout stand. They can also find tasty prepared and to-go food in the interior portion of the cavernous outpost where brick ovens, salad bars, pastry cases, restaurants, and more lurk. This Whole Foods Market represents destination grocery shopping at its finest, putting enjoyment back into going to the market. Bring your wallet.