There are two reasons my grocery life feels (almost) complete. One - I used to live right down the street from the construction at Broad and Washington. I wanted to wait to sell our house there, in fact, until the construction was done - so the value of our sale would be higher (ha! We didn’t wait...). I had been wondering for years what would go in there!
Two - Through my GOOD Fest, and Health Coach Philly work - I am constantly meeting new people. A lot of the time, the conversations have something to do with an aspect of wellness, and within the last year I’ve heard a lot about Sprouts.
“You don’t have a Sprouts in Philly?!”
We have WF’s, we have TJ’s, we have specialty health-focused stores, but what is Sprouts? I kid you not, as soon as I started hearing about it (which felt like weekly at this point), I saw the sign pop up on Broad Street.
Huh - we are getting one! So of course I started looking into it. It basically looks like a farmer’s market (fresh! abundant! open! colorful!) within a beautiful, clean space...with registers and usual grocery-store stuff.
OK, so. I am guilty of spending most of my money on food. I don’t really buy clothes (I wear yoga pants), nor vacations (I have 2 kids), so I get my kicks from healthy fresh food.
The thing I love most about Sprouts Farmers Market is that the prices are reasonable. You aren’t going to spend all of your money here, and you are still going to get organic, raw, farm-fresh, whatever you want - food. I feel like I am going to save a good chunk of cash each week and still get all of the specialty food I want.
Some KEY things to know about this healthy grocery store:
They offer fresh, natural and organic foods at GOOD PRICES
It has everything you would get at the grocery store - fresh produce, meat and seafood, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care and household items
An average store stocks about 4,000 gluten-free, 3,000 organic, 3,000 non-GMO and 500 raw items, just to name a few.
OK, maybe the most exciting thing for me is that they have Caulipowered pizza in the frozen section and we literally survived on this during our last retreat in the Berkshires while we were cooking for our guests. It is SO GOOD and I haven’t found it / had it since!
Have you been to a Sprouts? Are you looking forward to it? Check them out here, or on IG @sprouts.
They open on September 19th (2018) at 1100 South Broad Street. I will keep you posted as I continue to cover the opening!
FYI This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own.