On Tuesday, Feb. 4, the Whole Foods Market Broad St. store will open at the corner of Broad and Bienville streets after an 8:15 a.m. bread breaking ceremony featuring a garden grant and new foundation announcements. The 25,000-square-foot store will open its doors offering a full range of high-quality natural and organic foods including a vast assortment of more than 330 locally-sourced offerings from some of Louisiana’s most highly-regarded community producers, more than 100 organic produce items, and hundreds of products exclusive to Whole Foods Market.
The first 500 shoppers at the store will receive the new line of New Orleans reusable bags with Whole Foods Market product samples. Shoppers can also enjoy special store opening sales and music, as well as tips and tours with the Whole Foods Market healthy eating educators.
As a part of Whole Foods Market’s commitment to the community and in celebration of the store’s opening, the Arabella Station, Veterans and Broad St. stores will host a series of 1% community giving days during the Broad St. location’s opening week. Guests can support a different local non-profit each day simply by shopping at one of the New Orleans Whole Foods Market stores:
Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Providence Community Housing
Fosters healthy, diverse and vibrant communities by developing, operating and advocating for affordable, mixed-income housing, supportive services and employment opportunities for individuals, families, seniors and people with special needs.
Wednesday, Feb. 5 – Edgar “Dooky” Jr. & Leah Chase Family Foundation
Seeks to cultivate and support historically disenfranchised organizations by making significant contributions to education, creative and culinary arts, and social justice.
Thursday, Feb. 6 – Youth Run NOLA
Empowers underserved youth through running, with an eight-month guided training program that emphasizes the long-term significance of empowerment, physical activity and mental resiliency in youth.
Friday, Feb. 7 – Restore the Bayou Canopy
Replacing southern live oak trees along Bayou St. John lost during hurricanes Katrina and Isaac. These trees have provided shade and improved the quality of life for neighborhood residents for centuries.
Saturday, Feb. 8 – The Roots of Music
Provides free, year-round music education to kids ages 9-14, with a mission to teach, support and empower the youth of New Orleans while preserving and promoting the city’s unique musical and cultural heritage.
In keeping with Whole Foods Market tradition, the Broad St. store is customized for the surrounding community and features local cultural flair and repurposed materials, and these special attributes:
• Healthy eating classes and events onsite and in the community
• Repurposed pallet wood used on columns and throughout the store
• Salvaged “Peace” building graffiti panels installed in store
• Electric vehicle charging stations and bike fix-it station
• Two healthy eating educators on-site to answer questions, craft recipes, and host tours
• NOLA-specific reusable better bag
• Local French Truck Coffee at the coffee bar
• More than 330 local products including more than 115 items in the bakery, 82 items in the Whole Body department, and 80 products in the grocery aisles
• Original terrazzo floor featured throughout the store
• Original grocery store letters from a previous tenant used in the “NOLA pride” accent above the entrance
• Art-o-mat to feature “art to go” with local art available
Once the building construction is complete, the community will be able to experience the full potential of the ReFresh project with tenant partners Liberty’s Kitchen, Tulane University’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, Broad Community Connections, and FirstLine Schools, in addition to other collaborators around healthy eating and food access initiatives, including budget-friendly meal planning, store tours, health screenings and more.
For more information about the Whole Foods Market Broad St. store, visit:
Whole Foods Market Broad St.
300 N. Broad St., Suite 103
New Orleans, LA 70119
Store Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily
Phone: (504) 434-3364
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