LONG BEACH, Calif. (Apr. 23, 2018) – The first Whole Foods Market 365 location in Long Beach opens Wednesday, April 25 at 9 a.m. at 3881 N. Lakewood Boulevard. This 28,000 square foot store is the eighth Whole Foods Market 365 in the country, and the third in Southern California, joining the Santa Monica and Silver Lake locations. The fourth will open soon in Upland on May 30.
Whole Foods Market 365 takes the “neighborhood grocery store” concept to the next level by focusing on value, convenience and unique retail innovations while keeping Whole Foods Market’s industry-leading quality standards. The store will offer high-quality products free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives and hydrogenated fats.
“We can’t wait to bring Whole Foods Market 365’s easy, everyday shopping experience to Long Beach for the very first time,” said Store Team Leader Moses Garcia. “Our Long Beach store will have something for everyone, whether you’re looking for great deals on fresh produce, convenient weeknight meal solutions or healthy prepared food options to take out or dine in.”
Whole Foods Market 365 Long Beach is also a convenient neighborhood dining destination full of healthy and on-trend options through the Friends of 365 program. The store will contain the first Long Beach outposts of Southern California brands Yellow Fever and Groundwork Coffee, and ample café seating is available for dining in.
Regular store hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Exciting Features & Flavors
Yellow Fever: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Yellow Fever serves healthy and modern takes on a variety of traditional Asian dishes with their signature bowls, which are made with premium proteins and high-quality ingredients. Originally started in Torrance, Yellow Fever’s Long Beach location will be their first to serve beer and wine, and host happy hour events.
Groundwork Coffee: Open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Groundwork Coffee’s menu includes delicious coffees, teas and handcrafted espresso drinks, along with baked goods and made-to-order brunch favorites like breakfast sandwiches and tacos. All of Groundwork’s coffees and teas are organic, ethically sourced from every coffee growing region, and roasted locally in Southern California.
Affordable, high-quality produce: Find a vast selection of the freshest produce that includes over 200 organic options, and convenient pre-cut vegetables like zucchini noodles and riced cauliflower that make healthy meal prep quick and easy.
Fresh meat & seafood: Look for our “Butcher’s Cut” specialty cuts, prepared in house daily, along with value packs of affordable household favorites. Fresh, ready-to-cook marinated meat and seafood like chimichurri steak and lemon thyme salmon makes delicious weeknight meals a breeze.
Innovative new flavors from 365 Everyday Value: Our 365 Everyday Value brand products bring the latest culinary trends to shoppers at an affordable price without sacrificing quality. Customers can even find our brand new Korean-inspired line of gochujang condiments, like gochujang ketchup, hot sauce and marinades.
Carefully curated product selection: Our buyers and experts are always on the lookout for the latest trends and greatest products that also deliver strong value. Some of our favorite finds at 365 Long Beach include Beyond Meat’s new vegan offering Beyond Sausage, vegan and paleo superfood ice treats from Snow Monkey in Santa Monica and even Shottys grab-and-go “party-ready” vodka gelatin shots.
Specialty cheeses: Planning a party? Stop by the specialty cheese department for a hand-picked selection of over 75 convenient grab-and-go artisanal cheeses. The curated selection ranges from Vermont Creamery’s Minimont, which is produced exclusively for Whole Foods Market 365 stores, to burrata from Southern California’s own Di Stefano Cheese.
Grab-and-go: Build-your-own salad and meals at hot and cold bars with fresh ingredients. Shoppers can pick up ready-made wraps, sushi by Kikka, Detroit-style square pizza by the slice, sandwiches, pastas, and breakfast tacos, plus crowd-pleasing favorites like cakes, pies, fruit and veggie trays.
Sandwich Counter: For made-to-order options, step up to Whole Foods Market 365’s very first custom sandwich counter and build it yourself or order signature sandwiches, like a Los Angeles collaboration between Larder Baking Company and James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin.
Fresh baked goods: Pick up baked goods by local favorite Larder Baking Company, and choose from a selection of fresh cookies, pastries and hearth breads. Plus, a bulk cookie bar will offer cookies by the pound.
On-site pairing kiosk: Scan wine, beer or spirits for food pairing ideas, ratings, user reviews and recommendations. The beverage selection also includes Southern California favorites like beer from Strand Brewing and spirits from Mulholland Distilling.
Opening Day Celebration
The first 100 customers in line will receive a Whole Foods Market 365 gift card ranging in value from $5 to $365. Doors open at 9 a.m. and our grand opening celebration will have plentiful coffee, snacks and swag from Whole Foods Market 365 and our two Friends partners.
For more, visit the Whole Foods Market 365 website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.