ROCKVILLE, Md. (September 26, 2016) – Whole Foods Market is pleased to announce partnerships with four Philadelphia chef restaurateurs who will be bringing their culinary talents to the new Rodin Square store, set to open on Friday, Oct.14, 2016. These in-store venues, inside Philadelphia’s largest and most innovative Whole Foods Market, will offer customers an expansive “must-taste” dining destination with globally and locally inspired flavors.

“The Philadelphia food scene is among the most robust and vibrant in the country,” said Jesse Morgans, prepared foods coordinator for the mid-Atlantic region. “To make this store reflect the local community’s passion, we knew we had to bring some of the city’s exceptional culinary talent inside Whole Foods Market. These partners allow us to offer an amazing range of diverse, forward-thinking menus, all under one roof.”

  • CHeU Noodle Bar: Chef Ben Puchowitz and partner Shawn Darragh (also known for Bing Bing Dim Sum) will serve some of their cult classic bowls and small plates as well as special seasonal offerings.
  • Dizengoff: Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook (also behind Zahav and Abe Fisher) will bring their Israeli-style hummusiya to diners, including a variety of hummus with seasonal toppings and freshly baked house pita.
  • Severino Cucina Rustica: The Severino family has been creating fresh homemade pasta by hand since 1971. Locally known chef, Marc BrownGold, will offer classic Italian-American sandwiches, pasta dishes, salads and sweets.   
  • Wiz Kid: The first location for the brainchild of chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby (of Vedge and V Street fame), Wiz Kid will offer vegan sandwiches, salads and fries.

Along with these venues, the store will feature theatre-style kitchens preparing extensive Whole Foods Market offerings ranging from sushi and smoked meats to organic salads and Neapolitan pizzas. The store will have two full pubs, a mobile cocktail cart, a gourmet coffee bar and a juice bar.  All can be enjoyed in the 140-seat food hall.

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