Whole Foods Market – Mountain Brook opened to great fanfare as the first and (still) only Whole Foods Market in the great state of Alabama. On February 27, 2007 they opened their doors to welcome in the community, the city and guests around the state. Now, over 5 years later, they’ve adjusted to the community’s needs, with remodeiling projects in Produce, Bulk, Specialty, Prepared Foods & Bakery. Highlights include a full-service coffe bar, gelato bar, Rotisserie Chicken Station, Pizza Bar, Village Brasserie Restaurant Venue, Eat-in Sushi Bar, BBQ Station, Meat & Seafood Soup Bars, Bulk Department and Healthy Eating Kiosk (complete with Biometric Screening capabilities!)
What makes this store special though, is their connection and commitment to the community. Through 5% Community Giving Days, Sponsorships & Donations, they’ve supported hundreds of organizations in and around the state including – Jones Valley Teaching Farm, Children’s of Alabama, The Exceptional Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), The Bell Center for Early Intervention, Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN), WE Community Gardens, Southern Environmental Center, Tigers for Tomorrow, BICI Bicycle Cooperative, Shelby County Humane Society, Greater Birmingham Humane Society, Jefferson County Library Cooperative (JCLC), Magic City Harvest, Alabama Tornado Relief for Unmet Needs & United Way of Central Alabama, to name a few.