On our way!
After two days of driving, in order to stay ahead of the cold-front that is rolling in over the USA, we arrived in the city of my favourite soundtrack: Kansas City.
On our way there, we passed endless brown fields, grey treys and gasstations.
In the city, we went straight to Whole Foods, since I know Whole Foods to be my safest bet for heathly living in unknown territory in the US.
Upon entering the store, I wasn’t expecting anything crazy, but this Whole Foods blew me away. I have seen great architecture at the Whole Foods in Brooklyn. The one in Washington DC was pretty neat too, so were the new stores in New Orleans and Minneapolis. But seriously, nothing compared to the one in Kansas City.
This store had the most ridiculous specialty brand selection and the greens and mushroom selection was beyond anything I had seen. We stood in front of the mushrooms for 15 minutes in order to examine each specimen. Eventually, we went for the Lion Manes Mushrooms since they looked unlike anything I had seen before.
The soup section had made soups full of deliciously sounding ingredients, and just every section was special. It felt like walking through my dream supermarket of the future, where everything (well… the non-sugared everything) looked good. And then came… the spices section…
I have heard a lot of bad stories around Whole Foods, and last year I posted that Whole Foods signed with Monsanto. I just don’t know anylonger what is good and what is not. We are living in a sea of information, and everyday new blogposts seem to tell you about scandals, bad deals and hurtful new measures.
I can only tell you what I see. And I see that Whole Foods organises cooking events, juicing an nutrition workshops and spends time on gathering community. They show people how to recycle their trash, they use bamboo plates that go in a dishwasher and try hard to learn people about values.
Really, of all the evil things in the world, I don’t think Whole Foods is the worst. It seems like they care.