One of my favorite Whole Foods store in Manhattan is the Lower East Side Bowery Whole Foods. Once I get past my confusion of a Whole Foods being there (let’s just say I remember a time when the Bowery was not somewhere you’d expect a Whole Foods), I get really happy about that Whole Foods. It’s friendly and it has a Fromagerie, aka a temperature and humidity controlled walk-in cheese room, which I have never seen at a Whole Foods.
But the other thing that has kept me coming back is that Laboratorio has a gelato bar in the Whole Foods. How cool is that! I debated profiling that instead of the actual Laboratorio a few blocks away, and ended up picking the later. Just remember, though, if you miss the Laboratorio’s hours (they close by 7pm most nights), you can always have your gelato a few blocks away at Whole Foods.
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