Going to to the "big city" tomorrow and thought I'd squeeze in a visit to Whole Foods and/or Trader Joes. Anything in particular there that I should stock up on that are otherwise hard to find in average grocery stores? I might just go marvel at the Kerrygold butter!
Or are they simply overhyped?
And what happens when it gets real in the Whole Foods parking lot?
EDIT: Semi-serious question: Who has better meats? I'm lucky enough to have my own farm-fresh beef and wild venison. I'd like a couple good pork roasts to make some carnitas from.
EDIT after the trip: Trader Joes... small, like a trendier Aldi's market, in that the selection seemed quite limited. Produce was unimpressive, next to no dairy or meat selection. Seemed like it was mostly dry pantry goods. I picked up almond meal (half price of what I pay locally), organic raw almonds (a few bucks cheaper than local), and a pound of Kerrygold. Whole Foods... good-sized with decent selection. Produce was better than Trader Joes, but not any better than I can get in more upscale markets in my medium-sized town. Much more dairy and meat, great selection too. Snagged some Icelandic butter to try (no Kerrygold at WF), some cheese. Picked up some pork for carnitas, a couple random things that looked good because I was heading home at this point. Neither store had sorghum syrup, much to my disappointment (I don't care if it's paleo or not, it's too awesome on pancakes.)
Overall the verdict? Trader Joes is hype. Whole Foods is decent.