Rendering courtesy of Mack-Cali
Whole Foods will be opening its first Jersey City location as part of Mack-Cali’s Harborside development, Jersey Digs first reported. The 47,000 square-foot market will be housed within an existing office building at 286 Washington Street that will be retrofitted to accommodate the popular grocer. Construction hasn’t started yet and an opening date has yet to be confirmed but it will likely be at some point in 2020.
Whole Foods on the Upper East Side via Flickr
New York City is getting another Whole Foods Market. The specialty supermarket chain will open a new location on the ground floor of 63 Madison Avenue, an office tower in Nomad. The lease includes 50,000 square feet on the second level and 10,000 square feet at street level, as the New York Post first reported.
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For many, Whole Foods still automatically means “Whole Paycheck,” but Min Liao is set on changing our thinking that fresh, organic food and fine dining are reserved for just a few. Min is the Culinary Center director at the Whole Foods Market (WFM) on Bowery and the brains behind the school’s incredible course offering where menus range from handmade pasta dishes to “Les Essentiels-Chocolate” and whipping up eggs the way the Israelis do. The center is a delight designed specifically for the average New Yorker, focusing on growing culinary confidence, even in a small kitchen that might not have all the right tools. And best of all? The classes are inexpensive and often cost no more than $50. (There are even free ones!)
We recently caught up with Min to find out how she got into the business of food and to find out what makes the WFM Culinary Center different from other cooking schools in the city. Keep reading for our interview ahead, and if you want to give a class a try, enter our latest giveaway. Min and her team are hosting a “Dumplings of the World” private cooking class for eight 6sqft readers at the center (enter here).
Let’s get cookin’ with Min here
Whether you’re the worst cook in the world or a seasoned top chef, it’s always fun to cook with others and learn more about the craft. We’ve partnered up with our friends at Whole Foods Market to host a private cooking class for eight lucky 6sqft readers in their Bowery Culinary Center! In this two-hour class you’ll learn how to whip four delicious dishes—made with fresh and yummy products right from Whole Foods—in their state-of-the-art kitchen alongside pro chef and Culinary Center educator Chef Wai Chu. Wai will be teaching his hit class “Dumplings of the World“, a fun, very hands-on course that will afford you plenty of Instagram-worthy moments alongside your delicious creations.
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