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We were wiped from a long week and couldn’t muster the energy to fully entertain each other over a two hour dinner in Rittenhouse last Friday so we decided to check out the food stalls and beer hall at the new-ish Whole Foods in Center City.
When I first suggested, “Wanna go to Whole Foods tonight?” I was accused of being a crotchety old married person a la Will Ferrell in Old School.
But here’s what I was interested in checking out for a low-key Friday night: a Poursteady machine ($15k!) that could do the job of five baristas making pour-over coffee, a Bkon brewer for tea ($14k!), Cheu Noodle Bar, Wiz Kid, Dizengoff, Severino, a selection of 40 beers (16 on tap), a cocktail cart and more. Also, some good old fashioned curiosity renewed since Amazon announced it was buying Whole Foods for $13 billion.
The bottom line is that this was fun to explore for novelty but there is really zero romance here. The coffee is cool. The idea of the beer hall is neat. Our mini food crawl was entertaining until we actually had to sit and eat the food in soggy, throw-away containers. The cocktail cart was non-operational.
If you are totally pooped after a long week and looking to explore a novelty – this trip to Whole Foods is fun. It’s just not romantic. At all.
Whole Foods Coffee + Beer Hall + Food Crawl Date Ratings:
Culture POPs Rating (longtime couple rating): B
Culture POPs Rating (single, first date spot): F
Pop culture enthusiast. Lover of all things Philly. Amateur Chef. Planner of fun date nights.