Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sprouts Farmers Market Opens in Dunwoody

Dunwoody is home to a new Sprouts Farmers Market.  The official opening is July 16, 2014, but we got a sneak peek today.  The place looks great and will provide welcomed competition to other food sellers in the area.

We suggest taking a walk, bike, or drive over to the new store and do some shopping.  This shopping center has taken quite a turn the past few years.  Just a couple of years ago this center was a ghost town; now its action-packed filled with quality tenants providing in-demand goods and services for the people of Dunwoody.  The store is located at 2480 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA  30338.  

I like that one can see across the store, from one side to the other.  No high shelves - you can easily stop anywhere in the store and quickly use visual aids (as in signage or the actual products) to see what you need to buy.  In our unofficial opinion, the store is somewhat of a cross between a Trader Joe's and Fresh Market, and them some.

Of particular interest to me was the nice meat offerings: venison, elk, wild boar, and kangaroo.  DunwoodyTalk staff will be one of very few homes in Dunwoody having kangaroo burgers on the grill tonight, with cold Allagash White beer from Maine.  Life is good.



Sprouts store manager

Dunwoody Bakery goods available at Sprouts, Nice!



Hoegaarden in stock

Allagash White, the new beer of choice for DunwoodyTalk staffers


Random shoppers seen at pre-opening event.  Some folks in Dunwoody really dress up for gettin' groceries






3 comments:

SDOC Publishing Internet Solutions said...

Care to provide some recipes or cooking tips for said kangaroo?

I dont' care about organic but if they have reasonably fresh game meat on a regular basis I'm all in.

Pattie Baker said...

Rick--I love that we have this healthy-focused new market, and I love that you suggest walking or riding bikes there, especially since Sprouts has shown itself to be bike-friendly already. However, there are definite challenges. See here: http://www.foodshedplanet.com/2014/06/my-city-is-sprouting-another-bike.html

Anonymous said...

Really like this store and so far everything that I have purchased to cook was very good quality
.....I do have a couple of gripes...
I find the isles are a bit too narrow as 2 people trying to maneuver make for a difficult shopping experience....really hate getting bumped and knocked around when I'm walking through....
.....and the final gripe is where the cash registers are located. It's a horrible mess trying to get out of the bakery section and to get into a checkout line that's only meant for a few items...
Other than that.....Love that store and so glad they're here...