A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 19, 2013
Whole Foodie (Whole Foods + foodie)

Whole Foods Market is a foods supermarket specializing in foods that are supposedly healthy, such as organic and locally grown food. “Whole Foodie” (Whole Foods + foodie) is a term to describe a Whole Foods customer; “not just to slur Whole Foodies as pretention-obsessed Yuppies” was cited in print in January 2006. “Whole Foodsies”—a term used much less frequently—has been cited in print since at least 2005.

Both “Whole Foodies” and “Whole Foodsies” can also apply to employees at Whole Foods, but this usage is rare and negates the “foodie” (food enthusiast) pun in the nickname.


Wikipedia: Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market, Inc. is an American foods supermarket chain headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company has been ranked among the most socially responsible businesses and placed fourth on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of Top 25 Green Power Partners. Founder John Mackey currently serves as the CEO of the publicly traded company.

dancing beneath the diamond sky
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Sujata, the GOFER
(,,,)
COMMENTS
At 3:25 AM, Blogger Deepa said…
Hey Divz, nice going, good to see you blogging. Noted the Whole Foods thing, happy to welcome all new Whole Foodsies, though the Indian food by the pound is news to me. I’m really thinking of visiting NY, just to try out all these eating places and to “kazhatti vittufy.....”

G as in Good H as in Happy
January 17, 2006
Power for the People
Our power-generation-utility readers may be interested at the recent Jane Galt discussion on Whole Foods and Green Power.

One commenter references a rough’n’ready rant by Jonah Goldberg, but the identity issue Goldberg raises is surely worth looking closely at, and not just to slur Whole Foodies as pretention-obsessed Yuppies.

LiveJournal
the queen of ghosts. (minorlight) wrote in whole_foods,
2006-03-03 21:22:00
greetings, whole foodies.
hey everyone. just found this community…

Louisville Hot Bytes
Whole Foods screwball--in WSJ
Post by Greg Gapsis » Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:50 am
Having noted some ex-Whole Foodies here, I thought they’d find this hilarious.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118418782959963745.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Pro Commerce
Oct 12, 2009
Do rich Whole Foodies eat more nutritious food?
The core answer is this paragraph from the most reliable study done to date (University of Iowa): ...

For The Health Of It!
15 November 2009
Weirdo’s And Whole Foodies
by Heather @ For The Health Of It! in Uncategorized
I made my occasional to Whole Foods yesterday morning, and let me just say, it was a site to see. Weirdo’s everywhere!

Sunday River Community
Trader Joe’s
Reply by CartMan! on March 11, 2010 at 5:22pm
A side note to all you healthy whole foodies who travel through Poland Spring on your way to the River, my son’s freind and wife just opened a brand new store this week.

BratFree.com—The Living Room
Medusa
Re: Moo: Whole Food Shoppers Are Rude.
December 06, 2010
Quote
I have to note that Whole Foods employees always grin warmly at the smallest Whole Foodies.

Google Books
Comfort Me with Offal:
Ruth Bourdain’s Guide to Gastronomy

By Ruth Bourdain (Josh Friedland)
Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Publishing
2012
Pg. ?:
Whole Foodies: Regular customers of the supermarket chain Whole Foods Market.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Bakeries/Food Stores • Friday, July 19, 2013 • Permalink