WHOLE IN ONE
Tribeca unveils a holistic approach to health
New Yorkers have access to myriad workout classes, farmers' markets and raw-food options, but every so often we find ourselves in a healthy eating rut. (We blame it on the city's unlimited pizza supply.)
The membership-based program is currently at five Whole Foods across the country. A monthly $49 fee includes unlimited cooking classes, healthy eating lectures and a 10 percent discount on thousands of Whole Foods products, like in-season produce and organic meat.
While we were skeptical about not learning much past the importance of eating more greens, the club's offerings are extensive: October's calendar had seminars on protein myths and food addiction, a bevy of yoga and Tai Chi classes and cooking demos on pumpkin and corn pudding and quinoa-stuffed peppers.
Members who don't want to break out the grains and garbanzo beans at home can take part in weekly in-store or takeout Supper Clubs for an additional $12. Last week's menu had Candle Cafe Market Salad, acorn-squash soup, a vegetarian shepherd's pie and spiced apple cake.
That's a whole lot to love.
Whole Foods Tribeca, 270 Greenwich St. (at Warren St.), 2nd fl.; 212-349-6555 or wholefoodsmarket.com/wellnessclub