Whole Foods Market’s recently opened 41,436-square-foot store, located at 1600 Woodbury Ave. in Portsmouth, marks the Austin-based grocer’s first store on New Hampshire’s seacoast. Like all Whole Foods locations, the new store emphasizes local, which in Portsmouth means everything from oysters to fresh pasta and sauces and produce from nearby farms.
The Portsmouth store’s full-service seafood counter features fresh seafood, in-house seasoned and marinated shrimp and salmon burgers, as well as an extensive variety of frozen seafood options with all offerings either sustainable wild-caught or responsibly farmed. Local offerings include more than 20 varieties of oysters from Fat Dog Shellfish Co.
Cheese for Every Occasion
In the Fromagerie, shoppers will find a large variety of cheeses overseen by an in-store cheesemonger who can offer information and recommendations for any occasion, as well as create custom boards. Cheeses can be paired with items from the specialty foods section, which features local products such as flatbread crackers made with upcycled grains from Brewers Crackers and charcuterie from Vermont Salumi.
A bakery department offers an array of made-from-scratch breads, cakes and cupcakes, as well as vegan and special diet options. Local leavenings include bagels made with fresh milled flour from One Mighty Mill and hearth-baked breads from The Olde Craft Bakery and Iggy’s Bread of the World.