Whole Foods Market will open its newest store later this month at 500 Chestnut Ridge Road in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. The 47,790-square-foot location is set to open July 27.
The new store will feature more than 1,000 locally sourced items from the Tri-State area, including produce from more than 10 New Jersey farms. Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods, which lists 23 stores currently in New Jersey, said some New Jersey produce sourced for the store will be hand-picked by the company's local forager for the Northeast region, Chris Manca. Local Farms that will supply the Woodcliff Lake store include Element Farms, Aero Farms and D'Ottavio Produce.
Local seafood options also will be available, including oysters from West Robins Oyster Company, scallops from Lund’s Fisheries, seafood cakes from Lagniappe Foods and smoked salmon from Catsmo Artisan Smokehouse. In addition, there will be local fresh pasta from Severino Pasta, mozzarella cheese from Lioni, assorted chocolate bars from North South Confections, Feltman’s Coney Island hot dogs, sausages from Brooklyn Cured Sausage and pork from Briarwood Farm.
The store’s bakery department will offer a variety of items for special dietary needs. Among the branded offerings will be gluten-free and dairy-free cakes from By the Way Bakery, sugar-free cheesecakes from Junior’s Cheesecake and keto cookies from Fancypants Baking Co. Locally made products will include fresh-milled wheat breads and bagels from One Mighty Mill, baklava from ibakefresh, cookies from Chris’ Cookies, and vegan and gluten-free breakfast and dessert options from Abe’s. Bulk soaps and bath bombs from PachaSoap Co. will also be available in the store’s Whole Body section.
The new location’s prepared foods section will feature sushi by Kikka as well as hot and cold food bars and pizza and sandwich stations.
Opening-day festivities will include giveaways, free samples and live entertainment from Western swing band The Brain Cloud. Morning refreshments from local suppliers Paper Plane Coffee Co. and Abe’s Muffins will be served, and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Whole Foods Market tote bag and a $10 gift card.
In support of the Woodcliff Lake community, Whole Foods Market plans to support the Woodcliff Lake Parks and Recreation’s Youth Triathlon and Oktoberfest events and will further give back to the community by donating $10,000 to the Woodcliff Lake Educational Foundation’s Run for Education event. Whole Foods Market will also make weekly food donations to the Tri-Boro Food Pantry (along with a $10,000 monetary donation) and to Table to Table (along with a $5,000 monetary donation).