Sneak Peek at the New Whole Foods Market in Katy, Opening Wednesday...with Growlers of Wine To Go

Photos by Joshua Justice
See what else is inside the new Whole Foods Katy in our slideshow.
Texas grocer Whole Foods Market is in full prep mode as it prepares to open its newest location, at Grand Parkway and Fry Road in Katy. With plenty of features exclusive to the location, the new store was designed from the ground up as a unique Whole Foods experience tailor-made for the Katy area.

Wider aisles and far less diminished sight lines across the store give it a bright and open feel, while longer and denser aisles allow for more efficient shopping. Butcher selections as well as prepared-food options are thoughtfully available in family bundles.

In keeping with other locations, the new store has also partnered extensively with local vendors to bring in products from businesses in Katy, Houston and surrounding areas. This includes items exclusive to the Katy Whole Foods location such as Walden Good Foods -- a gluten-free line of pancake, crepe and waffle mixes created by a retired local chemist.

The new Katy Station Wine and Beer bar will feature wine to go.
With the popularity of the dedicated Bayou Bar at the Montrose Whole Foods, the Grand Parkway location will introduce the Katy Station Wine and Beer bar when it opens on Wednesday. The bar will feature a dedicated sandwich station plus beer and wine from local and national breweries and vineyards available by the glass or growler. And for the first time ever in a Houston store, wine will also be available in to-go containers called "Boars."

The store will present events throughout the week to help celebrate the grand opening this Wednesday, including ribbon-cutting ceremonies with Katy Mayor Don Elder Jr. at 7 a.m. and student band and cheerleader performances from surrounding Katy ISD schools throughout the day.

For more from the new Whole Foods Katy, browse through the aisles in our slideshow.

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I live in the Grand Lakes neighborhood and I am thrilled about the Whole Foods!! Right now, my closest options are HEB and Kroger. I love the HEB, but it's always so busy and crowded, so I usually end up at Kroger for the essentials. I won't have to trek out to the WF on Wilcrest anymore! Yay! 

WestSideBob topcommenter

Interesting that the neighborhood subdivisions made no complaint when this store was announced.  Compare to the new Aldi Store neighbors who did stage protests.  Wonder why ?  Anyone from Katy want to weigh in ?

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