Whole Foods Parsippany opens 9 a.m. Wednesday with some first-ever features for a New Jersey location.
The 47,000-square-foot store will include Market Corner, an in-store, fast-casual restaurant serving soups and salads with 60 indoor and outdoor seats. The store also features a build-your-own acai bowl station with seasonal fresh fruit, nuts, dates and granola; and a prepared foods section with build-your-own poke bowls and traditional options like rotisserie chickens, sandwiches and pizza.
Customers attending the grand opening will be treated to complimentary coffee from Allegro Coffee and pastries from Balthazar Bakery in Englewood.
“We’re so excited to open our doors to the Parsippany community,” said Scott Earl, store team leader, in a statement. “We look forward to getting to know our neighbors and providing them with a destination to shop for fresh, high-quality products and prepared foods, discover new items from local businesses and gather with friends and family for coffee or a meal.”
Whole Foods Parsippany will offer a variety of organic grocery items that meet company standards that prohibit hydrogenated fats, high-fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners. The bulk food section will offer more than 215 options of dried granolas, nuts and fruit; and a self-serve juice bar will have six juice blends on tap.
Five percent of net sales on opening day will be donated to the New Jersey Highlands Coalition, which aims to protect, restore and enhance natural resources in the New Jersey Highlands.
Approximately 200 full and part-time team members will be employed at this location, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.