The revitalized H Street neighborhood in Northeast will add a Whole Foods Market to the community officially sealing the new direction of a corridor that underwent a major transformation a few years ago.
The store, which opens Wednesday, March 15 at 600 H St. NE, is designed to be the go-to destination for grocery shoppers east of the Capitol.
They will offer natural and organic products, including fresh produce, meat, seafood and prepared foods.
“We’re thrilled to join the thriving H Street neighborhood,” said Donovan Morris, the store’s team leader and a 26-year Whole Foods Market veteran. “We’re offering a unique, exciting grocery shopping experience and a new destination for fast casual dining with gathering places for the community.”
The market touts that every item sold in the store meets Whole Foods rigorous quality standards and is free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives and hydrogenated fats.
The 40,000-square-foot store includes the first expanded Paper Horse venue by Chef Erik Bruner-Yang, introducing a larger Chinese diner-style menu, featuring Asian comfort foods.
Collaborations with Atlas Brew Works, including a first-to-market “Home Rule” brew and baked-from-scratch breads, will be available, as will exclusive local products such as sauces and spice blends from Maketto, Cava restaurant sauces and D.C. based Snacklins’ vegan pork rinds.
There will also be a mezzanine pub with 16 local beers on tap, wine by the glass and a gourmet hot dog cart to accompany H Street’s only outdoor patio.
Opening-day shoppers will be greeted with door-buster deals and an array of product demonstrations and samples, officials said. The local community is also invited to join the store leaders in a traditional bread-baking ceremony at 8:45 a.m.