Whole Foods Market plans to open its Union Station location at 1701 Wewatta St. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, replete with a Birdcall and Tel Aviv Street Food restaurants in house along with some firsts for the grocer.
A mac and cheese bar and new chef-inspired entrees that cover Korean, Peruvian, and Spanish cuisines make the location a must-visit for fans. Gochujang chicken wings, beef bulgogi, Peruvian lomo salteado, and pulpo gallego make the menu.
Kikka Sushi brings its menu of poke, noodles, and rice bowls, while an in-house salad chopper plans to slice and dice salads made to order.
Customers can blend their own fresh juices at a 12-tap juice bar, or pick up smoothies and sparkling shrubs in flavors such as charcoal lemonade, apple ginger sage, and cherry turmeric. An express coffee bar, and both dairy and vegan overnight oats make the breakfast menu.
Chefs Alex Seidel, Matt Vawter, Keegan Gerhard, and Lisa Bailey of Mercantile and D-Bar continue baking their Füdmill pastry line at this location, offering new croissants as well as eight new focaccia.
The store also will feature the second Birdcall restaurant in Denver, a standalone, full-service venue created by the founders of Park Burger. Southern-inspired fried chicken sandwiches, salads, milkshakes, breakfast biscuits, 20 local beers, and wine await customers.
Allegro Coffee Roasters will also be on hand with artisanal coffees similar to those found at the Tennyson Street location.
Tel Aviv Street Food plans to feature Israeli-style pita sandwiches inspired by the cuisines of Israel. Dishes include cauliflower with labneh and green harissa and the TLV shawarma and green falafel pita sandwich.
Instagrammers can take shots of the 100-pound tower of cheese sliced by American Cheese Society’s certified cheese professionals on staff.
The 50,000-square foot flagship marks Whole Foods Market’s first downtown Denver store and the 21st in the state.