Whole Foods Market in NYC: Best kosher products?
The few times I've been to a WF it seemed to me that they do not stock very many kosher certified products, esp. when compared to Trader Joe's or Costco. A search of their website wasn't terribly helpful either.
They do have a small kosher section but the stocked items are the year-round go-to items like gefilte fish, grape juice and borscht. ;)
True. They used to stock a lot of small-label bread, baked goods, and, especially, many brands of organic processed foods that had kosher supervision.
Now they mostly stock house brands, relatively few of which have hechscherim. Not a particularly useful store for a kosher consumer.
(Only exception: many gentrifying downtowns with no other supermarkets will have a Whole Foods where the starving kosher business traveler can find pita, hummus, and Friendship cottage cheese - and avert famine.)
I must say that I have been impressed with the Glick's chocolate chips. I bought a ton after Pesach at about 69 cents a bag. I just made something with them the other day and they really smell and taste good. They are slightly smaller than some other brands, which I also like. I'm not claiming to be an expert, but I currently have those open as well as an open bag of Shop-Rite chips, so I just did a taste test. I think the Glick's are far superior.