A chain of all-organic grocery stores. They do seem to be a bit “granola,” but the merchandise is top notch. And, relative to other grocery stores, not terribly out of line, price-wise.

Two neat features are the bulk goods section, and the food court. The bulk goods area is extensive, and offers nuts, candy, flour, rice, and other items. Great if you like to make bread but don’t want to by a big thing of a flour you don’t normally keep, but only need a cup of.

The food court has healthy choices that are very tasty.

Editor's note: Wild Oats was bought out by its competitor, Whole Foods Market, around 2005.