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$6 Chicken or Pasta Meal at Whole Foods

Whole Foods isn’t exactly known for their cheap eats. The upscale supermarket has developed a reputation for having quality food but at prices that aren’t reallywallet-friendly. This can be particularly true for their prepared foods, especially the pay-by-weight buffet: I’ve grabbed a couple of roasted potatoes, some pasta salad, and a few brussels sprouts and found myself paying over $10. But lately when I’ve been in a rush and looking for some tasty food at reasonable prices, I’ve been heading over to the Whole Foods in Tenleytown . The reason? Their $6 chicken or pasta deal.

Available every day at the deli counter, this Whole Food offers a main dish of either chicken or pasta, along with two sides, for only $6. (They also offer beef, pork, or lamb for $8 or seafood for $10, but this isn’t quite the same value.) They always offer a plain grilled chicken breast and often have fried chicken as well, and the last time I went I was able to try a delicious lemongrass grilled chicken. The pasta dishes are varied and typically include a vegetarian lasagna, along with an Asian-themed pasta with vegetables. As for the sides? Let’s just say there are so many options, you’d be hard-pressed to try them all. I’ve had the roasted potatoes, green beans with shallots, a couple of different pasta salads, vegetable couscous, and – my favorite – grilled red and yellow peppers, all of which were quite good. I’d recommend staying away from the asparagus, which was bland and overcooked.

So if you’re looking for a decent, fairly healthy, well-balanced meal at a reasonable price, this deal is worth checking out for lunch or dinner. Unfortunately, I’m unsure if it’s offered at the other Whole Foods locations in DC; any answers from our readers would be greatly appreciated!

2 Responses to $6 Chicken or Pasta Meal at Whole Foods

  1. Lindsay says:

    I know they offer it at the Whole Foods on Wisconsin in Glover Park!

  2. Tyron Quartucci says:

    Vegetarianism can be adopted for different reasons. Many object to eating meat out of respect for sentient life. Such ethical motivations have been codified under various religious beliefs, along with the concept of animal rights. Other motivations for vegetarianism are health-related, political, environmental, cultural, aesthetic or economic.’;^;


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