This is my favorite Whole Foods in all of Chicagoland - I've been to the Evanston, Gold Coast and Lincoln Park stores...and this one surpasses them all.
It is so spacious, and well organized. Even during busy times, I never feel like I'm in a shopping cart traffic jam. Plus, the workers are incredibly friendly and always available to answer any questions I may have. The produce is always fresh and of top quality, and there are always plenty of samples. If I come on a weekend around noon, I can fill up on samples for lunch as I shop. And if I'm still hungry at the end, it's easy to pick up some yummy and healthy goodies in their prepared foods section. I love their breakfast pizza, salad bar, marinated salmon, and gelateria - try the basil pineapple!
Perhaps my favorite part of this Whole Foods is their amazing variety of events. They always have cooking classes and demos, both with Whole Foods employees and bringing in chefs from Catch 35, SugarToad, and other area restaurants. The Sunday markets are lots of fun too, a great chance to try Chicago bakeries that I would not normally get to taste. Their store calendar is updated regularly, and they have fun events for kids too, like scavenger hunts and making macaroni necklaces.
July marks their 2nd anniversary and they are sure to have big celebrations planned!
Pros: Friendly employees, Fresh produce, Fun classes, Clean store