Holiday season is in full swing, and this year, Whole Foods Market is revealing some of its customers’ favorites for the season, including the most searched and top-rated recipes, favorite prepared foods, and the bestselling holiday staples featuring new and lower prices. To inspire home hosts and chefs entertaining this year, here’s Whole Foods’ full list of this season’s top food favorites...
Top Recipes Searched on wholefoodsmarket.com
In an effort to help customers master culinary consumer trends in their own kitchens, Whole Foods cultivates new flavors, fresh ingredients, unique recipes, and convenient meal solutions with easy-to-follow instructions year-round, and this year’s stand-out recipes included Dry-Brined Citrus Turkey, Classic Butternut Squash Soup, and Classic Gluten-Free Stuffing.
Most Popular Prepared Food Picks
Renowned for its prepared foods offerings and bakery items drawing from local flavors, the grocer’s global e-store menu features holiday items, like full turkey dinners with all the trimmings and exclusive offerings developed by local chef partners. According to customers, this year’s top prepared picks were the nine-inch Bittersweet Chocolate Pecan Pie from cult-favorite Brooklyn-based pie shop, Four & Twenty Blackbirds; the Thanksgiving dinner for 12; and the vegan meal from the renowned Philadelphia vegan chefs at Vedge.
Favorite Whole Foods Market Products on Amazon
Since August, Whole Foods Market’s 365 Everyday Value, high-quality private label products are available through Prime Pantry and Prime Now. This holiday season, top-selling items for snacking and baking through Prime Pantry and Prime Now include the 365 Everyday Value Organic Dark Chocolate with Coconut (3 ounce), 365 Everyday Value Organic Crunchy Pretzel Sticks, 365 Everyday Value Four Cheese Thin Crust Pizza, and 365 Everyday Value Organic Fruit Strips.
Common Questions for Sous-Chef, Alexa!
This holiday season, customers have extra help in the kitchen, thanks to Amazon’s Alexa, who is available to answer all cooking queries. The request, “Give me a recipe for hot chocolate” topped the list of most asked-for recipes, followed closely by “How do you make chocolate chip cookies?”
Preferred Price-Reduced Products at Whole Foods Market
Immediately after Amazon’s acquisition of the grocer, Whole Foods rolled out lower prices on a selection of grocery staples across its stores. The most recent wave of price cuts include best-selling holiday sales, and this year, Whole Foods Market saw the highest amount of sales on turkeys and sweet potatoes—ever.
For more holiday hosting tips and in-store must-haves from retailers near and far, stay tuned to Deli Market News for the latest seasonal inspiration in deli, dairy, and bakery.