Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fresh in the Deli

On sale now are our Bakery’s wonderful Oatmeal Cream Pies, $1.49, reg. $1.99! Sweet tooth? This will satisfy it! Vegan? Absolutely! A filling of creamy, sweet vegan cream cheese frosting is sandwiched between two tender cookies made with organic rolled oats and brown sugar to create a most divine dessert. Come try one today!

Our house-brewed, staff favorite Gingerade is also on sale, a 16 oz cup for just 99¢, reg. $1.69. This incredibly refreshing drink is made with fresh ginger, spices and a blend of three fruit juices, it’s an allergy-destroyer and tummy-tenderizer all in one, and boy does it taste good too!

Sweet Serrano Salsa is a true staff favorite! Sweet peaches & spicy serranos are mixed with vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh cilantro & red onions! Try some of this addictive delight on your taco or order of $1.99 Brown Rice and Black Beans today!

Our featured Just Peachy Smoothie is delicious – organic almond butter, cinnamon & vanilla add awesomeness to this frozen peach cobbler of a drink! In fact, all of our all-fruit, no-filler smoothies are delicious! Try a Blueberry Banana Dream with peanut butter or a Strawberry Smoothie with rice milk and almond butter next time!

Also on sale at the Deli Counter through April are tasty cold cuts, sliced to order: Boar’s Head Smoked Ham at $8.49/lb, reg. $8.99 and Provolone Cheese, $4.99/lb, reg. $5.99! C’mon in and stock up on your lunchbox staples – these two make a stellar grilled cheese, as well!

Our Grab’n’Go Icebox has made its seasonal return in front of the Deli Counter. This icy box o’goodness is filled with our tasty, cold drinks for you to grab-n-gulp with no wait! In there, you’ll find our infamous 24-hour cold-brewed Iced Coffee Toddy, and sweet and fruity Gingerade! Also available behind the Deli Counter are our delightfully pink and refreshing Hibiscus Mint Iced Tea, sweet-tart Agave Lemonade, milky-sweet Thai Iced Coffee, homemade spicy Chai, herby Yerba Mate and organic Zhi Iced Black Tea! Definitely try a Lemonade Split! I love the classic Arnold Palmer, mixing Black Tea with Lemonade, but other favorites split our tasty Lemonade with Mate, Hibiscus Mint Tea or Gingerade – just ask!

Our brand new, delicious, seasonal drinks are available now from our Deli Counter to get you in the springtime spirit! Looking for a caffeinated pick-me-up? Sidle up to our organic, fair-trade espresso bar for an Irish Cream Latte, subtly flavored with a shot of alcohol-free Irish Cream syrup and blended to perfection with your choice of milk – cow, soy, rice, coconut or almond! Or maybe you’d prefer our Honey Nut Latte! This sweet treat blends our espresso with hazelnut syrup, local Goodflow honey, cinnamon and your choice of milk to make one fantastic cuppa Joe – get it hot or iced! Our Vanilla Iced Coffee Toddy puts a spin on our cold-brewed best-seller, adding a touch of warm vanilla syrup to this caffeinated classic! Looking to lose the caffeine? Try a cup of our fantastic Hibiscus Lemonade, a pretty and delightful split of our Hibiscus Mint Tea and Agave Lemonade! Bottoms up!

We are featuring a new menu of six hot and toasty sandwiches for you! Try our classic BLT on toasted local sourdough, or our cheesy Caprese with melted mozzarella, house-made pesto, fresh veggies and oil and vinegar on local ciabatta! The Italian will fill you up, piled high with two kinds of salami and honey maple ham on local ciabatta. Our Smoked Ham & Swiss comes with stone ground mustard, lettuce and tomatoes on local rye bread. Try my favorite, the Tuna Melt, which melts sharp white cheddar over our house-made tuna salad. Or have a WV Turkey Club, featuring oven-roasted turkey, crispy bacon and ripe avocado with veggies on organic wheat bread. C’mon in and try one!

Have you seen our new Dinners For Two? On the bottom shelf of our self service case are large portion meals-to-go: choose from Vegan Mac & “Cheese” with Broccoli, Turkey Florentine Meatballs with Spaghetti Sauce, vegan Tomato Braised Tofu over Brown Rice, Broccoli Cheddar Rice Casserole and Braised Greens with White Beans. These heat’n’eat meals-to-go will help you get a solid dinner on the table in a hurry – just boil some pasta to go with your Meatballs and stretch that dinner to feed four! Tomato Braised Tofu is fine on its own, but if you grab the Greens with Beans as a side to either item, you’ve got a well rounded meal ready in minutes. Also in self-serve you’ll see large portions of Popcorn Tofu, Buffalo Popcorn Tofu, Cashew Linguine, Green Beans Amandine, and our favorite Rosie Jane’s Spaghetti Sauce, so the options continue to grow – just mix and match for a number of great, easy, quick dinners!

And for those of you looking to limit the gluten in your diet, c’mon in for our Bakery’s Wheat-Free Wednesdays and choose from a scrumptious selection of gluten-free baked goods, like muffins, bars and cakes, like the fabulous Espresso Swirl Brownies! Also, be sure to check out our new Bakery table every day in front of the Deli Counter, where you’ll find an assortment of wrapped, sweet treats! And don’t forget to try a loaf of our yummy, fresh-baked LaBrea artisan breads – have you tried our homey Roasted Garlic Loaf?

From 7:30 til 11:00 am every day, the Deli is running a breakfast bar of grab’n’go goodness to start your morning right! Come on over to our hot bar, where you’ll find a variety of freshly made Breakfast Tacos wrapped and ready for you! Now, even when you’re running late, you can stop in for a super-quick and super-tasty breakfast with no wait! Grab a vegan Black Bean, Potato & Sausage Taco, a vegetarian Egg, Potato & Cheese Taco, or a meat-lovers mainstay Bacon, Egg & Cheese Taco on a wheat tortilla with a side of Salsa to start your morning right! Or, come up to the Counter and order a custom-made taco! Also, for just $1.99 a cup, our organic, vegan Steel-Cut Oatmeal offers a hearty, nutty bite, and an abundance of toppings are available to make it just how you like it: organic butter, maple syrup, agave nectar, local honey, coconut milk, cow’s milk, brown sugar, raisins, sliced almonds, cinnamon and more! Plus we have our homemade muffins, scones, sweet breads and more ready in the Bakery, so come in and have a delicious breakfast in a flash at the Wheatsville Deli!

We are delighted to introduce a wonderful line of local, organic Zhi Teas at the Wheatsville Deli! We are now carrying seven of Zhi’s best-selling, most indulgent, aromatic, colorful, fresh and flavorful teas – hand-crafted in small batches and sold in individual, biodegradable (non-GMO) corn silk sachets. The folks at Zhi use many of the finest organic and fair-trade ingredients in creating their tea blends, like red rooibos, coconut, cacao, anise, stevia leaf, peppermint, vanilla, pineapple, papaya, rose petals, orange peel and lavender. Choose from Austin Breakfast, Jasmine Green, Restful Blend, Sweet Desert Delight, Tropical Green, Turkish Spice Mint and Custom Earl Grey, and get a steamy cup at the Deli counter for just $1.39! We hope you’ll love our local Zhi Teas as much as we do!

New at Wheatsville

 We work hard to seek out exciting new products and flavors we think our members will love.
Here’s what’s new at Wheatsville this week.

Ever wondered how to get your favorite products on our shelves? We keep a running Customer Wish List of every product we’re asked to carry, and will usually look into picking up those with multiple requests. Head to our Hospitality Desk to find the log for making your request, and keep an eye out for the small pink tags scattered throughout the store that read, “Wish Granted! Stocked by customer request!”

Going through serious amounts of blueberries? Wyman's Frozen Wild Maine Blueberries are now available in an economically priced 3-pound re-sealable bag, perfect for those regularly making smoothies and other berry-filled concoctions. Wild blueberries possess a smaller size and much brighter flavor profile than their farmed counterparts, and shine as an ingredient. Though not a certified organic producer, Wyman's has demonstrated a commitment to sustainable agricultural practices in the form of recycling programs, integrated pest management, composting of all shrink (organic waste), micro-lending to Chilean farmers, and funding initiatives for construction of wetland waterfowl habitat and research into Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder.
3lbs, Reg. $12.99

Talenti's gelato is made with fresh, hormone-free milk and only pure cane sugar. Not only is it delicious, but with 30% less fat than regular ice cream, it's also a healthier alternative. Five new gelatos highlight Talenti's commitment to providing wholesome, all natural frozen desserts that taste amazing. Sure to be a favorite: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, a classic flavor combination that blends Talenti's Belgian Milk Chocolate gelato with a rich swirl of creamy, organic peanut butter and all-natural mini chocolate peanut butter cups. Talenti is produced in Dallas, Texas.
16oz, Reg. $4.99


Savory Choice broth concentrates are packaged in single-serve foil pouches conveniently pre-measured to meet all your cooking needs. Whether making a quick afterschool snack, adding to a dish as a seasoning, or making traditional broth to use in recipes, it's quick and easy to use. One box is equivalent to 32oz of broth, which means you'll save money, the environment, and valuable storage space. Plus, you have the flexibility to use it full-strength as a seasoning to enhance the flavor in your recipes or as a broth. Savory Choice is gluten free and is produced without the use of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), hydrolyzed vegetable proteins, or Disodium Inosonate/Disodium Guanalate.
4ct, Reg. $2.79

Gypsy Grove Foods is a family-owned, local maker of artisan foods in Austin, Texas. Gypsy Grove strives to use local products and fresh ingredients, eschewing the use of canola oil. Julia's Caesar is a zesty, fresh dressing consisting of olive oil, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, fresh garlic, anchovies, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Wheatsville is proud to be the first retailer to carry it! Find Julia's Caesar in our refrigerated department.
16oz, Reg. $5.99

It goes where you point it: lasagna, tacos, spaghetti sauce, sloppy Joes, shepherd’s pie, casserole or chili. Cooks in minutes too! Like all Tofurky products, there are no genetically modified, hexane-extracted or MSG-laden ingredients. Just simple and delicious plant based protein.
12oz, Reg. $3.69
Let’s cut to the chase: we love tacos. I mean REALLY love tacos. Tofurky has made a simple and tasty ground bean chorizo with just the right amount of heat. Tofurky Chorizo is a fabulous addition to Saturday morning potatoes, or Saturday night enchiladas for that matter! However you decide to prepare it, we hope you love this quick, easy and delicious protein from the vegetable kingdom.
12oz, Reg. $3.69
Juicy hot dog flavor with a great bite! Tofurky's dogs are the first based on organic tofu, not hexane extracted ingredients. The Jumbo Dog is big enough to satisfy even the most raging of appetites. Great for kids of all ages!
Dogs, 12oz, Reg. $3.99
Jumbo Dogs, 14oz, Reg. $4.39

Way better Snacks are sprouted chips consisting of a blend of 100% certified organic grains, seeds and beans. Sprouting has been known to enhance the bioavailability of nutrients and aid in digestion, and Way Better's sprouts (including broccoli and radish) achieve a germination rate of over 98%. Every serving contains an amazing amount (between 190 – 420mg) of healthy Omega 3 essential fatty acids, plus a whopping 17 grams of whole grains. Way Better Snacks are vegan, certified gluten free, non-GMO, and low in sodium.
5.5oz, Reg. $3.39
Achiote is an essential ingredient in Mexican, Indian, Central American and Caribbean cuisines. Traditionally ground into a paste before use, Achiote is a small seed that gives a bright rusty orange color to foods and imparts a slightly musky, savory bitter taste.  Rub onto fish, chicken, meat or pork to make Cochinita Pibil, also excellent for Chilaquiles. Sometimes called "poor man's saffron," achiote can be substituted for saffron in dishes prized for their bright, yellow color like Paella.
3.5oz, Reg. $1.49

Maui & Sons 100% pure coconut water is a light, refreshing alternative to sugar-filled sports drinks. Full of nutrients and antioxidants to boost energy and stamina, Maui & Sons contains a balance of electrolytes to rehydrate your body. Young Thai coconuts give this beverage an almost toasty pulp-free sweetness. Gluten free.
17.5oz, Reg. $2.39 SALE $1.99