I also prefer Wild Oats, the produce is hard to beat.
Our Whole Foods shop is nice, but mostly too crowded with
single yuppies who are so utterly indecisive in what to buy, and block the isles forever.
All Whole foods are over crowded with yuppies, the well-established, the absolute snotty and the image conscious who are utterly indecisive about what to buy.
Some Whole foods are better only because of the employees-- where I'm living now, in Baltimore, the employees are pretty miserable, combine that with the upscale clientele and it makes for a shopping experience to endure. Plus, whoever runs the hot bar isn't a very good cook, so the food is always dried out, and repetitive-- like macaroni and cheese.
When I lived in Washington DC the Whole Foods was pretty great, despite the yuppies-- a huge hot bar with a great selection of food. In the mornings they'd have baked Yucca. Man, that was good.
Wild Oats has a better menu if you want to grab something to eat there-- I always liked their pizzas, and their deli has a lot of variety. Alas, there is no Wild Oats in Baltimore.