The 3 Best Things to Buy at Whole Foods for Thanksgiving

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Whole Foods is shockingly not that expensive when it comes to shopping for ingredients for a Thanksgiving menu. (We know because we priced it out!) But even if you plan on shopping somewhere else for the holiday, you might still want to swing by the big chain for a few odds and ends.

Whole Foods stocks beautiful products and a few little things to make a Thanksgiving dinner really special. Whether you’re cooking a banquet at home or making a contribution to your Friendsgiving potluck, here are three things to buy at Whole Foods for Thanksgiving.

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  1. Whole Foods Market White Parker House Rolls, $4 for 12 for: You can never have too much bread at Thanksgiving, and Whole Foods has a great bakery section. Everything is fresh and most of it is baked on-site. Get a big bag of these classic Parker House rolls and serve them warm with softened butter. The fluffy, yeasty, golden-brown dinner rolls are just the sort of thing that make people want to fill up on bread, but they’re worth it.
  2. Whole Foods Market Pecan Pie, $12 for 19 ounces: We are big supporters of buying the pie if it makes life easier. And Whole Foods’ pecan pie is wonderful. My first job was next to a Whole Foods that sold pecan pie by the slice, and I got very attached to it. (Cold pecan pie and coffee is an amazing desk breakfast.) The crust is buttery and flaky, the filling is sweet and gooey, and the pecans are salty and savory. It’s everything a pecan pie should be. If your guests fill up on the Parker House rolls mentioned above, you might even have enough pecan pie left over for breakfast the next day.
  3. Whole Foods Market Pizelle So Chocolate, $5 for 7 ounces: These light, crisp, dark chocolate-covered wafer cookies are a supremely elegant way to end a big meal. They’re perfect for passing around the table after all the plates have been cleared away and people are lingering over coffee or the last of the red wine.