8 Summer Little Luxuries — for $5 or Less! — to Pick Up at Whole Foods
When I step into a Whole Foods store, I feel an unmistakable rush of adrenaline. I was born to shop for groceries, and my family often jokes that it’s my number-one hobby. I love combing the aisles for new snacks and finding deals on old favorites. For me, no two trips to the grocery store are quite the same — each one is a little adventure.
Here, I’m sharing a selection of little luxuries I love to add to my Whole Foods cart. And the best part is they’re all available for $5 or less!
1. Peperoncino Tarali, $4.19 for 8.81 ounces
The perfect crunchy complement to charcuterie and cheese, these Puglian specialties, beloved by Kitchn contributors, are lightly spiced with crushed red pepper to bring in just the right amount of heat.
2. Coolhaus Dairy Free Dirty Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwich, $4.99 for 5.8 ounces
I, a dairy eater, didn’t realize that this ice cream sandwich was dairy-free until I got to the privacy of my car, where I planned to enjoy it. And I’m happy to report that not a sliver of enjoyment was compromised. Double chocolate cookies sandwich a subtly minty chip-flecked ice cream in this handheld sweet treat.
3. Clio Strawberry Greek Yogurt Bar, $1.69 for 1.76 ounces
If you’re in the mood for a sweet, high-protein midday pick-me-up, these Greek Yogurt bars will do the trick. A good source of protein (8 grams each), these bars have a sweet and tangy cheesecake-esque filling enrobed in a snappy layer of dark chocolate.
4. Prosciutto di San Daniele, $4.49 for 1 ounce
It’s a bit tricky to find DOC prosciutto for under $5, but Principe has made it possible with its one-ounce packs of Prosciutto di San Daniele — an ideal addition to picnics and a great snack to pop in your pool bag.
5. Omsom Spicy Bulgogi Marinade, $3.79 for 2.4 ounces
6. Pop & Bottle Oat Milk Latte, $3.79 for 10.5 ounces
I love keeping my fridge stocked with these canned, date-sweetened oat milk lattes because they keep me cool and caffeinated as I’m working from home. Look for them in the grab-and-go section.
7. Michel et Augustin Croissant Chips, $4.99 for 3 ounces
Finally, someone has figured out how to take croissants to a snacky place. These crispy croissant chips pack satisfying crunch and buttery sweetness into every bite. They’re great for eating out of the bag or using as a crunchy garnish on an ice cream sundae.
8. Ruby Sparkling Hibiscus Water, $2.99 for 12 ounces
My fellow drink girlies know that Whole Foods is the spot to cop the best quaffs, and Ruby’s tangy and refreshing Sparkling Hibiscus Water is exhibit A for that argument. It’s got a bright, tart flavor and zero artificial sweeteners or additives.
What little luxuries are you stocking up on at Whole Foods this summer? Tell us in the comments.