Whole Foods has made a mission of turning their pricey organic supermarkets into destinations for prepared foods and delicious beers. Over the years, the Bowery outpost has partnered with Smorgasburg and other local NYC outlets; now they're moving more towards their own in-house restaurants, with two new eateries debuting plus an expansion of their popular Bowery Beer Room program.
First up, a BBQ counter, where they'll offer house-smoked meats like brisket, ribs and sausages, paired with special "Southern sauces" should you choose. Vegetarians can opt for the seitan option or chose one of their meat-free "fixin's," including corn bread with honey butter, spicy pickled green beans and mac and cheese. For November, order any sandwich and get a free fixin' on the side.
Also now open, the Bowery Seafood Shack, serving up under-the-sea favorites like Lobster Rolls, Lobster Bisque and sliders made with crab or crawfish. But it's their seafood-centric version of a classic gyro that's most noteworthy. The "Fyros," made with salmon, shrimp or tilapia, come on toasted Naan bread and are topped with lettuce, onion, cheese and a creamy tzatziki sauce.
Finally, beer nerds rejoice, as the store's now offering a whopping 12 beers on tap, doubling their selection of cool craft brews. They're offering seasonal brews to-go in two growler sizes, plus all of those delicious bottles available in the refrigerated cases.