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The 9 most unexpected foods you can eat at your local Whole Foods

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We may associate Whole Foods Market with organic (and sometimes overpriced) groceries, but the supermarket chain is not just known for its specialty grocery items. In recent years, regional Whole Foods locations have taken on a personality of their own.

If you're lucky, you can find entire gourmet restaurants, craft bars, and grab-and-go stations at your own local Whole Foods.

INSIDER rounded up nine of the best ready-to-eat specialty food and drinks available at Whole Foods locations across the country. From boozy milkshakes in Brooklyn to a Brazilian barbecue churrasco-style restaurant in Atlanta, these Whole Foods finds are surprisingly worth trying.

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Mochi ice cream

The frozen Japanese snack made from ice cream enveloped in bite-sized, sweetened rice balls came to various Whole Foods locations across the nation earlier this year. You can mix and match a bouquet of frozen flavors at the "mochi bar."

Where can I get some?

Mochi ice cream bars are currently available at dozens of Whole Foods locations in California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas, and more. 

Boozy milkshakes

Boozy milkshakes may have been trending for awhile, but who expected to find them at your local supermarket? This little pick-me-up makes grocery shopping a lot more bearable.

Where can I get some?

N4 Tap Room is a beer bar with pub food located the level below Whole Foods Market in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. You can get your milkshake made regular, vegan, or boozy there. 

Macaroni and cheese bar

Macaroni and cheese has always been available from the grab and go lunch stations at most Whole Foods Markets, but for some shoppers, they'll be able to sample cheesy noodles from a 6-foot-long dedicated macaroni and cheese launching this fall, with several different varieties to choose from, accompanied by an impressive 100-pound cheese tower display.

Where can I get some?

The Whole Foods macaroni and cheese bar is currently only available at the Denver Union Station location and will be opening November 15. 

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