Summer is nearly here and Whole Foods Market’s North Texas stores celebrate the beginning of grilling season with “Grills Just Want to Have Fun” through Wednesday, May 20. The weeklong homage to grilling includes samples, recipes, sales, pop-ups and new flavor discovery with special events Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 from 12 to 5 p.m. each day.

Whole Foods Market is at Lemmon and Lomo Alto.  Saturday and Sunday between noon and 5pm, they will feature samples of grilled items.  Sunday, St. Arnolds Brewery will give a portion of their proceeds to Operation Kindness, who will also be on the patio (weather permitting).  The bar will feature grilled cheese sandwiches.

Customers can explore and learn more about Whole Foods Market’s seafood rating system, Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step™ Animal Welfare Rating used by the company since 2011, and Responsibly Grown fresh produce rating system launched in fall 2014. All three programs exemplify Whole Foods Market’s commitment to sustainability, transparency, animal welfare and the environment.  

Whole Foods Market team members are a great resource for recipes and cooking methods. They also cut to order, keeping budget and desired amount in mind.

An online guide at www.wfm/grilling shares methods and techniques and information on grilling beef, pork, poultry, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and meat substitutes. Grilling can be enhanced with dry rubs, marinades, kabobs and unexpected flavor thrillers like cheese, lettuce and pizza.

Grilling Method

Direct Heat

Indirect Heat

Food Placement

Above flames or coals

Adjacent to flames or coals


500°F or higher

350°F to 400°F

Cooking Times

25 minute or less

More than 25   minutes

What to Grill?

Sausages,   steaks, burgers, most seafood, kabobs, tempeh, tofu, and veggies

Ribs, whole   chicken or turkey, roasts or leg of lamb


Quick and easy

Wood chips can   be added to a charcoal grill for extra smoky flavor



Grilled Chicken Sausages with Jicama Slaw Grilled Swordfish Steak with Tomatoes and Pine Nuts Lavender Grilled Fruits Over Ice Cream Mustard Molasses Smoked Ribs Grilled Bison Strip Steaks with Sweet and Sour Onions Grilled Calamari Steaks with Mediterranean Salsa