The H Street Whole Foods (Finally!) Sets An Opening Date

The new branch will have a bar and Paper Horse ramen.

The H Street Whole Foods opens with a revamped Paper Horse. Rendering by SK&I Architectural Design Group.

The highly anticipated Whole Foods at 600 H Street, Northeast, will (finally!) open on March 15, and there’s a lot more than organic bananas to look forward to.

Among the perks of the 40,000 square-foot store are an outdoor patio and a bar with 16 local drafts, wines, and a “gourmet hot dog cart,” according to a press release from the grocer. The pub’s offerings will include a first-release collaboration with Atlas Brew Works; the Ivy City-based brewery will also give their spent grains for specialty house-made breads. In the aisles, shoppers will find a number of products from local restaurants, including new restaurant sauces from Cava, and Maketto spice blends.

Maketto chef/owner Erik Bruner-Yang will also operate a branch of his Whole Foods-based ramen concept, Paper Horse, in the new venue. More than just ramen bowls, the H Street branch will serve a larger menu of Asian comfort foods.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.