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Whole Foods Tysons Corner Opens October 30 With a Trendy Food Hall

In the lineup: Officina and Rappahannock Oyster Co.

Whole Foods Tysons Corner. Photo Courtesy of Whole Foods Market

The soon-to-open Tysons Corner Whole Foods is getting into the food hall game. When the massive 70,000 square-foot grocery store debuts Wednesday, October 30, a first-floor “friends of Whole Foods” dining hall will include well-known local names like a spinoff of The Wharf’s Italian trattoria, Officina, from Michelin-starred chef Nicholas Stefanelli and a Rappahannock Oyster Co. stall.

Though Northern Virginia is home to nine Whole Foods locations, this will be the biggest—and the new flagship location for the Mid-Atlantic, located in The Boro mixed-use development. The food hall  will provide diners with fresh-made pastas and other fast-casual fare from Officina; Rappahannock oysters, crab cakes, steamed shrimp, and sandwiches; sushi, poke, and ramen from Genji Izakaya; and creative sweets from Pennsylvania-based Curiosity Doughnuts. Shoppers can grab drinks from a full-service Allegra coffee stand and fresh-pressed juices from a Jrink juice bar. Those looking for something stronger can head to a second-floor pub (name/concept to be announced), which will adjoin a game room.

Whole Foods stores in the DC-area have increasingly added big-name chefs and hospitality industry touches to their groceries, such as Erik Bruner-Yang‘s Paper Horse noodle shops (H Street, West End), or a trendy barrel-aged cocktail program (Ashburn).

The new store will open at 8 AM on October 30 with a bunch of swag.

Whole Foods Tysons Corner, 1635 Boro Place, McLean

Michaela Althouse
Editorial Fellow

Michaela Althouse is an editorial fellow for the Washingtonian. Her previous work has been featured in Philadelphia Magazine and