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/Lakewood is at 2118 Abrams.

This Saturday and Sunday from 2-5pm, there will be live music in the bar, and guests will vote on their favorite department's grilled item.  Between this weekend and May 20, register for a chance to win a Yeti Cooler.  Paws in the City will be on the patio on Saturday, and the Lakewood Library on Sunday.

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