Might we just say that first, we commend you on your choosing Whole Foods over Trader Joe's - the place where produce goes to die. Still, as unfair as it may be, not all Whole Foods are created equal. Some have lines not even worth looking at, some have amazing salad bars, and some have been out of stock of bulk almonds for years.

Aside from the fact that if you've only a few items and want to avoid the lines of death, you can always jump over to the coffee bar and pay for your stuff there (it's basically the express express line) - we've all the tips and tricks you need to know to navigate your way, from Uptown to Downtown and everywhere in between.

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