Vegan Chicken Sonoma Salad – Whole Foods

Vegan Chicken Sonoma Salad WF 2Jane and I were at our local Whole Foods today. We thought it might be a little less crowded this week because people are still away for the holidays. It certainly wasn't as insane as the last time we went, but it's still busy.

I must say, their customer service is wonderful. Every where we went there were plenty of staff who offered help, should we need it.

As I've mentioned, this Whole Foods Market is the largest Whole Foods west of the Rockies. I believe they're calling it their flagship store. This time we went for more than just groceries. We decided to get some ready made food. They had a number of vegan selections at the "deli" counter (I'm not sure what they're calling it). We opted for the Vegan Chicken Sonoma Salad. It was superb. It's been a long, long time, but I think it resembles a Waldorf Salad. There were red grapes and celery, pecans, and vegan chicken chunks. I'm not sure what the mock meat was, probably wheat gluten. We brought it home and shared the vegan salad, a vegan sandwich and a nice green salad. All in all, a delicious meal. We were very pleased with the vegan selections they offered and are thinking that we'll most likely use them for the occasional weekend lunch.

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  1. OOOH OOH OOH! Thank you so much for posting this — in my pre-veg days, the Whole Foods Sonoma Chicken Salad was one of my favorite things to have for lunch, and I’m thrilled to find out they have a vegan version! I’m off to stalk the WF deli counter and if they don’t have it, I’ll badger them until they make it!!

  2. Hi Chris,
    Were you successful? Hopefully your Whole Foods had the Vegan Sonoma Chix Salad. Was it as good as the non-vegan version? We really liked it a lot.
    BTW, we checked out your blog. Jane is a knitter too! She’s been knitting socks for Christmas gifts since August. Mine still aren’t finished yet. She’s promised them by the end of January. Dare I hope?

  3. I have tried the Vegan Sonoma Salad at my local WF. It’s awesome. I’m trying to find out the product that the make their vegan chiken chunks out of…I would like to use it in other dishes. Anyone knows?

  4. yum! i’ll have to try this. I looove the Cury Chicken Salad from my local natural store, Roots.

  5. The chik’n is Gardein. :)

  6. They use Delight Soy Nuggets. I found a recipe for their mock chicken salad.

  7. I love, love , love Whole Foods Sonoma Chicken Salad! I have tried for years to make this…I cannot duplicate the dressing :) Does anyone have the recipe for the dressing and is willing to share?

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