"The first time I went to the Whole Foods salad bar, I panicked and bought $17 worth of hard-boiled eggs & vegetarian dumplings. That was a bad lunch." - Chad, 27, Chicago
"It was a nice fall day and I was feeling a health kick coming on, probably after a weekend of wine and Thai food (SO basic). I started the day with my favorite workout class, Circuit of Change, a mind-body zen yoga kickboxing bootcamp. Naturally I needed a pick-me-up afterwards and headed to my neighborhood Whole Foods store where I splurged on a $5.99 coconut water (I swear it's worth it). I figured while I was on the path to health enlightenment I would also buy my favorite citrus fruit on this planet, Cara Cara oranges. Last on the menu was some high-quality, organic, cage-free, no-hormone, vegetarian-fed, all-natural chicken breast. The odds and ends I bought didn't quite add up to a meal, but I look back with no regrets. The cost of health is high, and it better taste good." - Beatrice, 25, Manhattan
"I've never been inside a Whole Foods. That, in itself, is sorta embarrassing... right?" - Mark, 27, San Diego
*Responses were edited for brevity & clarity. Pseudonyms were used in place of real names at yuppies' requests.
Dave Infante is a senior writer for Thrillist Food & Drink, and hates himself just a little more every time he passes Whole Foods' hot bar. Follow @dinfontay on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.