Call it Wegman’s Mania, or The Wegman’s Invasion. No matter what you call it though, it seems like everyone’s got Wegman’s on the mind these days.
And for good reason! The store (at 7830 Wormans Mill Road) boasts buffet bars that are 100% vegetarian (the second of their kind for Wegman’s, whose only other store that offers veggie bars is the flagship store in upstate New York), a produce section that rivals nature itself and refrigerator and freezer cases packed full of virtually any mock meat or dairy alternative product you could imagine (including some that we at VegFrederick had never even heard of before–and are now officially obsessed with).
We talked with Edd Hite, executive chef of the Frederick Wegman’s (and the mastermind behind the store’s amazing meat-free selections), who explained Wegman’s focus on freshness. “All the items on our vegetarian hot bar are prepared fresh and made-to-order,” said Chef Edd. “From our vegetarian meatloaf with roasted vegetables to our tofu dishes, we know that our customers want fresh, and that’s what we provide.”
Check out the company’s official YouTube video from its Frederick opening: Welcome to the Wegmans family, Frederick!