4 local eateries to set up inside new Center City Whole Foods store

Rendering of the new Whole Foods Market at Rodin Square.

The new Whole Foods Market in Center City will have two bars, a mobile cocktail cart, a coffee bar, and a juice bar - oh, and groceries - when it opens at 2101 Pennsylvania Ave. on Oct. 14.

In addition, how about a food hall within a supermarket?

Four Philadelphia-area restaurateurs will offer prepared foods from luncheonette-style counters equipped with bar stools:

CHeU Noodle Bar: Chef Ben Puchowitz and Shawn Darragh (who also have Bing Bing Dim Sum and another CHeU planned for this winter in Fishtown) will sell Asian-style bowls and small plates from this offshoot of their Washington Square West hot spot.

Dizengoff: Chef Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook (Zahav and Abe Fisher) will sell hummus and pita; it's an offshoot of their Center City and New York City hummusiyas.

Severino Cucina Rustica: A spinoff of the 45-year-old Westmont pasta company, this counter, run by veteran chef Marc BrownGold, will offer Italian American sandwiches, pastas, salads, and desserts.

Wiz Kid:  Vedge chef/owners Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby are opening a vegan sandwich/salads/fries shop next door to V Street in Rittenhouse Square this winter. This counter will offer an early taste.

The Whole Foods Market will also have theater-style kitchens to allow customers to watch the prep more closely, and 140 seats for dine-in.

Its one main bar will serve cocktails, nearly 40 beers available (16 on tap), and wine. A second, smaller bar - part of the coffee bar - will serve beer, wine, and cocktails that are tea- and coffee-inspired.  A third drinking option is a cocktail cart for people who are sitting at the venue counters. They can go to the full bar for draft beer, but can also order cocktails, beer by the can/bottle, and wine by the glass from the cart.

As this store opens on Oct. 14, the current Whole Foods at 20th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue will close at 2 p.m. Oct. 12.