Tonight you can pick up more than vanilla rice milk and whole grain Puffins at Whole Foods. The organic health foods market in Venice is hosting its second annual Valentine's Day singles mixer at the in-store wine tasting bar from 6-7:30 p.m.

Though you may not think of your local grocery as a hot spot to find your mate, many Whole Foods customers consider this store “the hub of Venice,” according to Lena Pereira, Marketing Supervisor at Whole Foods Venice. “Some of the values that Whole Foods Market represents, such as wholesome food and wise environmental practices, are part of our customers' beliefs. They know they can find people who share those beliefs when they come here for our events,” she adds. And for $5 dollars you can nibble on all-natural pasta and tapas while gushing over your favorite veggie burger or vegan dish. So when you're perusing the wine racks or raw meat section tonight, your eyes will have a good excuse to wander.

Whole Foods: 225 Lincoln Blvd., Venice; (310) 566-9480.

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