the proposal that whole foods' bakery in any way exceeds that at the wedge is quite incorrect! i cite the following reasons:
selection: whole foods has a mere three different breeds of vegan cake, four breeds of vegan cookie, and two vegan "bars"--and that's it! no muffins, no scones, no pies, no lemon squares! there will be no excitement for you peering into the bakery case, because if you go there once you will already know exactly what they have, and it doesn't ever change. if you like predictable drudgery from your dessert line-up, it's okay. if you like mystery, luck, and adventure, the wedge has about a million more choices!
quality: the cookies are all very good--especially the chocolate chip and snickerdoodle. the cakes, however, are lousy! freshness is an issue. at the wedge, they cut a slice of cake just for you (and you can say "make it really big!"), but at whole foods you retrieve your pre-cut slice from a lowly refrigerated case that isn't even located within sniffing distance of the bakery counter. i don't know how long those slices have been there, but my piece of strawberry cake was wet as clouds. nor was the carrot cake delicious. it might come down to their recipes, which use exclusively maple syrup to sweeten, and vegetable oil instead of soy margarine. this makes for very wettish cake. too dense. that sort of cake makes me feel sick.
no coercion: since whole foods is a chain, the recipes and everything are handed down from a national authority who tells them what to bake. many years ago, they made a really delicious vegan carrot cake, and suddenly stopped. i asked about that carrot cake a hundred times, but the people at the bakery couldn't do anything about it--they said the company just decided not to have it anymore. end of story, end of good carrot cake! at a co-op you can say or write a comment that someone at the store will at least pretend to care about, even if they never do make the blueberry shortcake you recommended.
my feelings for baked-goods are quite strong. if you are not psychologically dependent on muffins and cake you will probably find whole foods satisfactory for your grocery needs.