Healthy Home Market

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Healthy Home MarketHealthy Home Market
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outstanding

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: n/a
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2707 South Blvd
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28209-1109
United States
phone: (704) 522-8123
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(Place added by: SSGPat on 09-18-2005)
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Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of SenatorStout
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I would not think of a healthy food market as a great place to find a huge selection of beers. Don't be deceived. I've tried all the popular places in Charlotte (Brawley's, Total Wine, Common, etc.) and Health Home Market has become my go-to.

Specifically, the SERVICE. I am always interested in trying some new bottling/seasonal. I want someone both knowledgable and pleasant to help me navigate. No d-bags, with huge egos, for reasons I cannot comprehend! I've had several great experiences/recommendations at HHM. There is a great guy there, named Jason, who goes out of his way to help/make suggestions. No ego, just a guy that likes his brews and is willing to spend some time with you. A+

Also, they have a great SELECTION, and most of it is COLD. The entire back of the store is ref. units - I can't find that anywhere else. Tons of seasonals and local growlers. Well-organized and reasonable-to-low pricing. I've been able to get some limited runs here too, that other places laugh at me when I ask for them...

Photo of chinchill
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Pulled in here on a whim on the way to the Growler Pub. Glad I did as this health food store has a remarkable selection of craft beer. At least half of the back wall has beer, most of it in coolers. This is an exceptionally large variety of cold stored craft/rare beers! Their vast selection includes many NC beers, more than I have seen at any other location in Charlotte, as well as many brews from elsewhere in the U.S. (e.g., Bell's, Founders, Dark Horse, Rogue, Sweetwater, Atwater, Wolavers), and a good number of internationals (especially from Germany and Belgium). Many bottles are available as singles or at $10.99 for a mix of six. They also had about 6 varieties of local beers in growlers (including Nantahalla).

Photo of dvmin98
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I have to admit, I hit this place 2-3 times a week since its about a block down from my work.

Over the past couple of years, the beer selection has gotten better and better. This has everything to do with Jason, the HHM Beer Guru. He is on top of all the new releases, as well as some of the more obscure breweries. Got 30 minutes to kill? Go rap with him about beer and the time flies.

They get all the niceties, like the rarer Founders items, blah blah blah. And you don't have to be in the good ol' boy club to get any....crazy!

They have a cold case with grab and go food. Hot soups, etc.

Good stuff, good peeps, good all around

Photo of boognish23
4.9/5  rDev +18.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great Place to not only stop for a lunch/dinner food but a top-notch Beer/Wine Selection. They rank right up there in terms of having all the "gems/hard-to-find releases" and having the by far the largest cold section in Charlotte. Best of all you can usually grab those gemmers without 'kissing the ring" like at the other bottle shops. I was pleasantly surprised with not only the service but the knowledge within the department. I would suggest this spot to any beer geek looking for a spot to grab your gems without the over pretentious bottle attendant.

Photo of blittle
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Surprising selection with nearly the entire back wall a cooler full of an incredible selection. By far the largest stock of cold stored craft/rare beers in Charlotte. They have a decent selection (Bell's Two Hearted, Dead Guy, Sweetwater IPA and 420 to name a few) of singles for 1.89 each or 10.99 for a mix of six. They also had a good stock of OMB growlers, but since the their taproom is only a couple blocks away I don't know why you wouldn't just go get OMB straight from the source. Also has a decent selection of organic groceries similar to an Earthfare. I have not tried the deli/bakery but hope to get back there to try soon.

Photo of Bung
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Obviously this is a specialty market first. The beer selection, pretty much all cold is along the back wall of the place. I was thoroughly surprised and impressed, cooler after cooler, sixers, growlers and singles. Large selection of local and regional breweries. Solid international selection from all over. Some harder to find big beers even.

Service is what you would expect for a store. Though their manager seemed to be walking around talking with random customers.

I was actually not that impressed perusing the heatlhy, organic, specialty foods. The selections were fairly limited.

Photo of Chadpaq
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%

This grocery store is pretty awesome. It's basically like The Fresh Market, except bigger and with a helluva lot better beer selection. Tons of local stuff. Growlers from Olde Mecklenburg and Catawba Brewing. Sweet selection of gluten-free and vegan stuff as well (Not my cup-of-tea, but still nice to see them accomodating). Ended up getting a couple of good local beers and some great bread and cheese as well. Didn't see much help available in the beer section, but honestly, didn't need it. All of the signs up (Local Breweries, marking which beers were various styles, etc) took care of any questions that even a novice might have. Very, very impressed. Wish it were a little closer to my house though.

Photo of Onenote81
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

Stopped by here on my way to the OMB taproom. Wasn't planning it, but saw it coming up so swung in. Man, am I glad that I did! Nice little grocery with a small cafe on the left side. The beer is all in the back right corner of the store. Huge coolers that carried an insane amount of quality brews! This really reminded me of Bestway in Greensboro, but actually a touch better. Lots of good beers from local sources. Some good growlers represented. They had many beers that I had never heard of from around the country. Great Belgian and European selection. They had some of the new releases for seasonals for some local breweries, most notably the Terrapin Pumpkinfest in 12oz bottles. I loved this place. If in the area, this is where I would buy my beer. I hesitate to say that it's as good as Brawley's, but it just may be. I thought it was top notch. [my rating is higher than Brawley's, but that's taking into account that this is a grocery store first].

Photo of CBlack85
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%

This place is basically an organic food store. Very similar to a Whole Foods or a Wild Oats.

The beer selection is actually pretty good for an organic/health food store. There was probably 15 - 20 doors worth of beer. No real shelves devoted to beer, just the refrigerated doors. I did see that there was quite a bit of older bottles, but overall the selection is quite nice.

I was unable to find anyone working that was knowledgable to ask questions. The pricing was pretty competitive.

Overall I would say that this place is worth a visit if you are in the area, I wouldn't go out of my way to stop here but a decent find none the less...

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4/5  rDev -2.9%

I really liked this place. I tend to lean more towards the specialty grocery stores than the "big box" stores like Food Lion and Lowes. This place had a great selection of specialty and vergetarian foods that would make any yogi proud. The beer selection was nothing to sneeze at either.

The back wall was filled with beer in coolers; probably eight collers worth of beer. The micro crowd definitely outweighed the macro crowd and in fact, the macros were tucked away in the far corner. Home Economist had nearly every beer available in the area. I dont know what is going on here in Charlotte, but the beer scene and the availability of great beer is exploding and expanding in leaps and bounds. Tons of locals like Highland, Duck Rabbit, French Broad, Olde Mecklenburg, and even Natty Greenes. There were also a good selection of Belgians, although this store didnt concentrate solely on Belgians.

I was impressed with the selection here. The service was mostly non existant due to the type of store. As far as selection, this would have to be top 5 in the area for selection. There were only four or five beers that were NOT in the cooler so freshness should not be an issue. Highly recommended.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.5/5  rDev -15%

I stopped into this place the last time I was in Charlotte, for some reason I just wanted to try it out and see what they had. Not a bad store at all. Now you cannot really compare it to Brawleys as that is really not fair, but it is obvious they spend a good amount of time on their beer section. As others have pointed out you will find things here that may be a little old( an '04 Rogue Impy) but the prices are pretty good as well. Not good enough to really design a trip around but a fair stop if you are in the area,.

Photo of NCSUdo
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%

I was a bit hesitant to visit the Home Economist for a few reasons. One, Brawley's is basically a stones throw away, two, the location is exactly a place you would think a store like this would be, and three the lack of organic food stops in Charlotte made me sceptacle of what this place would be like. But a friend of mine visits here frequently and after he brought home a bottle of Orval dated 2005, I figured it was time to give it a try.

Overall, the selection isn't as good as Brawley's. The do have things that Brawley's does not carry, including the biggest selection of Rogue I've seen in the state. They probably have 8-10 doors in the cooler in the back dedicated to beer, with only 1 of those doors dedicated to the big boys (Bud, Miller etc.) Not a hugh selection, but they certainly make up for a small lack in selection it in the quality of beer they carry. I picked up 2 bottles of Orval bottled in 2005 and also they had a plethora of Unibroue 15's which were bottle Jan. 06. Seems like a place that doesn't sell a lot of beer so you might luck up find some stuff that's been hanging around in the fridge for a while. The service is about what you would expect for a store such as this, maybe a little less. Prices were very reasonable. If you think it is expensive then you can always take a 5 minute ride to Brawley's to compare, which gives some flexability in shopping.

Overall, this place was a nice surprise and I will definately be checking it out again. Not Brawley's, but it certainly has its pluses that go a long way.

Photo of eao64
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Hey guys, go check out the Home Economist's newly expanded beer selection. Yes, it's a grocery store but they sell beer & wine too. They had a decent selection before but now they have increased it by 1/3! They have belgians, lambics, several IPA's, pretty good selection of NC breweries and now even beers from Lithuania! I've not tried the Lithuanian beers yet but hear they are pretty good and a great value (< $2 for a .5l). It's nice to a new place to peruse beer.
I think they have one of the best selections in town now. Give them a visit.

Photo of rodrot
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%

This place caters more to health food/granola types than beer advocates. Most of the store is stocked with organic foods, meats, vitamins and produce. However, they also carry a fairly decent selection of craft beers at very competetive prices. When I visited on 01-07-06 I saw plenty of Belgians, Rogue, Dogfish Head, Lost Coast, Unibroue and NC brews. All were in a cooler at the back of the store. I picked up a 4-pack of 90 minute for 8.99, which is about a dollar less than everywhere else in Charlotte. Service is pretty good for a grocery store too. An employee asked if he could help me find anything and if I had any questions about any of the beers. He seemed pretty knowledgeable about craft beer. This place is worth a visit if you're in the neighborhood.

Photo of AlexJ
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%

Since the cap has popped here in North Carolina, the selection has improved in both the local Home Economists. It's a great store to check out anyway, particularly if you are into organic food and produce, wine (lots of Organic wines too), herbal and holistic medicines/remedies, natural foods, bulk herbs, teas, spices, nuts, teas, and of course beer.

They have a decent selection of local and regional micros like Avery's regular line-up, DogFish 60 and 90-Minute IPA, all the Lost Coast brews, several organic selections including all Wolavers, Butte Creek, Eel River, and more. Imports include the Wychwood line, Erdinger, Ayinger Brau-Weiss, Ur-Weiss, and a few lagers, Acobrau, and several other German and English selections. Belgian beers included St. Berbardus Abt 12 and Tripel, maredsous, Brasserie De Rocs, Val-Dieu, Chimay, Sara, Nostradomas, and a few others. Prices on all beers are better than average. Certainly something for everyone to be found here, worth a stop if you're in the area. Then go straight to Brawley's!

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%

The Home Economist was not difficult to find at the corner of South and Poindexter.

The place was preparing to close as I entered which may have explained any semblance of service. As I walked in I saw some wine and no beer and seriously doubted the inclusion of this place in BeerFly. I kept walking and saw door after door of cold beer in sixers with the top shelf being mainly larger bottles and singles of higher gravity. The selection wasn't awesome, but it wasn't bad at all. Some offerings were not seen elsewhere in my rather limited jaunts around Charlotte.

I'd hit HE if in the area and in need of a cold sixer that Brawley's might not have had. Every beer I saw was cold so the quality should be fairly good.

Photo of SSGPat
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%

UPDATE: They have expanded their beer selection to 20 (yes 20) doors. Bueno!

This is not a beer store per say... it's more of a bulk foodhealth food grocery store, that happens to have a nice beer selection. I have been here several times, and it's hit or miss to find someone that is knowledgable about beer (but if you want to know about vitamins, you won't have any trouble).

That being said, I believe that they have a nice selection (for a grocery store) and are making strides on getting the good stuff in stock (since we popped the cap on beer). They do have the BAR (basic american rice) beers, but they have limited it to about 2 doors. They have about 4 times that space for "good" beers.

All in all, I believe that it's not as good as Brawley's but a ton better than Total Wine.

Healthy Home Market in Charlotte, NC
91 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.