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Whole Foods Market - Old Town

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Whole Foods Market - Old TownWhole Foods Market - Old Town
BA SCORE
89
very good

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.42%
[ Store ]

1700 Duke St
Alexandria, Virginia, 22314-6103
United States
phone: (703) 706-0891

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @alexandriawfm

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(Place added by: ManekiNeko on 01-18-2006)
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Reviews by Huhzubendah:
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%

A great place to go for some good beer. On a side note, the food selection is incredible. Whenever I have chatted with their beer rep, he was very friendly and willing to help. I think it's important to note that it's a grocery store, so there's not necessarily a beer representative always hanging out. There is always a great variety of styles from which to choose, including saisons, gueuzes & lambics, imperial stouts, DIPA, Belgian ales, rauchbier, and many more. They carry virtually the whole lineup of Bell's and Dogfish Head. In the shelf (not cold) section, you can find World Wide Stout, various trappist ales, special editions, rarities, etc. This is a great store to get your seasonal releases (Nugget Nectar, Hopslam, etc.), as they often get many cases and impose no limits. Highly recommended.

Huhzubendah, Apr 25, 2010
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MattNelson, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of jayhawk73
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

Whole Foods in Old Town is a giant store full of great food, as well as beer and wine. The quality of everything they have food-wise is fairly amazing. The service has been so-so when I've been there. Now, I haven't talked to the beer guy, but just service in general. Selection of beer is average when I've been there. Nothing special, and definitely nothing to write home about. However, I understand they get seasonals in from time to time, so maybe the selection is better then. Food, as stated above, is phenomenal. Prices reflect this however, and you end up paying a little more for everything, including beer. Whole Foods is a good place to stop if you're looking for beer and food, but if you're just looking for beer there are better options in Northern Virginia.

jayhawk73, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of Chaney
3.88/5  rDev -1%

CELEBRITY WATCH!: I saw, and talked to Bill Madden, the founder, CEO, and head brewer of Mad Fox Brewing Company yesterday. He was shopping here at the time we went. Thanks to my wife, who knows NOTHING of beer, but is great with people, she walked right up to him in my presence and introduced us. Kinda cool... yet somewhat humiliating...

Atmosphere: Amazing store overall. I mean... wow. Lots of food, quite a customer base, and a great seafood section to boot.

Service: To be honest, I don't know the beer guy here the way I know the Springfield and Vienna ones, however, that doesn't mean I don't dig the guy! He was there on the day of my review, and after talking to him for a while, I realized that he really knows a shitload about beer and the local beer culture.

Selection: Pretty good, but nothing special. I remember a few months ago when he put Black Ops out on the shelf. Ballsy move and worthy of my respect. On this particular occasion though, there was nothing notable on the shelf.

Food: Seafood and salad bar selection alone deserves an A+!

Value: Like most Whole Foods, this one one caters to the elite elements of the Old Town Alexandria underworld. However, the beer is right on par with the other Whole Foods in the Northern Virginia area.

Chaney, Aug 23, 2011
Photo of PhillyStyle
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%

Stopped in one night on my way back to my hotel room for some other stuff and decided to see what they had and if I might need some for the room. The selection was not huge, but solid and they had both 6-packs and larger one-off bottles. The selection seemed to be consistent with other Whole Foods stores that I have been to, save some of the local brews. Prices seemed to be typical Whole Foods prices. What I didn't realize until I got up to the counter to pay is that they also fill growlers in the back. I think that they had 4 or 5 beers on tap to fill growlers. The cashiers were pleasant, as per usual. Overall, for a grocery store, like all of the other Whole Foods that I have been to, it has a solid selection and one that I would probably go back to on a periodic basis if I lived in the area.

PhillyStyle, Mar 08, 2011
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Whole Foods Market - Old Town in Alexandria, VA
89 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.