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3.44/5 rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Manage to get a couple stops in on a recent trip to Boone, NC. For a grocery store, one could do a lot worse.
Atmosphere: It's a crunchy-granola-like grocery store that is typically overpriced on most things in the store because it's all local and mostly organic. When I say this, I don't mean it in a negative way -- when I lived in Oregon I shopped pretty exclusively at Market of Choice/Price Choppers and it was the exact same way... I would probably shop here too if I lived there, but yeah, it's a grocery store.
Quality: For a grocery store, not too bad. Not just a bunch of six packs of BMC products, but some locals, some Belgians; not a ton, mind you, but a decent selection. I picked up a couple here from French Road and Highland, even saw a couple from our friends in Colorado -- Ska, etc.
Service: Again, it's a grocery store. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Selection: Already talked about this in the "Quality" section, but I'll say it again -- solid! Quite a few locals and some Belgians. Not a ton, but really, you could do a lot worse in a pinch.
Value: I picked up 3 bombers and 1 11.2 oz. bottle and the total was 20 bucks even -- not too bad and what I would expect to pay anywhere.
03-21-2011 01:44:10 | More by bamadog
3.35/5 rDev -13.4%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Compared to Lowe's Foods in Boone, Earth Fare is similar but slightly poorer in the service and selection department. Prices are also not as good as at other Boone locations. They do have a lot of excellent cheeses, breads, and organic foods. They also have the usual grocery store items for grilling and the like. We bought groceries for 3 days for 4 adults and 5 small children and it cost $135 -- not terrible. The location is close to Boone and easy to find. It's a good store if you want to only stop at one place, but, if your search is purely for beer, Lowe's or Peabody's is a better choice.
04-16-2008 00:46:22 | More by argock
3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
a little bit smaller than soem of the other earthfare locations, this is another interesting place to stop if you are in boone. the selection is good, although i didn't see anything you can not find everywhere else. the usual sierra nevada, unibrou, samual smith, wolavers, otter creek, butte creek, as well as the usual imports, english, and belgiasn beers. prices are about average and there was no one in sight to offer me help. not that i needed any. i didn't actually purchase any beer having just dropped $75 at peabodies. i did leave with some killer cheese though.
01-07-2008 18:16:39 | More by AlexJ
3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Gotta love an Earth Fare store. Not just for the brew but it i just an all around quality store, so when I was up in Boone I figured I had to stop in and see how it was, even though I can pretty much get everything at home. Store was nice and clean and all the brew wwas quite visible. Definatly looks like they roate often as everything was frsh, they had all the locals plus a good number of Belgians. Small cooler with singles of some ofthe more popular stuff, and some sales of twelve packs. Overall this was more then a decent store and I would say you should definatly try and stop in if you get a chance. A pretty cool place to go indeed.
10-01-2007 00:49:09 | More by mikesgroove
4.05/5 rDev +4.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Earth Fare is a small health food / grocery store in a college town. After a quick look at beer fly before heading into Boone I decided to check it out. The beer is located in the front left corner of the store when you walk in. Nice selection of micros including Terrapin, SA, SN, Abita, Avery, Mendocino, Left Hand, Tommyknocker, and a good bit of Belgians as well. Service is what you expect from a small grocery store. Everything was in date that I saw including the Rye Squared I picked up. Prices are pretty good compared to other locations in Boone. I will be heading back there before I go home.
07-05-2006 13:53:55 | More by Imstillthegman
4.05/5 rDev +4.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $
I would recommend you come to Earthfare first before you go to Peabody's. Peabody's has a better selection and service, but you might find what you're looking for at Earthfare at a much better price. For example, Enola and myself went to Boone looking for the new Duck Rabbit Wee Heavy. He bought his at Peabody's for 12$(I think). I got mine at the Earthfare for 7.49. The cheapest I saw it in Boone. The Earthfare is an organic health food grocery store, but they have a very good beer selection. For a grocery store it's second to only Greenlife in Asheville IMHO. The service is typical for a grocery store. Earthfare has become my first stop when beer shopping in Boone.
05-24-2006 03:02:39 | More by wcudwight
4.2/5 rDev +8.5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Earth Fare is a piece of cake to find on King Street. A cannot miss it kind of place with ample parking.
The beer is in the left front corner and occupies quite a long open cooler and 10 doors of closed cooler space. About 5 doors are micros in the cooler and one is imports. The open cooler is full of sixers and single bombers. I met Michael, the beer guy, and he was very pleasant to talk to, but had not tried some of his wares.
The quality seemed high and Michael was all over the beer section. I'd probably come here first before hitting Lowes or Peabody's. I'll come back, good selection, great quality and decent service.
04-24-2006 22:44:33 | More by GCBrewingCo
3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a nice place to visit. The selection was outstanding. I saw Avery, Thomas Creek, Tommyknocker, Cottonwood, Mendiceno, as well as many others. The service was typical for a grocer. This place is comparable to the other chain grocers in the area. I would reccomend this place to anyone in town. I will certainly stop in here again. It is simple to find. Just go up 321, make a left on Main Street and Earth Fare will be on the right. Can't miss it. This place is an organic store. There was even still some Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale on the shelves.
04-01-2006 05:22:42 | More by Enola
4.15/5 rDev +7.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
I checked this place out on 02/22/2006 and realized it was not in beerfly. The store is typical for a healthfood grocery store, with a deli on your right as you walk in serving all kinds of organic meats, breads and coffees. The rest of the store is geared towards granola types also(nothing wrong with that) with all types of organic/healthy products available. The beer is in a cooler to your left and the selection was pretty damn good. I saw all kinds of Belgians, including a few Trappists such as Orval, Chimay and Westmalle as well as many other Belgian brews. They also carry a large selection of U.S. micros such as Dogfish, SN, Lost Coast, SKA, Victory, Great Divide and Avery. Several German and British beers were also available. I saw very few macros. I'd say that 90% of the beer in this store is craft beer. The cute blond at the checkout was very friendly and also a fan of craft beer. She even gave me the beer manager's name so I could get a heads up on which new brews would be arriving. Also, prices were much better than Peabodys, usually .50 to $2.00 cheaper on average. If you're in Boone, check Earthfare out.
02-23-2006 12:46:32 | More by rodrot
Earth Fare in Boone, NC
89 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.