Whole Foods Market
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4.5/5 rDev -2.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I stopped by Tustin Whole Foods for the first time to pick up a bottle of Alesmith's 2008 Decadence, but I left with a few other great bottles thanks to Chris, who I'm assuming is the main beer guy at this particular location based on his knowledge and enthusiasm. The beer selection is excellent. They had the full line-up from all the major craft breweries, but Chris informed me that they had Cuvee de Tomme and fresh bottles of Sculpin in the back. I also grabbed a bottle of Summer Yulesmith. They have a very nice selection of Belgians and the whole beer section is extremely neat and well-maintained. Plus, they have a bar area with lots of great stuff on tap such as Mirror Mirror and Green Flash IPA. Chris also informed me that they'll be pouring full pints as soon as they get the proper license to do so. Overall, this is a cool new beer destination that I wish I lived closer to. Great service and great selection.
06-28-2009 06:51:28 | More by Tdizzle
4.15/5 rDev -10.4%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Located basically at the corner of Slater/Segerstrom/Dyer/Barranca and Jamboree in South Tustin, the Whole Foods in Irvine is certainly the biggest Whole Foods I've been in, it's at least 3 times as large as the locations in Long Beach and Westwood. Went here twice, once to get a turkey for Thanksgiving, and a second time to get a turkey for Christmas. What sets this place apart from the other locations that I've been to is that they have a beer and wine bar in the establishment, where you can take a break while you're shopping. While they only have 5 beers on-tap at a time, none are macros, I had a Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from the Chouffe brewery while there in November, also saw Arrogant Bastard on-tap and Franzikaner. Bottle selection is quite good, lots of CA micros (Stone, Bear Republic, North Coast, etc., all the usual suspects), along with a great Belgain selection - Achel, Dupont, Rochefort, Orval, Koningshoeven, Westmalle, Duvel, lots of stuff, also had the rare Samichlaus Helles. Not a place I'd go to just for the beer or the on-tap selection, but if I'm going there for food shopping, the beer selection is just an added plus.
01-14-2008 07:03:12 | More by Halcyondays
Whole Foods Market in Tustin, CA
97 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.