Grassroots Natural Market
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Reviews by Aiptasia:
4.15/5 rDev -5.3%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
On Ding's advice, I visited Grassroots for the very first time today and met one of the owners of the store, James. It was morning and the staff was busy adding fresh inventory to the shelves and in the produce section with a delivery from Albertson's fresh organics.
Grassroots has a really decent selection of mix-and-match beers in mixed sizes as well as a smaller selection of six packs, cases and cold beverages. I want to say they have about six or seven 8'x8' displays of single bottle mix-and match alone. Pretty impressive for an organic health food store.
The dry bottles selection is pretty great for our area. They're definitely worth the visit. While browsing through and picking and choosing some new-to-me beers, James took the time to stop stocking shelves, introduce himself, and help me find a few rarities i'd been searching the area for. Their website announces new arrivals for the week with updates on Fridays (just in time for the weekend, woohoo).
While discussing the availability of Sierra Navada Bigfoot, James explained to me that they purchase their stock from five local distributors and are usually able to procure special requests when they're available. James also confessed to me that they're usually after the more unique and novel beers and will usually pick up a new beer just to try it (if they like it, others will follow).
Grassroots is also unafraid to find a BA review for you if you're on the fence about trying out a particular beer.
All in all, a very good store and i'm quite sure i'll be a regular visitor.
02-07-2011 17:46:59 | More by Aiptasia
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4.79/5 rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $
Very good health/natural store with an impressive selection of beers. Very nice collection of imports, as well as domestic craft.
The last time I visited, they had every major brewery available, as well as a large collection of sour beers from Belgium, the USA, and other places. Unfortunately, some beers that are available in the west are not available in the east, and the same applies to the north and the south. But still, lots of choices and top quality. Very good quality beers.
07-08-2014 01:50:28 | More by JulioH
3.69/5 rDev -15.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Nov 4 visit: its down to about 3 rows now to mostly bombers and singles. prices are near the same as TW. Belgian bomber selection is damn good. They got allot buery stuff also. Still this just a health food store. no BMC and still its about 1/3 of TW has. Not service really unless you ask. with only 3 rows I mean who are we kidding here. why is there a vibe for a store? quality I guess they beer is not spoiled????
Aug 2013 visit: mostly a bomber store now. still a decent selection for riverside and small space.
the folks that setup the beer side are all gone sadly and it shows.
Ok I think I was a tad harsh, readjustment of my numbers.
9/5/2010 visit: Wow its a must visit in town now, if your can afford it, I could not but spent 40 bucks anyway, LOL
Better selection of the rare high end stuff, better than TW by a large margin. HIGHLY recommend, plus its near kickbacks and BCB, riverside is the BEER MECCA for j-ville now!
I have to thank the beerjunto web site for the nice info on some super rares (well rare for JAX), trust me the selection now is near greens, If they can get the shelf space they may equal it one day, and boy would that be a hoot, and would really transform this town beer wise!!!
6/10/09: getting better and better
Finally got over here to see if they had any beer. Quite surprised to find they did have a whole row of beer. Its an organic store so they have allot of Organic beer, but the also had a nice Bell's selection of 5 different six packs. The carry Brooklyn, dog fish head, and about 15 other micro's. The had actually more Belgians than TW, but that's really not saying anything anymore because our TW is in sucks like a dog ville. they don't carry 1 BMC, so they gets bonus points from me. Nice place to pick up some rare organic food stuff also.
We been by a few times since we go to the hospital near there, and the selection is decent but prices are a tad higher than I like, and higher than others by quite a bit on some beers.
(still true prices on cigar city was 10.99 for GG, versus TW 9.99)
11-04-2013 17:47:24 | More by azorie
Grassroots Natural Market in Jacksonville, FL
95 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.