Whole Foods Market
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4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This Whole Foods is right by my job, which I love. I've gone in here on a couple of occasions. The first time I went and checked out their food they have set up buffet style for you to stick in some styrofoam and head back to work or eat at the various tables they have set up. On this visit I noticed their nice selection of beers.
On my second visit I checked out the beers (2 coolers on 2 sides of the store). Many single bottles and 4/6 packs available as well as big bottles. The prices are comparable to most other stores although sometimes you'll find a good deal. If you don't see something or only see one of something the staff is super friendly and willing to go see if they have more of what you want.
Finally, they have a bar in the middle of the place, which stocks around 8 beers (CCB among others) and a good selection of wines.
05-16-2013 17:19:45 | More by ajtorres311
United Kingdom (England)
4.46/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This is a typical Whole Foods market, with a good (but not huge, compared to, say, Total Wine) selection at decent prices.
One way, however, in which it is NOT typical at all is that it has a bar right in the middle of the supermarket - an honest-to-God BAR with 8 craft beers (and 16 wines) in coolers, proper bar-top with coasters, stools to sit at and a knowledgeable bartender. It's U-shaped and the other side of the U is a a coffee bar, with an ice-cream counter linking the two, so pretty much all tastes of a snacky/desserty/beery nature are catered for. I had Cigar City Hotter-than-Helles and Brooklyn Blast Double IPA, so there was both local and national interest to be had.
The bartender said it was the only such bar in a Florida WFM, although he didn't know about anywhere else (nor I). Food from the store (like hot fresh pizza) was available and in all it was remarkable how much of a bar ambience was created among the tomatoes, pesto, cookies and fresh fish.
04-02-2012 16:00:55 | More by Lockbreeze925
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I stopped here on two different occasions during our Orlando vacation. This was a very convenient beer pit stop on our way in and out of town and is just off the highway.
Atmosphere: First of all, as a grocery store, this place is great... one of the better Whole Foods I've visited actually. As a beer place, it was good. The beer selection is spread out throughout the store for no reason whatsoever. Curious....
Service and Quality: There was no CC Maduro on the shelves when I went for the second time. I wanted to grab some on the way out of town to bring to a friend. I found the beer buyer and he retreated to the back and found a freshly arrived shipment of the stuff. Nice customer service!
Value: As with most Whole Foods, the prices were $1-2 higher than most other places, however, I did find some stuff that was right on par... particularly the Cocoa Beach Brewing Co. stuff.
This is a very easy, convenient stop in Orlando, particularly if you are staying near, or are visiting Universal Studios.
07-18-2011 11:47:10 | More by Chaney
3.73/5 rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped by here on my Florida vacation in my quest to knock out another store. It's a grocery store, so don't expect beer geeks everywhere first off. There's beer in three location in the store: with the produce as part of a mix a six selection, with some cheese (just a few assorted bombers), and then in the far corner by the way, there are a lot of six packs. Selection was pretty good, with a lot of Cigar City bombers and a bunch of stuff I can get back home (Victory, Great Divide, etc). Prices were really good...8.99 for a six pack of Maduro? Yes please. Knightly is a better overall store, but it's on the other end of town. Whole Foods is a decent little stop if you're in the area.
03-24-2011 19:54:32 | More by bigfnjoe
4/5 rDev -2.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Visited on Sept. 3, 2010.
This is a pretty big Whole Foods store. The beer is in the back with the singles selection near the produce and the bombers/packs near the deli. The selection was pretty good. DFH, Southampton, SN, North Coast, Fort Collins, Eel River. Weyerbacher, Bell's, Great Divide, Terrapin, Steelhead, Starr Hill and others. The singles selection is a pretty good representation of what's in packs.
In the other section, you have the same breweries plus some Rochefort, BFM, Brooklyn, Ommegang, Cigar City (Guava Grove & Big Sound), Bison, Hoppin' Frog and others. There's about 30 different bombers & 750mls. Everything is priced and seemed reasonable. Service was perfunctory.
Worth a stop for sure and it seemed to have a better selection of domestics than Knightly.
09-15-2010 00:21:00 | More by papat444
Whole Foods Market in Orlando, FL
91 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.