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Whole Foods Market - Lamar

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19 Reviews
Reviews: 19
Visits: 46
Avg: 4.09
pDev: n/a
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525 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas, 78703-5411
United States
phone: (512) 476-1206

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Reviews: 19 | Visits: 46
Reviews by spoots:
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Visiting the Whole Foods "mother ship" is a must-do in Austin. The store is incredible--the energy level is like Adderall mixed with espresso. I came here a couple of times during a recent trip, and spoke to Rebecca the beermonger. She epitomizes the Whole Foods attitude--which is to say no question is too dumb, and she literally did everything she could to make me feel welcome and help me find some memorable beers. I was looking at Indian Wells' Lobotomy Bock and she asked if I had tried it. I said no, and not only did she offer her personal tasting notes, she actually grabbed a sixer from the cold "cave", opened a bottle, and offered me a taste. I can't recall that happening to me in a beer store in a looong time.

The selection here is as good as any place I've seen in Austin--with the exception perhaps of Spec's, which is truly awesome. This Whole Foods location obviously has tremendous turnover. Everything looked fresh. Prices were decent and, as I said, the service was exceptional--which is worth a premium.

[One other item of note is that you can drink your purchase as you shop. This created some issues yesterday as throngs of drunks queued up for a wine bottle signing by a member of Tool. I found it pretty funny, but a few staffers were exasperated by the drunken crowd wandering the aisles creating their own "sampling stations" by just opening whatever appealed to them on the shelves. Talk about keeping Austin weird!]

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4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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3.29/5  rDev -19.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Really great Whole Foods. This is one of the nicest ones I have ever been inside of and the refrigerated beer cave is really cool. They had a big selection, but nothing special.

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Photo of ericaus
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Very good health/natural store with an impressive selection of beers. Very nice collection of imports, as well as domestic craft.

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4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.01/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

A lot to like here.

A good tap selection that allows one to drink a good beer while shopping. The prices are pretty reasonable. Add to this that you can buy some food and head up to the roof and chill with a beer. Add to that that there's a play structure up top as well, so you can drink away and relax while your children have a blast on the play structure.

The package selection is pretty damn solid but you won't find any rarities here, at least I didn't. Still, if you just want a sixer of something good, it'll be here.

Great Whole Foods that I wish could be duplicated here in New Mexico.

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Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

whole foods - great quality product all over the store. hey have a little bar with a couple of tap handles where you can chill out and not to mention we were able to score sucuba thre when it came out

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Whole Foods Market - Lamar in Austin, TX
91 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.