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Whole Foods Market

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Whole Foods MarketWhole Foods Market
BA SCORE
86
very good

39 Ratings
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 18.13%
Taps: 6
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

500 W Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, 19462-1353
United States
phone: (610) 832-0010

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @wfm_plymouthmtg

Notes:
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(Place added by: gpioski on 01-20-2010)
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Reviews by slander:
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3.83/5  rDev +2.1%

Freaky, the goings on here; one stop shopping. But this seems to be the norm now for grocery stores and even pharmacies. Who woulda thunk? I mean, my Whole Foods has no alcohol sales (store of suck) and the nearest other store (Paramus) sells beer, but this is ridiculous...

Little beer & wine room up front. To the rear, a wall of windows overlooking the cashiers. Bar counter space below with 3 juts seating 2 dozen on stools all communally, but the bitch with the baby stroller did not seem in on things. And 4 leather cushy chairs in the center of the room with stump tablings in between. On the opposite wall, 2 towers of 3 each on the counter below shelved growlers and glassware; pintlike and baby samplers. 5 beers up now (Urban Chestnut Zwickel, Troegs Sunshine Pilsner, Dock Street Summer Session, Great Lakes Erie Monster, Manayunk Knuckle Buster). A pint of the Dock Street Summer Session costs $2.99, a steal; and then the Urban Chestnut Zwickel. Beer is clean and fresh but with them ripping through kegs like they are via growler sales, it would be hard for it not to be. 3 wine fridges further along the counter with 8 taps each, themed Southern Hemisphere, Old World & North American (wines). And then bottled wines shelved up front behind the cashier.

And then a slight and tight beer room on the end where they’ve got the goods; Sly Fox/De Proef Collaboration Broederlijke Liefde (I will pinch 3 of them), De Ranke XX & Guldenberg, Hanssens Oude Gueuze and Snozberry Kriek, Haandbryggeriet Norweigen Wood, Russian River Redemption & Damnation, (lovely) Orval, De Dolle Oerbier, Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga, Petrus Oak Aged Pale Ale, and oh hello, Bells Oberon mini kegs. Yeah, Andrew deals the beer here. I saw him wield his knowledge of Saisons at some guy asking (who should have taken the Dupont Foret & Stillwater Cellar Door).

“Shit!” I says, catching the time just shy of 7, “I’d better get upstairs, that taco truck train leaves sooon”. Yes, someone parked a taco truck on the roof, probably in lieu of available parking below. It’s a festive colored truck. You order here, you pick up over there. One taco for $2.50, three for $6.00, but happy hour lends three for $5, which has been deemed the best deal on the roof. The Blue Route taco menu holds 5 options, of which I sampled 3; Barbacoa Beef (Queso Fresca), Pork Carnitas (Tomatillo Salsa), Spiced Chicken (Pico de Gallo). They were all real good. I would rate the Barbacoa Beef one as the best of the lot, although the chicken one had some good heat; probably from whatever makes it spicy. Oh, peppers! She had the Grilled Vegetables taco with black beans and Jicama. The sole vegetarian offering, tacowise (There was also a fish taco that neither of us entertained). Added a basket of corn tortilla chips with baby cups of salsa, and the guac she doesn’t like as it’s all Cumin’d up. Chris, of the taco making clan did perform some Jedi taco mastery, true (it’s important to know the man who makes your tacos).

Did I mention they also sell beer off that truck? 6 cans (Onion Brewing Jack Stout, Sly Fox 113 IPA, Avery White Rascal, Sprecher Special Amber, Cisco Whales tale Pale Ale, Dave’s Brewfarm Select Golden Lager). The can offerings change with seasonally & availability, as last time I had the Caladera IPA & she had the Lancaster Rumspringa.

Rooftop dining, as it is. Some 2 dozen polished stainless steel square hightops and lowboys; some umbrella’d up, others not, and a few banquet wood jobs. Shingle front pepper planters running a stretch up front offering views of the parking lot, and baby trees to the rear to keep you from remembering you’re looking at the back of the roof. They’ve got the quoits set up on the far side, and compost/recycling/landfill disposal options for getting your stuff where it needs to go (do the right thing).And 8 tables in the inside room, for when it starts to rain, like it did post heavy breeziness cooling off, short lived as it was. Yeah, they are playing pretty good tunes.

Much better Whole Foods than my locals. Piss off case law!

slander, Jan 25, 2012
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