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City Market / Onion River Co-op

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City Market / Onion River Co-opCity Market / Onion River Co-op
BA SCORE
85
very good

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 8.72%
[ Store ]

82 S Winooski Ave
Burlington, Vermont, 05401-7407
United States
phone: (802) 863-3659

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Photo of scottum
4.35/5  rDev +18.5%

They have a nice selection of McNeill's! Also available are Magic Hat, Trout River, Rock Art, Otter Creek, and Long Trail. Growlers of Rock Art and Shed Mountain Ale. Sierra Nevada, Anchor, Smuttynose, Shipyard, Woodchuck, and more! A solid place to stock up on beer when in burlington area. Certainly on par with Pearl Street Beverage. The selection at Winooski Discount Beverage is a touch better though. I love seeing McNeill's Imperial Stout and Old Ringworm at a low low $3.25 after deposit per bomber. Worth a stop when in town!

scottum, Dec 14, 2003
Photo of UnionMade
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%

Located somewhat in downtown Burlington, this is pretty much a fancy grocery store featuring a lot of vegan, organic and crunchy food. I'd kill to have one of these places around me. It's pretty easy to find, as Burlington is not too congested or complicated a town to drive in, and the parking lot is fairly spacious. The beer selection takes up a short aisle near the deli area, with an impressive selection for just a supermarket. The selection is mostly craft beer, with lots of locally made stuff, and pretty much just a token macro beer selection. Right in front is a big selection of single bottles in larger sizes, mainly bombers and 750ml sizes. Some McNeill's, Allagash, etc. A small selection of singles lines the bottom. The six packs are displayed around the rest of the aisle. The pricing is pretty good, about average for anywhere else. The stock seems to be well rotated, and I wasn't afraid of accidentally getting anything old. The employees are friendly and a little crunchy, which is endearing to me. I was actually asked if I needed any help whilst making some McNeill's selections.
A great stop for take home beer if you find yourself driving up to Burlington for a beer adventure. I'd recommend this place, for sure. Lots of tasty food in the deli area, as well.

UnionMade, Feb 12, 2004
Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev +9%

"Crunchy" food market, just a few blocks from the pedestrian mall in downtown Burlington (just a few more blocks to American Flatbread and the Vermont Pub). Has a mini whole foods feel to it. Great place to get a healthy bag of groceries or a bite to eat for lunch. Tons of cheeses, sandwedges, veggies, and of course all the Vermont locals and ample worthy (mostly domestic) others beer wise. They have a pleasant area to sit down and enjoy your meal, with windows out onto the bicycle riding, music playing, lovin life streets of great to visit Burlington. Always have a good time when I visit, and this place is well worth making a part of your day.

Billolick, Apr 14, 2010
Photo of jamesewelch
4/5  rDev +9%

jamesewelch, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of RichJamz
4/5  rDev +9%

RichJamz, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of bahnfire
4/5  rDev +9%

bahnfire, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%

The City Market / Onion River Co-op fits right in with the hippie vibe of Burlington. It's kind of like a Whole Foods, and they have a lot of organic items. They concentrate on local items. It is a small store, and it's kind of beat up, but I'd rather shop here than at a larger grocery chain. At the very least they have a great selection of cheese that you won't find in the bigger places. They're currently open from 7 - 11 daily. But on to the beer. Roughly 32 feet of space is alloted to beer, with a few free-standing displays as well. The selection is based in local beers, and as such changes. They didn't have any beer from The 3 Needs, for example, on my last visit. And the growlers from other breweries varies as well, obviously due in part to the season. There's a pretty wide selection of 22 ouncers as well, but most of it's six-packs (as would be expected). Every Vermont brewery is represented, and a few from the surrounding states as well. It's certainly worth visiting.

NeroFiddled, Jul 08, 2006
Photo of jeed
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

jeed, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of chippo33
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

chippo33, Jun 01, 2014
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City Market / Onion River Co-op in Burlington, VT
85 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.