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Whole Foods Market

Not Rated.
Whole Foods MarketWhole Foods Market
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

17 Ratings
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.81%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

7511 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, Virginia, 22043-2105
United States
phone: (703) 448-1600

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Reviews by ElGordo:
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ElGordo

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

Sizeable beer selection in the back corner of the store. Numerous domestic micro six-packs in a cooler, along with some import sixers and a few larger single bottles. Singles rack for micros is a nice touch (bottles are $1.49 each). About a fifty foot section of the back wall is stacked with sixers and many hard-to-find singles, like Russian River and Bear Republic, as well as Belgians and east coast breweries. Compared to my hometown Whole Foods (which, to be fair, has much less floor space), this is amazing. I'm quite impressed.

11-04-2005 02:39:00 | More by ElGordo
More User Reviews:
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Iamjeff6

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-02-2014 19:49:05 | More by Iamjeff6
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-20-2014 03:59:15 | More by markgugs
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-22-2014 01:03:56 | More by duceswild
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-05-2014 23:16:57 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$

I stopped in here for a quick visit since I was nearby and figured I might as well. Selection seems a bit limited and the beers in the cooler are not exactly near the room temperature stuff. So keep that in mind if you go. I picked up a few single cans of DC Brau and Lost Rhino for $1.99 each, which was fine by me.

The bottom line is though, with Dominion just down the road, basically, with a superior selection, there isn't much use spending much time here, unless you can find a few singles here that you haven't elsewhere.

12-26-2013 14:10:24 | More by RblWthACoz
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

2.85/5  rDev -28.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$

Atmosphere - It's a grocery store. It's full of customers, most of whom aren't interested in conversing about beer.

Quality - Nothing special here. The usual brews you can obtain pretty easily anywhere. Very nice displays. Clean Store

Service - Exactly what you'd expect at a Whole Foods. There aren't exactly people walking around looking to help you.

Selection - Not worth coming to unless you're collecting special release beer

Food - It's a whole foods. Best place to buy food as far as I'm concerned.

Prices - Significantly better than my homeland, Montgomery County

08-31-2013 05:41:47 | More by DCgolfpro
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$

This location of Whole Foods is right along a main business district in Falls Church. Also look out for the Starbucks logo, being in the same plaza, so you do not pass it...busy road.

Anyhow, as you might imagine, this is mainly a grocery store, but they do have a beer section, albeit a fairly small one compared to some other Whole Foods locations. For me, coming from a few states away, it was easy to find a few interesting things such as DC Brau year-round, something from Williamsburgh Alewerks and Bells. They also had several offerings that is commonly found in New England such as Dogfish Head, Rodenbach, etc. For those passing through or visiting from out of sate, it is certainly worth checking out.

08-15-2013 01:54:21 | More by mltobin
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

As has been said before, this place does not have too much space reserved for beers, but they do a fantastic job of maximizing that limited space. All of the selections are quality, and it's nice to see them supporting the local breweries so well (in fact, the Beer Guy told me that he had not sampled a certain brew, and had even heard it was only average, but he was excited to carry it because he likes to see the locals get some retailer love). Indeed, what has kept me coming back here is the service. The Beer Guy (I feel bad that I can't remember his name..though I want to say it's Jeff...) is always ready to offer a recommendation, a review, or even just talk about enjoying beer. I love him all the more because he helped secure me the only bottle of 2009 Utopias the store was to receive. Considering the seemingly outrageous prices for the rest of the store's wares, the beers are priced quite moderately, some cheaper than elsewhere and others more expensive. Still, the quality of selection and service will keep me coming back time and again.

02-02-2010 17:33:10 | More by TMoney2591
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Nickls

District of Columbia

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$

(From notes)

Quality brews, that's what's important right? Great smattering of regional and local brews which is almost always important to out-of-towner BAs such as myself. Great selection of other US micros as well, and had the chance to pick up quite a few that I can't get in my normal area of residence.

I was offered help, but politely declined due to time constraints, so I'm probably not qualified to comment. It was nice that they offered, though.

Great selection of both cooler ready, as well as warm brews. The other reviews are right in that this place does not waste space...quality shelfing. My only complaint is that the singles selection was lacking. There were a few, but I wished more of the six packs were broken down....minor complaint though.

Definitely would recommend to those visiting the area...won't be disappointed.

05-12-2009 02:32:54 | More by Nickls
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Whole Foods Market in Falls Church, VA
90 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.