Earth Fare - Ballantyne

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12235 N Community House Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28277-1503
United States

(704) 926-1201 | map

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Added by SaCkErZ9 on 03-07-2006

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Photo of dvmin98
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

There is a small refrigerated section between the wine and the cheese where they have anything from Greenman growlers to Founders 6 packs. Decent quality, but the selection is limited.

The service is great and they do have some really good cheeses and artisan items. Its a health food store mainly.

The food is a bit pricey, but the beer isn't too overpriced.

Good place if you need your vitamins, cheese, raw cashews and beer. Otherwise, there is a lot of better places out there.

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Photo of Mycltbeer
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of SouthernBeerGuy
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%

Red Oak brewery recently became available in bottles at this Earthfare ! You can get singles for a few bucks a piece or a twelve pack for about eighteen dollars.

If you are not familiar with Red Oak, they are a brewery in Greensboro applying the German Purity Law to all their brews. Until recently, they were not available in this area. If you've ever driven up 85 N past Greensboro, you can see this brewery from the highway.

Besides the Red Oak, they do have a good (small) selection of craft beers and other imports not found at your average grocery store.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%

This is a nice store, very indicative and typical of most health food chain stores. You really go there for the food and other organic products, but they still do have a more then decent selection here, well compared to a normal grocery store anyway. Some common Belgians, Chimay, Duval, St. Bernie, and most of the locals from Highland, Duck Rabbit, some cottonwood, Terrapin. There was also Great Divide and Rogue, pretty typical selection and nothing really out of the ordinary. Again the food is really the selling pint and I would not go here strictly for the brew as you can do much better in terms of selection, however it is still not bad by any means and can you can sometimes find some pretty good deals. One of the better selection of organics that I have seen is probably worth mentioning, though overall, pretty standard fare.

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Photo of gabe
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Nice store in the constantly developing area of Ballantyne in south Charlotte. Mainly this is a health/natural food store with an OK beer selection. Nothing to write home about really. Anything found here could also be found at most other stores in the Charlotte area. The Harris Teeter down the road has a better selection. That being said, Earth Fare does stock a decent cross section of brews. Notables include: DFH, St. Bernardus, Chimay and I've been informed that they will be getting some new beers in shortly. They also carry a small selection of organic beers. The thing I like best about this store is that you can purchase both the Chimay beers and cheeses in the same stop... a must have pairing for any beer afficianado. In fact, the cheese selection is pretty nice. I would go to Earth Fare mainly for the other gourmet ingredients and for the beer as a secondary. As for service, its not always there but the lady working at the cheese station knows some about beer too. If I didn't live across the street I probably wouldn't go that often.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
4/5  rDev +10.5%

This is located just inside the NC SC border just off of Hwy 521. Seems like a new shopping area. The store was very tidy and neat and well lit. I like visiting Earth Fare's because they are always well maintained and clean.

All of the beer was fresh. I was a little dissapointed with the selection though. They had about 40 different beers but nothing out of the ordinary. One could purchase the beers at just about any other store in the area. A great selection for a grocer, I must admit. Beer, tomatos, lettuce, tofu; one stop shopping.

All of the cashiers were friendly and seemed to enjoy their jobs. A nice experience. never had a bad one at Earth Fare. Check it out.

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Earth Fare - Ballantyne in Charlotte, NC
Place rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 6 ratings