Whole Foods Market


13998 Cedar Rd.
University Heights, Ohio, 44118
United States

(216) 371-5320 | map

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Photo of JakeFrancis5150
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Whole Foods at Cedar Center is my go-to beer store for several reasons. First, its only a block from my house, so proximity primarily contributes to this. Second, their selection, while not enormous, it is adequate and always has something that I'm willing to try. They have recently expanded their beer selection to include more local breweries from Northeast Ohio, including Hoppin' Frog, Rust Belt, Buckeye, Thirsty Dog, and of course, Great Lakes. They have 2 coolers, one for locals, the other for everything else.

Whole Foods probably sports over 100 different 4/6 packs at any one time, as well as a small selection of Bombers, Belgians, and a few broken sixes. The broken six selection could be greatly improved, and seems to have the same beers far too often that do not turn over (I'm looking at you Hitachino Nest...). Bomber singles are almost always decent, but focuses on higher end brews. Prices are comparable to most beer stores. They also occasionally stock random glassware (Duvel Tulips, random pint glasses), but not usually anything to get excited about. If BMC beer is your bag, you can pretty much forget about it here, but they often have PBR, Schlitz, and even Black Label.

Whole Foods has also recently added a Growler selection, which seems to change weekly or at least bi-weekly. While the selection is always good, the prices seem a bit steep considering that you often pay at least double the price for only 4 pints of something that they also sell on their shelf in bottles.

If anything, Whole Foods is a decent store to pick up decent brew at fair prices. The food selection at Whole Foods is good too, but some items are quite pricey, especially anything from the butcher.

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Photo of BB1313
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

This is a great grocery store. They have a fair share of craft brews, maybe not as much as your favorite beer store, but more than enough to satisfy. They do a good job of rotating new beers, everytime I go there I see something new. They have a real nice bomber selection. There is also a small corner w/ singles. Across the way by the wine, there's a shelf of nice import singles. They have well peiced glassware as well. There is always a nice employee in the area more than ready to help. They also usually have a nice sale or two going on.

I always leave very satisfied, whoever runs this department definitely appreciates craft beer.

Edit: As of 2011, they now do growler fills!

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Photo of ClevoPiwo
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

this particular whole foods, on the corner of cedar and warrensville center road, rivals some of the smaller specialty beer shops in the area.

the selection is pretty good, it isn't as large as warehouse beverage, but chances are you can find what you are looking for. they have a large selection of 6s and 12s in the cooler along with a section of bombers and single 12oz bottles. they carry everything from stone, dogfish head, great divide, bells, founders, harpoon, victory, weyerbacher, rogue, and local breweries like hoppin frog, great lakes (of course), thirsty dog and buckeye as well. across the floor, past the wine, there is another rack with some belgian imports like gulden draak, piraat, and some rarities. they also have a decent selection of lambics, if that's your thing.

in addition to good selection, the service is fantastic. there are a few helpers that work there, and most of them have a vast knowledge of beer and wines. they are willing to split up 6-packs for you to try and offer good recommendations, rarely steering me wrong (save a few differences in preference of taste). they also know a thing or two about home brewing, although they do not carry the supplies.

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Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%

It may seem surprising to rank a Whole Foods better than average, this is justified by on a Sunday Creighton the buyer being right there, breaking up six-packs on request and running the largest selection of a Whole Foods I have yet see. Good representation of Great Lakes, and also Full Sail, Bells, and some other Michigans. A wine box with dividers available at the cash, with a helper. They are trying. Very clean and fairly well oranized, with selection taking over a stand now of the wine section. The regular stores I would go to were not open as this place was and selling in the area on a Sunday

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