Whole Foods Market

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1333 Newell Ave
Walnut Creek, California, 94596-5315
United States

(925) 274-9700 | map

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Added by jeffjeff1 on 06-25-2009

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Photo of Hophazzard
4.59/5  rDev +18.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Good local place with a surprisingly good selection. Navigating the parking lot can be a challenge at times, especially during rush hour.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

Stopped in here on our way back from the FW Invitational 2013. Was looking for some Pliny. Struck out.

Atmosphere wise, its a Whole Foods, so you know what you're getting into. The beer section kind of pissed me off. It really bottlenecks on the corner, its only wide enough for one person to stand. So I'm trying to look at the selection, and like, literally, every 20 seconds some employee comes through with a handtruck saying "excuse me" going to wherever in the store. They don't go around, they go right through your path. So basically it took twice as long to look at their beers because they essentially place the bottles on a highway of transportation within Whole Foods. Make 'em go another direction.

Quality is good, they carry lots of locals and Russian River sours. While people are eager to ask if you need help, they are kinda negative when you ask if they have Pliny. Which sucks, because so many places keep it in the back, and then they make you feel dumb when you ask "it would be out here if we had it." Thanks dicks.

I did score Supplication and Consecration, so its not all bad, far from it. Worth a stop I guess.

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Photo of Mess
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Visting from the East Coast on business. Glad I called ahead to another well known discount beverage establishment and learned they didn't carry RR, so I went straight to WF based on reviews here. Pleasantly surprised with the selection of Russian River and Deschutes - grabbed The Abyss, Jubel and Black Butte; and Blind Pig (bottled 8.23.11), Consecration, Supplication, Temptation, Damnation and Redemption. They had a number of other local brews unknown to me. Now to figure out how to fit these all in my one suitcase to bring home....

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in here for the first time a few days ago.

As far as Whole Foods Markets go, this one has the best beer selection I've ever seen! Here's a sample of what I saw: 2011 Utopias, Temptation, Consecration, Supplication, Sanctification, Salvation, (2-day-old) Pliny the Elder, 2010 The Abyss, Jubel 2010, Pursuit of Hoppiness, Parabola, Firestone 14, 2009 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Stock Ale 2009. All of these gems were reasonably priced ($185 for the Utopias, for those wondering) and kept chilled (in a reach-in cooler) and out of sunlight. While the imported selection was limited, the domestic craft offerings were fantastic!

The cashier and barista were both very nice, the store was bright and clean, and the atmosphere was cheery - pretty typical of any Whole Foods. If you're in search of super fresh Pliny, RR sours, Firestone specialties, etc., this is your stop. Monument in Concord likely has a better overall selection, but this Whole Foods is a very worthy stop.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%

I went here with my parents on Mother's Day because my mom wanted to check it out. The whole time I was making fun of everything like the organic jelly beans which defeats the purpose of candy and the soy and tofu stuff. The only good part of the place is when you get to the beer selection. They had a good selection of beers of which I got 1 or 2. I would go back for the beer but never groceries. Big fan of meat and unhealthy stuff, always will be. Just go there for the beer! I was definitely entertained. Got weird faces while I was making fun of the jelly beans. Just beer is good there lol

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Whole Foods Market in Walnut Creek, CA
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