Whole Foods Market - Tenleytown

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Whole Foods Market - TenleytownWhole Foods Market - Tenleytown
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Whole Foods Market - TenleytownWhole Foods Market - Tenleytown

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4530 40th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20016-1811
United States

(202) 237-5800 | map

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Added by Daniellobo on 08-20-2009

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Iamjeff6
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of DavidHume
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of jsprain1
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

A- I mean, it's a grocery store. What do you expect the vibe to be? At least it's clean and all. But it's not like I felt like I was in a top notch bottle store or anything.
Q- Several nice beers, but then it may just be availability of beers I can't get at home.
Ser- Didn't really get much service for beer. No one approached me or anything. Service with food was decent and useful.
Sel- While there are several nice beers, there aren't very many beers in general. A couple Goose Islands, a couple Goose Islands, ST. Bernardus. But nothing more than flagships or a couple seasonals.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

While the selection may not be as big as I would have hoped (P Street DC and Vienna locations boasts a better selection of brews). This place has the worst selection of all the Whole Foods in the metro area. Perhaps because it is near American University? I doubt most people are coming here solely for the beer, and were I not trying to hit every beer store in Arlington, in an attempt (which is proving unsuccessful) to bring back a bunch of locals, I wouldn't have stopped here. Good grocery store for the food though, like all other Whole Foods.

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Photo of ferrari29
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

This Whole Foods definitely has a smaller selection of beers than other Whole Foods I have been to. Coming from Chicago, I saw Stone on the shelves and had to pick it up. Dogfish Head a-plenty, Harpoon, and Victory are some of top-notch beers available, but after that I didn't really see anything that caught my eye. The beers are located in a fridge in the back of the store at the end of an aisle.

Service was courteous but lacking a bit of knowledge. I don't think this was the person's main focus. The place was clean and a pleasure to walk through, especially with all the free food they have on-site. Personal favorite is cheese, so I pigged out a bit on the formaggio. The price was a little steep for some of the beers on the menu. I would look elsewhere first before making this my primary option since there are many liquor stores in the area. This spot would be a good place to pick up something if you're in a hurry or need something while getting groceries.

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Photo of Daniellobo
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%

This is one of at least three Whole Foods with a worthy beer selection in town. While they share some commonalities, as with the others there is different beer management, different public (or so they argue) and thus a different selection. Again never assume that you will find the same in all Whole Foods. Actually a broader selection in town is good thing specially when it comes down to the type of craft beers they try to host.

Here the selection is not as large as what one finds on P street and is largely based around a cold section, where US craft brews predominate with some expected names, others not so common, and a good range of most common styles. There are also cases and piled up offers nearby, typically with more mainstream or seasonal offerings. Small tall shelve (now to the left of the cold ones) with a nice selection of bombers, and other large bottles and some intriguing 4 packs. Here you may still find a 4 pack of Thomas Hardy´s 08 before it is too late for instance...

Staff is similar to the Whole Foods average, helpful while around but often absent or not very knowledgeable. However here I have seen more often around who seems to be the beer and wine manager. He might be a bit overwhelmed... But tries to keep up with what he sees people are picking, and will try to share some complicity, although I have not had a chance yet to have a small chit-chat to get another feel.

It´s a good stocking stop... Although with Rodman´s a quick walk away it´s a no brainer. Still pricing and selection are far better than most and often its convenient.

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Whole Foods Market - Tenleytown in Washington, DC
Place rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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