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Whole Foods Market

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
89
very good

12 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

711 University Ave
San Diego, California, 92103-3202
United States

(619) 294-2800 | map
www.wholefoodsmarket.com

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Added by xlperro

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
89
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
21
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
6.09%
 
 
Taps:
32
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 21
Photo of mobud
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%

I know that is a super market, but they really had a most amazing beer section. We stopped in there to get food(we visit a Whole Foods back home) to take to Balboa Park and over by the takeout area, I spied some of the beers that I only get to read about on this site. I saw Lost Abbeys, Alesmith (got a Yulesmith -Summer), all the Stone stuff, Coronado, Ballast Point,....I could go on. The prices for beer seemed fair for a higher price chain located in a pricey city. The people that were working the section were really nice and I had a great talk with a local about Alesmith. If I lived in this neighborhood, I would need a second job to keep up with the beer (and the food!).

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Photo of rayzorwit
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Whole Foods is a grocery store. Therefore, this isn't a beer oriented place. There is a decent selection of beer here, though it is small. There is a BevMo just down the hill which is less than 10 mins. away. So it is kind of hard to justify a beer trip here, unless you're within walking distance to Whole Foods.

The good news is, that if you do eat healthy then this would be a convenient spot to pick up some beer along the way. The wine selection is decent, too. I gave it a 4.0 for selection, because as far as grocerie and health food stores are concerned, their selection is top notch. Plus, every once in awhile I'll see something in their that catches my eye, whether it's a beer on sale at a great price, or something extra special. I've seen Russian Imperial Stouts, special yeast brews, and the last score was a jug of Rogue Buchwheat Ale.

update:
I should add that this is a great one stop place to pick up items to plunge your palate into. It's got a wonderful deli, the best selection of cheese and sausage, freshly blended fruit beverages, a good wine selection, and a good selection of beer. If you're wanting to have a gourmand's evening at home or in a hotel room, this is definitely a must go place.

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Whole Foods Market in San Diego, CA
89 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.
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