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City Market / Onion River Co-op

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
85
very good

18 Reviews
City Market / Onion River Co-opCity Market / Onion River Co-op
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

82 S Winooski Ave
Burlington, Vermont, 05401-7407
United States

(802) 863-3659 | map
www.citymarket.coop

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
85
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
39
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
6.56%
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 39
Reviews by Digimaika2:
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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

As other BA's have pointed out, how best to describe this place is of a scaled-down version of Whole Foods (but with better advertised sales from what I've noticed). Conveniently located in the downtown core with ample parking available.

A lot of Vermont and NE staples are available in 6 and 12-packs in a long open cooler, with seasonal and mixed 12-packs a plenty (grabbed a Wolaver's mixed 12-pack last visit). On the endcap of this cooler is an area devoted to singles, with some pretty decent regional offerings (and acouple Belgian options) but nothing too rare or outstanding. I've picked up some Stone, Ommegang, Dogfish Head, and once found a reduced 4-pack of Old Rasputin.

Probably not necessarily worth a visit for the beer alone (better places in the area), but if you're into amazingly good and fresh sandwiches made-to-order in front of you or want a variety of lunch options, then I'd stop here.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of zotzot
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Really a good grocery
Really good beer selection

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Photo of bobv
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TBonez477
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

There are definitely better options for beer selection in Burlington, but they do have a nice variety of VT beers. The rest of the store is what makes the place stand apart.

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Miccal
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Photo of Tmyhre802
4.41/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ajlvt
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
2.76/5  rDev -24.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.25 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4

This place gets Heady Topper and Sip of Sunshine regularly. Difficult to find a parking spot and the aisles are narrow and hard to navigate.

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Photo of Duffman79
4.34/5  rDev +18.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of baybum
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of bluehende
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of richobrien
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jeed
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of groleau
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of RichJamz
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of vtbeerandbud
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of gatheredwaters
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of chippo33
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ChipMurray
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of jamesewelch
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of bahnfire
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3

The grocery store itself is really cool, but the beer department leaves a lot to be desired. The selection was fairly limited and the selection of interesting or harder to find beers was almost non-existent. You can literally see every beer they have in 2 minutes with only a single wall of bombers and a few shelves of 4/6/12 packs. Was very disappointed overall in the beer department here.

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Photo of MattyV
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Pretty solid location right downtown. The store itself, as others have accurately described, is a mini-"Whole Foods" co-op with a decent vibe. The beer section seemed mostly devoted to 6 and 12-packs of some of the larger somewhat craft options. There was also a smaller end cap featuring various singles, including a few imports and larger US craft breweries. The prices for beer were pretty much on par to a few other spots I checked out in Burlington. The best aspect of City Market for myself and the wife was the excellent fresh food available for take out.

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City Market / Onion River Co-op in Burlington, VT
85 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.
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