Mustard Seed Market & Cafe

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Mustard Seed Market & CafeMustard Seed Market & Cafe

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3885 W Market St
Akron, Ohio, 44333-2449
United States

(330) 666-7333 | map

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Reviews by aracauna:
Photo of aracauna
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%

The store is a bit hoity-toity and the beer selection isn't as large as the Acme store right down the street, but they do allow you to buy singles out of the six packs. The woman stocking the beer cooler when the group I was with showed up, seemed to be pretty knowledgeable about beer and her suggestions were better than I would expect from even an organic market. The selection was a little different from Acme in that they had some stuff Acme didn't and vice versa, so stopping at both would be advisable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Gregf51
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Nuggetz
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ThaJokerWild
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of redbeav
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of frenchblood21
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Atmosphere- Great place to hangout. Always have samples to eat and drink. Live music a couple nights a week.

Quality- Great selection of everything you could think of. They usually have an organic option for whatever it is you may need. Store is clean, inviting and great.

Service- Almost always asked if I need assistance. The cashiers are sometimes pretty bitchy.

Selection- One of the best selections in the area. All the regulars, but some things you can only get there. Always have the seasonal DFH 750s and Goose Island bombers.

Value- You won't find anything cheap, but they also don't try to kill you.

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Photo of superspak
4.14/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Would have never set foot in here if it weren't for the reviews on this site. Have been in here quite a few times, and the second and third time I walked out with about 30 bucks worth each time. Not the biggest selection ever, but the quality of the selection is great. I have found quite a few rarities such as Jolly Pumpkin which I rarely see anywhere else.

Also in the room temperature aisle of beer, they have almost all of the North Coast beers in 4 and six packs, I have not seen the old stock ale anywhere else that I would have noticed. They also have a few interesting imports, such as Japanese beer I saw, which I may have to give a shot some time, a bit expensive for a 12 ounce but I will try em out.

They were well stocked up on Christmas seasonals the last time i stopped in. I got Thirsty Dog Christmas, Anchor Christmas, Breckenridge Christmas, DFH Chicory Stout, Bells Double cream stout, and Stone/Brewdog Bashah(only place I have seen this).

They also had a select few Brewdog I have never seen, and a decent selection of bombers that are a bit hard to come by. Can't really remember to full lengths what they had, because I was in and out of there after I found what I wanted and havent had yet haha. But it is definitely worth a visit, quite a few rare gems in there. And the service is good as well, there was a guy in the beer section stocking and asked if I was anything I was looking for in particular.

They also mix 6 packs which is nice, and they split the price of the bottles off a six pack exactly. There is a chart above the fridge that shows the price of a 6 and/or 4 pack and the price the single would cost. Really awesome they don't jack up the singles price at all.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%

Although the selection isn't the widest in the area, MSM has the most reasonable prices in the area. As most of the other stores who will break up six packs they up charge singles a little but MSM up charges probably half of what the other guys do. And most of their beer hasn't been sitting for too long where as with a lot of the other grocery stores you can't help but wipe the dust off. Buying singles gives me the opportunity to try some pricey beers at a fraction of the cost and in the enjoyment of my own home. MSM is my clear first choice in the Akron area.

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Photo of donteatpoop
3.9/5  rDev -3%

I wish someone would have mentioned that this is basically a hippy grocer. I smelled fresh herbs and spices when I walked into the place, very pleasant scent. The tea isle has an amazingly wide selection.

I wandered around for a while until I found the beer. There wasn't a whole lot to choose from. I was disappointed that there were so few options available. Dont' get me wrong, the actual beers that were available were excellent, but the quantity wasn't there.

I didn't really need help, so it's hard to rate the service... The guy who bagged my groceries seemed impressed with my selections. I grabbed an Arrogant Bastard and something from Avery that I don't recall... But he was all like "Have fun, man." I think he wanted to give me a high five or something, but there was another customer so he couldn't take the time.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%

I used to live in the Akron area, but only visited this store a few times. Last week I stopped in again while in town for a concert. This is basically an upscale grocery store, more similar to Trader Joes than Whole Foods. The beer selection was OK, but not really as wide as I'd hoped. I saw most of the Unibroue beers available to the USA, a few Belgian ales, and lots of US microbrews. There really wasn't anything too special (hard to find) on the shelves, but you could definitely find something good. The prices were about average for the area, maybe just a few dimes more expensive per 6-pack. If you're in the area I would skip this place and go to Acme, they have a much wider selection and pretty low grocery store pricing.

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Photo of klewis
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%

The beer here is split into two sections, a small refrigerated space with mostly American beers, and a section near the wine that features mostly foreign beers. The selection isn't large, but the quality of their offering is very good. This place always seems to have shipments of new beers, and had the 2006 Stone Old Guardian and ROgue's seasonal offering on this visit, and on my last, there were several winter brews available. An employee was in the beer aisle while I was perusing and offered a six-pack carton as my arms were full of beers. Definitely worth a visit.

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Photo of cupbeerman
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%

Mustard Seed is an organic market, with an ok selection of beer. The selection is not nearly as big as Acme but Mustard Seed has about 125 beers (this includes no macros). This selection includes Thirsty Dog, Great Lakes, and many imports. They also have many organic beers such as Sammy Smith Organic. They were priced either by the six pack or single bottle. The prices were on par with other stores in the area. None of the beers that I looked at were passed the drink by date.

The service was ok, the cashier was friendly, but there were no employees working in the alcohol section.

Overall, this is a place that is worth checking out when in Akron.

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Photo of beergeek279
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%

Quality/Selection: Mustard Seed Market was the first organic grocery store I've been to, so I can't really compare it to anything else. The selection certainly wasn't as large as the other 2 stores we'd previously been to (Acme and World Market), and seemed to lean towards organic beers, as you'd probably expect. Pinkus, Wolaver, and Sammy Smith Organic were just a few of the organics available. They did have a nice selection of other beers, though, with local favorites Great Lakes and Thirsty Dog, along with enough micros/good imports (and no macros!) to fill up the spare 2 coolers they had.

Service: From what I saw of the service, it seemed fairly solid and committed to good beer. I didn't go through the checkout as I had lost my ID in Acme's parking lot (in a sheer miracle, it was still laying in the parking lot where we had parked), but my brother said that they were all right.

Well, certainly didn't have the selection that some of the other stores in the area did, but since Mustard Seed Market is in the same plaza as Acme, and across the street from World Market, it might be worth stopping to see if you could compliment your shopping a bit. If I took another trip to Akron, I'd finish my shopping up here.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%

This is a nice find in the Fairlawn area of Akron. In general the road on which it is located is a good area for beer lovers. You also have a World Market, Acme, Thirsty Dog and Winking Lizard right nearby! Mustard Seed is located in the West Market Plaza not too far from I-77. This plaza is very busy but there is ample parking.

The beer selection is small but ecclectic. It is located in a cooler in the front left of the store. There are no macros to be seen, and they have a diverse selction from the likes of Wolaver's, Moylan's, GLBC, Bluegrass, Thirsty Dog, etc. A nice aspect is that they ask you to please take singles from a tub in front of the cooler, but if you don't see what you are looking for in there you are allowed to break up sixers. They even have a little chart showing you how much singles will be based on the six-pack price. Nice!

The beer knowledge is about what you would expect from an organic grocery store, but all of the employees I ran across during my visit were very pleasant.

All in all I would recommend this spot based on the fact that they are bound to have something worthwhile in your search.

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Photo of smitty1080
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

First off, this is an organic grocery store with a beer purchaser who has some taste. It's located in the West Market Plaza, back and to the right. Once inside head directly to the left wall to find the selection. Imports are in the middle of one isle unrefidgerated. Micros are against the left wall refrigerated. They don't have a huge selection, but they have some hard to find beers. This is the only place in my part of Northeast Ohio that I have seen Westvleteren Abt 12 ($9.99 a pop), had to grab at least one. They also had Trappistes Rochefort 10 & 8. I still don't know my labels well, but they had wide variety of Belgium brews.

In their refrigerated section they have a small but smart selection of bombers and sixers from various notable micros, Brooklyn, Bell's, Stone, Rogue, and of course Great Lakes. You can make your own six-packs from the signs I saw; I was more interested in the big bottles. Just a note, they had Three FloydÂ’s Dreadnaught IPA a buck cheaper, at $6.99, than anywhere else I've seen in Ohio.

As for service, No one really asked me if I needed help while I was in my own little world. So I don't know how much knowledge they have here, but with their selection I'm sure someone in the store could have helped.

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Mustard Seed Market & Cafe in Akron, OH
Place rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 16 ratings
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