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Whole Foods Market
$$ - reasonable
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3670 W Dublin Granville Rd
phone: (614) 760-5556
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-28-2005)
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quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Whole foods is such an awesome grocery store. While I do not consider myself to be part of the "organic" crowd, I still love to go to this place. They do have a bit of everything.
On the food side, this place is probably heaven for the vegan-organic food crowd. Who ever knew they had something like almond butter. Interesting. They have a great selection of just about everything, especially desserts and the other sweet stuff. The only downside is that I find their food to be on the expensive side.
As far as beer goes, the selection is definitely above average. They have a few offerings from Three Floyds, DFH, Stone, Sierra Nevada, and many others. I buy quite a bit of beer here. The beer guy there is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. His name escapes me, but definitely ask him any questions if he's available. The beer prices are very reasonable, which balances the store for me as a whole.
Overall, definitely worth a visit.
03-02-2007 02:19:44 |
More by prototypic
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I would have never thought that my favorite beer store would be a grocery store. If I'm in the mood for a session beer, I can find a good one here no problem. If I need something new and interesting, I can find it here. Heck, if I want some olive oil, face wash and some soup to go, I can get it here. Not only does this store provide tremendous convenience, but the selection here is far superior to that of many bottle shops in the area. I have found Rochefort 10, Pannepot's Old Fisherman's Ale, Alesmith Speedway Stout, Nogne, Northcoast, dogfish head, and a great wine selection. I was incredibly impressed with their singles department, they still had some christmas ales that I had trouble finding at other places, like St Bernardus and Gouden Carlous's offerings. The store was elegantly laid out, and the beer was actually split out all over the store. There were two defined sections predominately meant for variety. I have nothing but great things to say about this place. I have been nothing but impressed with the bottle shops and beer stores in Ohio. Being from Pa, the prices are what have blown me away the most. God bless the Ohio liquor and beer laws, as well as their distribution.
01-09-2009 07:28:46 |
More by CoolJosh
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in here with the family, and of course wanted to see what they had for beer. They actually have beer in three places: a small cooler near the deli, which also points one to the larger cooler near the middle of the store (near the wine), and some displays through-out the store at the end of aisles. It looks like they have 2 brews of their own (a 25 yr anniversay beer brewed by I don't recall, sorry, and another organic offering in a sixpack which I believe is brewed for them by Goose Island). We ended up buying a German Doppelbock I had never seen. A good over-all selection, the place is spotless, and the gentleman tending the area was friendly and took pride in his section.
03-19-2006 16:34:11 |
More by PatandDavid
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I came in on a rainy tuesday night looking for food and came out with lots of beer and no food at all. The selection here is awesome although its scattered throughout the store. Make sure to travel to the back right corner of the store where they hide all the singles. Found many hard to find beers here and the price was about average from what i expected. Service was great, very knowledgeable staff in the wine/beer department. They sat there an talked to me for about half an hour trying to help me decide on what I should get. Overall great place to purchase beer.
12-11-2008 04:19:39 |
More by trapp87
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Located in a busy strip mall area of Dublin, this store is a great stop for foodies and beer geeks alike. While they may not have the rarest of rare available around here, they have a solid, fresh selection of craft beer.
The beer is spread through three different areas in the store. When you enter, to the left with the vegatables is a selection of localy produced Ohio beer, stored cold. In the center of the store is the largest selection of beer, col-located with the wine. Most of this is stored cold, with some of the big bottles at room temp. Finally, to the right with the restaurant portion of the store is a medium selection if singles. While there is some overlap, make sure you look at each area for the full scope of what is carried.
Rotation seems to be pretty well handled here, so I don't think freshness is an issue. In addition, there is typically someone manning the counter in the center beer/wine section that at least knows what the store carries, if not more. They also occcasionally have reps from breweries or distributirs in here pouring samples for a nominal fee.
All in all, a great stop to pick up beer and the associated artisinal food that goes so well with it.
10-04-2010 14:48:25 |
More by beveritt
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place has an excellent selection for a grocery store. Although located nearby to The Anderson's store (which has a bigger selection), this WF has a ton of foot traffic, which leads one to believe that anything bought would be fresher and priced to move. The beer is spread throughout the store, with separate coolers dedicated to local beers, singles/bombers, and six/twelve packs. I had the opportunity to visit during one of the Monday night tastings, and really enjoyed the ambiance and access to great food (try the pizza). The beautiful thing about this place is that you can buy you beer and consume it on premise (just ask for glassware), which makes for the best grocery shopping experience I've ever had!
04-01-2012 23:49:01 |
More by shortbaldchef
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
To start out i have to say that I love going to stores like this. It's far more that just an average grocery store. This place also has an appreciation for aesthetics and the impact they make on the customer. There is something way more satisfying about buying beer from an upscale store than some shady looking shack. Everything in this store was well kept and visually appealing. They also had a great selection of beers as well as wine. The only complaint I have is that they have two beer sections that are in different parts of the stores. Luckily we were looking for steak and found the singles section over by the deli. They had a few other beers not found in the packs in the other section and that could throw some people off considering it's a big store. Overall I love this place and am for sure coming back next time I visit columbus.
07-03-2009 04:44:23 |
More by Rhynes2
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
A few things to start off with. Their is three areas you need to know about. All local ohio beers are in a cooler to the left of the entrance past the produce. All 6-12pks and seasonal packs plus their good euro selection is in the middle of the store with the wine selection. Single bottles and bobmers are mostly located in the back right of the stoor. If you do not like hippies you might not like this place as all of the employees look like they just got out of woodstock.
Quality--Store is clean, bottles are all in nice condition. Whole foods seems to move bottles fast because their selection is always fresh which i am sure all the hop heads appreciate.
Service- Corey is the main beer guy at the store and is very helpfull. My guess he has tried every beer their and is more then happy to have a beer chat. My guess is they wont order beer for you since they are corporate but you can always suggest something.
Selection-Their selection is very nice, they usualy stock all the seasonals as they come out. It seems though limited their euro selection is nice, they seem to have a decent amout of cantillion that a friend of mince was excited about. Their Bobmer selection is week though and pales in comparrison to Kennys.
Value--They are pricey but not too bad. Their singles are priced fair but some of the 6 pks are 50c-$1 more. My suggestion would be to go across the street to Andersons if you are looking for a seasonal's as they might be cheaper. Any year round offer i would stick with whole foods though even if it is $1 more as i would gladly pay more for something that is 2-6 months fresher.
08-25-2009 14:57:49 |
More by beer1018
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Located in the old Big Bear store on Sawmill and 161. Tucked away behind Filene's Basement. This store is overwhelming as there is much more here than beer. They have all sorts of food, wine, as well as various foods that you can buy and eat right there. On to the more important stuff....the single selections is impressive. It has a nice variety of American craft beer as well as Belgians. They also have an open cooler with a nice variety of sixers. Also, there is another cooler at the far end of the store back by all the salad bar items. This is a great place to find some hard to find brews in Central OH. I found some Old Ruffian, some odd Belgians, and bombers of SN Pale Ale that I've never seen before. This is definitely the hidden gem of the store. Keith tells me they plan on expanding this too! Make sure you ask for Keith as he is the master mind behind the operations. Every time I drop in there he has something new or something that is new to me. He also schedules regular tasting which definitely helps the beer culture in this town. Keith is very friendly and helpful every time I go in. This is definitely an up and coming destination and a strong player in the Columbus area. A "must stop" if you are in the area.
09-28-2005 16:14:09 |
More by mattcrill
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Whole Foods Market is the most beautiful grocery store I've ever seen. Seriously, they get the highest marks for presentation of any national or local grocery chain. Bright-colored fruit perfectly stacked, soup and salad bars, glorious wood-fired pizzas, gelato and desserts, magnificent aisles of healthy food products. It's a very interactive experience - friendly, knowledgable staff, plenty of delicious samples. You could wander around a Whole Foods for hours - they even have a cafe space for you to take lunch break from all your busy shopping. This particular store is located in a strip mall near the intersection of Rt. 161 and Sawmill Rd. in Dublin. Plenty of parking. The building itself is spacious and well-lit.
The catch is the prices tend to be noticably higher at Whole Foods, which unfortunately is why I don't shop there on a regular basis.
However, the beer selection is awesome. One large cooler in the central beer and wine section full of American, European, and Asian microbrews. Great Lakes, Bell's, Founder's, Anchor, Guiness, Smithwick's, Rogue, Alesmith, CBC, Great Divide to name just the tip of the iceberg. Terrific selection of Belgian styles especially. They have a separate cooler, located a few aisles away (not sure why), of individual bottles for sale - again a nice selection.
They're also very interactive with their beer. They recently hosted a tasting with the brewmaster from the Columbus Brewing Co., and there's talk of hosting daily beer tastings in the evening. The guy running the tastings really seemed to know his stuff.
So while Whole Foods is expensive, and may fall under the umbrella of corporate health food stores for some, they are beautifully organized, staffed by knowledgable folks, and focus on the local as well.
08-31-2006 16:11:43 |
More by ndekke39
Whole Foods Market in Columbus, OH
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