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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 Market is located in the Sun Shopping Center on the 161/Sawmill intersection. Lots of parking but they were still super busy a couple weeks after opening and it was a hike.
The store is large and as most people know is a natural/organic grocery store. The beer/wine area is in the middle of the store, and there is another cooler mostly of singles over in the area where you can buy hot food to eat on site.
The beer selection is pretty good. Lots of local/regionals from Bell's, GLBC etc plus a solid selection of other micros like Stone, Rogue, Victory etc. They also carry an exclusive organic beer from Goose Island called Lamar St. Pale Ale. Decent selection of imports too, including some Rochefort and other Belgians.
Service here is okay for a grocery store. Nobody really went out of their way to help but the staff is clearly well-trained and friendly.
It's pretty nice to have Whole Foods, Anderson's, Wine Vault and Trader Joe's all within 1/2 mile from each other - a beer lover could certainly do worse than Dublin these days.
09-28-2005 19:41:22 |
More by Dogbrick
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
It is definitely easy to find good beer in Northwest Columbus. This place just opened recently, and adds a new name to a growing list (Andersons, Wine Vault, Giant Eagle @ Perimeter Loop, Kenny Road Market).
The store is laid out as a grocery store, with the beer / wine in approximately the center. The beer selection is not quite as good as Kenny Rd or Andersons, but it does offer a few beers you can't find in the other locations.
Excellent selection of Belgians and American craft beers. I highly recommend a stop here.
10-01-2005 01:12:01 |
More by TurdFurgison
quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
Once in a while Ill stop back in this location on my way to The Anderson's which is right near there.
This is quite typical of all Whole Food's Ive ever been to. Beer selection is great for a grocery store. They have a nice selection of larger format beers. Ive seen 750mls of St Bernardus for example.
Service is thin, but its mostly a grocery store so what do you expect? I dont typically need any service anyway.
I only really stop here to supplement a trip to The Anderson's, and with The Anderson's hugely expanded selection I dont really have a need for this location anymore.
10-13-2010 20:56:58 |
More by MbpBugeye
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
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Even though I didn't look around all that much, Whole Foods Market looks like a great place to shop for all kinds of exotic and not so exotic foods. I was there a few days before Christmas so the parking lot was packed and the store was bursting with bustling holiday shoppers.
The beer was easy to find in the front center of the store; I just followed the signs for wine, as always. They have a pretty good selection of American micros that I won't list in their entirety, but many of the best midwestern breweries are represented (Bell's, Great Lakes, Three Floyds) along with Victory, Great Divide, Avery, etc. All of the six-packs are on refrigerated shelves (think milk in a grocery store).
In addition, they also have a pretty good selection of singles: bombers of Stone, Alesmith and various Belgians and Germans. I picked up a few Belgians, a few organic ales that I haven't seen elsewhere and a single of Celebrator (a re-review is desperately needed).
All in all, Whole Foods has a pretty good selection at what seems like reasonable prices. It's nowhere close to a 'destination store' since nearly everything they carry (and much, much more) is available at several stores within the immediate vicinity. I'll probably make a return visit, but it'll be to check out the cheese, olives and other assorted food items.
12-23-2005 15:37:46 |
More by BuckeyeNation
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
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: 4.5 | 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
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This was the best experience I had for beer in Columbus.
I had never been to a Whole Foods before going to this one. The closest thing I have available in Pennsylvania is Wegman's, and they don't have the capability to sell alcohol. So I walked in and immediately found the beer area which was next to the massive wine displays. They have a whole cooler lined up with six packs and singles tat was complete with organic beers and other niche beers. The not-chilled beer display was equally impressive. Beer Geek Breakfast, Unibroue 2005 & 2004, Speedway Stout, VE 07.07.07, FRX, and other equally impressive beers. The selection for warm bottles was not massive but it had a few hard-to-find ones that stood out (which to me is worth more than a large selection). They also had another separate cooler at a different location that housed Belgian and German beers. I bought a St. Bernardus for 9.99. The prices here are certainly reasonable, if not incredible. They were as low as you'll see out in Columbus. The girl working near the beer department was extremely helpful and she showed me the price scanner that showed you the prices. She also explained that some prices came up with a different name because the European UPCs don't always work correctly with the scanner. This was also the best service I had in Columbus. If I had a place like this near me, that catered to ALL palates/preferences/lifestyles I would do all of my shopping there to meet my needs. This place was excellent.
08-24-2007 12:54:23 |
More by Risser09
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
A pretty nice place. A long long line up of craft brews. Solid line up that could keep any beer lover happy for a long time. Columbus traffic can make it kind of hard to get to sometimes.
Service is the same as any major grocery chain. Pleasant workers with not a great knowledge of beer. Selcetion is pretty good, no real hard to get beers but a solid line up.
Prices are decent as there is a lot of competition in the area. Worth a visit if you're in the area. I don't go there specifically for the beer, it's just a nice bonus.
10-03-2007 02:09:05 |
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