t0rin0 (1510) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 5, 2013| Updated November 13, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited November 3, 2013.
First stop of the day, also probably the shortest stop of the day. This is a very compact Whole Foods. Getting into the parking lot isn’t easy if you’re coming from 101 and have to make an unprotected left across a busy street to get into it. The inside of the store is kind of claustrophobia-inducing with the narrow aisles, tall shelves, and shopping carts clogging up the whole thing. In the back you’ll find the beer, which is about how it works in all Whole Foods Markets. This one was a bit surprising in that they have a good sized banner above the fridge announcing the fact that they have 90+ point (Ratebeer) beers available. All the usuals are present: Chimay, Duvel, Dupont, Duchesse, Delirium, Gulden Draak, Lindemans, Spaten, Triple Karmeliet, and Unibroue. In addition to that I saw plenty of options from Epic, Deschutes, Anderson Valley, Ommegang, North Coast, Port, and Firestone. Not a bad selection at all, but not a very large selection. Prices were typically high but there are free cheese samples scattered around the area so you can pair real cheese with imaginary beer samples while looking like a tool and not buying anything.
I wouldn’t mind stopping in here occasionally if 1) the prices were better and 2) the parking lot were easier to access.
Odeed (15) Bakersfield , California | December 5, 2004
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
whole foods is a grocery store that has a nice selection of micros and imports.last time i went i got:rochefort 8,speedway stout,delerium noel,and a abbye grand cru.