t0rin0 (1443) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 5, 2013| Updated November 13, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Visited November 3, 2013.
I should have take some pictures to show how this is probably the most stereotypical Whole Foods you could imagine. This is a large store with a large parking lot that manages to stay busy all the time. Droves of people with too much money come here to spend $300 per week on groceries for two people, and they do it in their $80,000 SUVs. The place is across the street from a Lamborghini dealership for crying out loud. I guess thatís all OK, just funny to see. Then thereís the Burger King on the other side of the parking lot.
To find the beer you have to go to the back corner by the cheese. For your troubles you are rewarded with free cheese samples. They had an aged cheddar that wasnít bad and two cheeses containing cranberries (interesting but I wouldnít buy it). There were a few others as well. The beer selection is kind of small Like at all Whole Foods locations I appreciate the combination of quality American-made beers and obscure/unnecessary international choices. AleSmith, Karl Strauss, Port, Great Divide, Bruery, Firestone, Dogfish Head, and Anderson Valley were all present. Over all the beers are good but the selection is not anything I canít find anywhere else. The prices are also better just about everywhere else too. Realizing that I left the Whole Foods parking lot with my only purchase being a couple items from the dollar menu at Burger King.
Iíll end by saying this: if/when I buy my first 100k car my first stop will be to buy a 9L bottle of wine and my second stop will be at Whole Foods to show everyone how much money I have to spend. Then Iíll probably get a McRib.
brokensail (900) Orange County, California | October 9, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Somewhat small selection of beer on the far side of the store. A few interesting things you donít necessarily see around like a handful of Moa beers. Prices are the typical high Whole Foods prices. If youíre nearby it could be worth it, but donít go out of your way.