The Foodery - Center City

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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop  (178) The dub c, Pennsylvania | July 1, 2012
Stopped in to browse and wound up spending nearly $100 on six bottles...they do a 10% discount on a mixed sixer. Cramped little store so browsing is tight. Nice selection of pretty standard crafts but theres a handful of hidden gems as well. The staff seems pretty knowledgeable...prices are fair to high. Lots of snacks available here including a full lineup of ritter sports! Didnt endulge in any of the real food though.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
chrispratt  (15) , | March 3, 2012
Its not an attractive place, but they pack in quite a few good beers into it! Prices are a bit high, but consistent to Philly.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
jredmond  (277) New York, New York | February 19, 2012
A slightly smaller version of the other Foodery (which I was more familiar with when I lived in Philly), but the selection doesnt disappoint. A strongly recommended stop, if you are in the area and need to pick up some sick brews.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
keanex  (63) Atco, New Jersey | January 19, 2012
I went here on the recommendation of a place close to the train station and decided to check. Inside is nothing special, you wouldnít know beer was sold there unless you were told. Itís also very small in here, so donít come with a crowd of people. The beer is scatted around the back edges where they fill almost the whole cold section, approximately 8 windows. Thereís a decent selection here, being from New Jersey thereís things here that we donít get so it looks like a lot, though for Philly locals it may be considered small. Either way, for NJ people thereís a lot of stuff to spend your money on here. Unfortunately thereís no prices, but the staff I dealt with had no problems. Prices were a tad on the high side, then again Iíve heard most places in Philly are high so take that with a grain of salt. I think the Bells Two Hearted I bought was $3, and the Speedway Stout I bought was $18. They do offer 10% discounts on every 6 bottles you buy, 12 ounce up to 750ml. Itís definitely worth visiting if youíre taking a train over from New Jersey to get new beer, thereís a lot of stuff we canít get there.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
GT  (672) Oceanside, California | January 10, 2012
Small store in downtown near the historic district, Foodery is a very cramped convenience store that happens to be stocked with 90% beer and maybe 10% food, soda, and custom sandwiches. Everything essentially is for sale as a single and there are no price tags, which can get quite annoying. But, you do get what you pay for and that is quite an outstanding selection ranging from Hair of the Dog to FiftyFifty Eclipse to Cigar City to Lost Abbey to odd Belgian stuff. I usually stop in here each trip to Philly and spend around $40-$50 on weird stuff I canít find anywhere else. Most recent haul was 50/50 Eclipse Grand Cru for $29 each. You can go up to the counter and ask for a price check on anything you want, though that can be a little annoying. Donít come in here with a large group because only 4-5 people can fit in this place before it gets too cramped. There isnít someone on staff to answer beer questions, just ask the cashier essentially for anything. I usually get a nice response. Also, they have quite a bit of glassware for sale. Sandwiches in the back are apparently yummy, but Iíve never gotten one.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
rouxsean  (9) , | November 18, 2011
A little pricey, but nice if you know what you want.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
teorn88  (98) Out of the EU, England | September 26, 2011
The place is a mini mart with coolers of single bottles. Nice items, but high prices in general. No price tags also and really disorganized. The location in the city center make this place a woth stop for a tourist.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 6, 2010
7 years ago, when I first heard of the Foodery, I dreamt of it as a place comparable to the great NY state of MA beer stores, but with a different selection including plenty of PA stuff. I was pretty shocked that itís actually a smallish convenience store, though with an obvious focus on craft beer with its lines of coolers. Great Lakes, Troegs, Founders, Victory, Mikkeller, Lost Abbey, Russian River were all spotted, but I canít say there were many special rarities. All in all probably less than 500 beers and not a single one of them with a price tag and that is quite annoying btw and hurting the service score. I came out a bit disappointed and cannot call it a must though its location is convenient.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
9er  (7) Maryland | July 31, 2010| Updated April 23, 2015
Center City shop that is basically a mini mart filled with coolers of rare beers. The shit isnít organized, but that is what is cool about finding stuff. The staff will help if you open your mouth otherwise, its Philly and they donít give a dayum if your are shopping. Theren are goodies that are collectig dust that are in the aisles. I just wish we has something like this in Baltimore.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
j12601  (340) Poughkeepsie, New York | April 5, 2010
While there was a nice selection here I ultimately ended up leaving empty handed. No bottles have prices, nor are there any markings anywhere in the coolers. What there is instead is a binder that you can look up things in. The only problem? It was the beginning of April 2010, and the book had last been updated at the beginning of November 2009. There were tons of bottles not on the list (all of the Bruery stuff for example), and lots of things (Three Floyds, which didnít exist in the store) which make me think that even that November date might have just been a reprint of an even older version with no one doing any inventory checking. If this were my only option as a local Iíd probably buy the stray bottle or two, but since I could afford to wait until I got home (or somewhere more organized) I skipped any purchases here.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 1/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
Leafs93  (129) Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania | March 2, 2010
Great selection of bottles, the pricing is way to high though. Some of their pricing is higher then it is to take out at Monks. Great palce to find something you really need right away, if you can wait find it somewhere else and save a ton.

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