Whole Foods Market - La Jolla | La Jolla, California
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Whole Foods Market - La Jolla
Good based on 16 ratings
Type: Grocery Store

8825 Villa La Jolla Dr
La Jolla, California United States 92037 [ print map ]
858 642 6700

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Hours: Mon - Sun 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM


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Whole Foods Market - La Jolla

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Beer Available At Whole Foods Market - La Jolla (arranged by most recent)
Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale 88, Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout 96, Anderson Valley Hop Ottin IPA 97, Anderson Valley Fall Horniní Pumpkin Ale 81, Anderson Valley Pinchy Jeek Barl 87, Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 99, Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA 99, SKA Modus Hoperandi IPA 98, Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura 96, New Belgium Tour de Fall 82, Goose Island The Ogden 95, Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: Easy IPA 88, Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout 99, Saint Archer Pale Ale 77, Hess Grazias Vienna Cream Ale 71, Hess Habitus Rye IPA 90, Saint Archer IPA 92, Brash / Ska Brewing Skankin Dirty 95, Dogfish Head ApriHop 93, Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA 100
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16 reviews for Whole Foods Market - La Jolla
 Ambiance  61%
 Service  53%
 Selection  73%
 Food  84%
 Value  61%
 Overall  65%
 Rating  70%
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98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
vegasadamtya  (10) las vegas, Nevada | October 25, 2010
great food great selection
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff  (192) , Sweden | August 29, 2013
First time I visited a Whole Foods store. What a great concept having a bar in the grocery store. And what a bar, great selection of craft beers available, staff seems to bknow their beers and service was fast and friendly.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1445) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 9, 2013
Visited December 8, 2013.

This is a convenient stop right off of I-5. The selection isnít bad but itís kind of middle of the road for a Whole Foods. They have a large selection but a lot of it is 6 packs which makes it look larger than it is. I saw some neat stuff that I hadnít seen before like 6-packs of Rodenbach. I also saw the new Rodenbach Vintage (2011 is the current one).

The point I should have started with is the fact that there is a bar right up front. Iím not sure if itís actually part of the Whole Foods or if itís separate. On the inside itís called Torrey Pints and on the outside is a sign that says Mrs Goochís Bar. Itís an (comically) unfortunate name. The selection is pretty solid though, featuring mostly southern California beers. I didnít check the prices at the bar as I wasnít interested in a pint but it could be a nice place to hang out and have a beer before or after spending $300 on groceries. That comment aside the beer prices on the shelves arenít terrible.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail  (900) Orange County, California | August 27, 2014
Right off of I5 and not too far from the Rock Bottom. As far as Whole Foods go, this isnít the biggest or most extravagant location, but itís pretty typical once youíre inside in terms of the layout and the products.

Beer selection is average for a Southern California, and particularly San Diego store. As one would expect, all the big players such as Alesmith, Stone, Ballast Point, Firestone, Green Flash...they also have some of the more regionally recognized breweries like New English, Coronado, Rough Draft, Julian Cider, what have you.

The one thing that does set this place apart is that there is a bar inside. This seems to be a bit of a trend with some of the SoCal Whole Paychecks (I know of at least two or three others that have this set up). Kind of cool, though I donít know why you would want to come to a grocery store to drink beer unless youíre waiting for your wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend/mom/whoever or maybe itís near where you work.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
wetherel  (83) Encinitas, California | September 22, 2007
Great location, great food, leans a little bit toward the pricier side. Beer selection is pretty good, on par with a above average liquor store. No Cantillion or Hair of Dog. Lots of belgians.
70
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
fordest  (62) Santee/San Diego, California | July 31, 2006
The Whole Foods on University has a much better selection of Belgians and more rare stuff. But this is not bad when in the area.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog  (241) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | November 30, 2004
Coming from PA, this was the 1st store I found Alesmith at (probably a common happening for CA folks). A little pricey ($10 for 750) I found Speedway, Wee Heavy & Grand Cru. Other local and imports as well.
68
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie  (112) Georgia | August 14, 2006
This is one of the Whole Foods to buy beer. Well, it is a whole foods. I have never had anyone offer to help me locate anything or just talk to me. But the beer selection here makes up for it. Plus Iíve never seen more beautiful, busty and bra-less females shopping for food anywhere else. I work in RETAIL!!! Food selection is the best. This perticlar Whole Foods has everything West Coast you might want. AleSmith EVERYWHERE!!! 6 different ones!!! I do enjoy the private label beer they sell as well. But this location is the best one in the chain I have found so far!!!
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3  (353) Tempe, Arizona | December 24, 2007
Wow, ultra crowded parking during my visit. Grid-lock. The selection is nice and well priced. I saw Avery, Alesmith, Victory, lots of Unibroue, Stone and several others. Bombers for singles and all 12oz were in packs. Nothing rare. I walked out empty handed. It was rather zoo-ish inside and in the parking lot. Not worth a special trip.
62
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
DeadGirl  (76) San Diego, California | March 2, 2010
I donít understand all the negative ratings. Yes, the parking lot is crowded. Every strip mall parking lot is crowded in Southern California. And yes, be prepared to spend 20% more on your grocery food bill. But the beer selection is okay. I was there just this past week and there were tons of AleSmith, Bruery Trade Winds, and Old Rasputin 12th Anniversary, among others. And the cheese stand is right there for nice pairings. And I know I can save about $2 on each bottle rather than if I headed to a particular beer store in the area. I live only three minutes away from this place, so while I wonít come here solely to expand my beer cellar, I will buy a few bottles that I havenít already tried while shopping for dinner. Overall: Crowded, but for the distance, itís worth it, for me at least. Return: Yes. #45 on 02032010, DG.

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