Whole Foods Market - Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz, California
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Whole Foods Market - Santa Cruz
Exceptional based on 10 ratings
Type: Grocery Store

911 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, California United States 95060 [ print map ]
831 426 9901

wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/santacruz

Hours: Mon - Sun 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM


Mayor: bytemesis (2) | Bottles: 80


Whole Foods Market - Santa Cruz

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Beer Available At Whole Foods Market - Santa Cruz (arranged by most recent)
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 100, Deschutes Black Butte XXV 99, Firestone Walker 17 (XVII Seventeenth Anniversary Ale) 100
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10 reviews for Whole Foods Market - Santa Cruz
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  66%
 Selection  75%
 Food  100%
 Value  66%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  77%
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80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson  (177) Enfield, New Hampshire | January 24, 2014
Thereís a nice selection. I was impressed by the selection actually. pricey but thatís WF for you. Iíd totally be stoked if I lived in santa cruz to have this store.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail  (756) Orange County, California | December 3, 2013
Itís a Whole Foods, and the layout/feel is pretty much the same as any other. Seemed to be an emphasis on local beers, lots of Uncommon, Santa Cruz, etc. beers. Some special Firestone stuff, which is cool, but I scrolled past. Like most Whole Paychecks, the prices arenít the lowest, but their beer selection and prices arenít too terrible.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis  (324) Sunnyvale, California | November 30, 2013
Quick stop and look see reveals a pretty decent whole foods - they have a pretty good selection of locals, Belgians and other interesting beers, including FW XVII and Black Butte XXV on shelves, which I canít find in the south bay anymore.
56
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
t0rin0  (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 19, 2013
Visited June 8, 2013.

I seem to be exactly the opposite of everyone else here, where I think the location in Santa Cruz is way crappier than the one in Capitola. Oh well. No service to be seen, but thatís the case in most large stores, boring beer selection (not very much at all compared to other stores actually), and the usual "whole paycheck" prices. Meh.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Kristophe  (101) , Sweden | February 7, 2013
Good range of beers, not as big as in San Francisco as an example, but still good and I was completely satisfied when I left.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
GT2  (535) Carlsbad, California | February 17, 2012
Really nice, new looking Whole Foods with a decent bottle selection. Lots of local Santa Cruz bombers, some Port Brewing, random Belgian bottles. Nothing really caught my eye though. Port Brewing IPAs were 6+ months old.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty  (435) Kyoto, Japan | September 13, 2011
Stopped in on a jaunt south of the Bay Area, wanting to pick up some West Coast rarities for the flight back to Japan. Damn, what an amazing selection for a supermarket! Best I have seen so far. Great stuff from West Coast and Belgium. Wish they were down the street.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
tripelthreat  (9) Soquel, California | July 22, 2010
Significant improvement since the store opened. Talked to the storeís beer and wine buyer on a recent visit. Friendly guy who was very helpful to customers checking out the selection and sounds committed to bringing good stuff to town. The second best selection Iíve seen at a WF behind the SF SOMA location. A very good complement to 41st Avenue for Santa Cruz county.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | June 11, 2010
Whole foods has really been stepping it up lately and may have the best selection in the Santa Cruz area now. Multiple Fantomes and other obscure Belgians on my last visit, as well as all the American craft stuff that you can get in the area. You can buy singles of lots of stuff and most is kept cold, though they have already filled the whole cold area and keep some Belgians on the shelf next to it. Besides 41st, this is your best bet in the area, and the best for Santa Cruz proper.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit  (20) Petaluma, | March 23, 2009| Updated April 8, 2009
An excellent new beer destination in Santa Cruz. Tons of bottles from all kinds of obscure little local breweries like Carmel, English Ales, El Toro, etc. I havenít seen beers from lots of these breweries anywhere else. Decent selection of Stone and Deschutes, a few Belgians, but the highlight is definitely the dozens of small breweries that barely distribute outside their own walls. Primarily singles (!!!) here with a good amount of 6 packs as well. Almost all the 12 ounce singles are $1.99, which is a very good price around here. Iíll be harvesting new brews from this place for months to come. Much better than the WF in Los Gatos.

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