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Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market

Grocery Store, Deli / Bodega, and Health Food Store
Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • Matt S.
    "Best breakfast tacos on spelt tortillas in Austin."(9 Tips)
    Alicia J.
    "Best kombucha selection in town but not worth the parking hassle"(5 Tips)
    The Austin Grand Prix
    "... the same thing. The salad bar, breakfast tacos, trail mix bar and "take..."(4 Tips)
    ruth r.
    "Amazing selection of paleo, fresh, organic, real food!"(10 Tips)
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  • Cassandra S.
    Cassandra SchloserAugust 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The bar at whole foods "Bar Lamar" is great & so affordable. Buy a bottle of wine or bubbles for grocery store prices, whatever food from anywhere in the store & eat at the bar. My prosecco is $10
  • Dan C.
    Dan CuiMay 8, 2014
    This flagstore contains a seafood bar, a wine bar, a coffee bar, a chocolate bar, and a special cold room for beer etc. I am sitting at the seafood bar watching the chef cooking my monkfish!
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongMarch 4, 2016
    This Whole Foods is HUGE!!! There are little restaurants and even a wine bar here! Food price is reasonable and you can find almost everything you need! Check it out even if you're not buying anything
  • Rodney D.
    Rodney DMarch 27, 2013
    The associates at the health section of the store are awesome. They are very helpful and attentive. If they don't have what you are looking for, they will recommend something that just might be better
  • Cassandra S.
    Cassandra SchloserSeptember 21, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Love this place.. I am here a lot. But when I ordered my latte with regular milk I got my head chewed off because they were very confused about what that meant. To him regular is 2% milk!!
  • Jeremy R.
    Jeremy ReyesOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    2 soft tacos with an assortment of tops for $6 is an amazing deal. Also, come visit the friendly staff at the Bowie BBQ in the back. Nice bar area with one flatscreen and some yummy BBQ. :-)
  • Eric H.
    Eric HinmanMarch 7, 2014
    Belly up to 5th Street Seafood bar and dine on the Catch of the Day. Tilapia taco salad and salmon were both amazing.
  • 24 Hour Fitness
    24 Hour FitnessNovember 29, 2011
    The Lamar Boulevard Whole Foods is HQ for a favorite health food outlet. Get some of the freshest fruit, veggies and fish in the city, and check-in often! Mayors receive a free cup of coffee 24/7!
  • Mazanin F.
    Mazanin FJuly 24, 2015
    Go to the tiny wine bar that they have in the back and enjoy your time by talking to other people while having a sip on your wine. It is a place to visit once in a while.
  • Austin American-Statesman
    Austin American-StatesmanFebruary 27, 2012
    Anyone who visits Austin should see the Whole Foods flagship store. After all, it started here. All kinds of food, beer, natural beauty and health goods and tiny restaurants dot the headquarters.
  • Rachelle K.
    Rachelle KingOctober 4, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Largest selection of #glutenfree products in Austin. Plus you can grab some of the "Health Starts Here" products in the store and items from the raw bar that are gluten-free!
  • Lucia B.
    Lucia BrionesJuly 6, 2012
    What does Whole Foods and www.getaround.com have in common? Both believe in sustainability and giving back to the communities in which they serve. Oh yes, and try the Williamsburg turkey soup!
  • Do512
    Do512March 2, 2012
    Their vegan "chicken" salad is without a doubt, AMAZING. After getting your breakfast here during SXSW, stick around... there are awesome things going on! Check do512.com for details!
  • Angella
    AngellaMay 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a half sandwich and soup for $5.50. Be sure to get a soup cup from the sandwich bar and have them price it or it's $3.99 for the soup alone!
  • Social N.
    This grocery store is an experience all its own. Try a smoothie, sandwich, pizza, salad bar...and basically anything else you could be craving! Lots of options for special dietary needs too!
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer T.September 16, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Since it's the HQ, you can find almost anything here as well as lots of hot bar options unlike any other WF (taco bar, juice bar, 3 rows of hot food, etc).
  • Montanna S.
    Montanna SmithAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything I've tried here is good, except the sushi. Doesn't taste very fresh and has made myself and others sick. Go get one of their amazing tacos instead!
  • Julie
    JulieJune 26, 2012
    In produce department you can buy reusable mesh bags for your fruit and veg. Handy for shopping trips and reduces plastic waste. Plus you can wash your produce in them. What's more to love?
  • The Austin Grand Prix
    The Austin Grand PrixDecember 30, 2011
    You could probably come here everyday for a year and never eat the same thing. The salad bar, breakfast tacos, trail mix bar and "take what you need" spice rack are our favorites.
  • Dianey S.
    Dianey SandovalApril 10
    Been here 5+ times
    Food Is great here.. they have sushi,BBq,salad bars and lots of other ready to eat things in the store.. just in case you get hungry while you shop 😉
  • Michael A.
    Michael AldereteNovember 23, 2012
    Hit the “Mini Me” cheeses (all $3 or under) to make up a cheap, exciting cheese plate. We take ours on the plane ride home to SF!
  • Kambiz S.
    Kambiz ShabankareJune 30, 2012
    I love wholefood is this consumerism oh let it be but environment is great and has a good smell. Specially coffee beans they have really best coffee beans here
  • Penina M.
    Penina MezeiJune 27, 2014
    Great quality products, high standards in many areas, a high percentage of employees with great attitudes who truly provide excellent customer service. - Penina Mezei
  • Matt S.
    Matt StruveMarch 4, 2011
    Best breakfast tacos on spelt tortillas in Austin. So amazing. Excellent smoothie and juicebar flavors. Best raw-rood in Austin. Huge layout. Lots of vendors demo their products in person. What
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha SmithAugust 30
    Been here 100+ times
    Great prepared foods. Meat and 2 sides is a good deal. Great bbq in the back. Seafood dine in options back by the bar are also great
  • Jane J.
    Jane JohnsonSeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try something new. There's always a giant arty of organic, natural, artisanal, fair trade, gluten-free, Non-GMO Project verified products for every visit and every visitor.
  • Matt C.
    Matt CurtinApril 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a super fresh lunch at the 5th Street Seafood grill near the wine area...oh, and stop to taste some wine (on the house) while you are at it!
  • Veronica V.
    Veronica ValladoFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab any bottle of wine or craft beer and belly up to the bar and order a cheese plate or get some BBQ and eat / drink at retail prices!
  • Maggie D.
    Maggie DelanoJanuary 1, 2015
    This is the flagship whole foods and enormous. Also a great place to park and check out nearby attractions such as the graffiti wall.
  • Scion Advisor
    Scion AdvisorJuly 28, 2011
    The best view in town is on the back part of the roof, just past the playground. We encourage you to grab some food downstairs and catch a sunset over the city. Read more
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KleinAugust 30, 2010
    Where to begin with this one? Take a stroll down beer alley and don't get mugged. Then observe the radical time and care taken at the bakery and cheese stations. Don't forget to grab a beer @thebar
  • Jennifer
    JenniferMay 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the best places to find and buy beer in Austin. Plus, sample some new beers at the bar located right inside Whole Foods.
  • Jordan L.
    Jordan LangdonMarch 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Come with absolutely no list and watch your shopping cart fill to bursting with things you didn't know you wanted. Check out the salad bar and their newly revamped bulk foods & produce sections. Nom.
  • Liz H.
    Liz HallJuly 7, 2015
    Amazing selection of organic products from all over the world and most diverse vitamin and supplement section in Austin!
  • Jen D.
    Jen D.June 24, 2012
    Best whole foods ever. Everyone is so nice and selection of products are endless. The frozen strawberry mango lemonade is amazing on a scorching day :)
  • National Geographic Traveller (UK)
    The healthy eating behemoth started in Austin, and its headquarters store is pretty much a social gathering space as well as somewhere to pick up picnic supplies. Read more
  • Betsy H.
    Betsy HerringtonJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love to come in the early morning... Fresh coffee that isn't weak, and one of my favorite places to journal...and I love the eclectic mix of people!
  • ecomagination
    ecomaginationMarch 9, 2011
    Whole Food's 80,000 sq ft flagship store offers bike delivery to downtown Austin and personal shopping assistants. Check out what has been described as the Disneyland of grocery stores!
  • Carmen M.
    Carmen McFarlinSeptember 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Love the free snack bar set up for the kids by the customer service area! Be sure to let your little one stop by for a crispy rice bar or fresh piece of fruit!
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    This 80,000-square-foot store is a site to behold. Sign up for cooking lessons; buy fresh Texas peaches, local Pure Luck Farm goat cheese, and Flat Creek Flat Creek Estate's "Super Texan" Sangiovese.
  • Rachelle K.
    Rachelle KingAugust 3, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Looking for a fantastic meal check out either North Side Trattoria or 5th Street Seafood - you can get an amazing meal at both!
  • Austin 360
    Austin 360March 29, 2012
    The flagship store of this grocer has a convenient repair station should you experience a flat or other minor mishap on your bike. Grab a bite to eat or a drink once you’ve fixed your ride.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer ReineyDecember 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Looks like the renovations are finished now. Had the pizza which is now combined with the Pasta bar & hot food area. The personal pizza used to be $5 for 3 toppings but now cost 8 & wasn't as good.
  • Nina P.
    Nina P.March 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The mothership. Any visit to Austin is not complete without a stop here. The juice/smoothie/gelato bar alone= unbelievable. Lots of covered parking. Austin: this is your Piazza Navona.
  • Mardin A.
    Mardin AminpourMay 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great crab cakes, especially if you have them prepared for you. Top it with a glass or red wine. It should stay with you for a while.
  • Bing
    BingJuly 24, 2012
    This is their corporate flagship location. They have a couple bike repair stations outside the store, so be sure to stop here if you need to do a little tune up." – Darryl Kotyk
  • Natalie
    NatalieJanuary 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Bin with little pieces of cheese all under $3. Great for trying new things or if you're too much of a glutton to keep a whole wheel of Brie in the house!
  • Ellen DeGeneres
    Ellen DeGeneresJanuary 12, 2012
    While you're here, you may as well pick me up a birthday gift. And if you do that, you'll have to come to my birthday show! Go to http://ellentv.com/birthdaytix/ & enter code ELLEN54 to win tickets!
  • Piper J.
    Piper JonesFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    @BigSkyBrewing Cowboy Coffee Porter - made w/ @kohanacoffee cold brew! Find it here @wholefoodsatx.
  • Fahad A.
    Fahad AlkanhalAugust 12, 2012
    This 80,000-square-foot store is a site to behold. Sign up for cooking lessons; buy fresh Texas peaches .so be sure to stop here if you need to do a little tune up.
  • ScioniQCity
    ScioniQCityApril 28, 2012
    Raise your City iQ: The best view in town is on the back part of the roof, just past the playground. We encourage you to grab some food downstairs and catch a sunset over the city. Read more
  • Nora M.
    Nora MausMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Vegan Pizza by the slice with Daiya cheese @ 2 giant slices for $5. Also great tacos with Daiya and vegan chorizo!
  • Deanna
    DeannaSeptember 8, 2013
    Got kids? Have a snack or meal on the roof for a great view, playground, and bird (or people) watching. Win for kids & parents!
  • James T.
    James TeiserJune 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Pick your own prawns out at the seafood counter and have them seasoned to your taste in a big Caesar salad. I like mine with extra crostini croutons and grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Marlon M.
    Marlon MolinareFebruary 16, 2015
    Best whole foods ever. Grab a ginger shot at the smoothie bar and chase it with apple juice
  • Cathy B.
    Cathy BenfordAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're there on Saturday or Sunday, go get the best massage you'll ever experience from Taki!
  • Bethany E.
    Bethany EllerbrookFebruary 23, 2013
    Perfect place to grab some food and then head to the roof for some great studying with beautiful views.
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BarberFebruary 11, 2014
    Love the parking spot indicator lights! Can be so chaotic in the parking garage, so they're helpful.
  • Chasiti C.
    Chasiti ChambersNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Always clean, great Organic selection, plenty of recycle bins(glass, paper,aluminum), really cool rooftop hangout and they offer paper, plastic and eco bags : )
  • Michael L.
    Michael LyntonJanuary 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you like Peanut Butter, then buy the 365 brand Crunchy PB (not the organic). It is the best peanut butter, no jokes. Only $2.50/jar
  • Brittany B.
    Brittany BlackmonNovember 20, 2009
    Quite possibly my favorite place to eat in Austin. Nothing prepares you for the hot food bar and all of that deliciousness. Carrot ginger soup is to die for. Wish they would tweet daily soup offerings
  • Vonia
    VoniaDecember 12, 2015
    Flagship. Everything from olive vat to sushi place to the most delicious self serve hot food.
  • Kim B.
    Kim BergenMarch 22, 2012
    Each food station has it's own flare and pare! I have yet to have a bad anything here. I recommend the salmon.
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]July 3, 2011
    This particular Whole Foods is straight up epic. Think of it as a Walmart Supercenter that lacks white trash and Tweetie Bird t-shirts. There is literally a wine bar in the store! It's nucking futs!
  • Greg R.
    Greg RaaumJuly 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The best deal in the store is the 2 for $5 taco special at the taco bar. If that's not your thing, go for the beef brisket sandwich, avail. at back of store.
  • Chase S.
    Chase SheeranAugust 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get your paleo on with a chicken salad from the taco bar. $5.99 and loaded with whatever you want, $1.00 extra for guacamole. Ask for salad without tortilla bowl.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer ReineyAugust 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a really good shave gel. Really for men but sensitive skin & no weird odor or manly scent. Hard to find this type
  • Keith E.
    Keith EddlemanJanuary 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best lunch value is by far the pizza. In and out with 2 giant pieces for under $10 bucks! And it's the healthy kind of pizza :)
  • Erin G.
    Erin GApril 27
    Been here 50+ times
    The most amazing Whole Foods on the planet. Grab some food and do some work with the free wifi!
  • Christopher R.
    Christopher RollysonMarch 16, 2011
    If you're walking to Amtrak do not follow google maps; go west on 5th south on baylor; cuts walk by 60%, nice when you're loaded. Caveat: no rail crossing 4 rollers but easy to cross 1 track
  • Deon M.
    Deon MeltonAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Crispy Barramundi is quite possibly the best fish I have ever had. Easily top 3.
  • David J. N.
    David J. NeffJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Notice the new parking sensors? Follow the electronic signs to find open spots on each floor.
  • annyhanny
    annyhannyMarch 9, 2013
    Easy in & out even in busy Saturday aftenoon! Super nice workers, great customer service!
  • Scott S.
    Scott SpillerSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast at the omelette station is great. Spinach, tomato, mushroom with goat cheese add-on was fantastic.
  • Josy H.
    Josy HamrenMarch 12
    I'm obsessed with this Whole Foods. It even has a wine bar so you can imbibe while you shop.
  • Colleen E.
    Colleen ElizabethMarch 28, 2016
    Cute and friendly -- loved their Meridian Hive Auroro Cider from Austin! Best cider in a while.
  • Cassandra S.
    Cassandra SchloserAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    $2 off appetizers including fish tacos & crab cakes weekdays 4-6 & $1 off wine.
  • Cassandra S.
    Cassandra SchloserNovember 21, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The store is a mess right now in prepared food area. Under renovations. Not as much selection as normal. Went all the way to fish/sushi area & had a asian soup bowl & sat at sushi bar.
  • Whole Foods Market
    Whole Foods MarketOctober 5, 2011
    Visit the Health Starts Here Department to chat with one of our Healthy Eating Specialists and get tips on how to shop and eat healthily.
  • Leah J.
    Leah JonesJanuary 14, 2013
    Come hungry! You'll want to grab lunch here at the several different restaurants inside!
  • Veronica V.
    Veronica ValladoFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab any bottle of or craft beer and belly up to bar to drink it at retail prices!
  • Ariane L.
    Ariane LeverettFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Vegan options at the hot bar are limited. If you're also gluten free it's worse. I'm always disappointed when I come here. The employees are also rude and defensive if you ask for vegan gf items.
  • Zach M.
    Zach MeyerFebruary 6, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Taco cup is the best breakfast deal, also better cheaper coffee than Starbucks.
  • Kerry G.
    Kerry GagnonMarch 7, 2012
    Delicious free samples around lunch time and nice outdoor seating in front and on roof
  • Ken C.
    Ken CrouchAugust 16, 2013
    The Mac 'n' Penne with green chili at the Smokehouse is really nice.
  • JUAN C.
    JUAN CHENFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place in the middle of town to grab a drink, watch the sunset and chill.
  • Martin B.
    Martin BeboutMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Great quick and affordable place to eat fresh fish! You've gotta try the fish tacos!
  • Sebastian P.
    Sebastian PandoMay 7, 2013
    The only grocery store downtown with a lot of choices. Take some hot food as well there
  • Noelle 😎
    Noelle 😎December 23, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Only come here for prepared food (SO GOOD). & maybe a tofurkey or two. & some interesting beverages. Ok... This place just rules.
  • Simon D.
    Simon DudleyNovember 3, 2012
    Don't use the parking here. The parking garage is badly designed and the customers clueless on how to use it. The store itself is good if rather pleased with itself.
  • Damien D.
    Damien DecauxAugust 17, 2013
    Expensive but a large choice of quality products from anywhere in the world
  • Allen V.
    Allen VelasquezJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    I really love this place, but if Mackey keeps getting all crazy political, fuhghetaboutit.
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer ThomasNovember 8, 2015
    Park on the bottom floor - always available and you get upstairs just as fast as parking anywhere else close
  • GUSTO | Events. Education. Consulting. Travel
    They have one of the best keg wine options in Austin. Their prices can't be beat!
  • MattersOfGrey.com
    MattersOfGrey.comApril 10, 2013
    Fast & free wifi at the upstairs sitting area (near coffee/tea bar)
  • Hannah H.
    Hannah HerzogOctober 3, 2013
    Alright y'all, I love Whole Foods, but if you're looking for an awesome vegan burrito, go somewhere else. They're a little skimpy on the ingredients and just a little meh.
  • Y B.
    Y BJanuary 27, 2012
    Try the Barton Springs or Mopac at the sandwich bar. Both are mega tasty :)
  • Danielle T.
    Danielle T.October 27, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The scallops with mashed potatoes and kale were absolutely delicious.
  • Vivien M.
    Vivien MarionApril 6, 2016
    Grab a bottle of wine and drink it at the bar ! The barman is friendly
  • Greg  B.
    Greg  B.May 14, 2014
    But more importantly, with every pair of TOMS Shoes you buy off the shelf, you save one person here from wearing a pair of TOMS shoes.
  • Esteban D.
    Esteban DidoJanuary 9, 2016
    El "Whole Foods" más grande que yo conozco. El supermercado tiene un ambiente único igual el interior! No se puede comprar eso con los supermercados en España y Alemania!
  • TAKESHI 1.
    TAKESHI 10May 12, 2015
    Sí vienes con bajo presupuesto es buena opción comer allí, la comida te lo cobran por peso y hay de todo... If you have few money to stay in Austin here is a good option to eat...
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