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Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market

Grocery Store, Deli / Bodega, and Health Food Store · Hillcrest
711 University Ave (at 7th Ave), San Diego, CA 92103, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 PM
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Founded in 1978 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market ( is the leading retailer of natural and organic foods, the first national “Certified Organic” grocer, and uniquely positioned as America’s Healthiest Grocery Store™.


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    Kristin S.
    "The vegetarian butternut squash enchiladas are dlish!"(6 Tips)
    Vivian H.
    "fresh& organic foods/fruits/drinks!!"(3 Tips)
    Ece B.
    "Best place for fresh fruit juice and delicious desserts on the go!"(7 Tips)
    Amy Laurel H.
    "Their syore-brand gluten free sandwich bread"(2 Tips)
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  • healthy food
  • vegetarian food
  • desserts
  • pizza
  • organic food
  • sandwiches
  • seafood
  • gluten free sandwich
  • quinoa
  • breakfast food
  • salads
  • street tacos
  • kombucha
  • chicken
  • bread pudding
  • smoothies
  • calzones
  • scallops
  • kebabs
  • teriyaki
  • Ken S.

    Either everyone in SD is healthy or this is the place to be on a Saturday night. It's extremely small and everyone stands around and talks to each other. My best advice is don't go hungry leave time,

    Ken Scheer · July 1, 2012
  • Manilyn S.

    Food Bar Wednesdays: $5.99 per pound & they serve Hawaiian food on this day too. Kahlua pork, chicken, garlicky kale, brown rice etc. Salad bar is good too.

    Manilyn S · September 11, 2012
  • Kristen A.

    Beautiful lighting. Excellent parking lot in back and a parking garage. Perfect location. Lots of things to do nearby including boba. Nice employees. Hard to have a bad time.

    Kristen Ames Mahrer · 1 week ago
  • Sean M.

    This is our favorite Whole Foods in San Diego. The fresh vegetables and fruits are some of the best we've been able to find.

    Sean Miller · August 20, 2015
  • Caro

    Produit francais!? I couldn't resist promoting this one. You can actually return the ceramic containers back to Whole Foods, and they go back to the factory. It's  actually from Sonoma, CA....

    Caro · June 13, 2013
  • Katia M.

    Love this store! It's huge and they have terrific mochi, my favorite desert. The taste is even better than in Mitsuwa!

    Katia Matoian · October 4, 2015
  • Jon T.

    Don't bother. The place is a mess from an unnecessary remodel that goes on and on. They've dropped half the products I normally buy. At least I got off cheap! Bye bye Whole Foods.

    Jon Tara · February 21, 2013

    Amazing spice selection. Only place in town I could find black cardamom. Pick up a small box near the bulk bins for this Smoked Chocolate & Tequila Ice Cream. Recipe on! · January 9, 2011
  • Alison L.

    Do yourself a favor and bike or walk there with recycle bags. Parking will be the name of your shopping trip otherwise

    Alison Liebrecht · January 1, 2013
  • Sebastian A.

    The Vegetable Calzone is actually pretty delicious, couple it with a Mamma Chia/Coconut Water and you're set!

    Sebastian Alberdi · August 5, 2011
  • Melodie T.

    Their sushi is good but ask them to make it to order rather than buying the boxes that have been sitting out.

    Melodie Tao · July 27, 2013
  • Dust A.

    The French lamb stew is my favorite! Not always available but grab a pint when you can.

    Dust Agent · January 7, 2012
  • Perriann H.

    This is a great place to get lunch. Great price, quick, and very tasty.

    Perriann Hodges · August 8, 2014
  • Patricia D.

    Try the basil tomato pizza. It has a touch of garlic that makes it delicious!

    Patricia Duarte · October 9, 2011
  • Anton P.

    If you're eating-in there are usually more seats upstairs all the way along the left side, just keep going.

    Anton Perreau · June 14, 2013
  • Amy Laurel H.

    Their syore-brand gluten free sandwich bread is the best I have found, so far.

    Amy Laurel Hegy · December 1, 2011
  • Nasara G.

    Cheese pizza is the best! Also...tofu stroganoff is great when they have it!

    Nasara G · July 10, 2010
  • Jennifer V.

    Whole Foods has a plethora of vegan dessert items, including whole carrot cakes

    Jennifer Van Grove · October 18, 2009
  • Paul S.

    They have bread pudding as a take away dessert!!!! Awesome!!!

    Paul Smith · February 1
  • Monika V.

    On wednesdays, the hot food bad is 5.99/lb as opposed to the usual 7.99/lb!

    Monika Valadez · September 7, 2011
  • Vivian H.

    Always a great market to go to if you're trying to look for fresh& organic foods/fruits/drinks!!

    Vivian Handyside · March 31, 2015
  • Bob B.

    Quinoa Mellon Balls dish is refreshingly delicious and nutritious for summer.

    Bob Barron · July 27, 2010
  • Alfa S.

    Some great things are really inexpensive, just keep an eye out.

    Alfa Santos · July 28, 2015
  • Destiny L.

    Pizza is amazing and the Macaroons are amazing also.

    Destiny Leshay · January 6
  • Lara O.

    One of the few places I've been able to find fresh fish - and it all looked great

    Lara Olsen · April 9, 2011
  • Maggie U.

    Have the butcher cut you up an organic chicken. It's cheaper than a conventional one.

    Maggie U. · February 7, 2015
  • Eddie R.

    Amazing street tacos, the pork is to die for mmmm

    Eddie Ramirez · April 26, 2011
  • Kate

    Love the new pub! Nothing like a nice pint to take the edge off of grocery shopping.

    Kate · March 16, 2013
  • Kendra L.

    Only WF in town that makes gluten free pizza crust and non-dairy/soy cheese pizzas!

    Kendra Losee · April 27, 2012
  • Roger

    Parking is terrible unless you squeeze a spot on the street or the upper level.

    Roger · March 27, 2015
  • Dana R.

    Soy😋 Iced Mocha ;) and the friendly face behind the counter thank you!

    Dana Rock · January 29
  • Kristin S.

    The vegetarian butternut squash enchiladas are dlish!

    Kristin Sorianosos · October 9, 2011
  • Sarah A.

    Check out the deli. Best make your own sandwiches here!

    Sarah Arvizu · July 14, 2012
  • Kristin J.

    I'm sad! Can't use your own personal cup when buying an iced drink! How weird is that?!

    Kristin J. · January 1, 2012
  • Alyssa

    Huuuuge pizza slices now by the slice instead of by the lb!

    Alyssa · March 4, 2012
  • Alison L.

    Starting Aug1, 2011, bring in your reusable bags for 10 cents back per bag!!

    Alison Liebrecht · September 21, 2011
  • Joni C.

    Park on the roof and avoid harassment at the front door from petitioners!

    Joni Conner · August 19, 2013
  • Natalie D.

    Watch out for Chris. He'll steal your mac and cheese.

    Natalie D · July 5, 2013
  • Cameron C.

    Get the Whole Foods App:

    Cameron Comstock · August 3, 2012
  • David K.

    Get there early on Sundays for breakfast then get your shopping done for the week.

    David K · October 30, 2011
  • Tavo A.

    Try the teriyaki scallop bacon kabob!

    Tavo Alvarez · February 28, 2011
  • Ryan R.

    This is where the most inconsiderate people on Earth buy their groceries.

    Ryan Ross · December 5, 2012
  • Ece B.

    Best place for fresh fruit juice and delicious desserts on the go!

    Ece Bolat · November 17, 2015
  • Samantha R.

    The organic juicing bar (beets, celery, apple, kale, lemon)

    Samantha Razoky · October 14, 2011
  • Jesse G. S.

    Try the Fumi salad! Delicious!

    Jesse G. Salas · April 28, 2011
  • Jessica G.

    The 3 Grain Sald Shaker is scrumptious, filling, AND healthy! It's a must try!

    Jessica Garrow · May 26, 2012
  • Morgy1970

    don't know who would ever buy wine here.. the prices are just silly.

    Morgy1970 · January 6, 2012
  • Caitlin C.

    Kombucha yourself with trilogy and strawberry serenity!!! <3

    Caitlin C · July 6, 2011
  • Charles C.

    thai seafood curry soup is mouth watering.

    Charles Cochrane · November 4, 2009
  • Ethan C.

    Girl at front juice bar is super awesome.

    Ethan Chen · November 29, 2013

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