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Whole Foods Market

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774 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2410
+1 650-326-8676
08:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,058 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Just makes you want to buy things as you stroll through this immaculate and beautifully merchandised grocery with everything looking perfect and the employees happy and helpful. Just a pleasure to experience.

Thank PlatinumHoney
Palo Alto, United States
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I shop here nearly every day. Their produce is fresh with lots of organic produce, a large variety of cheeses, and fresh pastas. They sell many varieties of fresh breads, they have a very food selection of sustainable meats and sea food, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Patricia C
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Just happened to stumble on this Whole Foods while trying to get a quick bite to eat before an interview - this place was a godsend for an out of town person who flew up the day of the interview. Hot food section had huge variety to pick from & the eating area was very cute & well stocked. They... More 

Thank Sheila M
Palo Alto, California
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The operative word here is old. This is one of the oldest Whole Foods there is, and while old means charming to some, this Whole Foods location jumped the shark a long, long time ago. It is incredibly cramped, with only a fraction of the offerings of other next gen Whole Foods. The aisles are barely big enough to pass... More 

Thank leslieness
Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The best food seller in Palo Alto. Nice design and nice products. Prices are a bit high but it's worthwhile paying a little more for a good service.

Thank JackFoot
Fortaleza, CE
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123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Whole Foods in Palo Alto is a nice place to shop and eat quality and organic stuff. We choose soup, bread and salad, and seated at the tables inside the store. Nice and healthy choice.

Thank ceciliaqueiroz
Taipei, Taiwan
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209 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

It opens until 10pm so that we could take some snack, fruit, wine, yogurt, salad after meals or working overtime. It's our best friend when we need to refresh or find some living supply! We bought some compact toothpaste, handmade soaps etc. I like this place, it's as a friend!

Thank CharlotteChenPY
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179 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Whole Foods (aka "whole pay check") is the premier food market in the Bay Area. The food quality is second to non. The variety of Gluten Free products encourages us to frequent the store regularly.

Thank 100Sharone
SF Bay Area
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

What can you say you can get it all at Whole Foods. Lots of hot food for a quick bite to eat and such variety. Love the veggies and fruits too. Cheese bar is amazing with the variety and quantity. The bulk food is the best! Quinoa, rice, lentils, brewer's yeast, it goes on and on. The pastries and bread... More 

Thank KatieSFBay
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

The interior is somewhat dated and a little rundown looking but not in a bad way! The staff were very friendly and helpful. I really liked the salad bar - great selection.

Thank anita w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 774 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-8676

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?