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Whole Foods Market

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70 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2323
+1 828-254-5440
07:30 - 21:00
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Asheville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For years they've said they would work to eliminate canola oil, sadly not yet, many vegan/vegetarian prepared foods have (also not good for you you) soy, need to work on having more soy free, gluten free, vegan foods and continue to make prices more competitive as they said they would last year. Friends agree this is hurting them.

Thank Peaceful13
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

After a long drive, and full first day, we stopped in at Greenlife Grocery before heading back to the hotel. On Google Maps, it still shows up as a Whole Foods, and being from Philadelphia, I don't know if Greenlife is a subsidiary or branding differentiation, or if it's a store that took over an old Whole Foods location. I... More 

Thank Steven J
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326 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

From produce to baked goods to sandwiches to staples, the selections here are smart. Today I tried a panini for the first time. Good, not great. The in-house dining area is pleasant.

Thank steventobolsky
Asheville, North Carolina
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I love Greenlife!!! Its a great place with amazing customer service. The rotisserie chickens there are amazing!!! I also love the breakfast hot bar and the little cafe. Sometimes I will go to their indoor or outdoor seating and get something and do some work on my computer there as well. Such a nice spot

Thank AshevilleArtTours
Saluda, North Carolina, United States
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Greenlife is one of my favorite places to food shop in Asheville. Beginning with the in-town location which attracts every type of person and making it a great place to people watch. Call me shallow but people watching is a sport and we all do it! Why not do it at a place that has great produce, local meats and... More 

Thank Kerry S
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Taking exit 5B off 240 just north of downtown Asheville, Greenlife Grocery is nestled just up on the left - if you get to Trader Joes and Harris Teeter, you've gone too far north. It has a local earthy vibe. The hot bar is not as big as most Whole Food stores and choices were a little more eclectic, but... More 

Thank R8246RMrobertr
Asheville, North Carolina
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574 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Greenlife is still a good place to shop for groceries and is still very popular with Ashevillians. But, somehow, some of the soul of the place was lost when it was sold two or three years to Whole Foods. It retained its old Greenlife name, but a lot of other things changed., most notably the staff attitude. Plus, there's a... More 

1 Thank LanSluderBelize
Christchurch, New Zealand
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140 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We went here looking for fresh baked sourdough bread naturally leavened with natural yeast and found it! This grocery store has all that most 'greenies' would wish for including a great selection of pre-prepared salads, pickles, Asian treats, cheeses, meats, wines and much much more. Good friendly service too.

Thank David M
Paris, France
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

This is a store that in the past would have merited five stars, but now only merits three. Am I the only one who misses the old Greenlife back before Whole Foods took it over? Their coffee was much better in the past as were their baked goods. The ginger molasses cookies are now often overbaked, so instead of being... More 

2 Thank Renee S
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2016

It is always great to have a nice grocery store to stop in when traveling. We were glad to find this Whole Foods.

Thank twiga2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2323
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Five Points
  • Neighbourhood: Five Points
  • Phone Number: +1 828-254-5440
Welcome to your Asheville, NC Whole Foods Market! 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?