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Whole Foods Market

#7 of 3,189 Restaurants in Austin
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525 N Lamar, Austin, TX 78703
512-476-1206
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout

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  • 306
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  • 102
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wish there was one in Buffalo!

I have never been to Whole Foods Market before. This place was huge. I have never seen so many choices. I thought Wegman's had a lot but this place is superior. I could have spent hours looking around the store. I will definitely come back if in Austin again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kathleen N
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North Tonawanda, New York
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North Tonawanda, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have never been to Whole Foods Market before. This place was huge. I have never seen so many choices. I thought Wegman's had a lot but this place is superior. I could have spent hours looking around the store. I will definitely come back if in Austin again.

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cape cod
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

For me, was just an over priced grocery store.. Plenty of folks seemed to be enjoying shopping there, and there was a nice patio, outside with tables, to enjoy a snack.

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Thank capelili
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from NYC the Austin whole food is a treat. I had lunch there everything was fantastic and I was able to get a spot to sit unlike the NYC . If you are in the area you should try to get lunch there.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting from Michigan and this Whole Foods surpassed all the Whole Foods stores we have visited across many states!!! Employees were ALL friendly! We found 19 of the 20 things we were looking for to stock up our hotel kitchen. Truly impressed! Many great eats, beer and wine. Very nice relaxing atmosphere! So many choices for meals! Wish we could... More 

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Milwaukee
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Why go to Whole Foods on vacation? Because it's truly a spectacle. They have so many fresh food counters, samples and special food stands I don't even know where to begin. There is an olive bar, cafe, olive oil tasting, wine tastings, meat counter, and so many more specialties tucked in among the usual whole food staples. A must see.

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Thank cherhuth
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Who would have thought! We actually went for lunch twice in the two days we were here. The staff were friendly and helpful Ate at the seafood counter and it was delicious both times with a nice glass of wine, sItting watching the chef prepare our meals was all the entertainment we needed. Why can't all Whole Foods be like... More 

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I went for lunch and I found a huge choice of different food: japan,sea food, bbq ,chinese Italian .Good place for a quality meal.

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Illinois
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

If you are in Austin, TX you need to check out this store. It is huge! We actually had 2 meals here during our stay. The food was great. They were short on seating since it was cold outside but no biggie. Employees were friendly and helpful. They even brought my kids sample cups over to try the soups before... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Seriously, I have never been a particular fan of Whole Foods or the people that frequent them. But this is different. The downtown Austin Whole Foods is the Mother Ship. This is where it all began. This precedes the days of markets in the suburbs. The store is downtown with free parking on several levels in the basement below. Escalators... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to grab lunch, coffee or whatever and let the kids play. Perfect place for a play date. Friendly employees. I buy a few groceries here and it's not hard on the budget at all.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 525 N Lamar, Austin, TX 78703
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 512-476-1206

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Chinese, Pizza, Barbecue, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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