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Whole Foods Market

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Greenwich Village
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4 Union Square South, Union Square, New York City, NY 10003
+1 212 6735388
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 120
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 0
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
For those days you need to eat healthy

Great buffet: lovely fresh flavourful food, beautifully prepared. Friendly, helpful staff. A great place to come when you feel like being kind to your system.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stephen G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great buffet: lovely fresh flavourful food, beautifully prepared. Friendly, helpful staff. A great place to come when you feel like being kind to your system.

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Thank Stephen G
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to start? Popped in here for lunch, fresh organic food and so much choice that we spent 10 mins just walking round looking at everything. It was very busy and spent another ten minutes waiting in the queue to pay but we did find a seat upstairs.

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Thank jacquiscotia
Long Island City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always a soup I like, and being able to choose the size is nice. Sandwiches of all kind made from the right ingredients. Price points seem to be much closer to other stores now a days. Check out a little slow but was on the express lane which moved pretty quick.

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Thank Freddy A
Bhopal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Whole Foods is a bit small and crowded for a Whole Foods. People seem to be aggressive and in a rush so the experience can be a bit daunting if its your first time here. Also, their products seem more limited than say the Whole Foods near Bay Ridge. But overall, its Whole Foods so what's not to like!

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Thank thetagirl
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

I think the title of my review says it all. Don't go on Sundays unless you like mobs of people running you over with their carts.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Still love Whole Foods but the 365 variety could be better by not having additives and being organic

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Thank GB1GB2GB3
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

I got everything that I needed but it was far too busy. Its the busiest location in NYC. Even at its busiest hours nothing beats them. They need more staff.

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Thank nJoye100
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Popped in to get coffee & spent the next hour just wandering around. This is so much more than a supermarket, it really is everything food plus more. If you want pre made food this is also the spot from a superb range of salads, soups & hot foods (best Mac cheese ever). If you like food then this it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This place is nuts! But has everything you could ever want in a WF. It took me awhile to realize that upstairs is where you want to be so you can look out onto bustling Union Sq

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I have always had a great experience with the food but the check out is a wait. I am concerned that my food will get cold before I can go upstairs to sit to eat it. The food seems to be good quality. Be aware this is also where the dorm...former Platinum ...for NYU students get one of their option... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Union Square South, Union Square, New York City, NY 10003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212 6735388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Chinese, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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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?

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