Whole Foods on the Upper West Side

  Last modified on November 29th, 2019

There are two Whole Foods on the Upper West Side – one at Columbus Circle and one at 808 Columbus Avenue.

Whole Foods started the 2018 new year by announcing that their markets are committed to “feed your resolution.” The grocery chain stated a commitment to healthier eating made easier.

Since its acquisition by Amazon, Whole Foods has set itself on a course to lower prices. Quality is maintained. Lower prices are already seen. This includes the stores on the Upper West Side. Upper West Side Whole Foods markets can be found in two locations. These are Columbus Circle and Columbus Avenue.

Features of Whole Foods Columbus Circle

Whole Foods on the Upper West Side

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Whole Foods Columbus Circle is located at 10 Columbus Circle. The store features a full array of high quality natural and organic food, fresh produce and a large meat, poultry, and seafood department. The bakery presents fresh goods throughout the day. The market presents a large selection of prepared food bars. These feature entrees and side dishes. These are great to take home or enjoy in the store. If you’re in the neighborhood and don’t feel like sitting down at one of the many Columbus Circle restaurants, choose from their many freshly prepared foods to go!

Whole Foods on the Upper West Side

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The store features a variety of other amenities enjoyed by residents of the Upper West Side. One feature offered by this Whole Foods on the Upper West Side is online ordering. This is home delivery. Thousands of different items are available for delivery. These include everything from fresh grocery items to an array of pantry goods.

Whole Foods Columbus Circle also offers catering services. You can arrange for catering by Whole Foods by calling the store at 212-823-9600. This Whole Foods on Upper West side also maintains an in-store delivery and catering services desk. The desk is staffed from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The desk is located directly across from the cash registers.

The Beer and Wine Bar at Whole Foods Columbus Circle

One of the unique features of the Whole Foods Market at Columbus Circle is its beer and wine bar. This sets it apart from other locations in the city. The Whole Foods brew bar features a selection of craft beer on tap. The bar also has a large assortment of single bottles that a patron can enjoy in the market’s pub. If you’re a heavy beer drinker looking for the perfect Columbus Circle bar, check out the bar at Whole Foods!

Whole Foods on the Upper West Side

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Local is important when it comes to the wine and beer served at the Columbus Circle Whole Foods Market bar. The pub strives to maintain a focus on local selections whenever possible. This holds true for both wine and beer selections available at the bar.

This Whole Foods on the Upper West Side location stocks products from the local community. More information on supplying a product to the store can be obtained at the market itself. Info is also at the Whole Foods company website at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company.

Features of the Whole Foods on the Upper West Side at 808 Columbus

Whole Foods on the Upper West Side

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A second Upper West Side Whole Foods is located at 808 Columbus Avenue. Like its Columbus Circle counterpart, this market offers a full selection of the finest in natural and organic food items. The store prepares food for home use.

Throughout the year, the Upper West Side Whole Foods on Columbus Avenue offers education programs. These include presentations by the team at the market. They also include experts from the community.

The amenities offered by this store also include delivery and catering services. You can order online. The store has a delivery and catering services desk. The store does request a 72-hour notice for catering services. If you find you need something in a shorter period of time, you are encouraged to visit the catering services desk in the  Whole Foods Upper West Side location. There are certain platters that can be prepared for patrons in a pinch.

Whole Foods on the Upper West Side

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This Whole Foods on the Upper West Side is active in its support of community projects and activities. Throughout the year, this store donates to local charities, schools, and other philanthropic organizations. Whole Foods works for the Upper West Side.

If you are part of a neighborhood organization, reach out the Marketing Team Leader at the store. You can find out how the store might be able to help. In addition, you can obtain more information about Whole Foods community support and charitable giving at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/donate.  

The Whole Foods on the Upper West Side at 808 Columbus Avenue has a companion Wine Store attached to the main market. The wine store features a nice selection of different vintages. These include an array of highly affordable selections. You also will be able to find some upscale selections. These are ideal for a special event or function.

Education at the Upper West Side Whole Foods at 808 Columbus

Throughout the year, the Upper West Side Whole Foods Wine Store invites the neighboring community to a variety of special events. These include wine tastings, which oftentimes present delectable vintages paired with delicious food samples from the grocery market. In addition, the Wine Store offers educational programming from to time, events designed to better educate people on wine.

The Wine Store hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from noon until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday. The store as hours on all major holidays for Upper West Side residents who may need last help with their celebrations.

By the way … a new Trader Joe’s on the Upper West Side opened in May of 2018!  It’s located on 93rd and Columbus and is a great alternative if the uptown Whole Foods is too crowded.

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