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Greenlife Grocery

$$ - $$$
Five Points
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70 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2323
+1 828-254-5440
07:30 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 

Thank LanSluderBelize
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

We especially love their wide selection of cheeses. But the produce is absolutely the freshest and the employees are extremely helpful.

Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

This was the Whole Foods Grocery before Whole Foods came to Asheville. A human scale grocery with a great prepared foods section, body care, beer and wine. If you're planning a picnic in the mountains stop by and load up on healthy choices.

Thank SEAN D

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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

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