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Whole Foods Market

70 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2323
+1 828-254-5440
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“panini” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
“green life” (29 reviews)
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American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
70 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2323
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

What a find! I can walk there from my apartment. It's behind Traders off of Merrimon Ave. Fresh organic produce, a hot food bar as well as a salad bar. It's much easier to maneuver than its larger sister store.

Thank Bonnie P
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Helpful staff, the usual stock, conveniently located. Maybe they could change the signs so that they say "Whole Foods" instead of the former company that owned the store-"Greenlife Grocery"?

Thank singingcook
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Lately this grocery/food bar is less crowded. The local chef influence is gone. Gone are the special dishes that made me brave the nightmare of Merrimon Avenue and the dicey parking lot. Goodbye peanutbutter tofu and living foods salads! For the same kind of thing,...More

Thank Pomommie
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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...More

Thank Peaceful13
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank Steven J
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
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...More

Thank AshevilleArtTours
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...More

Thank Kerry S
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...More

Thank R8246RMrobertr
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,...More

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
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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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