• Whole Foods Market - State St

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Large and well-stocked natural foods supermarket chain, acquired by Amazon.com in 2018. Offers selections in natural groceries and specialty foods, nutritional supplements and vitamins, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well home cleaning and natural body care products. Find vegan foods like tofu and soy products, plant milks, vegan ice cream, vegan cheese, frozen meals, vegan burger patties, cereals, nuts, and much more. Has deli and prepared foods department. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-10:00pm.

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5 Reviews

First Review by isabeldivine


Points +76

10 Feb 2021

great deli options, no "vegan tax"

There are a LOT of options at the deli that are filling- my favorite is the box of an entree + 2 sides. They usually have 3-4 vegan entrees (one tofu, a couple faux meats, there was a vegan spanakopita when I went) and 3-4 vegan sides available (fingerling potatoes, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, etc). This box is only 9$! I love that they don't upcharge for vegan options (buying animal meat costs 3 extra dollars!) like most other places do. The grocery store itself also has a wide array of vegan foods you might not come by elsewhere, despite it being pricier.

The sandwiches are also great, filling, and flavorful. I enjoyed the smoky TTLA; there was a super delicious and flavorful vegan garlic aioli on it.

I haven't tried the pizza at this specific location but pizza from whole foods has generally been pretty good and you can veganize any of them although it'll be a bit of a wait.

Generally, the food is really yummy and well-priced for a filling vegan meal, as well as quick and easy if you're not waiting on a pizza.

Pros: no upcharge for vegan food!, wide variety of yummy vegan options, quick and easy



Points +30

15 Feb 2016

Charming Little Whole Foods Location!

I love this little WF. It's a sweet, sleepy little location, but the selection is pretty good. It's food-court-type-area is pretty small, and doesn't have options like burritos/sandwiches/asian stir-fry, etc. But overall it has a great selection for the size! I have enjoyed shopping here for years, and as always, they have tons of great vegan options!
The later in the day (closer to closing) you go, the worse the service gets... To the point where I had a girl roll her eyes at me for asking her for an extra bag to double bag my frozen groceries so they wouldn't rip. However, many people here give amazing customer service, and I usually have no complaints whatsoever!

Pros: Big vegan (junk food) selection, Huge produce selection, Huge bulk foods selection

Cons: Very small food court, Seldom stock Lavash bread, Some snappy cashiers


Points +339

08 Nov 2015

Good option

There was so much choice for vegans, I know some people are unhappy as its not veg/vegan only, but I think they should be rewarded for so much choice. Tasty salads, vegan pizza, vegan donuts. A whole section of hot vegan meals and then the huge grocery choice. In Australia we have nothing like the range. Prices are not too bad for what you get.


Points +9161

06 Feb 2014

So-so, overpriced, but some good choices

Like any other Whole Foods, it's an overpriced and somewhat greenwashed affair, with too much shiny stuff and not enough organics and, ironically, too much processed (i.e. *not* whole) foods.

But there are good things to be found if one reads labels carefully.


Points +77

24 Jun 2013

Poor Selections

As q whole foods lover I've found it disappointing that this is what we have in Santa Barbara. The selections are slim. The deli food is the same thing over and over completely lacking in creativity. The only positive is the grocery department is willing to bring in new things if you take the time to show them what you want.

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