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Whole Foods Market

Shopping, Grocery stores Gowanus
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
At its first Brooklyn location, the grocery chain features items from nearby artisans (Anarchy in a Jar jams, White Moustache yogurt), as well as a 20,000-square-foot rooftop greenhouse built in partnership with Gotham Greens, whose produce is sold at the store. Dine-in options includes a Yuji Ramen outpost and the Roof, a restaurant and taproom serving Brooklyn Brine pickles, NY State cheeses and local craft ales (Sixpoint, Captain Lawrence).


Venue name: Whole Foods Market
Address: 214 3rd St
Cross street: at Third Ave
Opening hours: Daily 8am-11pm
Transport: Subway: F, G, R to Fourth Ave–9th St
Price: AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Great grocer. Has everything that you need and it has the uniqueness of having on site produce growing on the roof! As with most Whole Foods, it's got quality meats, produce, and fresh made sections that really satisfy any hunger or food needs. The only drawback as you probably already know, is that you do have to pay for the selection and for the quality and the prices are higher than most other local markets. But if you shop their specials and download their app, there are always some good finds that you can get as well. Overall, this place is what you're looking for as a market - clean, well lite, great selection, nice staff, good location. 

For me? The best grocery store in the entire country. Pretty dang cheap groceries when you buy the Whole Foods store brands.


I am really into the Whole Foods experience, but be forewarned, this will double or triple your normal grocery budget. The food is fresh, and turned over daily. There is an impressive visage onto the water, and there is a large parking lot, with solar panels and wind turbines making for fun parking lot aesthetics. There is also a greenhouse on the roof, which actually produces a pretty good output of fresh vegetables. All your favorite organic, gluten-free whatever will be stocked, and you can always get it fresh and make it yourself. I really enjoy the quality, professionalism and politeness of the staff, and general care to detail that is on display. Would recommend highly, a standout example of the Whole Foods brand.

Most people call this 3rd & 3rd, though I supposed it's ok to call it Whole Foods.  But it's SO much more.  3rd & 3rd goes above and beyond all other Whole Foods locations in the world.  They grow their own veggies on their roof in green houses year round.  They use solar and wind power from solar panels in the parking lot that also provide shade for cars and nifty wind turbines all over the property.  They have art along the meandering walkway along the Gowanus.  They have electric-car-only parking spots with free charging!  They have a bar upstairs where you can order in, or bring food from the market.  They have a nose-to-tail butcher enclosed in glass with full animals hanging from hooks.  They have an old-school knife sharpening service. They have an excellent vegan, beer, and ice cream selection.  Their prepared food is even better than the usually-amazing Whole Foods food.  Such a great place!