The all new 43,000 square foot Irvine Whole foods is truly breathtaking. The IRV, Beauty Week, 56 feet of chilled beer, hot ramen, fresh Poke bar, 1,000 bottles of hand picked wines, and 400+ grocery deals are amongst just a few highlights.The store opened last Wednesday March.16th with a “bread-breaking” ceremony and all sorts of samples and giveaways. This is Whole Foods newest location and 41st store in Southern California.
The Irv is a unique Irvine inspired restaurant and bar with a seasonal menu and more then 150 seats indoor and outdoor. The bar has 24 taps including many local brewed beers, fresh craft cocktails, and decadent assortments of small plates and entrees.
My two favorite parts of the store are the fresh Poke bar which allows you to customize your meal with several delicious toppings; and the beer alley.
Of course I loved “Beer Alley” A 56 feet of hoppy delicious local craft beers, seasonal releases, domestic favorites and unique imports.
Just A few more highlights:
– Sushi bar
– Ramen bar
– Coffee bar
– Juice & Smoothie bar
– In-store bakery
– All- organic salad bar
– 1,000 wine bottles, 100 of which under $10
– 56 foot “Beer Alley” of craft chilled beer
Whole Foods Market Irvine is located in Los Olivos Marketplace, 8525 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618.