Granola's Natural Market

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I've been shopping at this store for several years, and the service has improved hugely since the last reviewer wrote in 2009. Thank you management! Clerks are mostly friendly (there is one who must not like her job) and staff is helpful,

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I've been shopping at this store for several years, and the service has improved hugely since the last reviewer wrote in 2009. Thank you management! Clerks are mostly friendly (there is one who must not like her job) and staff is helpful,

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As some of you have noticed, this is a very expensive store and, as I have discovered recently, there are two reasons for that: not only are the prices higher than other stores for the same merchandise but also some of the cashiers are ripping people off. I will give you two examples. The first one is a $56 bill with a $20 item which the cashier couldn't find any explanation for. The second one is more subtle as there is another cashier who seems to systematically ring the same item twice, once at the beginning and then once towards the end so it is not easily noticeable. The reason for that, according to this cashier, is "the system" - whatever that means!

I would advise that if you shop there regularly, you check your bill carefully in the store before going back home. I have fortunately been only shopping there for a few months because it is conveniently located at walking distance from my place. Could somebody recommend a trustworthy store in the neighborhood which carries organic produce? Thanks.

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As some of you have noticed, this is a very expensive store and, as I have discovered recently, there are two reasons for that: not only are the prices higher than other stores for the same merchandise but also some of the cashiers are ripping people off. I will give you two examples. The first one is a $56 bill with a $20 item which the cashier couldn't find any explanation for. The second one is more subtle as there is another cashier who seems to systematically ring the same item twice, once at the beginning and then once towards the end so it is not easily noticeable. The reason for that, according to this cashier, is "the system" - whatever that means!

I would advise that if you shop there regularly, you check your bill carefully in the store before going back home. I have fortunately been only shopping there for a few months because it is conveniently located at walking distance from my place. Could somebody recommend a trustworthy store in the neighborhood which carries organic produce? Thanks.

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I live in Cole Valley and shopping here is much more convienant than shelping to Whole Foods or Rainbow, BUT you do pay a price. Their produce is beautiful and always from local farms- something that I love supporting but their prices can be ridiculous. I have shopped for organic food all over San Francisco and have found that you will always get a better deal at Farmers' Markets or Rainbow, while still being fair to the farmer, than here. Like most people who shop organic, I am used to and happy to pay more for no pesticides, but this place can really gouge you. The staff leaves alot to be desired- more often than not, they are aloof and arrogant bordering on downright rude but sometimes you catch the odd nice checkout person who knows what a 'smile' is- however, I have noticed that the nice people don't last... weird. The vitamin store is another story with reasonable prices, almost always friendly and helpful staff and hard to find items.. go figure. if you just can't bear to drive to Rainbow to deal with their obnoixous staff and you have to have that organic watermelon, go here - but expect to pay a price. WARNING! Do NOT park next to the yellow curb- its always open and is very enticing but don't do it! - even for a that quick rush in, a woman in front of me was given a very large ticket- its a loading zone and the cashier told us that a new very dedicated parking lady is making her career by giving multiple tickets there-it's not worth it! Park at Walgreens and walk.

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★★★☆☆

I live in Cole Valley and shopping here is much more convienant than shelping to Whole Foods or Rainbow, BUT you do pay a price. Their produce is beautiful and always from local farms- something that I love supporting but their prices can be ridiculous. I have shopped for organic food all over San Francisco and have found that you will always get a better deal at Farmers' Markets or Rainbow, while still being fair to the farmer, than here. Like most people who shop organic, I am used to and happy to pay more for no pesticides, but this place can really gouge you. The staff leaves alot to be desired- more often than not, they are aloof and arrogant bordering on downright rude but sometimes you catch the odd nice checkout person who knows what a 'smile' is- however, I have noticed that the nice people don't last... weird. The vitamin store is another story with reasonable prices, almost always friendly and helpful staff and hard to find items.. go figure. if you just can't bear to drive to Rainbow to deal with their obnoixous staff and you have to have that organic watermelon, go here - but expect to pay a price. WARNING! Do NOT park next to the yellow curb- its always open and is very enticing but don't do it! - even for a that quick rush in, a woman in front of me was given a very large ticket- its a loading zone and the cashier told us that a new very dedicated parking lady is making her career by giving multiple tickets there-it's not worth it! Park at Walgreens and walk.

Pros: great local organic produce, fresh and lovely

Cons: no parking, often rude staff, high prices

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I live a few blocks away from Real Foods and often stop by on my way home for the awesome fresh produce this store carries. At first I thought the cashier was having a bad day when I was being checked out but have come to realize that every time I finish my shopping and go to pay the service is downright rude. This leaves a bad taste in my mouth seeing that the produce and products they carry are well worth the extra cost compared to the other local markets, however, I much prefer to shop at the Alpha store where I am greeted with a smile and feel like a 'neighbor'. At Real Foods I've been ignored and have been made to feel like it is an inconvenience to bag my groceries and ring me up. Not even a hello or goodbye...now I only go for the beautiful fresh flower bunches they carry.

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★★★☆☆

I live a few blocks away from Real Foods and often stop by on my way home for the awesome fresh produce this store carries. At first I thought the cashier was having a bad day when I was being checked out but have come to realize that every time I finish my shopping and go to pay the service is downright rude. This leaves a bad taste in my mouth seeing that the produce and products they carry are well worth the extra cost compared to the other local markets, however, I much prefer to shop at the Alpha store where I am greeted with a smile and feel like a 'neighbor'. At Real Foods I've been ignored and have been made to feel like it is an inconvenience to bag my groceries and ring me up. Not even a hello or goodbye...now I only go for the beautiful fresh flower bunches they carry.

Pros: great produce

Cons: rude service

 

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