Whole Foods Hillcrest
Wow, this is probably the most friendly grocery store that I have ever had the pleasure of going to. I sat in the eating area after I bought a few snacks while I was waiting for a friend, and I witnessed people talking for a good 15-20 minutes at the deli counter about ideas for dinners, and also getting to know each other, which was really amazing. It made me wish I lived in Hillcrest, because usually grocery shopping is such a boring experience, but if I lived here I would go to the grocery store every day. There is so much amazing food everywhere you go, and there are pizza stations, gelato counters, delis, everywhere, an eating area, and just so much variety. Everyone who works there is SO SO SO friendly. This may convince me to move back to San Diego after college, if I can live nearby and do all of my groceries here.