Whenever I'm in town, we go to Big John's and it's like the Disneyland of grocery stores - the Happiest Place on Earth. Their cheese department beats Whole Foods by miles and it's usually a lot less in price than WH, especially for the expensive local tiny farm artisan cheeses like Fat Bottom or Bleating Heart which are amazing. The deli makes killer sandwiches - my favorite is the toasted Poor Boy- and the hot food bar always has some pretty good stuff, especially when they do polenta. Also all of the butchers are really friendly and helpful - it's like a big family staff practically. Great selection of local wine but also European wines which are hard to find in this area for obvious reasons. But it's always on the top of my list of places to stop when I'm home AND i heard they're expanding! Awesome - more good stuff!!!
Love love love ! The staff are great and if you are a cheese lover then there is no other place to consider in Sonoma County! I love the breads, produce and great sandwich selection. My daughter came for a visit and we spent 2 hours sampling and shopping. I often stop by before wine tasting to gather all my picnic needs, a little pricey, quality and "foodie oooh Aaah heaven in every bite" makes it ok :)
Love this market. The deli is top notch. Sushi is super fresh and offers the epicurean a flavor explosion of delight. The fresh salads are a rainbow for your eyes. There is a hot bar of comfort foods full of delicious choices. Cheeses, wines, snacks, exotic chocolates and an entire grocery of gourmet choices. Every time we drive North, this market is one of our anticipated stops. We highly recommend Big John’s!
Love this market, and boutique shop. Great selection of food. I'd rather eat there than restaurants in Healdsburg. Get a sandwich made and fine cheese. You know you will always walk away satisfied.
I love Big John's Market! You have an unbelievable selection and we can always find what we're looking for!
The burgundy pepper tri-tip in the meat department is absolute the best tri-tip I've ever had. It was almost too ridiculously good to be true. But it definitely wasn't my cooking skills as we were just using a small charcoal grill. I'll say it again, the burgundy pepper tri-tip was amazing.
Big John's is awesome! Your local, hand-made cheeses are incredible. Amazing locally-caught, wild fish and we love the sushi bar for a quick healthy lunch.
What an awesome place! While there is the Safeway down the street there is NO comparison. Big Johns has a really wide selection of natural and organic foods and also a ton of crazy stuff from around the world. That's great. I stumbled across the "English Candies" section the other day... That's specialized! :) But... For sure the star for me here is their meet counter and cheese selection. They have an amazing selection of well known local ranches as well as some under their own brand. I had a 8oz fillet mignon the other night on the grill. It was simply amazing! I also got a little of their spicy Italian sausage and again... amazing!
There is nothing bad you can say about Big John's. He's a top bloke. Big John's is like an adult playground for food purchasing. You walk down one aisle and your cart is already full. I walk through thinking, "I need dis, and dis and five of dis!” They have speciality items, cheeses out the wazoo, prime cuts of meat, fresh fish and lunch stuff galore! I'm talking fresh sushi, buttermilk fried chicken, paninis and salad upon salad. Food, glorious food! I love coming here because you never leave hungry. Everything is made with love and care. You'll enjoy everything you buy here.
Best of the Best of everything...We are so lucky to have Big John's Market in our town.
Local market with an amazing selection. The deli, meat and cheese departments are fantastic. Friendly staff, great products and superior service. I highly recommend this store.
Made an appointment with Cass to meet about a catering order. He's not the catering manager, but was willing to help out while the manager was out. Cass made us some delicious samples of their crostini -- they were beautiful and scrumptious!! He also patiently walked us through our options for our cocktail party. I would definitely recommend Big John's Market for catering - reasonable prices, really yummy options, and very nice staff.
Very nice, more boutique grocery store in lovely Healdsburg. I get to the area regularly and this is one of my favorite grocery stores...I was very impressed by the hot food bar!