Wholesome Choice

18040 Culver Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612
Best Of


  • Daily 7am-11pm
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Wholesome Choice is the most diverse supermarket in Orange County-maybe Southern California-a garden of produce delights where Armenian cherry preserves, Polish kielbasa, Middle Eastern cream cheese, organic eggs and Tapatío exist within a three-aisle radius. But its greatest treat is the sangak, crispy Persian flatbread as crucial to Iranian identity as Rumi and about four feet in length.

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