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Madison Reviews

2018-05-13
I am staying at the Sheraton for two weeks while going to classes at Epic and I decided that $2.50 a bottle of water was too much and I had to find a place to grab a …
Jozsef R.
2018-05-13
I am staying at the Sheraton for two weeks while going to classes at Epic and I decided that $2.50 a bottle of water was too much and I had to find a place to grab a few things. I could not have picked better than Festival Foods. The store is very clean and organized. The bakery has a nice assortment of breads and sweets. I grabbed some water and pretzels. The prices are what's to be expected. The part that shines the most is the salad and hot bar. Unlike some places, the area was nice and clean. The salad was bright and fresh and all the toppings you could want are available. I didn't want to be too much of a glutton and put some peas and chicken on it. I also tried the pasta salad, it was fabulous. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauce with it was not too tart or sweet. Pure perfection. The pulled pork looked great, so I had to grab a small container of it. Awesome choice. Some pulled porks can become stringy, dry and over cooked. This was NOT. The BBQ sauce was just right and the pork juicy and tender. I also tried the chicken tenders, which were phenomenal and I added a side of potato wedges. The wedges were crispy in the outside and soft in the inside. Both the chicken and the wedges were nicely seasoned and delightful. My only regret is that we don't have a Festival Foods in MA. When I come back for Epic training in June, I'm looking forward to visiting Festival Foods again.
Jozsef R.
2018-05-13
I am staying at the Sheraton for two weeks while going to classes at Epic and I decided that $2.50 a bottle of water was too much and I had to find a place to grab a few things. I could not have picked better than Festival Foods. The store is very clean and organized. The bakery has a nice assortment of breads and sweets. I grabbed some water and pretzels. The prices are what's to be expected. The part that shines the most is the salad and hot bar. Unlike some places, the area was nice and clean. The salad was bright and fresh and all the toppings you could want are available. I didn't want to be too much of a glutton and put some peas and chicken on it. I also tried the pasta salad, it was fabulous. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauce with it was not too tart or sweet. Pure perfection. The pulled pork looked great, so I had to grab a small container of it. Awesome choice. Some pulled porks can become stringy, dry and over cooked. This was NOT. The BBQ sauce was just right and the pork juicy and tender. I also tried the chicken tenders, which were phenomenal and I added a side of potato wedges. The wedges were crispy in the outside and soft in the inside. Both the chicken and the wedges were nicely seasoned and delightful. My only regret is that we don't have a Festival Foods in MA. When I come back for Epic training in June, I'm looking forward to visiting Festival Foods again.
Veni V.
2018-04-20
I love Festival - this is where I get all my grocery shopping done. I try to get all my shopping done in one stop - but that's why I have to give it 4 stars. Some days, the are completely out of produce I need - like jalapeños, cilantro, etc. They have organic versions of them if you're desperate but they are a lot more expensive. They have an Asian section, but it's a lot of basic things. I always have to go to an Asian store to get more specific spices/powders/noodles that I would expect to be at festival. I am aware you can request them to stock certain things - Haven't gotten around to that yet but maybe one of these days I will. Anyway, onto the good stuff. The workers here are super friendly, the store is always clean and the liquor section is pretty damn good. They have a very good section for vegetarian/vegan food. Almond milk, beyond meat brand, daiya cheese, you name it. They also have a place where you can buy ready made food like pastas, lasagna, potatoes, etc. (Sushi and rotisserie chicken too!) If you want to eat then and there, you can take it up to the Mezz and microwave it. There's plenty of seating up there and free Wi-Fi as well! If you're in the mood for some drinks, there's a bar with really affordable drinks and free popcorn :) We've played shuffle board here, sat on the balcony when it was warm and even played trivia! Super odd one of my favorite places to just hangout is the bar above my grocery store but hey, that's what makes it special!
2018-04-20
I love Festival - this is where I get all my grocery shopping done. I try to get all my shopping done in one stop - but that's why I have to give it 4 stars. Some days, the …
Veni V.
2018-04-20
I love Festival - this is where I get all my grocery shopping done. I try to get all my shopping done in one stop - but that's why I have to give it 4 stars. Some days, the are completely out of produce I need - like jalapeños, cilantro, etc. They have organic versions of them if you're desperate but they are a lot more expensive. They have an Asian section, but it's a lot of basic things. I always have to go to an Asian store to get more specific spices/powders/noodles that I would expect to be at festival. I am aware you can request them to stock certain things - Haven't gotten around to that yet but maybe one of these days I will. Anyway, onto the good stuff. The workers here are super friendly, the store is always clean and the liquor section is pretty damn good. They have a very good section for vegetarian/vegan food. Almond milk, beyond meat brand, daiya cheese, you name it. They also have a place where you can buy ready made food like pastas, lasagna, potatoes, etc. (Sushi and rotisserie chicken too!) If you want to eat then and there, you can take it up to the Mezz and microwave it. There's plenty of seating up there and free Wi-Fi as well! If you're in the mood for some drinks, there's a bar with really affordable drinks and free popcorn :) We've played shuffle board here, sat on the balcony when it was warm and even played trivia! Super odd one of my favorite places to just hangout is the bar above my grocery store but hey, that's what makes it special!
Jenny Krislov
2018-04-02
I have fallen in love with this grocery store. The staff here is amazing, friendly, and super helpful. They will help you with any questions you might have. The store itself is huge for being in downtown Madison. It has easy to access under ground parking. They make all kinds of goodies here in the bakery and deli. And offer a great selection of bulk foods. I was also impressed with all the different product brands they carry. It's a great downtown grocery store!
Honey Visi
2018-03-29T02:54:06.912Z
This place is amazing. There is a childcare inside this market! And there is a machine which you can renew your car registration inside!
John Hughes
2018-03-12T01:10:47.332Z
This is a great full service grocery store, with some great and unique features and services. The free parking is all covered, sheltering one from the elements. Upon entry, there seems to be a greeter most of the time. The bakery, meat departments are very large, and very well stocked. There is also a large cheese counter that is very well stocked. This my favorite grocery store in Madison. Try it!
Eva Koopman
2018-03-11T00:28:43.695Z
I am a baker at the Marshfield location. The Store and staff were just as I expected them to be! Very friendly and a beautiful building! I bet the customers and cart runners are loving the parking garage in the Wisconsin too! Well done Madison Festival Foods!!
Laura R.
2018-03-05
Just moving to Madison I have been searching for a great grocery store. Someone recommend Festival Foods to me so I went to try it and fell in love. Today as I went through the store not a single worker passed by without saying good morning. You could tell they put a lot of effort into their produce section but placing and presenting everything in an inviting manner. The beer section is amazing and so it the deli area. I thought they had a wide variety of food and was responsibly priced. I also needed quarters for laundry and they were able to trade my 10 dollar cash back for 10 dollars in quarters. I think this will be my new grocery store in Madison. Location does play into that but also for the amazing service and food selection.
2018-03-05
Just moving to Madison I have been searching for a great grocery store. Someone recommend Festival Foods to me so I went to try it and fell in love. Today as I went …
Laura R.
2018-03-05
Just moving to Madison I have been searching for a great grocery store. Someone recommend Festival Foods to me so I went to try it and fell in love. Today as I went through the store not a single worker passed by without saying good morning. You could tell they put a lot of effort into their produce section but placing and presenting everything in an inviting manner. The beer section is amazing and so it the deli area. I thought they had a wide variety of food and was responsibly priced. I also needed quarters for laundry and they were able to trade my 10 dollar cash back for 10 dollars in quarters. I think this will be my new grocery store in Madison. Location does play into that but also for the amazing service and food selection.
John Opel
2018-02-27T18:45:48.511Z
Reasonable prices, friendly people (I'm looking at you, Stuart and Buddie), and close to home. KinKin coffee is good, too.
Mitchell Fiene
2018-02-23T18:38:20.116Z
Great Staff, good selections, terrible banana's.