You are likely to find the best prices on electronic goods here. Unfortunately, you are also quite likely to buy an item that totally doesn't work, out of the box, as this store quite unashamedly sells customer returns, presumably selling and reselling these dud items repeatedly until they find a customer who is too stupid or cowardly to return them. And if this happens, as it did to me, you will be lucky to find a staff member who speaks English, let alone one who knows the least thing about electronic goods or about customer service, in my experience.
If you know what you are doing, don't need advice, and you are lucky enough to buy one of their working items, this place is great, and to be fair, that is my usual experience. If, on the other hand, you do buy one of their non-working items, prepare yourself to endure a Kafkaesque nightmare. Be warned.
I come from Britain. Over there we have supermarkets like Sainsbury's which provide healthy, wholesome food without especially blowing their trumpet about it. This kind of shopping still lies far in the future for the USA; in the meantime we have Whole Foods. What is it like?
Well, it's not all bad. It is the only place in this country I have found muesli which was not loaded with sugar, or things I would take for granted in the UK like wholemeal pasta or baked beans not sticky with "corn syrup" (the elixir of obesity for many Americans).
As a vegetarian though, I was amazed at how many unhealthy and meaty (and I know these aren't synonyms) items the store sells, somewhat belying the business name. For example, I was repelled that they sell marshmallows containing gelatin made from boiled bones, in a shop called Whole Foods!
The other obvious problem is the cost. The salads are nice, but at these prices they should be. In fact you could eat at a restaurant for what you would pay for a snack here, which rather defeats the purpose of this store's existence.
The baked goods are disappointing and pricey. I recognize that my nausea at the smell of cooking chicken will probably be a minority opinion.
Overall, I find the overall value for money here rather poor. If you're ever in the UK check out Sainsbury's for how shopping should be. Perhaps one day it will be like that here too.
Chipotle has it all. Good, tasty food, nice staff and reasonable prices. Vegetarian friendly as well. Shame the chain is apparently owned by a certain global fast-food corporation but good luck to them.
I always have the vegetable burrito and it is delicious.
I visited the Chabot Space and Science Center with my girlfriend and 5-year-old child. It was terrible!
Expensive; hugely expensive for what you actually have to see, which is very very little that isn't a poster, a computer screen or a toy. The SF Exploratorium has much better stuff along those lines for less money, and doesn't pretend to be a "Space and Science Center".
What do you actually see? Well, there are a couple of old space suits and some dried space meals. There is a Mercury capsule; oh, no, that's a replica. There is a huge meteorite; oh, no that's a fake too. There's a planetarium, which I was excited about as I had never seen one. It turned out to be a dreadful, sub-literate cartoon instead. There is a nice fiberglass model of Mars. Honestly, that was the best thing there.
Some simple suggestions, if they ever wanted to improve their setup.
1) Pluto is not a planet. In August last year it was demoted. When I asked one of the staff if they had any plans to update the displays to reflect scientific reality, they gave a very good impression of not having a clue what I was talking about. Wow. It was in the papers and everything.
2) The Saturn V was the tallest rocket built, but far from the most powerful. That would be the Soviet N-1 rocket.
3) Most of all, get some decent exhibits. For $13 I expect to see more and better than what I saw today.
Unless you hear it has changed (and, as they never even answered my email complaining about the problems with their "exhibits", I wouldn't see that happening any time soon), I recommend you do something else with your hard-earned cash.