A growing number of grocery stores in Pennsylvania can now sell wine.

More stores continue to be approved for the state's new expanded wine license, creating an ever-increasing number of spots where shoppers can pick up food, beer and wine, all at one location.

How's that for a gift this holiday season?

This summer, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law a bill loosening Pennsylvania's liquor laws and making grocery stores selling beer under a restaurant license eligible to apply for an expanded wine license.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board began accepting those applications Aug. 8, and has approved hundreds of permits in the following months. Recently approved permits include several Whole Foods locations and more Acme, Giant and Wegmans stores.

Here are the Philadelphia-area grocery stores with active expanded wine permits, as of mid-December:


  • Acme Markets, Inc.; 1901 Johnston St.
  • Acme Markets, Inc.; 6601 Roosevelt Blvd.
  • Acme Markets, Inc.; 920 Red Lion Road
  • Chew Foods LLC (Fresh Grocer); 5301 Chew Ave.
  • Port Richmond Thriftway (Food Line Management Co.); 2497 Aramingo Ave.
  • The Fresh Grocer; 4001 Walnut St.
  • The Fresh Grocer; 5601 Chestnut St.
  • Whole Foods; 501 N. 22nd St.

Bucks County

  • Acme Markets, Inc.; 480 N. Main St., Doylestown
  • Brown's BC, LLC (ShopRite); 2200 Bristol Road, Bensalem
  • Brown's FH, LLC (ShopRite); 547 South Oxford Valley Road, Fairless Hills
  • Giant Food Stores; 6542 Logan Square, New Hope
  • Giant Food Stores; 4357 W. Swamp Road; Doylestown
  • Wegmans Food Markets; 1405 Main St., Warrington
  • Weis Markets; 73 Old Dublin Pike, Doylestown
Chester County
  • Acme Markets, Inc.; 700 West Lancaster Ave., Wayne
  • Acme Markets, Inc.; 39 Leopard Road, Paoli
  • Giant Food Stores, LLC; 141 East Swedesford Road, Exton
  • Wegmans Food Markets; 1056 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown
  • Wegmans Food Markets; 50 Foundry Way, Malvern
  • Whole Foods; 821 Lancaster Ave., Wayne

Delaware County

  • Acme Markets, Inc.; 101 Byers Drive, Glen Mills
  • Acme Markets, Inc.; 124 Morton Ave., Folsom
  • Acme Markets, Inc.; 1067 West Baltimore Pike, Media
  • Fresh-N-Fast (ShopRite); 5000 State Road, Drexel Hill
  • Giant Food Stores; 116 W. Township Line Road, Havertown
  • Giant Food Stores; 721 W. Sproul Road, Springfield
  • Giant Food Stores; 550 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
  • Giant Food Stores, 4930 Edgemont Ave., Brookhaven
  • ShopRite; 5005 Edgmont Ave., Brookhaven
  • The Fresh Grocer; 421 S. 69th St., Upper Darby
  • Wegmans Food Markets; 100 Applied Bank Blvd., Glen Mills
  • Whole Foods; 475 Wilmington West Chester Pike, Glen Mills

Montgomery County

  • Acme Markets, Inc.; 1640 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown
  • Browns Wyncote LLC (Fresh Grocer); 1000 Easton Road, Wyncote
  • Giant Food Stores, LLC; 1874 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown
  • Giant Food Stores, LLC; 1201 Knapp Road, North Wales
  • Giant Food Stores, LLC; 50 E. Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood
  • Giant Food Stores, LLC; 315 York Road, Willow Grove
  • ShopRite; 25 E. Germantown Pike, East Norriton
  • Wegmans Food Markets; 200 Market St., King of Prussia
  • Wegmans Food Markets; 600 Commerce Drive, Collegeville
  • Wegmans Food Markets; 500 Montgomery Mall, North Wales
  • Weis Markets; 200 Ridge Pike, Conshohocken
  • Weis Markets; 498 Pottstown Ave., Pennsburg
  • Weis Markets; 1551 S. Valley Forge Road, Lansdale
  • Weis Markets; 2100 County Line Road, Huntingdon Valley
  • Weis Markets; 25 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown
  • Whole Foods; 15 Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood
  • Whole Foods; Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting
While grocery stores have gotten the most attention under the new law, any establishment with a current restaurant liquor license – like bars and hotels – can apply to sell wine to-go.
The liquor control has a full list of all establishments statewide with the new wine licenses.
Businesses with eating place retail licenses, held by many delis and corner stores that sell beer, are not eligible for the expanded wine licenses.
To get an expanded wine permit, the business must be certified through the PLCB's Responsible Alcohol Management Program, the board said. Applicants whose licenses remain pending are being notified of what they must do to become certified.
Those granted permits can begin selling wine immediately, though licensees who need larger quantities or products not in-stock at State Stores may have longer waits.