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Old 02-13-2009, 08:24 AM   #51
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Safeway is a bit on the pricey side when compared to other local markets here, but I do shop there specifically for several things: bagged baby Arugula, which is one of my favorite greens for salads & cooking which no one else carries; Safeway's own brands of things like pasta sauces, frozen appetizers, & other own-brand products, which frequently surpass national brands in terms of price, taste, & quality; & their deli-sliced Mesquite-Smoked Turkey, which, at $8-something per pound, I'm almost ashamed to admit, we buy for one of our cats, who is a true whore for it - lol!!!

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Old 02-22-2009, 11:11 AM   #52
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I pretty much do most of my shopping at Wegman's, Whole Foods, and Costco. I go to Trader Joes occasionally (their meat is hit or miss). We have other chains in Northern Virginia like Giant, Bloom (Food Lion), and Safeway. Safeway is ok...I hate Giant and Food Lion. We have some warehouse type grocery stores...like Shoppers (YUCK!! ). I hit up an international store called Grand every once in a while...I like it for a few things but I am not into fish and seafood and the place stinks a little to me because of the seafood area.

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Old 07-18-2009, 02:43 AM   #53
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I <3 Fiesta! So many fun finds there, also kroger, and we have a new one called Market Street thats pretty awesome. Had a bad experience at Sprouts wont go back.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:35 AM   #54
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My favorite is Wegmans but I don't shop there often. The closest stores Shoprite and Mr. Z's (Weis) are not really my favorites but they are near by. There is a Giant , and Aldi, about 20 min. away. I haven't been to either store in a long time. There is also a Redners , half hour away, haven't been to that one in years. We shop at Sam's club about every 2 months or so, depends when the cat litter runs out. There isn't a Costo, Trader Joe's around, way too far, about 2 hr. drive or more.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:23 AM   #55
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Smiths, their prices usually beat all others. Our Safeway is expensive, and Albertsons, well I don't like to go there. A while back I was in a check out line there and this guy was crowding me badly. I was concerned about personal space and his ability to look over my shoulder at my checkbook. I asked him politely to move over and give me space. He AND the checker thought that was pretty funny and laughed at me. I won't go back.
i do admit to buying groceries at Wal-mart, they have Cabot cheese, can only get it there, as well as a flour from Montana that I like. Their prices for processed food (hot dogs, sandwhich meat, cheese, pkg stuff) beats everyone else.
There is a small, family owned, historic grocery store in town, Grant Street, that has the best imported cheese in the state.

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Old 07-18-2009, 10:04 AM   #56
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Trader Joe's, but out here in the stix we don't have one.
so it's either HyVee, Hen House or the old standby, the Super Wal-Mart.
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:59 AM   #57
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I spent three years totally on the road, so have cards for about 25 grocery chains! Overall I'd go for Publix and the Safeway chain (that includes a lot of other stores). Yes, I love Trader Joes and .... oops, the name escapes me. The store in Madison that is "all natural". When living in DC I loved Sutton Place Gourmet, but it was a treat, like other women would like a candy store. I took my parents there, and they reacted like I would. I guess I know where I came from. Here I have three choices (yes, I live in very small town midwest): Piggly Wiggly and WalMart. If I want to spend half a day grocery shopping, I can go to Hi-Vee (and I do on occaision because they carry some of my ethnic choices).
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:56 AM   #58
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:26 PM   #59
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  1. Central Market
  2. Market Street
  3. Tom Thumb
  4. Publix
  5. Kroger Signature
  6. Albertsons
  7. Winn Dixie
And that list gets reversed depending on money situation :)
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:52 AM   #60
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I do most of my shopping in a fairly small supermarket called Billa which isn't anything special but my favourite store here in Moscow, Russia has to be Eliseevskiy located on one of the main streets. It's extremely posh looking inside and you know you're getting top quality produce. The other good reason for me shopping there is you can get many foodstuffs imported from England and America so I don't have to live without some of my favourites

If you're interested here's a little piece of history and info about the store

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