"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Today's Menu
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-31-2009, 01:26 PM   #1
Cook
 
Noodlehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Nashvegas
Posts: 74
What is your favorite grocery store chain?

And why?Mine probably has to be Kroger because I seem to always save there and their store brands aren't bad. For specialty items I like Harris Teeter and for really good meat and the best quality produce I like Fresh Market.

__________________

__________________
"Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers"
~ William Shakespeare
Noodlehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 01:45 PM   #2
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
There is not much choice by me. We have Stop and Shop for our regular groceries. There is also Price Chopper, but it always seems so dirty inside so I never go there. Then we have Trader Joes which I love, but you can't get all your groceries there.
__________________

__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 02:32 PM   #3
Certified Cake Maniac
 
LPBeier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Great "Wet" North, Surrey, BC
Posts: 18,941
Being Canadian, the name will probably mean nothing to most of you but I love Save-On-Foods for my regular groceries. I do some bulk shopping at Costco but for the fresh stuff - meat, vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, dairy, etc - I prefer to check out the local markets and farms when I can.

I also have connections with some of the wholesalers for my catering business so I when I put in an order I usually add on some of our own stuff as well.
__________________
Living gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/caffiene-free and loving it!


http://beinglydia.com
LPBeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 03:05 PM   #4
Cook
 
Noodlehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Nashvegas
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by LPBeier View Post
Being Canadian, the name will probably mean nothing to most of you but I love Save-On-Foods for my regular groceries. I do some bulk shopping at Costco but for the fresh stuff - meat, vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, dairy, etc - I prefer to check out the local markets and farms when I can.

I also have connections with some of the wholesalers for my catering business so I when I put in an order I usually add on some of our own stuff as well.
I've been to the East Coast of Canada(New Brunswick) and was very impressed by one of the stores,not sure if it was Save-On or not but they had a lot of the same brands that my Harris-Teeter has like President's Choice.
__________________
"Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers"
~ William Shakespeare
Noodlehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 03:11 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
babetoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: escondido, calif. near san diego
Posts: 14,349
in southern calif, we have von's, an all purpose grocery store, i shop on line once a month, sometimes for fun go to trader joes or quick and fresh. course i always buy something.
__________________
"life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain"
babetoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 03:17 PM   #6
Head Chef
 
larry_stewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 2,080
Shoprite. I travel about 15 miles, passing about 10 other stores, just to get to shoprite. Big clean store, great prices, well organized, double dollar coupons .....
__________________
larry_stewart is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 03:18 PM   #7
Cook
 
Noodlehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Nashvegas
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by babetoo View Post
in southern calif, we have von's, an all purpose grocery store, i shop on line once a month, sometimes for fun go to trader joes or quick and fresh. course i always buy something.
I'll bet its beautiful out there and you can get some awesome fresh produce.I have a friend in Laguna Niguel who says that avocados are just as expensive out there as they are here which made me scratch my head.
__________________
"Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers"
~ William Shakespeare
Noodlehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 03:19 PM   #8
Assistant Cook
 
CookingKEV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Posts: 13
fav!!

My favorite store is Aldi's there a smaller store, not all the fancy things. They have one or two choose's at most of items but milk that I pay $ 4.00 plus for at the "cheep" Wal-Mart I pay $ 2.69 for there. There great for all your basic food items, I do visit that big box store for items I cannot find there but that's just a few of my regular items. You can't beat them, there moving into new markets, so look for them.
__________________
CookingKEV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 03:38 PM   #9
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,655
our closest is a Giant Food (DC Baltimore chain) and it is excellent and quite large. We have a smaller gourmet store about 20 miles away if there are special needs, Jansens. We are told there will be a large Whole Foods to be built soon near us. But come summer, I shop at the farms around me for most everything.
__________________
Robo410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2009, 03:56 PM   #10
Master Chef
 
cara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hannover, Germany
Posts: 5,763
Kaufland or Rewe (not Minimal any longer...).. but I think no one knows that.. ;o)
__________________

__________________
LiGruess cara ~~~ Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
cara is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.