Sunday, March 18, 2012

You Can't Go Wrong At ShopRite

ShopRite is one of my favorite grocery stores to visit when I'm back in New York. It's not that they have the best stuff - they pale in comparison to a Wegmans - but they're familiar. They are the grocery store of my childhood. The one with the Can-Can sales.

There are only a few grocery chains that I'll shop at throughout the country, and I stick to mostly the major ones in the area, but some are better than others. Wegmans has to be my all time favorite, but when I'm in Ohio I shop in Meijer, in California I go to Ralph's or Stater Bros., in Nashville I pop into Kroger and in Florida I like Publix.

I don't do discount grocery stores and I wouldn't set foot in a Food Lion. I've been in a Piggly-Wiggly, but once was enough. How can you not go into a store named Piggly-Wiggly? I prefer to stick to stores that sell beautiful produce, have a cheese department to die for, good meats and a large international foods aisle.

I'm a bit of a food snob when it comes to certain things and I just won't settle for less. If they don't have it, I'll do without. And some of these places are non-negotiable, regardless of time of day because of what's available to me - if I'm anywhere near Columbus, Ohio you can bet I'll be stopping at Meijer to get my favorite
cottage cheese. It could be three in the morning, I will waltz in there in my pajama bottoms and stock up on five containers minimum. OK, let's be realistic - I would likely sweet talk Ed into going in, but whatever.

I live for the twenty-four hour grocery store. And nothing beats shopping when there are no crowds.

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