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Help me do basic things like feed myself

I recently moved to the Dogpatch in SF. It's a great neighborhood for me - it's close to work and quite bike-able - except that it has no pharmacies or grocery stores. I don't have a car. Help me find reasonably priced ways to get food and DayQuil! [more inside]
posted by en forme de poire on Jan 7, 2014 - 24 answers

Tastes of the Midwest: Grocery Edition

I work with a small retailer of non-perishable foodstuffs (among other things). Niche and one-of-a-kind product lines—local/craft/boutique, organic, gluten-free, etc.—do quite well here, and we'd like to carry more of the same. [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck on Dec 27, 2013 - 7 answers

How can I learn to grocery shop and cook on a college budget?

I'm going into my senior year college and have relied on a fraternity meal plan and eating out often. What should I be buying at the grocery store regularly, and what are some quick and healthy meals to make regularly? [more inside]
posted by seandq on Jun 17, 2013 - 29 answers

Is there a website that will tell me what to eat and what to buy?

I love cooking, I do! But I really only love cooking for others. Come the weekend, I'll happily slave over brining meats that end in elaborate 120-step preparations. I have made food from the French Laundry cookbook that basically tripled my grocery bill. I love it. But Monday through Friday, when its me and my tummy, I could kind of care less. I live a few miles from the nearest grocery and so I'm car-less, which means if I don't buy for the week, I don't buy at all. I'm also stupidly busy which means that a lot of the time I'm either paying way too much for lousy chain food or eating gummi worms for lunch. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on May 30, 2013 - 18 answers

Grocery Budget for a Whole-Foods loving family

We're a family of four with two girls, ages 5 and almost 2. Need to keep grocery budget around 100/week. We like to buy organic fruits, veggies, and milk. How do you do it? Examples, lists, all helpful. [more inside]
posted by percor on May 23, 2013 - 31 answers

What's good at the Asian grocery?

There's a giant Korean supermarket not terribly far from where I live (the mega Hmart in Burlington). It's enormous--big enough to have small aisles dedicated to different Asian groceries--a Thai aisle, an Indian aisle, a Japanese aisle, etc. It's far more than I'd ever be able to explore on my own. What items available in a truly excellent Asian supermarket should I seek out? This is pretty much a pan-Asian free-for-all, so if you have a favorite Indonesian mustard, or an unforgettable Cambodian pickle, please share here. Bonus points for sous-vide-able items! [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 20, 2013 - 54 answers

Load Up for Down Cape

I am traveling to Wellfleet , Cape Cod for a week this Saturday. I would like to do a lot of cooking for my aging mother and need to do a healthy shopping on the way from Logan Airport. I would go into Boston to Whole Circus and Trader Joes, but it is not really on the way. Where can I go for a good grocery shop, preferably with a decent organic selection, that is in between Logan and Wellfleet, MA Thanks!
posted by silsurf on Jan 30, 2013 - 9 answers

We're light years beyond the Goya aisle here.

We're light years beyond the Goya aisle here. [more inside]
posted by availablelight on Aug 11, 2011 - 37 answers

Gluten-Free Goodness?

What are your favorite gluten-free foods? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jun 6, 2011 - 28 answers

Hell is being a vegan in Green Bay

Vegan care package for a male college freshman: Products? Mail order sites? GO! [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Oct 13, 2010 - 21 answers

Help me compile my Trader Joe's shopping list!

I'll be making a one-time pilgrimage to a Trader Joe's this weekend. What good, cheap stuff should I buy? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Apr 29, 2010 - 91 answers

An unwanted gallon of 2% milk

What can I do with an unwanted gallon of 2% milk? [more inside]
posted by k. on Nov 29, 2009 - 39 answers

Is there a single govt website to get ingredients used in food products?

Every food item we buy has the ingredients listed in its cover. Is it required by law? If yes, which govt agency checks for the validity of the claims in the ingredients? I am asking this because, recently, two high school kids found that a well known company was lying about the presence of vitamin C in its products. [more inside]
posted by raghuram on Sep 10, 2009 - 15 answers

Your best ethnic stores, please!

I'm looking for the best ethnic food stores in the Boston/Metro West area. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Sep 10, 2009 - 13 answers

Where can I find these tortillas?

At a Walmart in Missouri, of all places, I found some pre-packaged, refrigerated tortillas that were very, very thin pieces of uncooked dough stacked together. You just peeled one off, put it in a pan to quickly cook it, and ended up with a delicious, home-made-tasting flour tortilla. Where can I find these in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on May 9, 2009 - 19 answers

Grocery in Philly

I'm going to be moving to Philadelphia soon and I'll be living near 2400 Chestnut St. Can anyone recommend good grocery stores to shop at? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on May 8, 2009 - 21 answers

Interesting foods in ethnic groceries?

What interesting foods can only be found in ethnic grocery stores? [more inside]
posted by twoleftfeet on Mar 23, 2009 - 50 answers

One beet, two beet, canned beet

After months of diligently shopping healthier, I have come to the realization that I just cannot get through the fresh vegetables I buy in a timely manner. Having decided to go back to cans (except for cabbage and onions), tell me what I should be on the lookout for, in terms of great-tasting things to try.
posted by parmanparman on Oct 4, 2008 - 24 answers

What's your secret tip for saving money at the grocery store?

What's your secret tip for saving money at the grocery store? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Sep 15, 2008 - 59 answers

How do Upper West Side grocery stores comare with one another?

Fairway, D'Ag, Westside Market, Garden of Eden. What's the diff? Tell me all about Upper West Side grocery stores. [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Jul 7, 2008 - 10 answers

Frozen chicken breasts: Treasure or poison?

Frozen chicken breasts and other frozen meats: Are they worthwhile? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on May 29, 2008 - 27 answers

How do I grocery shop and cook?

I've been living on my own for about five years now, but I still cannot for the life of me understand grocery shopping. I've tried buying the staples, easy-to-cook meals, and even specific recipes. But I always end up ordering take out after a week. [more inside]
posted by pedmands on Mar 3, 2008 - 34 answers

What are some good, quick boxed international lunches?

I really love these easy-to-prepare, not-too-expensive A Taste of Thai/India/China meals for lunch. What else would I like? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Feb 23, 2008 - 12 answers

What grocery stores in Canada carry healthy(er) foods?

What grocery stores in Canada carry healthy(er) foods? [more inside]
posted by irishkitten on Jan 3, 2008 - 14 answers

Do you get a lot of your food via mail order?

Do you get a lot of your food via mail order? I mean everyday foods, not stuff from expensive specialty places. What are your favorite sources for this? (I'm in the U.S.) [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Nov 2, 2007 - 12 answers

food price comparison

Anyone know of a website that provides comprehensive food price data throughout the U.S.? For instance, lists the current price of top round beef, a gallon of milk, etc. I want to compare prices per region/city.
posted by sluglicker on Jul 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Biggest grocery store in L.A.

I love Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Wild Oats, and Farmers Market. What is the BIGGEST and best grocery store in Los Angeles County? Lots of variety needed.
posted by DarwinianDan on Jul 4, 2007 - 19 answers

Food and other shopping available only in CA?

So I'm going to San Diego because I'm a big ol' geek and I'm finally going to San Diego Comic Con this year, about which I'm super excited. While in San Diego, what food should I eat/buy? [more inside]
posted by Samantha on Jun 26, 2007 - 28 answers

Help Me Find Seattle's Mexican Uwajimaya

Where are all the Mexican groceries in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Apr 29, 2007 - 17 answers

Caribbean Canadian Bacon

Can I get Canadian bacon at a grocery store in St. Thomas (US VI)? Furthermore, what other differences from typical American suburban grocery stores will I find there? [more inside]
posted by pithy comment on Jan 3, 2007 - 4 answers

ISO: Boston Wegmans

I recently moved from NOVA to Somerville, MA and the place of business that I miss most is Wegmans! Is there any store remotely like that near where I am now? [more inside]
posted by o0dano0o on Oct 16, 2006 - 13 answers

Where in Manhattan might one purchase ostrich eggs?

GourmetFilter: Where in Manhattan might one purchase ostrich eggs?
I need them for Halloween an omlette recipe.
posted by Smart Dalek on Jun 26, 2004 - 8 answers

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