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Current State of the Art in Grocery List Apps?

I need a new grocery list app that a) has iPhone, Android, and Web Apps; b) allows for multiple lists; c) allows sharing; and d) other preferences below. [more inside]
posted by brainmouse on Aug 6, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me make a kickass gourmet dinner for my parents in Baltimore/DC

I will be visiting my family in the Baltimore/DC area for the holidays. As a present I would like to make my parents a really fabulous, gourmet dinner. Please point me to the stores with the best selections of seafood, veggies, and cheese! [more inside]
posted by joan_holloway on Dec 13, 2013 - 10 answers

How much do you spend on food in a month?

I just downloaded the mint.com app and found to my absolute horror that partner and I are spending $1300 a month on food (!!!) Surely this cannot be right. What does your budget look like and what is an average spend for you? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Nov 29, 2013 - 74 answers

Is there a good site or app to monitor Canadian grocery flyers?

I'm hoping to start our food and sundries budget off on the right foot by shopping the sales as much as possible, but going through flyers and/or finding coupons on store at a time can be really tedious. There has to be a site or app for this, but I seem to be striking out.   Any recommendations from the hive mind? Bonus made-up points for anything that lets me set even basic alerts.   (The Canada factor is key--the initial few apps I've looked at have been US-only.)
posted by Decimask on May 29, 2013 - 6 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

Meal Solutions for the Common Sense Inept

What are some handy, affordable, healthy meal solutions for a kitchen-less existence? [more inside]
posted by Sine_Agraphia on Nov 27, 2012 - 23 answers

I need extremely basic help with meal planning and grocery shopping.

I need extremely basic help with meal planning and grocery shopping. I don't even know where to start. I have a psychological block against cooking to the point where actually I'll forgo eating if it's going to be more difficult than microwaving something. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Oct 4, 2012 - 67 answers

When should I struggle against my frugal nature?

Which groceries are worth spending more money on and which are not? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Aug 20, 2012 - 67 answers

Moved back to the Netherlands, and I'm hungry.

Mefites of Holland! Send me to your favorite ethnic grocery stores and trattorias in de Randstad. Bonus points for North Holland (esp. Haarlem-A'dam-Alkmaar), and you win 1,000 internets if you know of a real Mexican, Thai or Indian grocer anywhere within 250k of Amsterdam.
posted by digitalprimate on Aug 15, 2012 - 14 answers

Food puzzle

Food allergics and creative cooks: processed foods, snacks, and simple meal ideas that don't include common allergens? [more inside]
posted by the young rope-rider on Nov 27, 2011 - 19 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

speed eating for dummies

How do you shop so that food doesn't go bad before you can eat it? [more inside]
posted by motsque on Mar 10, 2011 - 36 answers

I need New York satsumas NOW, dammit.

I love citrus generally, but I was just thinking about how I really, really love satsumas - but haven't seen them in the local Whole Foods in a while. I'm in NYC - where can I go now, and generally, to get some delicious satsumas? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Dec 16, 2010 - 19 answers

How do two foodies survive on a budget?

You are a foodie, you don't eat out often, and you manage to spend less than $400-500 on food a month for two people, including going out. How do you do it? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Sep 22, 2010 - 66 answers

More like Trader Schmoe's amirite?

ISO discount grocery stores around the Cambridge-to-Waltham Massachusetts corridor. I'm thinking here of the dented-can, overstock, weird-food-that-didn't-sell-in-the-regular-supermarket, fell-off-the-loading-dock variety. Like a "Building 19⅚" of grocery stores. I've seen places like this in other locales, but not around where I live.
posted by not_on_display on Sep 14, 2010 - 10 answers

I'm looking for great deals on groceries...

Is there any way for me to be automatically notified when certain foods go on sale at any stores in my area? [more inside]
posted by Ryogen on Aug 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Lunch from Trader Joe's

A brand new grocery store opened up near where I work! Yay! (Previously, there weren't any nearby.) I want to get my lunch there. What should I buy? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 21, 2010 - 14 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

Help me find delicious Chicago-made drygoods.

What are some excellent packaged food products made by companies in or around Chicago? I want to sell them in the little grocery store I manage. [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Mar 9, 2010 - 16 answers

Spaghetti twice a day every day gets old fast

College student. I suck at grocery shopping and I suck at cooking. Help me out? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Mar 2, 2010 - 45 answers

Menu planning and grocery shopping

I need help buying groceries. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Oct 30, 2009 - 34 answers

food, glorious food!

What to buy on the Ultimate Grocery Trip? [more inside]
posted by rinosaur on Jun 1, 2009 - 20 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

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

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

How not to get malnutrition :D

Help me create the ultimate grocery list! [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jun 21, 2007 - 19 answers

Water Water Everywhere... and all on sale this week.

I'm buying Groceries... for a grocery store. I'm now buying for the grocery department of the largest store in our (rather small) chain and I'm at a loss as to what to fill the store with! So Mefi Vegans & Organic Foodies... What organic, all natural, or "alternative" foods, snacks, drinks, & cleaning supplies could you not live without? Do you know of any blogs that cover or review natural & organic packaged foods? [more inside]
posted by aristan on Jun 17, 2007 - 46 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

How long can food be unrefrigerated during a walk home from the grocery store?

I have this idea that I want to walk to and from the grocery store to have an excuse to take a long walk (perhaps as long as an hour each way). How long can the walk be before the food becomes unsafe to eat? [more inside]
posted by mrkohrea on May 28, 2006 - 33 answers

Organic food in the boonies

I'm stuck in the middle of nowhere with Wal-Mart as my only option for purchasing groceries. What are some online retailers that sell organic food and the like? [more inside]
posted by panoptican on Dec 13, 2005 - 6 answers

Where can I find deep-South groceries in New York City?

My wife and I live in New York City, but she's from the Deep South (Alabama). She's often miffed that when she goes to a grocery store in the city, she can't find food and treats that she grew up with (i.e. Goo Goo Clusters). I know you can order a lot of stuff online, but I was wondering -- since there are Korean grocery stores and Indian grocery stores (and even British grocery stores) in NYC -- is there a Southern U.S. grocery store? If not, is there a central website for ordering Southern food products (rather than multiple websites of various product manufacturers)?
posted by grumblebee on Aug 2, 2004 - 15 answers

is the restaurant brand stuff I buy in the store the same as what's in the restaurant?

A browse through the frozen food aisle of my local grocery store shows me all kinds of prepared foods from well known restaurant chains. Buffalo Wings from T.G.I.Fridays, BBQ Chicken Pizza from California Pizza Kitchen... what I want to know is, when I go to the actual restaurant chain and order the same products, are they just doing what I'd be doing if I bought the store-bought product? Is the "chef" at California Pizza Kitchen actually making my pizza to-order, or is he pulling a frozen pie out of his freezer, and popping it in the oven?
posted by crunchland on May 15, 2004 - 11 answers

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