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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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
posted by silsurf
on Jan 30, 2013 -
Are a small corner market and a major grocery chain store typically subject to the same licensing requirements? [more inside]
posted by mmiddle
on Dec 3, 2012 -
I was hoping to make an escarole (broad-leaved endive) dish for Thanksgiving tomorrow, but haven't been able to find anywhere to actually buy escarole. [more inside]
posted by outlaw of averages
on Nov 21, 2012 -
Even though they're not quite in season, can I buy persimmons (Hachiya persimmons, specifically) in NYC this week? Brooklyn or Manhattan, preferably.
posted by Viola
on Sep 24, 2012 -
Can you give me step-by-step instructions on how to pick out salad ingredients after arriving at a supermarket or farmer's market? [more inside]
posted by grouse
on Sep 22, 2012 -
Please give me your suggestions for large, very sturdy grocery/laundry carts
. Said cart will have to do duty carrying groceries from my parking space to my apartment (which is across and down the street) but more importantly, it must be able to handle 1-2 35 pound containers of cat litter on occasion, when I need to buy for the boys. Good wheels are a must for when the weather gets snowy, but I do have an elevator (after about 4 steps). Price is not a huge issue, but I would love to keep it under 75$.
posted by oflinkey
on Aug 6, 2012 -
With so many customers using non-cash methods of payment and customers getting cash back via debit purchases, are grocery stores becoming cash-negative operations? [more inside]
posted by rmd1023
on May 14, 2012 -
What non-frozen stuff should I buy while I'm near a Whole Foods today?
I live in a city that doesn't have a whole foods, trader joes, or even a good health food store. Today I'm in a city that has a whole foods, and I'm planning on stopping there before I head back home. What are the gems from whole foods that I should take back with me? I've seen this question for trader joes, but not whole foods. I'm interested in dry goods; I can't get frozen stuff back home since I
Don't have a cooler.
posted by Mimzy
on Mar 13, 2012 -
Are there any grocery delivery services in Nashville TN? My mother has trouble doing her own grocery shopping due to walking issues.
posted by josher71
on Sep 26, 2011 -
Ground Pork Cake? That's what it rang up as at the register. But what is it (besides absolutely delicious), where is it from, and how is it normally served/used? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan
on Jul 1, 2011 -
Need help shopping for groceries healthy & effectively. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by ss448
on Mar 24, 2011 -
Hacking Whole Foods: Give me your best suggestions and tips for finding LOW-priced options at Whole Foods that are not available in typical, mainstream chain grocery stores. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell
on Jan 6, 2011 -
I just saw the Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox documentary (great stuff!) and was amazed that they haven't been bought out by a conglomeratated foodstuffs megacorp. [more inside]
posted by quarterframer
on Aug 17, 2010 -
Does Aldi have any moral high ground on Wal-Mart?
Do they both have the same flaws and virtues? Or is it something in between? [more inside]
posted by harnharn
on Jul 29, 2010 -
If you use canvas bags when you grocery shop, what do you do with your household garbage? Do you buy purpose-specific trash bags? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus
on Jul 7, 2010 -
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 -
What's worth buying at Amazon Grocery? I've never used it and they seem to have a totally random selection of stuff.
posted by smackfu
on Feb 2, 2010 -
Have you ever purchased groceries online and had them delivered to your home? Did you tip the delivery person? [more inside]
posted by ShootTheMoon
on Jan 27, 2010 -
I live downtown Toronto and have a wicked fever, an empty pantry, and want to find a grocery store that will deliver some staples to my apartment--ideally by tomorrow morning. [more inside]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee
on Jan 19, 2010 -
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 -
Followup TorontoFilter: I'm here now, and you helped out our move immensely. Things are going great! New questions abound, however. [more inside]
posted by setanor
on Sep 5, 2009 -
Are there books or resources for starting a co-operative grocery store in the United States?
posted by parmanparman
on Aug 13, 2009 -
Do you have your very own (non-pilfered) shopping cart? I may be selling my car soon, and need a liveable way of lugging groceries. [more inside]
posted by notquitemaryann
on Jul 22, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
Need source for wholesale jute/burlap bags for holding bulk foods. Should be tight weave for holding fine food items such as flour; produced in the USA if possible; and made from organically grown jute if possible. [more inside]
posted by franklen
on Apr 23, 2009 -
Help me find this grocery bag using trash bin., or something similar, please. I StumbledUpon this link
and think it would be an awesome gift for my mother. She doesn't want to use reusable bags because she takes 8-10 empty aluminum cans to the recycle bin every morning along with a bag of cat poop/liter from cleaning the litter box. For convenience she uses two grocery bags a day for the job. If she's going to use bags I figured I may as well make it easy for her.
posted by RunawayOctober
on Jan 7, 2009 -