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Grocery shopping for dummies.

I'm not an organized person, and find grocery shopping a most frustrating experience. How can I make trips to the grocery store more efficient? [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on Nov 25, 2016 - 25 answers

Why should I shop at Costco?

What deals can I get at Costco that make it worth the hike and membership when I already have walking distance access to Trader Joe's, Walmart, Jewel and independent local grocers? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Mar 18, 2014 - 48 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

Can I get my hands on Hachiya persimmons in NYC this week?

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 - 3 answers

Tired of eating plates of beans as a salad course

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 - 14 answers

Sturdy and Steady.

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 - 10 answers

What should I not miss at Whole Foods?

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. Thanks!
posted by Mimzy on Mar 13, 2012 - 30 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

Recycled grocery bag origins

What's the story behind those ubiquitous cloth grocery bags? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Jun 5, 2010 - 17 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

Wherefore Amazon Grocery?

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 - 30 answers

Point A to Point Oh Dear God

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 - 27 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

Help me find this grocery bag using trash bin., or something similar, please.

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 - 4 answers

How best to sensibly splurge at Whole Foods?

How best to sensibly splurge at Whole Foods? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Dec 13, 2008 - 33 answers

How can I update my menu without breaking the bank?

I would like to diversify my meal choices, but I can't afford to shop every week.... any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by FireStyle on Sep 28, 2008 - 24 answers

Giving the gift of beer to a friend in Brooklyn

Help me get a load of beer bought and delivered to a friend in Brooklyn. I am nowhere near New York, or the USA even. [more inside]
posted by kandinski on Sep 10, 2008 - 12 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


I'm going to get a 'customer loyalty card' from Bloom's (aka upscale Food-Lion) supermarket. The terms and conditions don't mention anything about the validity of the information, and I know enough about security and datamining that I don't want to distribute that information. Do they have a policy, or is there any way I could get caught using a fake name/address/telephone no, etc.?
posted by tmcw on Dec 16, 2007 - 36 answers

Grape testing

Is it unethical to try ONE grape at the grocery store in order to determine whether to buy a bag?
posted by Juicylicious on Nov 12, 2007 - 45 answers

Looking for a grocery coupon website?

I read about a website that you input your grocery list into, and it will locate the cheapest prices in your area, as well as find online coupons for you to print out. Trouble is, I forgot the website name and have been unable to google it. Anyone know what I'm talking about? [more inside]
posted by lane73179 on Oct 16, 2006 - 6 answers

Reproduction of this coupon is expressly prohibited

I am curious about the legality and feasability of starting a website/database where people just put in the barcode numbers of coupons to share them. [more inside]
posted by GregX3 on Sep 1, 2006 - 14 answers

Grocery shopping in Nice

I have a couple of very specific questions about our upcoming travel to Nice, France. 1. Does the Monoprix located on Avenue Jean Medecin sell groceries? And if so, would it be likely that we can find space in the nearby car park at about 6 pm on a Saturday? (We're coming directly from the States to a rural gite and will need to buy provisions for at least Sunday breakfast.) 2. Does the Monoprix at Place Garibaldi sell groceries and, if it does, is it possible to park nearby? (Both of these stores figure on our planned route out of the city. However, maps only show car parks near the one on Jean Medecin.) 3. Does traffic on Avenue Thiers, where the train station is located, run in both directions or just one way? It's not totally clear from all the maps I have consulted. If it is only one way and to the east, we'll have to greatly revise our itinerary out of town. Thanks muchly.
posted by NinaLee on Aug 8, 2006 - 7 answers

I'm Starving! Help Me Eat!

Help a girl who is kitchen challenged and has goofy food restrictions put together a grocery shopping list/easy meal ideas. [more inside]
posted by miltoncat on Jul 13, 2006 - 19 answers

The Math of Optimal Shopping Sprees

I need to spend at least $25 at the grocery store to claim a discount. I want to minimize how much I go over $25. I have a list of a half a dozen items I want and their prices. Is there a program that can generate shopping lists that would meet the criteria? I want more than just the optimal list because I can get this discount repeatedly and I don't want to buy the same thing each time.
posted by storybored on Apr 16, 2006 - 15 answers

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