This is a nice grocery store. Clean, friendly staff, excellent produce selction, good meat, deli, fresh bread, cakes, dine-in area. It's one of my favorite places to be. It's a little pricier than some of it's competitors, but it helps to use your Fresh Idea Card. If you don't have one, stop by the Customer Service and fill out an application. It will save you $$
PROS: clean, food you trust
CONS: pricier than other grocery stores
This hotel is not super-nice and is not in a super nice area. However, if you're like me and needed an inexpensive place to rest your head for one night then it is fine. It even had a continental breakfast for free. It is a little loud because it is right next to the highway.
PROS: not expensive
CONS: you can hear the highway from your room, below average area
If you need to buy ANYTHING for your child up to about the age of 4, then come to Babies R Us. They have clothes, furniture, toys, strollers, car seats, diapers and things you didn't even know existed - like baby knee pads! It can be overwhelming at first, but the staff is so helpful and is always willing to help you sort through this HUGE store. Prices are competitive too. Don't miss the clearance section!
PROS: if it has to do with a baby, they should have it
I love to buy all natural foods (it's just better for you!), however, why if there is less stuff in it does it cost more? At Wild Oats you can find EVERYTHING organic and all natural. Pop Tarts, baby food, meats, cheeses, breads, chips, pasta, pet food, drinks, cereals, produce, bulk items, etc. However, expect to pay more than you would at a regualr grocery store. I think it's worth it but it can be shocking. They do have sales which help a great deal. Everyone should try an all natural store at least once in your life. Just be prepared to shell out some extra cash. They also have a wonderful salad bar and fresh food section that you can eat in the store - so come hungry!
PROS: All natural and yummy
I love to buy organic and other high quality foods, but I hate the high quaility prices! If you are like me then stop by Trader Joe's! They have a lot of organic foods and other good stuff, but they are not at all expensive! For example, their boxes of delicious cereal bars (made without hydrogenated oils or anything artificial) are only $1.69 for eight bars. They also have gallons of organic milk for only $4.99, and those of us who have bought 1/2 gallons for $3.00 each know what a good deal this is. Here are some things you have to try - fresh salsa, chocolate covered expresso beans, tamari almonds, fresh guacamole and kids love their fruit leathers (like a fruit roll up but only made with fruit!). Everyone here is friendly too. Truly a unique grocery shopping experience.
PROS: low prices for high quality food
CONS: Not a huge store. Don't expect to find everything!