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Old 02-17-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: stlouis,MO
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hi friends,

can we start listing the groceries shops name and other shopping places in different places of Charlotte here? what supermarkets , wholesale markets are there in Charlotte??? that would definitely help people who are new in Charlotte and planning to move there...
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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My favorite grocery store in Charlotte is Harris Teeter. They're all over town, their clean, well laid out and well stocked. Some people say they're expensive but I'll pay a (slight) premium for convenience. The one closest to my house is usually pretty empty (compared to the one in Cotswold which is a zoo although I love the hot food and hot Asian food tables). I can find almost everything I need except some Asian and Mexican ingredients, but Harris Teeter has plenty of those as well. There's even a growing British foods section in "mine". But I will also shop at Lowe's if I'm near one. I really enjoy grocery shopping (I know, I'm a freak) so I avoid the Bi-Lo and Food Lion near me because the ones near me are dark and somewhat depressing, although they both have very nice people working at them.

For harder to find ingredients, I like to explore Super G Mart on Independence at Village Lake Drive. It's a grocery store in a former K-mart. It's probably 75% Asian items, 10% Hispanic and the rest are varied. I love their frozen food section and I stock up on dumplings, noodles, pho and frozen seafood whenever I go there. Really cheap too. Last time I was there, there was a sign in the back that said they were opening a Korean restaurant within the store which I'm really excited about because I've not found good Korean food in Charlotte. I'm going to go out to Grand Asian market in Stallings this weekend to check it out because I'm told it's even better than Super G.

Lastly, I go to Trader Joe's almost every Saturday morning (get there early to avoid the crowds!). I love their cheese section, soups, wines, flowers, and a number of other things you can't find any where else and at great prices. It's a fun store to explore and the service is second to none.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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hi friends,

can we start listing the groceries shops name and other shopping places in different places of Charlotte here? what supermarkets , wholesale markets are there in Charlotte??? that would definitely help people who are new in Charlotte and planning to move there...
If you click on Search this forum & then type in groceries, you will find many threads. Here's some to start.

Grocery finds in the Charlotte area

Groceries

Your favorite grocery store and why?

Food Lion to Cut Prices
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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I know there is a lot of talk about Whole Foods coming and I am as excited about that as the next person.

BUT! I think Earth Fare is an excellent grocery store and has all that you could ever need {the food bars at WF are better, I will admit} Earth Fare is a locally owned grocery store that does a great job of providing us with real, whole, healthy foods.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:07 PM
 
Location: stlouis,MO
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what walmart or samsclub?? any shops to find fresh or good fish or meat??
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Pixley
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Talk is still circulating about Publix building in Indian Land or Fort Mill in SC.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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any shops to find fresh or good fish or meat??
I love any type of whitefish (ie flounder/sea bass filets) and mussels marinara.....

The Harris Teeter by me has always come through w/fresh mussels when I've ordered them from the seafood department.....
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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Yes, we have Wal-mart, Super Wal-Mart, Super Target and all of the big clubs. I just don't like shopping at them/have enough space to store 48 rolls of paper towels. One thing Charlotte is not lacking is shopping options. We have one of the most beauitful malls I've ever been at in SouthPark (and I have been in many, the one in Phoenix might rival it). When I have friends and family come down from NYC, there's always a lot of, "OMG, I can't believe you have (fill in the blank) in Charlotte". The only store we don't have that I miss from up North and H&M. I simply don't understand why we don't. And our Nordstrom is kind of small.

There are also several butchers and fishmongers throughout the city. The Meat House in Stone Crest comes to mind and Super G that I mentioned earlier has incredibly fresh seafood but as CouponJack pointed out, Harris Teeter has never let me down for shellfish and other seafood.
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Hard to beat the Hairy Teet

(sorry, that's what my family always calls Harris Teeter!)
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