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Old 08-05-2019, 10:13 PM
 
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I used to shop at a major grocery store about 25 south of Seattle. The deli section was awesome, heaping platters of potato salads, coleslaw, pasta salad, harvest salad, Thai noodle salad. Platters of meatloaf, turkey breast, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes. The works.

Iíve been traveling in the southwest, and all that is gone. Walmart? Forget a nice deli section. Albertsons here has soups, fried foods, but no fresh salads.

What gives? Does your store have a good deli section? Interested in hearing about H-E-B grocery stores especially.
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:08 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I used to shop at a major grocery store about 25 south of Seattle. The deli section was awesome, heaping platters of potato salads, coleslaw, pasta salad, harvest salad, Thai noodle salad. Platters of meatloaf, turkey breast, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes. The works.

Iíve been traveling in the southwest, and all that is gone. Walmart? Forget a nice deli section. Albertsons here has soups, fried foods, but no fresh salads.

What gives? Does your store have a good deli section? Interested in hearing about H-E-B grocery stores especially.
Someone started a thread on the Pennsylvania board asking if there was a west coast equivalent of Wegmans. You should check it out. Maybe you can answer their question.
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I used to shop at a major grocery store about 25 south of Seattle. The deli section was awesome, heaping platters of potato salads, coleslaw, pasta salad, harvest salad, Thai noodle salad. Platters of meatloaf, turkey breast, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes. The works.

Iíve been traveling in the southwest, and all that is gone. Walmart? Forget a nice deli section. Albertsons here has soups, fried foods, but no fresh salads.

What gives? Does your store have a good deli section? Interested in hearing about H-E-B grocery stores especially.
The closest to a good deli I can think of is "Fresh Market' if there is one in the region you are traveling in. Otherwise I have no idea.
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:26 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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HEB Plus and Central Market has an extensive deli section. Cold cuts, imported deli meats and cheese, variety of salads, variety of ready to eat stuff (cooked meats, fish, noodle dishes, rice, salads, veggies)
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:49 AM
 
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In Tucson, the deli section at supermarkets is typically run by part-time workers, many of them teenagers, with no real knowledge or understanding of the products they sell.
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Old 08-06-2019, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Publix has a decent deli... Decent by grocery chain standards anyway.
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Old 08-06-2019, 08:10 AM
 
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Great deli at Walmart in Mountain Home Arkansas.
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Old 08-06-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Wegmans has a great deli and prepared foods department.
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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That is a thing I immediately missed after moving to SW Washington. Dierbergs in St. Louis has a great deli section. We actually bought real barbeque there , as well as the expected other ready to eat things.

Whole Foods has a decent deli section.

Chuck’s Produce has really good ready to eat and bakery departments. This is a West Coast small chain. But Safeway, Winco, Fred Meyer have only mediocre deli departments here.

I haven’t visited a Trader Joe’s in a long time. Don’t they have a good deli section?
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:54 AM
 
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Wegman's deli is great BUT because it is, the line is always long. Be patient until it's your turn.

Price Chopper (a chain out of NY state) in my area has a good deli. Nice salad selection; freshly sliced deli meats and cheeses. From time to time, one of my kids will pick up some complete meals, cooked and ready to be heated. Some of those were extremely good.

Gerrity's, (a locally-owned chain) has a good selection of hot and cold items. They feature the "Meal of the Day" which is not quite as good as the PC meals but still edible, nourishing and reasonably priced.

Sadly, none of them know how to make a bagel.
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