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Old 06-28-2009, 12:16 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California
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Since everyone has to eat, I figured that I'd make a thread about where everyone does their grocery shopping in San Diego. I did a search and it didn't seem to be done before...

Anyhow, we've been doing about 60% of our shopping at Trader Joe's, and about 20% at Ralphs / Vons (mostly just for things we can't get at Trader Joe's). The remaining 20% are things I pick up at farmer's markets... and I go to Henry's / Whole Foods every so often as well. I tried Jimbo's in north county last week as, although I heard great things about it, was a little underwhelmed. I used to shop at Whole Foods for nearly everything in FL, but now I find basically everything else for a lower price elsewhere, for the same quality.

How about everyone else?
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:18 AM
 
Location: The High Seas
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I shop at Grocery Outlet.
I like to hobnob with the rich and famous.
That, and Trader Joe's and farmers' markets as well.
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Barrio Logan/Shelltown
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It depends on what I'm buying, and if it's on sale. I mainly go to Food4Less, Ralph's, Costco, Pancho Villa, LaEspecial Produce and North Park Produce. I rarely go to Vons or Albertsons, never to Whole Foods, Henry's or Trader Joe's.
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:08 AM
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Costco, 99 Ranch Market, Smart & Final, Fresh & Easy, Ralphs, sometimes Henry's/Whole Foods/Trader Joe's if I have money to spend.
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:08 AM
 
Location: San Diego/Lake Murray
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Costco, 99 Ranch Market, Smart & Final, Fresh & Easy, Ralphs, sometimes Henry's/Whole Foods/Trader Joe's if I have money to spend.
Interesting . . . I never think of Henry's being that expensive. Maybe for some of the "boutique" bag-and-jar foods . . . but their produce is usually pretty cheap.

I'm probably 75% Vons and 25% Henry's. It was closer to 50/50 back when I lived in PB - - now the Von's is closer to where I live.
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:12 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California
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Interesting . . . I never think of Henry's being that expensive. Maybe for some of the "boutique" bag-and-jar foods . . . but their produce is usually pretty cheap.

I'm probably 75% Vons and 25% Henry's. It was closer to 50/50 back when I lived in PB - - now the Von's is closer to where I live.
I got pints of raspberries and blueberries at Henry's for 88 each last week. I've found the produce there to be pretty cheap. Trader Joe's seems cheap to me too.
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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75% Windmill Farms or Henrys (Del Cerro or La Mesa)
15% Vons (La Mesa)
10% Trader Joes (across from Grossmont Ctr)

We don't buy a lot of prepared foods so we don't need much beyond produce, milk, eggs, etc... all of which are substantially less expensive at Henry's vs. Vons given the quality level.
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: USA
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Henry's, Trader Joes, Costco. Maybe 1% to the supermarkets (vons, albertsons and ralphs)
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Barrio Logan/Shelltown
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Vons and Albertsons are too expensive, even on their sale items. Ralph's is less expensive, plus they double coupons. I forgot to add that I also shop for food on occasion at WalMart. It's next to PetSmart, and the cat has to be fed, too.
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:41 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Trader Joe's and Walmart at Grossmont...Food 4 Less in MV for special trips or anything else.
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