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Old 01-01-2012, 10:34 AM
 
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So I"ve been here for about 3 weeks now and I"m quite enjoying this. I've been to Meijers, Family fare, and harvest health for my groceries.

So I know for my specialty bread and health food, I go to Harvest health. Now for all the other mainstream stuff (yogurt, egg, chicken, water, veggies and fruits), is there a grocery store that you prefer? With these items, i'm more focused on the price.

Mejiers seems to have a pretty good selection of stuff, and family fare have their yes card membership.

any one that is overall cheaper than the other?
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:23 PM
 
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Meijer will be cheaper, generally, than Family Fare, but you have to balance that against how much gasoline you're using to get there. Meijer stores aren't known for being located where people actually LIVE.
We shop at the Family Fare on Fulton and Carlton (we insist on still calling it "Fulton Heights Foods," its former name.) When we need bigger quantities of paper goods, or things we know FF won't carry, we go the the Meijer on Knapp and East Beltline. We give FF first dibs, though, because they're only two blocks away, hence hardly any driving.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:03 PM
 
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Depends, if I just need something small, I'll run to Great Day, but typically I will go to the Wal Mart on Alpine, unless I'm going to be buying meats, then I go to Meijers, either on Lake Michigan Drive or Alpine.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Almost exclusively Meijer for all the staple items. You can't beat their prices (and selection).
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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Meijer will be cheaper, generally, than Family Fare, but you have to balance that against how much gasoline you're using to get there. Meijer stores aren't known for being located where people actually LIVE.
We shop at the Family Fare on Fulton and Carlton (we insist on still calling it "Fulton Heights Foods," its former name.) When we need bigger quantities of paper goods, or things we know FF won't carry, we go the the Meijer on Knapp and East Beltline. We give FF first dibs, though, because they're only two blocks away, hence hardly any driving.
This is almost exactly like us. Fulton Heights FF a lot, Meijer for big shopping trip when we need stuff FF doesn't have. I do love that little Family Fare store - the remodel really made it nice and it's easy to run in and out of.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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We've been going to Ken's Fruit Market near the corner of Alger, and Eastern. One place I'd stay away from is the place on the corner of 28th and Eastern in that strip mall. I went there once with the wife the bathrooms smelt like port-o-potties, all the packages of beef were leaky and their shelves were covered in it, there was open packages of seafood in the freezer section
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:38 AM
 
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This is almost exactly like us. Fulton Heights FF a lot, Meijer for big shopping trip when we need stuff FF doesn't have. I do love that little Family Fare store - the remodel really made it nice and it's easy to run in and out of.
Towards the end of my time in GR I started shopping almost exclusively there. Meijer gets so obscenely packed full if people it becomes a hassle, and for one person the price savings wasn't anything spectacular.
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