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#1 Charlie Murphy

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 12:17 PM

Which store is better to you regarding food quality ?

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 12:40 PM

What's your angle.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 02:35 PM

have only been to trader joe's once and wasn't impressed. whole foods' fruits/vegetables tend to be surprisingly shit for a company that prides itself on 'organic food'. with food prices being so expensive now I don't think either are good when it comes to quality. i'd rather get twice the amount from a store like cub foods or rainbow than be fleeced by these scam cmpanies

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 03:07 PM

I don't really shop at either...their cereal game is weak.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 05:40 PM

who needs food?


it really is overrated...........

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 06:20 PM

all food from trader joes tastes like shit. whole foods food tastes decent.
and theyre bread products are :)

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 06:31 PM

i went to whole foods once, waaay to much health organic for me.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 06:41 PM

Whole foods 360 brand stuff is pretty good.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 06:49 PM

tj's. i'm not of the organic tip.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 06:57 PM

I eat at Whole Foods every day since it's down the street from where I work. Sometimes I bring my own food and just use their tables, but I often eat their food too which is pretty good. They make meatballs drenched in barbecue sauce, which I enjoy. Sounds healthy, huh?
I haven't had the pleasure of visiting a Trader Joe's.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 06:57 PM

Trader Joes is mostly Wine and prepared frozen food. They have limited fresh food. Whole Foods is a full service grocery store. Apples and oranges.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 12:03 AM

we got a link of stores round here in southern cali called Fresh 'n' Easy, which sounds like a strip club for up and comers, but really is the nicest fresh foods store I've been to.

if you got one near you, peep it.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 05:38 AM

I've been to Trader Joe's, but I just wasn't feeling it. Seems like a trendy place to shop. I'll stick with my ghetto ass Shop Rite.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 06:22 AM

I saw a lot of ya'll hinting on the same shit I was thinking.

Trader Joe's isn't a full scale grocery store. BUT, when I find stuff I like at Trader Joe's it's normally way cheaper than from Whole Foods.

My main reason I don't shop at whole foods is the price. That shit is so damn expensive. I do go there when I'm making my Lasagna Bolognese. It's the best place to get fresh veal and pork ground for the Ragu.

So, I go to Whole food only when I'm buying some less common shit like pancetta.

I try to stick to mom and pop produce stands for the veggies, regular grocery stores for the milk n' snacks and Costco to stock up on tha' meat.

Any of ya'll have Costco? Well worth the membership.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 07:39 AM

Any of ya'll have Costco? Well worth the membership.


I have a membership but have only been to costco once. seems like their prices are misleading. some of their stuff is priced cheap enough, like some of their bulk food items, but other items are about the same (if not more) than stores like Target. plus, I don't like the fact that they only accept cash, amex or one of their cards....of which I have none

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 08:32 AM

we got a link of stores round here in southern cali called Fresh 'n' Easy, which sounds like a strip club for up and comers, but really is the nicest fresh foods store I've been to.

if you got one near you, peep it.

dude, the missus and i shop at Fresh N Easy almost ALL the damn time... place has mad fresh food, and crazy low prices! hope they open up more... i heard this market was from the UK... England heads?

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 08:34 AM

Any of ya'll have Costco? Well worth the membership.

when we need stuff in bulk, no better place.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 09:28 AM

I have a membership but have only been to costco once. seems like their prices are misleading. some of their stuff is priced cheap enough, like some of their bulk food items, but other items are about the same (if not more) than stores like Target. plus, I don't like the fact that they only accept cash, amex or one of their cards....of which I have none


Yeah, only get the bulk ish'. If you like steak, you can get insane amounts of decent cuts. Just wrap em' individually and freeze em'...it'll save you tons in the long run.

As for the cash bullshit, I just use a check. Probably the last thing I still use checks for besides paying invoices for work.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 09:36 AM

I shop at Costco because you can never really have too many 50 gallon drums of mayonnaise.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:11 AM

I shop at Costco because you can never really have too many 50 gallon drums of mayonnaise.


Oh Christ, that shit grosses me the fuck out. I hate when I see that shit there...I just imagine all the shitty mom n' pop restaurants that go through like 1 of those a day, here down south. Fucking fools put mayo on every god damn thing. If I ask for a regular cheese burger (9 times out of 10) that shit will have NO ketchup or mustard but it will have a shit ton of mayo....on...a...god....damn....cheese....burger. Where's the fucking logic?

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 11:37 AM

HAhaha no doubt.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 12:22 PM

FRESH AND EASY! Try that place instead of the other 2..

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 07:30 AM

FRESH AND EASY! Try that place instead of the other 2..


Do they even have a produce section? I think they do but do they sell paper towels? Doesn't seem great for everyday shopping. I could be wrong but there's no way they have the selection that Whole Foods does.

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 01:51 PM

Western Beef and C -Town for me ...( usually an "ew " when C-Town is the only option ) .



Wegmans is also the shit when the monetary funds are abundant.




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