Determinants of a Perfect Grocery Store
Hello sweethearts How is everyone today? I am much better than yesterday I honestly think hot yoga had me sweat out all of the nasty Those silly thoughts are just not fun at all!
As I mentioned last night, today’s post is very informative
We all know by know my love for grocery stores. I have such a love for grocery stores that I just cannot make up my mind on where to shop regularly.
I have no “go to” store.
It’s nice to find a place to go that has everything you ever need. Throughout the year I have been making several different stops on each grocery shopping outing and it is getting to be a bit much! I have no problem what so ever with having an all day grocery shopping experience, but now that school is getting more hectic, it’d be nice to find a place that has everything I want and need.
My usually grocery outings include a trip to Costco for things I buy in bulk such as chicken breasts, ground turkey, greek yogurt, etc.. Then I would travel to Loblaw’s to get my vegetables. If I needed tofu I would then proceed to Metro because they are the only place that carries my favourite smoked tofu. And, if I was feeling really inclined, I would go to the market (one of my favourite places on Earth) for some specialty items.
This is just too time consuming for a university student as busy as I. It just can’t happen every weekend. It’s too much.
So, I headed out on a mission to find the perfect grocery store Obviously, with my expertise in the area (haha!), I was able to find one The following influenced my decision:
I wanted a grocery store that was close to me. Costco is the closest grocery store closest to me, but it isn’t ideal. Despite having a large appetite, I don’t need to buy 2 dozen tomatoes at a time. That’s just not practical when living alone. Sorry Costco, you’re only good for my meats and yogurts (and a few good deals here and there), but not everyday-type shopping.
That ruled out Costco.
The other grocery stores seem so out of the way. And when traffic is bad, I could be gone for what feels like forever! Sure, Metro is decently close, but I am never impressed with their produce. I have also found a Superstore extremely close to my place, but, again, the quality is only sub par.
Luckily, my new “go to” grocery store is incredibly close and meets the following criteria as well
As mentioned above the quality of produce the grocery store sells is very important to me; therefore, another determinant of finding my perfect grocery store
At my new grocery store, I do not need to dig through the apples to find one without a bruise. I also don’t need to rummage through the mouldy containers of blueberries before leaving disappointed because there are no fresh bluebs left for me (this actually happened at Superstore! Yuck!)
Variety is everything. Who wants to go to a grocery store and only have a choice between a red delicious or a granny smith apple?
Not I, friends.
Gimme a Pink Lady or a Honeycrisp! I want options people!
Having a nice variety of mushrooms is also nice. Not every grocery store offers me a gourmet blend of mushrooms consisting of shitake, enoki, and mini bella’s!
(I have some plans for those enoki mushrooms! Hopefully it turns out and you guys get a new recipe!)
It was even more exciting when I saw something I had never seen in my entire life before!
Mini zukes!? Seriously!? Cutest things ever, don’t you think?
Sometimes a perfect grocery store comes at a cost. However, I lucked out when finding my new grocery store I am a student – I need to do the price checkin’! It’s not fun knowing that you are spending a significantly higher amount on a cucumber than you would be at another store!
The cucumbers? Almost an entire dollar less at my new grocery store than at Superstore!
The berries? 2 for $5.00! A significant difference than the other places I have been shopping…
Like I said, lately I just have not had the time to spend all day shopping. It’s unfortunate, I know, bur let’s be realistic. When I want something now I want it now.
The more popular places like Costco, Loblaw’s, and Superstore are guaranteed to be chaos. Whether it is 8:00 am or 8:00 pm; whether it is a Sunday or a Wednesday, these places are always busy! It’s nerve wracking being in line longer than the time pent shopping! I’ll be honest, my shopping time isn’t a quick process. I love going down each aisle and observing everything. I am always so exciting to find something new So, if I am in a grocery store that is so busy which has me waiting in line ever longer than I spent shopping equals an impractical situation!
Are you surprised to hear my new perfect grocery store has a sufficient amount of cashiers to satisfy their customers and get us in and out as quickly as possible?
I have no idea how I haven’t found Remark before, but it is my new favourite place to shop
I have only been here twice so far seeing as how I just came across the place while Daddy and Uncle were here, but I will be going there for my shopping trips from now on (unless I am buying in bulk from Costco of course!)
This place is fascinating and I have already found some great products that I haven’t tried or even seen before! So, tomorrow, I have a product review for all of you to read about I am so excited to share my new find a new recipe
Well, I am off to my sushi date now! Two of my girlfriend’s (one being Chelsea) and I are meeting up downtown and going to Gozen Bistro.
I feel pretty tired tonight (I think I am getting sick; I have the sniffles!), so I will probably just come home afterward and chill, most likely cuddle up on my couch
I have a group meeting tomorrow, so I will be busy doing homework all day at the library, so today was more of a “break from homework” day for me. My brain needed it.
Have a wonderful evening friends xoxo I love you all!
What do you take into account when finding a perfect grocery store?
Does your grocery store meet my criteria above?
What are your plans for the night?
A wonderful day with my student council friends! I got to visit with some girls that I don’t get to visit with as often as I’d like to!
See you tomorrow with a review and recipe!