Well, only speaking for myself, I am really, really particular with my food and food shopping and so I go to lots of different places. If I had to choose one place, I’d choose Stop and Shop, but I’d probably become a vegetarian because I do not like buying meat there.
In a month’s time I’ll probably hit all of the following, Stop and Shop & the farmers’ market weekly and the rest perhaps monthly.
Stop and Shop-- during farmers’ market season, all I buy here is out of season fruit (apples, bananas), certain dairy & bread products I don’t want to buy in bulk. When our region’s growing season is over, I buy all our fruits and veggies here as I find the produce department to be excellent. I buy olive oil and condiments here too when I don’t want them in bulk.
Costco-- I do the bulk of our staple shopping here (yogurt, milk, chicken, most standard cheeses, cereals, almond butter, nuts, butter, lemons). Out of season I will buy some fruits and vegetables.
Farmers’ Markets-- during growing season I exclusively buy veggies from here and most fruits along with all our meat products except chicken (beef, lamb, pork, fish) and eggs. Will also pick up specialty products like honey and cheeses occasionally.
Whole Foods-- the one in Yonkers is on my way home so I will stop occasionally. They have certain cheeses and other dairy products, baking products, grains, candies, etc. that can be hard to find elsewhere.
Shop Rite/CTown- I hate both of these places but when I don’t feel like going all the way to Stop and Shop I will suck it up and run in for an item or two.
DeCicco’s will be a welcome addition to my rotation. I already know their beer selection is great so I’m excited to find out what other gems are there.