There seems to be so many ways to shop for food these days. Big box discount clubs, on line ordering, erhnic markets, specialty markets like TJ’s, limited choice discount markets, farmers markets, CSA.
Share your food shopping experiences here.
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I get bored and like to change it up. I generally shop from a hanndful of places scattered around the city. This weekend I took my bike down to the Italian Market in south Philly it’s a fun place to shop with affordable produce from street vendors and excellent specialty shops for meats, fish, cheese and pasta etc. In good weather shopping here is a joy but parking is atrocious. There are great asian and Mexican places to grab a taco or Bahn Mi as a snack.
I also took a trip to the big Eastern European supermarket in Northeast Philadelphia which is one of my favorites. They have a mind boggling selection of smoked and cured meats, 3 marker boards of kielbasa varieties, house baked breads and cakes, make thier own pickles, and have a great dairy selection with raw milk, pro biotic sour cream, lots of kefir and grass fed butters. It is nearly an ideal market for limited fresh seafood and meats. It is a rough place to shop though the staff can be stern and the shoppers agressive and communication in English can be a challenge.