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Center City Dwellers - Where do you grocery shop? I need recs.

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Center City Dwellers - Where do you grocery shop? I need recs.

megmosa | Aug 2, 2009 03:42 PM

I live in near Rittenhouse Square and take a lot of time to go every which way to buy groceries. I wind up buying a few items at Trader Joe's, produce at Sue's, meat at Di Bruno Brothers, etc. Sometimes I walk to South Square Market or Reading Terminal Market or Chinatown or the Vietnamese market on Washington.

My problem is that I spend way way too much time looking for things, and aside from Sue's, I'm not really that happy with any of the places I go. My love affair with Trader Joe's has been over for awhile and Di Bruno Brother's is way too expensive and their meat selection isn't that great.

My new plan is to try to go grocery shopping only once a week unless it's a quick trip to Sue's for produce.

I'm looking for a grocery store that it will be easy to catch a cab from. My plan is to walk or take the bus there, and take a taxi back to my house. For that reason, I'd like it to be close to center city.

Things I want in my grocery store:

- Decent produce.
- Is not way way way overpriced.
- Bonus points for a real meat counter.
- Sells ground chicken (I am having such a hard time finding this...)

In the past, I haven't loved Whole Foods, but I guess I could try it again. Last time I went they were out of celery, cilantro, and parsley. How can a real grocery store be out of those things?

Anybody have any ideas of where I should go?

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