Opened up Wed 6/23. This is in the old Circuit City location on Sepulveda near Jefferson. We dropped in this weekend. Agree with past observations that it seems like a cross of TJ's, Henry's and Whole Foods. Prices are definitely a lot better than WH. Larger produce selection than TJ's. Layout and feel is patterned after Henry's.
We picked up several of their opening specials. Got a few different kinds of sausages since we heard good things about it. Got a few different loaves of bread, some produce. Also some candy from the bulk bins.
It's hard to make a judgment on the store since it still had the new car smell and there was a ton of staff. Everyone was very friendly. All the stock looked fresh and full. Prices seem reasonable. But we liked the first impression enough that we'll drop in a few more times and see how they hold up.
We usually do the bulk of our fruit and produce shopping at the Sunday Mar Vista farmer's market and don't see that changing much. But we'll use Sprouts as a comparison for our meats. The prices, quality and variety in the cases seem decent. The cheesecase had a fair selection and pricing. But I didn't like the looks of the different kinds of blue cheeses they had. I was going to pick up a couple of different varieties of blues but everything I saw was of poor quality.
Didn't get a chance to cook the sausages due to a change in plans so those are going into the freezer for later review. But we did get to try the candies since that's easy snacking, haha! We got some of their chocolate malted balls and the chocolate covered spun honeycomb. The malt balls were okay, ratio of chocolate to malt was off, too much chocolate and not enough malt balls. Also the chocolate was only okay. However, we really liked the chocolate covered spun honeycomb. I'm a big fan of Violet Crumble and these were a better version. Even better, it was dark and not milk chocolate.
It's an interesting addition to the neighborhood and I'll be curious to see how they hold up as they settle into a regular routine.
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