Sorry for all the questions lately. I recently moved here and am still trying to get used to it.
A few years back I lived in Berkeley and absolutely adored the Berkeley Bowl grocery (before they moved into the "new" space).
Is there anything like that on the east side of LA?
I really hate Whole Foods. Their prices are absurd and offensive.
I also need a place where I can buy some dried chipotle peppers (a place with a good selection of bulk spices).