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Why are our supermarket delis so ..... MEH ?!?

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Why are our supermarket delis so ..... MEH ?!?

LotusRapper | Sep 26, 2013 06:03 PM

Other than WF and Meinhardt's (if you can afford it daily), everything from Safeway, Save-On's/PriceSmart, Stupidstore, Choices, IGA, etc, etc just lack the variety, innovation, quality and quanity/price that our stateside supermarkets offer.

Case in point, this past weekend Mrs. LR and I spent the weekend R&R-ing in B'ham. Felt like eating in to enjoy a wonderful Bellingham Bay sunset, so we walked over to Haggen to get some deli foods. Came back with a whole spice-rubbed blackened roaster chicken, garlic-rosemary roasted potato wedges (mmmm....), edamame-japchae (Korean) noodles salad, some fine cheeses, and two personal-sized tiramisu. Total tab: under 25 bucks.

Our experience at other supermarkets in WA, OR and CA are the same, whether it's QFC, Freddy's, Rosauer's, Winco, etc. just to name a few. Even their Safeways are way better than ours (hopefully SW's new owner Sobeys can fix things good), esp. in the hot deli with great fried or roaster chicken, meatloaf, bratwursts, etc.

Just feel like our supermarket delis here are stuck in the '80s. Rant over thx :-)

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