Yet another installment in the drudgery that is everyday shopping. The camera-phone makes it a bit more fun – though I get looks whenever I take pics of products. Like I care what people think!
Within the last two months we have gotten ourselves a Fresh Market and a Whole Foods stores. I’d been to both in other cities and they seemed good on the surface – but I cannot say I spent any time in either of them, as I was picking up certain items and not shopping shopping. …if you know what I mean.
If I have to pick where I’m going to go, it’s going to be Fresh Market.
On the surface, Whole Foods seems to have it all. It’s bigger, it contains a lot more food and has set aisles like a traditional grocery store. ….and it has the blandest prepared foods I have ever eaten in my life.
Everything is pretty and expertly done. The staff is great. I’m sure I’ll shop there when I’m preparing a really nice meal and want some ingredients you can’t get most places. But for those meals they so beautifully prepare, they might want to spend some time adding flavour. This includes desserts – which I swear they stock in most every section of the store.
Fresh Market is much smaller, but has a great fresh meat and fish selection (just like Whole Foods), but it’s a lot more manageable to get in and out of. The desserts are decent, and whereas their prepared food section is much more limited, it’s pretty good.
The better thing about Whole Foods, at least in terms of this blog, is the wide selection of Shopping for Blobby segments I can get out of it. On my first trip, I already snapped the next 4-5 months of entries.
I should build up to my favourite, but I’m not going to. It’s right here.
What the Hell? Is this to make the world’s biggest omelet or something?
I do love the sign though: ‘Locally Grown’.
- Last I checked, eggs weren’t ‘grown’. But to be fair, I do not have a degree in animal husbandry.
- Last I checked, emus weren’t indigenous to
ClevelandKenton. Being flightless birds, I know they didn’t flap their wings over the Pacific, land in California and make their way east. Maybe they were ‘grown’ here. They can run 50 kilometers per hour, so it might not have taken that long to wind up in Ohio.
I’ll have to check the prices on Skate Wing next time I’m at either of these places.