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Basically a bunch of garbage you people eat.

Sugar bagels are not garbage.
post #7067 of 7080
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

their house brand stuff is cheap, but the other wines they sell are usually right at market pricing.

Dunno about that . They have some exclusives that are super cheap that I can't find at any other stores. I don't think you will find a better under $10 selection of wine. I like the Montelpuciano, Chiantis, and Prosecco you can pick up there. I also don't have a very discerning palate though.
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Dunno about that . They have some exclusives that are super cheap that I can't find at any other stores. I don't think you will find a better under $10 selection of wine. I like the Montelpuciano, Chiantis, and Prosecco you can pick up there. I also don't have a very discerning palate though.

 

Their < $20 Amarone is a fantastic deal as well.

 

FYI every price I checked at the Cobble Hill TJ matched the price out here in flyover country.

post #7069 of 7080
I went to a TJ's once, I didn't "get it". Everything seems to be their house brand and I don't get all the frozen stuff. I much prefer Whole Foods. You can get your produce, meat, bakery, alcohol (great under $20 wine selection) and grab lunch, all in one place. Its also not crazy crowded.
post #7070 of 7080
I have a TJ a few blocks away in Brooklyn(Court Street/Atlantic.) It's ok. I mean, they have a few products that I like. But I don't do my primary grocery shopping there.
post #7071 of 7080
I've said it time and time again that I don't understand that place either. Shitty look produce, and frozen warm up meals. I work near one and every day walking into work there's already a line on the sidewalk of idiots waiting to get in. I don't understand the pretentiousness around the place at all.
post #7072 of 7080
There is ALWAYS a serious line to check out at the TJ's near me.
Outside of the brown tomatoes/pistachios/spices and frozen(inexpensive) pasta, i really don't buy anything from that place.
post #7073 of 7080
I like TJ's. I don't think it's pretentious at all. It's well priced food stuffs for city folk and convenient if nothing else. I don't get ALL my food items from there, but I have no problem getting cereal, chips, salsa, garlic, onions, apples, potatoes, milk, eggs, and dessert/snack items.

Once and a while I'll get some frozen foods to keep in the freezer when I really get lazy.

The check out line at mine always looks daunting but it moves VERY quickly. The last time it was two lines that looked about 20 people deep each and I ended up only waiting for 3 minutes.
post #7074 of 7080
TJ's and Whole Foods both suck. Patronize your local co-op. teacha.gif
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

I went to a TJ's once, I didn't "get it". Everything seems to be their house brand and I don't get all the frozen stuff. I much prefer Whole Foods. You can get your produce, meat, bakery, alcohol (great under $20 wine selection) and grab lunch, all in one place. Its also not crazy crowded.

Lucky you. The two Whole Paychecks near me are always super crowded, to the point where you sometimes have to circle around the lot waiting for a parking spot to open up.

On the plus side, the ogling is generally much better at WF, although in both places it's best if your taste in women extends to the (faux or actual) crunchy/granola/yoga/retro-hippie type.
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I like TJ's. I don't think it's pretentious at all. It's well priced food stuffs for city folk and convenient if nothing else. I don't get ALL my food items from there, but I have no problem getting cereal, chips, salsa, garlic, onions, apples, potatoes, milk, eggs, and dessert/snack items.

Once and a while I'll get some frozen foods to keep in the freezer when I really get lazy.

The check out line at mine always looks daunting but it moves VERY quickly. The last time it was two lines that looked about 20 people deep each and I ended up only waiting for 3 minutes.

That's true. It goes pretty fast.
post #7077 of 7080
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Lucky you. The two Whole Paychecks near me are always super crowded, to the point where you sometimes have to circle around the lot waiting for a parking spot to open up.

On the plus side, the ogling is generally much better at WF, although in both places it's best if your taste in women extends to the (faux or actual) crunchy/granola/yoga/retro-hippie type.

Funny thing is, the WF is in a mall and everyone tries to park as close as possible to the stores so that they don't have to walk. I always find parking simply by taking a spot furthest away from the mall entrance. I need to walk a minute or so to get to the WF but you would think that people shopping for healthy food would not mind the walk.

In terms of ogling, this WF is pretty good in the trophy wife sense. There is a local, hardcore granola/vegan place close to me that I occasionally go to. Last time I was there, the family ahead of me consisted of a Barbie lookalike (if you've seen that Barbie-like girl on the net, pretty much her), a Ken lookalike and their perfect, catalog ready offspring. Everyone was in perfectly matching Nike athletic gear. It was very disturbing for some reason.
post #7078 of 7080
vegan food would be pretty good if it didn't taste like shit
post #7079 of 7080
Thread Starter 
The Whole Foods at Ridge Hill in Yonkers is great--huge, never crowded, easy to park, and they validate (it's a pay lot).

The WFs in Capitola and Santa Cruz are on another level, though, however they never have veal.

Just visited the WH in Petaluma, very nice as well.
post #7080 of 7080
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ed, I thought you lived in NY state? It's illegal for grocery stores to carry wine (or anything over, I believe, 5% alc) in NYS. The WFs here in California have great wine selections, but the ones in Yonkers and White Plains have zero wine, though they do have some beer.
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