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Favorite grocery stores/silliest names

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One of my favorite things to do in new places is check out the local grocery stores, especially if they're chains I've never heard of. Because local grocery store names become so ingrained, it sounds silly when you hear someone say another one in a familiar context.

If you say "I'm going to the Shaw's to get some milk" to someone who's used to saying "I'm going to Harris Teeter to get some milk" you may as well be saying "I'm going to the spank" or "boink".

What are your favorite local grocery stores and grocery store names? "Publix" made me
first time I saw the sign.
 

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Piggly Wiggly
 

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Originally Posted by romafan
Piggly Wiggly

Apparently Piggly Wiggly in some markets is a discounter/low market, and in other states it's the higher-end grocery store.



In Texas they have H-E-B (pronouced "heeb").

When you go heebing, dear, will you pick up some milk?
 

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Price Chopper, Wegman's, Giant Eagle.
 

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Originally Posted by crazyquik
In Texas they have H-E-B (pronouced "heeb").

When you go heebing, dear, will you pick up some milk?


That is exactly the kind of feeling I am talking about. Who ARE these weirdos??

In Somerville we have a place called Market Basket. The prices are about a quarter of Whole Foods prices, but you feel a little bit
the whole time you are in there.
 

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Originally Posted by RunningBeagle
That is exactly the kind of feeling I am talking about. Who ARE these weirdos??

In Somerville we have a place called Market Basket. The prices are about a quarter of Whole Foods prices, but you feel a little bit
the whole time you are in there.


Haha...my mom loves that store, especially for their fruits.
 

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Originally Posted by RunningBeagle
The prices are about a quarter of Whole Foods prices, but you feel a little bit
the whole time you are in there.


I feel that way whenever I'm in Whole Foods (or the infamous Weaver Street Market) and see the malnourished 8 year olds with grey skin, staring up at me with their sunken eyes as if to say "please, please, can I just have some Lucky Charms, Captain Crunch, or sugary breakfast cereal like a normal kid????"
 

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Originally Posted by crazyquik
Apparently Piggly Wiggly in some markets is a discounter/low market, and in other states it's the higher-end grocery store.

When I lived in Savannah, the first time I drove by a Piggly Wiggly I said to myself, "That is where I want to do my grocery shopping. I want all my grocery bags to say Piggly Wiggly." So I finally got around to going to one and it was probably one of the biggest disappointments of my life. Of the 3 major grocers in Savannah (Piggly Wiggly, Kroger, & Publix), Piggly Wiggly is by far the worst -- and that's saying a lot considering how bad Kroger was.
 

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f-ing double post.......
 

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Please tell me you've heard of Hinky Dinky...
 

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Originally Posted by Dakota rube
Please tell me you've heard of Hinky Dinky...




What's the funny one in the Denver area that sells lift tickets?
 

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Somewhere in the southside of Chicago is a grocery store called Moo & Oink.
 

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Schnucks or Dierbergs. They dominate the area. Dierbergs is better.
 

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Slightly OT, but do you guys say grocery or grocery store?

I'm going to the grocery. OR, I'm going to the grocery store.

K
 

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