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January 25th, 2011 at 4:02:29 AM permalink
What are they?
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January 27th, 2011 at 6:09:39 AM permalink
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What are they?



Everyone must just eat buffets.
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January 27th, 2011 at 6:51:20 AM permalink
"BEST" ?

What are you trying to find out?

For what it's worth, when I visited in 9/09, I was staying at Sahara, but planned to get some stuff at whatever grocery was local.

Prior to leaving, I used Google Maps to see that there is an Albertson's on Sahara, about 1 mile east of the hotel. I walked it my first evening, and took the bus back.
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January 27th, 2011 at 6:53:13 AM permalink
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"BEST" ?

What are you trying to find out?

For what it's worth, when I visited in 9/09, I was staying at Sahara, but planned to get some stuff at whatever grocery was local.

Prior to leaving, I used Google Maps to see that there is an Albertson's on Sahara, about 1 mile east of the hotel. I walked it my first evening, and took the bus back.




Somewhat of a bad area, pass.
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January 27th, 2011 at 6:54:25 AM permalink
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What are they?



The basic grocery stores are all pretty much the same -- Vons, Smiths, Albertsons. You also have Whole Foods and Trader Joes for more exotic, and expensive, stuff. Costco for the basics, in huge quantities, cheap. This answer will suffice for most large US cities.
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January 27th, 2011 at 7:09:12 AM permalink
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The basic grocery stores are all pretty much the same -- Vons, Super Fresh, Albertsons. You also have Whole Foods and Trader Joes for more exotic, and expensive, stuff. Costco for the basics, in huge quantities, cheap. This answer will suffice for most large US cities.



Whole foods is fantastic, and they usually have good-looking female checkout clerks that are healthy looking.
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January 27th, 2011 at 8:09:25 AM permalink
I am supplied by Walgreens for all my vacation needs. They sell everything I need whule I am in Vegas, and are conveniently located. Either that or a 7-11. Convenience means more to me than cost or quality while in Vegas.
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January 27th, 2011 at 8:50:26 AM permalink
I'm not a firm believer in the whole organic thing, therefore whole foods is out for me. There are 2 Sunflower Markets however. They carry both organic and regular stuff. There produce is generally pretty good. One is on Flamingo and Rainbow the other is on Pecos and Trop.
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January 27th, 2011 at 4:36:34 PM permalink
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Whole foods is fantastic, and they usually have good-looking female checkout clerks that are healthy looking.



(1)Whole Foods Market Las Vegas Blvd
6689 Las Vegas Blvd.,
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702.589.7711
8am - 10pm, 7 days a week
You can get to this one on the Deuce or Ace bus if you don't have a car. If you ae driving it is only a litle south of Mandalay Bay ans is part of Town Square .

(2) In Chinatown (Asia-town) for Korean groceries there is Greenland Supermarket . Excellent place to try new cuisine.

(3) Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market
Fresh and Easy is a British chain. Usually the size of a pharmacy (many are in old pharmacy buildings). Big on inexpensive prepared food, and wide selection of bargain priced wine. There is a section of half priced prepared food that will expire that day. Over 15 Vegas locations, but closest to the strip is:
6115 W Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89123

(4) Soul Food can be bought at Jimmy's .
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January 27th, 2011 at 5:10:13 PM permalink
How is the freshly made pizza at the Whole Foods that is located in the Town Square?
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January 27th, 2011 at 5:16:34 PM permalink
The closest grocery stores to the strip would probably be Albertsons, and Vonns. Both are east of the strip down Flamingo, just off of Maryland.
Vonns smells a little better than Albertsons and has better produce.
Vons is a few blocks north of Alberstons. There's also one east of the strip down Tropicana.
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January 27th, 2011 at 5:42:16 PM permalink
Not interested in closeness to the strip, more interested in the absolute best grocery store in Vegas overall.

Vegas has Super Targets, correct?
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January 27th, 2011 at 8:29:32 PM permalink
I'll say it again: What is your criteria for "Best" ?
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January 27th, 2011 at 8:30:23 PM permalink
Can someone give this guy google's address?
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January 27th, 2011 at 10:08:10 PM permalink
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Can someone give this guy google's address?





funny
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January 28th, 2011 at 7:59:48 AM permalink
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Not interested in closeness to the strip, more interested in the absolute best grocery store in Vegas overall.

Vegas has Super Targets, correct?





Whole Foods Fort Apache
8855 West Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89117 USA
Phone 702.254.8655
Store hours: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.

Nice Target (not a Super Target) is nearby
8750 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 933-2300
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January 28th, 2011 at 10:01:57 AM permalink
I like Smiths but I go there for liquor and store brand cola. Some good specials and they will give you the cardholder discount even if you have not registered for the card.
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September 15th, 2011 at 6:25:29 AM permalink
I'm new to the Las Vegas area and a little overwhelmed by the number of grocery stores. I wanted to know where to start....that's more coupon friendly especially with IPs? Albertsons, Vons, Smiths, or Food4less?

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October 17th, 2011 at 1:22:16 PM permalink
Seemed like Vons was sort of the 'locals', 'good deals and specials' grocery store. I often heard radio ads for Vons while driving around.

Other than that, all other options are pretty much like the stores in other states. I did some shopping at Wal Mart to the east of the strip and it was just like in my home town, except cashiers would have signs indicating they aren't old enough to process alcohol transactions.
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February 21st, 2013 at 8:51:10 PM permalink
Having lived in Las Vegas now for 15 or more years, I would say Trader Joe's is the absolute best for specialty items,
Food4less for bulk purchase items, like tp, paper towels, etc. Smith's seems to have the best produce. Albertson's
is generally the most expensive on a per item basis and I would rate Von's slightly lower than Smith's for the largest
selection. Neither Von's or Smith's carry good beef (choice or prime). Albertson's usually has a few cuts of prime onhand.
As a general rule, select is the supermarket standard for beef and is, of course, the worst grade. I think the casinos get
the best beef. Food4less seems to put out the most beef with the greatest fat content (could be an Hispanic thing?) and
Seafood City (at Maryland Pky and Flamingo) is a favorite with Asians for seafood.

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February 22nd, 2013 at 1:50:32 PM permalink
Comped groceries add to my weekly diet. I play BJ a few hours, ask for a comp at the Chinese restaurant or steak house, get my orders to go, and repackage/freeze my loot when I get home. I also wear a large fanny pack filled with Ziploc bags to the buffets.
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October 1st, 2014 at 12:33:34 AM permalink
These are the best grocery shops which are available for your convenience from where you may be able to get every thing which you need even they provide the free delivery to your home.
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December 11th, 2014 at 7:40:27 PM permalink
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My husband and I had some of our first dates walking the isles of the local grocery stores in Hawaii, looking at what was available. We knew then, that food, our first love, would play a part in our relationship, and years later, we still have fun searching grocery store isles.
Glazier's food marketplace is a very unique store, walking in seeing the hay stacked around the old truck you know that this isn't the usual grocer. Once you enter you are introduced to the freshest produce. There are boxes stacked with the brightest golden yellow, vivid red and emerald green bell peppers, or sometimes it fresh berry's. Your eyes are jumping around at all the baskets, the stacked boxes and barrels of vegetables and fruits. Finally, your eyes find the white sign placed before the object of delight and you see the price, you take a double take and then a moment of disbelief before you realize it's not a misprint. Prices are reasonable.
If you veer off to the left of the entrance, you find the fresh food counters, there is gelato and sushi, drinks, and sandwiches, straight ahead is a baby grand piano, (have yet to see anyone playing it) and it's surrounded by tables and chairs for eating your fresh bought salad from the salad bar, or the fresh baked double chocolate cookies or donuts from the bakery. There is a large selection of fresh cheeses and sausages, I even found my beloved pimiento cheese spread (childhood memory, spread on toast, makes a great sandwich).
As you make your way around to the back of the store, you find the meat counter, on display is fresh meats and fishes. If you want a food basket, they can make one up for you. They have a fairly decent wine selection, a comprehensive international area covering several isles, and the rest of the store is just like any other grocery store with the exception of Hawaii products, if you check the freezer isle, you find Zippi's chili, Redondo's Portuguese sausage and even siamin noodles.
If you come regularly you can find some really good deals, and with the purchase of $25, you can pick up at least two free items, they change weekly, or the family meal deal. It is a bit off the beaten path for us (Warm Springs and Durango), we tend to stay more north of the 215 but since it's not too far from us, we try to make it in at least monthly. A very clean, friendly store worth stopping in. We also have an online shop, where the address is (link removed by moderator)



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June 20th, 2017 at 5:08:26 AM permalink
thankyou for your advice
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April 27th, 2021 at 9:02:52 AM permalink
Walmart is the answer for most major cities like Vegas.
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April 27th, 2021 at 1:54:13 PM permalink
I could be mistaken, but I'm not sure that JIMMY is still looking for grocery store info from his original post in 2011 but in case he is, then on his behalf, DOMO ARIGATO.
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May 20th, 2021 at 1:56:52 AM permalink
Walmart was my first choice among all but now I use to go for Safeway, Vons, Shaws, or Albertsons as they have similar groceries at similar prices and also if you working at these stores you would love to enjoy yourself at these stores fewer benefits which you will be not at other stores.
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May 20th, 2021 at 9:41:17 AM permalink
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Walmart is the answer for most major cities like Vegas.

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May 20th, 2021 at 9:45:32 AM permalink
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You must be joking



He must be thinking cheapest, not best.
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May 20th, 2021 at 10:53:20 AM permalink
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Not interested in closeness to the strip, more interested in the absolute best grocery store in Vegas overall.


Absolute? LOL.

This is like asking what痴 the absolute best ice cream? Runs A to Z.

Edit...serve me right not looking at the original date of the post.🤪
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May 20th, 2021 at 10:59:52 AM permalink
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Good job spamming your link that has nothing to do with the post. Since nobody is looking at it in your blog post you should stick it into a whole bunch of other peoples posts.
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Also pretty sure Glaziers is long gone.
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May 20th, 2021 at 1:11:03 PM permalink
When I had the time, I'd do a good bit of shopping at Trader Joe's and supplement in with a trip to Smiths.
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November 8th, 2021 at 5:27:40 AM permalink
Recently I was in Vegas and grocery stores like everywhere else - Vons, Smiths, Albertsons. I think that everyone chooses the best place to shop for himself.
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October 18th, 2022 at 3:43:23 AM permalink
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I was recently in Vegas, where there were the same supermarkets as everywhere else: Vons, Smiths, and Albertsons. I believe that each person selects the store that is best for them personally.
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You must have only lived in the West. Supermarkets generaly are completely different by region. I choose mine by closest to the house.

You have Smith's, Von's, Alberston's. I have Publix, Winn-Dixie. The Midwest has Kroger, Meijer, Hy-Vee. The South has H-E-B, Harris Teeter, Piggly Wiggly, etc
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October 18th, 2022 at 5:42:26 AM permalink
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I was recently in Vegas, where there were the same supermarkets as everywhere else: Vons, Smiths, and Albertsons. I believe that each person selects the store that is best for them personally.
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You must have only lived in the West. Supermarkets generaly are completely different by region. I choose mine by closest to the house.

You have Smith's, Von's, Alberston's. I have Publix, Winn-Dixie. The Midwest has Kroger, Meijer, Hy-Vee. The South has H-E-B, Harris Teeter, Piggly Wiggly, etc
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And in the NE we have none of these.

There痴 Acme, Giant, Wegmans, Aldi, Lidl, Weis, Shoprite
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October 18th, 2022 at 5:57:55 AM permalink
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You must have only lived in the West. Supermarkets generaly are completely different by region. I choose mine by closest to the house.

You have Smith's, Von's, Alberston's. I have Publix, Winn-Dixie. The Midwest has Kroger, Meijer, Hy-Vee. The South has H-E-B, Harris Teeter, Piggly Wiggly, etc
link to original post


And in the NE we have none of these.

There痴 Acme, Giant, Wegmans, Aldi, Lidl, Weis, Shoprite
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Aldi is fairly wide ranging in the US. (WinCo, not so much.)
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October 18th, 2022 at 9:04:40 AM permalink
Sprouts used to be called Henry's in parts of California, but is now Sprouts everywhere. Whole Foods has the same name everywhere. Smiths are called Ralphs in California, but the main difference in Vegas is that in some Vegas locations the cosmetics / medicine / vitamins area is high security (separated from the rest of the store, somewhat like the tools section of some Home Depots and Lowes) and has a separate cashier even - I have never seen anything like that in California Ralphs locations.

I don't go to Vons or Albertsons in Vegas, not sure if they employ that same high security model.
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October 18th, 2022 at 10:04:32 AM permalink
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You must have only lived in the West. Supermarkets generaly are completely different by region. I choose mine by closest to the house.

You have Smith's, Von's, Alberston's. I have Publix, Winn-Dixie. The Midwest has Kroger, Meijer, Hy-Vee. The South has H-E-B, Harris Teeter, Piggly Wiggly, etc
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And in the NE we have none of these.

There痴 Acme, Giant, Wegmans, Aldi, Lidl, Weis, Shoprite
link to original post



Aldi is fairly wide ranging in the US. (WinCo, not so much.)
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I believe Aldi is the biggest supermarket chain in the world.
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October 18th, 2022 at 12:11:35 PM permalink
The Aldi thing is "different".

I mean, I recognize immediate differences between Aldi Sud (EU) and Aldi US, in the products and "feel" of the stores. (There are similarities as well.)

The first time I set foot in Smith's down in Wendover, I thought to myself "Ahh... Kroger". The first time I set foot in a Festival, I thought to myself "Ahh... Supervalu".

The paint on the outside doesn't much change the planogram philosophy.
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October 19th, 2022 at 4:02:43 AM permalink
Grocery stores in the west seem to be 20 years or so behind those in the northeast. When I moved to Phoenix I had a case of "Wegman's Withdraw." I shopped at Fry's, which is the local Kroger chain just kept an old name. The other what I will call "classic" chains were not as good as that. There was a Mexican version of Fry's I once walked thru to just see what it was, none were close enough for me to shop at not that I would as it was Mexican stuff Americans were not going to want. IIRC they had pig heads in the meat section.

But the whole grocery industry has been changing and the Kroger/Albertson merger shows this. I worked grocery in HS/College. I remember the trade journal had some article asking if we would ever have a national chain. American grocery stores grew up local and regional. Other than A&P we never had a real national one. And it peaked in the 50s, before we had "supermarkets."

This started to change in the 1990s when WMT got into the business. At the time I did not think I would like that mix. I got used to it, and the move is really what put WMT across the finish line for largest retailer. They were the first "national chain" of supermarkets. Locals like Wegmans had and have to find ways to compete other than price. Tops, who Wegmans competes with most directly, has nearly been run out of business as their stores never modernized past the 1990s, even the 1980s.

But a funny thing has happened with the Aldi/Trader Joe sisters. Aldi breaks every rule in the business and is well on their way to being a national chain. TJ is more specialty, but TJ is a place people cannot wait to move to their town. They are behind Aldi but harder to do most of your shopping there.

Expect there to be 1-2 "national chains" probably Kroger and someone else. Expect Kroger to keep the old names where they are established. They will not do much breaking into places with good local chains like Wegmans where they are or Giant Eagle in Western PA. WMT will split the market with Kroger while Aldi gets their niche.

In Vegas and Phoenix you will suffer with old school places for the rest of this lifetime.
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