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    The huge English retail chain Tesco has opened an assload of these small grocery stores in the last 6 months or so.
    They plan to open hundreds more.
    Hated them at first but starting to grow on me....
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    How much is their spam, scourge?
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    not spam..I have no interest in the food biz..just a shopper that hates going to the grocery store..they are just popping up fucking everywhere & wondering if the consensus is good, bad or indifferent...

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    I like it..it's kinda like Trader Joe's but without all the specialty stuff. Picture a Trader Joe's that just sells (mainly) the basics.

    They have their own version of Two Buck Chuck too.
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    Default Re: Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market

    People I know rave about buying old food at this place.
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    I this place. I tried to post about it early on, but no one was interested. It's nice and small which is cool because big grocery stores frighten me. Also, it has a lot of prepared FRESH foods that you just heat up in the microwave or oven. I'm a lousy cook, so that works for me. I'm not too impressed with their produce although they say they try to buy it locally. I guess the local produce tastes pretty bland.
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    local produce in Arizona? The only thing that grows out here is lemons, limes, oranges and cilantro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by locachica73 View Post
    local produce in Arizona? The only thing that grows out here is lemons, limes, oranges and cilantro.

    Head west homie, near Surprise, and you can add;

    cabbage
    lettuce
    yellow onion
    green onion
    spinach
    collard greens
    watermelon
    cucumber
    agave
    apples
    cherries
    pecans
    pears
    peaches
    pumpkins
    apricots
    plums
    broccoli
    beets
    turnips

    You must live in the concrete shithole of central Phoenix.
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    Well North Phoenix but yeah pretty concrete around here. I use to live down in Mesa and they grew peaches, I forgot about that. And I may have seen a corn field somewhere. I am from Oregon originally though, we grew everything, very well in fact.

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    I just wish we could grow raspberries here--black raspberries specifically. I think it has to be really cold to grow those. I've been subsisting on black raspberry jam for years, and I haven't eaten an actual black raspberry in probably 15 years. (my favorite fruit)
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    The only time I went to the Fresh & Easy, I came across some Ahi sashimi that was a week past its supposed expiration date. I don't think I'll take my business there anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    I just wish we could grow raspberries here--black raspberries specifically. I think it has to be really cold to grow those. I've been subsisting on black raspberry jam for years, and I haven't eaten an actual black raspberry in probably 15 years. (my favorite fruit)
    I remember as a kid going blackberry, raspberry and marionberry picking in the fields, I ate more then I put in my bucket. They paid like $1.80 a flat and I would make about $5 for a full days work but would leave with a full belly.

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    blackberries in AZ are bomb - from bashes nieghborhood ghetto market.


    Fresh and Easy should be called Fresh and Fatty...

    The stores name makes me feel like it is a health food store but it is not.
    I love it but I dont do the grocery shopping at my house so whatevers.

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    Black raspberries are not the same thing as blackberries.

    Also, I really like the cupcakes from F&E. Tasty. The butter chicken meal is pretty good too. And the spinach ravioli (with pesto sauce!).
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    i was really excited when this place first opened cause it's walking distance from my house.

    i have to say, it's not all THAT great. i mean, i like their meat. and i like the pre-packaged food like cashew chicken and such. i also like that i can get smaller bags of salad for fairly cheap since generally i never finish a bag. but they don't have much selection, they didn't even have dayquil/nyquil when i was sick and they don't have my yogart, so there's no way i could shop their exclusively.

    plus, the people with the samples are EXCEPTIONALLY annoying. this one guy followed me down EVERY AISLE, even with my headphones on he kept talking and i'd have to take them out. and he kept trying to push desert on me after i said i didn't want any and was just grabbing dinner for the night, and he kept saying "oh, come on, you don't look like a girl who has to say no to desert". it was gross. that was enough to make me stop going there actually.

    i do like the convenience though. i just don't think it's the best thing since sliced bread.
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    Your moms fresh and easy.

    7-11 4lyfe.

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    on every corner...

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    Wow. The workers at my F&E were always really polite. That's kinda creepy. It's true that I do have to shop elsewhere because their selection isn't that broad (usually Bashas because it's small).
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    HOTtttt POCKET!

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    There's workers at these places? I never saw one and that was kinda odd...it was a trip.

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    I loved this place the only time I went in. It's great food and it's cheeeaaapppp. There just aren't any around me that I know of so I don't shop there regularly.


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    The prices have gone up in recent months. When I first went there (after opening day), the buttered chicken was $1.99. It gradually rose up to $4.49. (!!!)
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairmenmeow47 View Post
    "oh, come on, you don't look like a girl who has to say no to desert".
    I 'm use to getting this type of comment. I can see how YOU would have been offended.
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    Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.

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    they're currently building one in pacifica...They participate in the LEED program and donate to the local community...hopefully they are reasonably prced???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopeless Semantic View Post
    There's workers at these places? I never saw one and that was kinda odd...it was a trip.
    That is one of the problems with them. Everything is so cookie-cutter & automatic, their sparse work force seems kind of entry-level and few & far between. Seems like they are trying to run them on auto-pilot.

    Not sure if they will succeed, but it sounds like they plan on being on more corners than Walgreens before long.

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    I've always seen at least 5 to 10 workers there whenever I've gone.
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    My daughter tried to fill out an application to work there and it was some long elaborate process, she kept asking me for help and some of the questions were difficult for me much less my 15 year old. Shit I didn't even have to fill out to work where I do and she just wanted to bag groceries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by locachica73 View Post
    Shit I didn't even have to fill out to work where I do and she just wanted to bag groceries.
    dude, i'll hire her. i hate bagging my own groceries and i generally have to at fresh and easy, lol.

    and i generally end up at safeway for the other stuff. love their club soda <3
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    i goto foodland

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    because of the lobsters

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