Best super market to stock up on food?

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  1. Eeyorerocks

    Eeyorerocks New Member

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    Hi all we'll be going to the world of the mouse soon and need to keep a rented villa topped up on food for the extended family, we're going to try to avoid spending a fortune on meals at disney

    which of the many super markets are best out there? publix is expensive I think as is walgreens? should we just head for walmart or target?
     
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    Most people use Walmart and they are cheaper for a lot of things you buy. Personally I prefer Publix for fresh food and vegetables as I think they have the best quality.

    We use Target a lot as well, they have a huge chioce and their quality is good.

    We never go to Walgreens as they are very expensive.
     
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    I always go to PUBLIX and i like their deli counter
     
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    Oh their deli counter is to die for, I love their subs :biggrin:
     
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    We always use Publix but this is for convenience/location more than value for money
     
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    I don't like Walmart for food at all - if I were just grocery shopping I would use Super Target or Publix - Whole Foods Market is lovely too if you want a more organic, fresh food shop.
     
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    We also tend to use Publix and Walmart.

    I've heard Sweetbay is also nice but haven't tried it

    Sandra
     
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    Slowhand Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Another Publix customer here.
    Somehow, Walmarts [although ideal for most things] doesn`t feel "right" for food items IMHO.
     
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    I think Publix is nice, but it's also expensive. I usually shop at either Walmart or Super Target.
     
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    Lisa, I forgot about Whole Foods, it might be more expensive, but the food is lovely. Thanks for reminding me :hug2:

    Have you ever been to Yalaha Bakery, it's quite a drive away, but it's worth it, the bakery is wonderful. It's a German bakery and they sell food, bread and cakes. Have a look yalaha bakery

    After looking at their site though it looks like they will be opening a shop in Orlando :wiggle:
     
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    Definitely Publix for us too.

    ...Although we do use Wal-Mart at the beginning of a trip to stock up on branded drinks and crisps, which are more expensive (and only sold singly) in Publix.
     
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    walmart & publix here
     
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    We use Publix, Whole Foods and Fresh Market. We don't buy food from Walmart.

    Target is ok, but never seem to have what I am looking for in food items, and only Super Target's sell food.

    Sweet Bay is very hit or miss. Some are ok, others are downright nasty.
     
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    Walmart at the start of our stay to stock up on drinks, staple foods and cheap tourist tat.

    Use Publix after that for fresh food and sushi. :thumbsup:
     
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    :wave: Our Target will now be stocking fresh produce as of July 17. Walgreens is primarily a drug store that carries some food items, i use wal-mart for canned or boxed items, pop, chips ect. They do not have an on-site butcher and I never buy meat there or produce.( the bread is all of the soft sticky variety too!) They do have a multi grain and sour-dough loaf in the bakery that is better but not good!:yes:
     

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