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El Paso supermarkets?

thymewarrp Sep 24, 2008 12:20 PM

Just moved to El Paso. Am desperate to find some decent supermarkets (preferably on the West side). Been to two stores that were kinda dingy. There's no HEB here. Other than Costco, does anyone have any suggestions?

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  1. ciaogal RE: thymewarrp Sep 25, 2008 01:32 PM

    Whats's HEB?
    Have you tried Sun Harvest Farms on N Mesa?
    it's kind of a mini Whole Foods......

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      thymewarrp RE: ciaogal Sep 26, 2008 06:45 AM

      Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check it out this weekend!

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        ciaogal RE: thymewarrp Sep 26, 2008 08:10 AM

        I travel to EP quite frequently on business....I try to pick aup few healthy snacks to sustain me.....
        I look forward to your postings...as I am always in search of good finds in EP!

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          thymewarrp RE: ciaogal Oct 5, 2008 09:57 AM

          So I checked out Sun Harvest and was very pleasantly surprised. It's like halfway between a Trader Joe's and a Whole Foods. Great butcher, cheese, wine, fruit, frozen foods, nuts selection. I just wish it had a better prepared foods section like Trader Joe's. But I am happy with the recommendation. Now I just need to find nice places to eat. Love bistro types. Anyone have recs?

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      Borderpundit RE: thymewarrp Oct 14, 2008 08:41 AM

      Albertson's at Redd and I-10 is at least clean. The prices are steep, though. Highly recommend buying fruits and veggies at Mando's Produce on Doniphan. It's a small, local place and the prices are much better. I go there first with my shopping list and then trudge to Albertson's for the rest. There's a Wal-Mart "neighborhood" store at Redd and Resler...

      Also, try the local Mexican-style breads and pastries along Doniphan. Very tasty and much better than supermarket breads and boring cookies/muffins.

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        kylewilliam RE: thymewarrp Oct 14, 2008 10:36 AM

        If you're in Las Cruces, try Toucan Market (www.toucanmarket.com/ )

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          thymewarrp RE: kylewilliam Nov 7, 2008 05:39 AM

          Thanks everyone. Now does anyone have suggestions for a good Asian market in El Paso?

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            sad cat RE: thymewarrp Sep 22, 2010 07:46 PM

            there is one on 9501 gateway west . name : wan jia le supermarket . i went there couple times. alot of selection. check it out.

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          katybz RE: thymewarrp Sep 24, 2010 12:05 PM

          I have to agree with Sun Harvest. I call it our knock-off whole foods. If you want an eclectic Mexican market, try out Pro Ranch on Zaragosa. They have a huge produce selection. It would help to know what side of town you're in, though. For a general super market, Albertsons is your best best. The one on Mesa near UTEP is clean, or if you live in the NE, the one on Kenworthy is nicer than the one on Dyer.

          Hands down, my favorite Asian market is one on Dyer. I can't remember the name, but its a Korean market, in a small strip mall near the 9000 block of Dyer. I"ll try to drive by this week and get the address.

          Also, there's a place on Mesa called RV International Grocery and it has a small selection of asian or Indian produce and a decent amount of international groceries.

          Sun Harvest
          6100 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX

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