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Jul 3, 2009 02:32 PM

The food at Starbucks-Yay or Nay?

I vote yay. I think the sandwiches are pretty good, the last one I had was the proccuito/ricotta. Very salty, but I like salt. I got very happy yesterday, went I stopped by Starbucks and discovered that my beloved Chop-Chop pasta salad was back-I had sorely missed it. It's under a different name, but still the same salad. That's the only thing I don't like-they discontinue a lot of stuff. I still miss the lowfat turkey and watercress with carmelized onion spread. And I look forward to the holidays, because of Grandmas Thanksgiving sandwich and the Cranberry Bliss bar. Their pasteries are hit or miss-I love the lowfat apricot/blueberry muffin, but did not like the rasberry sunrise muffin at all. They also used to have the apple slices with peanut butter, haven't seen that in a while, but it was good.

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  1. I can't stand the coffee or anything else. I had some food with a friend and horrible. Had a rolls or breakfast item and horrible. Now I can eat anything, but McDonalds was better. Just way way way too overpriced, yuppy, arrogant, not friendly, inviting or anything. The money I spent there I could of gone to the store and made myself an awesome seafood dinner with side dishes and a cold beer. That was the most wasted lunch I ever had.

    I don't mind any chains really, but this was just overpriced hype. Now if there food was reasonable priced along with their drink I wouldn't mind. But it was just ridiculous.

    Just my opinion. I couldn't wait to leave. I work outside. I had shorts and a tee with flip flops. Everyone else had suits on. They were on their cells or bb's from minute one and non stop the whole time, me, I was just trying to relax and enjoy. The whole experience was just plain nauseating. I couldn't wait to leave.

    No food there again. Not for that price. I get this amazing sandwich at a local gas station. Don't laugh. But like other towns they have a small deli. They have fresh pastrami they make, great swiss, 2" high on rye with your choice of dressing and topping for 3.99. Turkey, RB, ham, etc the same. Fries or chips are 1 dollar more. It is awesome food. Grilled or not. Either way. The best reuben in town. and all veggie, that too. Just down the street and I love it. And great coffee for 99 cup.

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      1. re: kchurchill5

        Starbuck's is "yuppy" (sic)? Maybe 10 years ago, before coffee shops were ubiquitous, Starbucks would be seen as elite, and even that is a stretch, but I'd be curious to see what you consider yuppie.

        I don't disagree about the food being too pricey for what you get, it is just your perspective on its aesthetics and overall vibe that I find puzzling.

        1. re: kchurchill5

          Agreed on the excitement of delis at local gas stations. One near my parents' house is something I always enjoy -- not only gas, but they are also my parents' mechanic, actually, with a little an excellent deli inside. I peruse the options happily on each visit -- so many good sandwiches without the infuriating $7 price tag of many sandwiches at this point! Great pastries too, all made in-house of course, and my dad would often surprise us with a box of those if he came back from getting his oil changed or getting any minor work done on the car ;-)

        2. I dri nk lots of coffee at STARBUCKS, BUT the only food there that seems good is the whipped cream..................................

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          1. re: bagelman01

            I do have the coffee, but I think their whipped cream I could handle.

            1. re: bagelman01

              I will get a big latte or iced latte, depending on the season- around here it's usually an iced latte. We have a couple of Starbuck's kiosks at work, and they're not nearly as good as the actual Starbuck's coffee, but you could say they're as whole lot more convenient. I wouldn't order an espresso at work, like I would at a proper Starbucks, I suspect them of using an inferior brand or type of coffee. It isn't the same, at all.

            2. Foods are locally supplied and Your Mileage May Vary-in both quality and freshness. Especially the bakery items. There are no salads, apples with peanut butter or Grandma's Thanksgiving sandwiches in San Diego area Starbucks. The cranberry bliss bar is a national recipe that all the bakery suppliers use in November and December.

              I go there for what is on the sign- Coffee. Nothing cold, iced, sweetened or dessert-like in calories or appearrance. I am never disappointed.

              1. I love their egg salad sandwiches.

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                1. re: mdepsmom

                  Second the egg salad sandwiches. And my husband, who is more of a Dunkin Donut person, loves the breakfast sandwich on an English Muffin. He says it is way better than DD. We are lucky to go to a SB$ in a university area- very casual and friendly. I don't have to order my coffee- they make it when I walk in the door.
                  The airport chains however have horrid food, no selection at all.

                2. i really like the low fat blueberry coffee cake (or do they call it pound cake) don't remember. whatever they call it, it's very tasty. :)