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May 8, 2010 11:43 AM

Is there any good grocery stores near Dublin/Pleasanton/Livermore?

Safeway seems to be everywere. Oh sure there are two 99 Ranches and a TJ's. Other than that not much diversity at all. How about a good Italian grocer? Any natural food grocer at all? I pretty much have to go all the way to San Ramon for a Whole Foods.

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  1. Safeway's corporate headquarters is in Pleasanton, so that's not surprising.

    Dublin has two good Middle Eastern grocers with halal butcher counters --- Sahara and Rahma. Draeger's in Danville, but that's farther than San Ramon.

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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      Gene's Fine Foods in Pleasanton has a lot of good products.
      Draeger's in Blackhawk has high end stuff. Take Camino Tassajara north.
      Lunardi's in Danville is nice.
      Livermore has several Mexican markets along Railroad and Olivina.
      Dublin has 5 Indian markets, all on or near Dublin Blvd.

      > Oh sure there are two 99 Ranches

      I consider us lucky in that regard. It was 0 until a couple of years ago.

      Gene's Fine Foods
      18850 Cox Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070