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Best Grocery store in Olympia, ethnic, discount or otherwise

gala Mar 12, 2011 12:37 PM

Hi. Trying to maximize my good food time shopping in or near Olympia to Longview.
Any hidden treasures that you know about?

Also do you the name of/address or have you tried the new Mennonite/Amish grocery in Rochester?
Also what stalls at the Farmer's Market do you go to for the best whatever.

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    chandromeda Mar 14, 2011 01:40 PM

    For discounted oddball but nonetheless tasty items, try Grocery Outlet. You never know what you're gonna get, but the prices are always affordable for college folk. Think of it as a culinary grab bag!

    For ethically sound products but snooty "I'm better than you because I'm gluten free, organic, and compostable" staff, try Oly Food Co-Op. Great stuff, but sooooooo much pretentious attitude from the holier-than-thou hippie clerks, I had to stop shopping there.

    Recently, we got a Trader Joe's, and that was a big deal. Other than that, we have the usual Safeways, Top Foods, etc. Farmer's Market is amazing, but doesn't open until April.

    Grocery Outlet

    Oly Food Co-Op

    Oly Farmer's Market

    Food Co-Op
    414 Kearney St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

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