HOME > Chowhound > B.C. (inc. Vancouver) >
What's your latest food quest? Get great advice

No Frills?

1newyorkguy Apr 3, 2013 07:37 PM

Are all the locations the same? Are there any noteworthy items to get there?

  1. p
    Philx Apr 3, 2013 08:54 PM

    They all the base line selection of meat, produce and groceries and they all carry a variety of President's Choice products. I've to a couple and they have some variety in ethnic products depending on their neighbourhood composition. Their weekly flyer applies to all locations I think and is available on line. Generally they have better prices than Safeway and other main stream grocers and their weekly specials are usually good deals.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Philx
      Sam Salmon Apr 3, 2013 09:17 PM

      Yes I picked up some rather rare Yellow Scotch Bonnet hot sauce @ NF on 4th @ Alma St and got a Killer Deal on Basmati @ 4th & Pine-so cheap I thought it was a mistake so bought 2 bags!

      It's usually worth checking out-look for deals on Mangoes coming shortly.

    2. LotusRapper Apr 3, 2013 09:41 PM

      No Frills is one of the franchises of the Loblaw grocery chains:



      And to note, Super Valu and Extra Foods are all part of the Loblaw empire.

      1. j
        johnny101golf Apr 28, 2013 01:29 AM

        Dollar days in no frills is killer you can't beat there deals esp getting the 1 liter chocolate milks for $1...mind blowing!

        1. g
          Georgia Strait Apr 28, 2013 02:20 PM

          i believe we are talking about one of the chains that carries Presidents Choice (also PC Blue Menu and black label or some other name like that) ---- as an experienced TJ's shopper and other stores down there in USA - i would say that there are some good daily and sort-of unique, handy priced-right products - i don't know the extent of the PC line that you'll find at No Frills - there have been a couple of recent (past 6 months) threads about PC / blue menu / superstore / Super Valu on this Vancouver - BC board.

          i like adding the PC souvlaki marinade to raw ground turkey to make turkey burgers - one eg

          i most often shop at Super Valu (a rare bird these days) and also super store. I don't compare prices. I go for service and quality and convenience.

          ps - edit to add - i find at our local Super Valu - many ethnic products - what i mean is english stuff like you'd find at celtic food shop on Dunbar etc - i don't really look at any other ethnic food so i am not an expert in those realms re: what you'd find at a super valu (sic) etc.

          Show Hidden Posts