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The Fresh Market [Palo Alto]

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mr_darcy Jul 15, 2013 04:55 PM

New grocery store near Embarcadero and 101 in Palo Alto - checked it out this weekend. Kind of like a cross between Whole Foods and Safeway - evidently, it's been in the works for a while:

http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/...

The bakery seems pretty good - certainly better than Miki's (R.I.P.), where everything seemed undercooked. The cheese selection was not as large though, unsurprisingly. There was a good variety of produce and it seemed pretty high quality - though not much of it organic. The house orange juice seemed to be a pretty good bargain for the quality (they had samples of it available) at $4 a pint.

2170 W Bayshore Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303

  1. hhc Aug 13, 2013 10:44 PM

    I checked it out tonight, Tues they have special deals saw a sign for.

    Fresh Salad Bar $6.99/lb
    Olive Bar
    Saw Almond Milk i've never seen before, had "New Item" sign by it.
    Nice looking pastries/cakes in the Bakery side
    There's Meats, Deli, Ready-to-Eat Food
    Ready made Sushi
    I got Brown rice Calif Roll $5.69
    American Spoon Strawberry/Rhubarb Preserve $7.99/small jar
    Trappist jams $3.99/jar
    Dr. Brown soda .99c ea
    Vita Coco coconut water on sale 2 for $4
    TFM Gelato Tues special BOGO $4.99/pint
    Lyfe Kitchen frozen items
    Tate's Bake Shop cookies $3.99/bag on sale, reg $4.99
    Chuao candy bars $5.49 - got a bunch, not cheap, but wanted to try it
    Vosges Candy Bar - they got Mo's Bacon Bar $6.99
    Theo candy bars $4.99 ea
    Moonstruck candy bars $3.99/bar
    Godiva candy bars on sale $2.99/reg $3.99
    bulk candy
    Bulk nuts
    Droga candy from LA - not cheap, but rare find. I want to try Put Your Money on Honey Caramels $16 something a box.
    Recchuiti Candy bars/boxes
    Poco Dolce Candy
    $1 coffee by the cup 12oz
    Pom flavors juices on sale 2 for $5

    Charged it. Separate bathrooms in the front on the left. If locked someone in there.

    1. bbulkow Aug 5, 2013 01:58 PM

      An interesting point about Fresh Market is freeway proximity.

      It's closer for me to stop there on the way home, then to run over to El Camino Real and hit a safeway or Whole Foods or similar.

      Mi Pueblo @ University Ave is close to the freeway but not quite as convenient, and the Whole Foods at Hillsdale is accessible but not on the freeway)

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        mikeh Aug 5, 2013 01:51 PM

        Can't believe I missed this one opening. It's North Carolina-based (we had them all over the state). I especially like their ready-to-bake meat items (various stuffed items that are seasoned and oven-ready). Makes for a value-conscious yet fresh meal when you get home.

        For produce, at least in NC, they did a particularly good job filtering out underripe or bruised fruits (better than WF, etc.).

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