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Grocery Shopping in Palm Springs?

Ramsey, Minnesota
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Grocery Shopping in Palm Springs?

We will be in Palm Springs next month staying in a condo with a full kitchen. Is there reasonably priced grocery shopping available in the area?

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1. Re: Grocery Shopping in Palm Springs?

Lots of people live full time in the greater Palm Springs area. All the big groceries are there: Ralphs, Albertson's, Von's, along with boutique groceries like Trader Joe's.

If you are at a big chain grocery, make sure you get their "customer card." You will get the best prices with it.

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2. Re: Grocery Shopping in Palm Springs?

Ralph's and Von's for traditional style grocery shopping. Trader Joe's is generally our first stop though. And for an amazing, but slightly more costly grocery shopping extravaganza, try Bristol Farms.

Another tip for stocking your short term kitchen. Bring spices and seasonings from home. They're easy to pack but costly to buy and have on hand.

Edited: 06 January 2010, 01:22
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3. Re: Grocery Shopping in Palm Springs?

Most people are familiar with the resort and tourist side of PS, but in another sense it's an exurb of LA that happens to be in the desert. So all the stores and services you'd find around your house are available in PS.

By the way, Von's is part of Kroger / Safeway....visitors' Kroger club card worked fine at Von's. I'm not sure if Ralph's is affiliated with other chains. There's also Albertsons. Two less expensive local chains are Food4Less and Stater Brothers.

Agree that Bristol Farms is amazing and you will like Trader Joe's.

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4. Re: Grocery Shopping in Palm Springs?

If you are looking for reasonably priced groceries, then Trader Joe's should be your first stop. I find Ralph's more expensive than Von's, but frankly we just go to which one is closest to the particular condo we rent.

For nice items, we love Bristol Farms.

Ramsey, Minnesota
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5. Re: Grocery Shopping in Palm Springs?

Thank you everyone! You've provided a lot of great information. We will be on a budget for this trip and trying to eat out less. It is great to have your recommendations. :o)

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6. Re: Grocery Shopping in Palm Springs?

Are there any large whole foods / natural food grocery stores in the area?

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7. Re: Grocery Shopping in Palm Springs?

There is a local grocery store but I can't remember the name. Hope it's still open

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8. Re: Grocery Shopping in Palm Springs?

You're probably thinking of Jensens. We like it for upscale grocery shopping, but Bristol Farms is so much cooler and Trader Joe's is the best boutique for value by far.

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9. Re: Grocery Shopping in Palm Springs?

Jensen's is a small chain, but they are all still open.

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10. Re: Grocery Shopping in Palm Springs?

Actually the Ralph's on 111 right outside of Downtown is pretty nice as well.