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Which Grocery Store is the best?

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Brooklyn, New York
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Which Grocery Store is the best?

I'll be at the Sheraton Broadway Plantation.

I "google mapped" the area and the closest chain stype stores are the following:

Bi Low

Piggly Wiggly

Food Lion

Walmart Super Center

Which one will I enjoy the most regarding selection, price, quality and fresh food counters? I love a nice grocery store, the ones in Brooklyn are not so nice.

charleston, wv
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1. Re: Which Grocery Store is the best?

Only tip I can give is stay away from the WalMarts on Sat and Sun. Summer season those are check-in days for most vacationers. First thing they do is run out to stock kitchen. The WalMarts get slammed. By Sunday evening most of the smaller vacation sized bottles of things are hard to find on the shelves.

We got into habit of going light the first two days. Milk, bread, eggs and snacks.etc.... Eat first few meals out and then hit store on Monday for bulk of week's groceries.

Pittsburgh, PA
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2. Re: Which Grocery Store is the best?

Food Lion is pretty good. If you can wait until the next morning to go, it will not be the crowded. Wal-Mart is a disaster on Sat & Sun. That is the only place were I have seen all 20 some check out lines open with lines on a Sat evening. Like I said, try to go off hours like in the morning and you will get your shopping done in no time. For some reason everyone goes as soon as they arrive on Sat. and the places are packed.

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3. Re: Which Grocery Store is the best?

I agree with the above posters. All those stores are pretty good...just stay away Saturday and Sunday afternoons!! (Go super early or super late on those days if you really have to)

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4. Re: Which Grocery Store is the best?

It will not be the closest to you, but it is not very far away either. We really like the LOWE'S grocery store near the intersection of 544 and 17 Bypass.

Great selections and not nearly as crowded. If you are a SAM"S CLUB or COSTCO member, they have nearby stores also.

Howell, NJ
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5. Re: Which Grocery Store is the best?

We shop at Walmart on Saturday afternoon and found the lines reasonable. We also like to go to Bi-Lo.

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6. Re: Which Grocery Store is the best?

Kroger, if there is one near you...

Belleville, Ontario
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7. Re: Which Grocery Store is the best?

Just a grocery store warning- at most stores, Food Lion, Kroeger you often need a special membership card to get flyer specials. This happened to me several times. I never actually tried to get cards as it was only a week. When I got home I found out my mom who used to stay in Myrtle for over a month every spring had all the cards. So ...read the fine print. We did shop at Walmart on a Saturday in March and it was BUSY. I found the Piggly Wiggly in Myrtle near 21st to be handy but pretty scary and none too clean.

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8. Re: Which Grocery Store is the best?

There is also a Lowes Food near 82nd Ave North (where Rte 17 Bus and Bypass split) which might be more convenient than Surfside. Head North on Rte 17 Bypass, if you pass Dolly Parton's, then you've gone just too far !

My wife is a "foodie" and she loves Lowes.

Good Luck !

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9. Re: Which Grocery Store is the best?

We will be in area in July (also at Sheraton's Broadway Plantation) and the other posters are correct about Saturday and Sunday being very crowded especially at Walmart. For convenience, the BiLo, which is around the corner is good and is a nice store. Also you will need a BiLo card to take advantage of their specials.

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10. Re: Which Grocery Store is the best?

Bi-Lo is the closest to where you are staying and is a very nice grocery store. While I love both Food Lion and Kroger too as I shop at all three depending on who has what on sale, I think for sure Bi-Lo has the nicest store out of them.