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Favourite local supermarket?

By Hammo - 10 August 2008 27

Recently, I discovered two good local supermarkets – IGA Chapman, and Friendly Grocer Campbell.

It inspired me to ask, what’s your favourite community supermarket?

What’s Your opinion?

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27 Responses to
Favourite local supermarket?
astrojax 11:20 am 11 Aug 08

another vote for ainslie iga. quick, convenient, relatively well priced, good range and did i say quick? other local would be woolies at dickson, but i resent lining up like a muscovite for three things.

jakez 10:34 am 11 Aug 08

The O’Connor IGA is fair enough. I’m not one for local shop runs really. I try to go to the supermarket once a week. As such I’m going to break the rules and nominate the ALDI in civic as my favourite.

Aubergine 10:28 am 11 Aug 08

I second the vote for the IGA in Chapman. I’ve never seen such a neat and clean well-stocked neighbourhood supermarket. Someone must be patrolling the aisles constantly adjusting stuff, because every product is always lined up right along the front of the shelf. Either that or nobody is buying anything… just kidding, it does a good trade. And, yes, the late unlamented Rivett Minit-Mart. I’ll never forget going in there years ago to get something, only to be distracted by the luminous green fungus growing in a bag of lebanese bread hanging right by the checkout. I fled. It must have been a front for something else; there’s no other reason it could have survived so long!

seekay 10:19 am 11 Aug 08

Griffith. Fantastic foodie bits and pieces without wanky prices. How they fit the range into the store I don’t know.

minime2 2:42 am 11 Aug 08

Woolies Gunghalin

Kitchen Man 9:27 pm 10 Aug 08

Just love IGA Florey. Busy little supermarket. Great staff. Always well stocked. They’re doing well in there.

ant 9:07 pm 10 Aug 08

I like that place at Campbell. If there’s 2 people queuing at a cash register, an urgent yell goes up! Lots of interesting foods you don’t see at the “bigs”, including some pre-prepared pizzas from Murrumbateman called Big Dog or something, with fancy toppings. Nice cooked chooks. Really excellent range of little luxuries too, cheese and stuff.

I’m becoming more and more partial to my other “local”, Mother Natures in Qbn. They have almost the full range of supermarket stuff now… I patronise their markdowns bit and scored several bags of excellent lemons today (ready for my favourite lemon pickle, super easy to make and tastes brilliant and lasts for ages). They’ve got pre-packed lumps of Sopressa for $10/kilo, by the way. And they have free range largish eggs for $5 a box. Seldom queues, and lots of interesting useful food. Including bits of Goat.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 8:34 pm 10 Aug 08

I reckon Woolies in Jerra is the best. I make the pilgrimage there regularly. Generally having a better class of people as the local customers tends to make for a higher than average level of service.

Shannski 8:12 pm 10 Aug 08

The little local one to me, The Rivett Shoprite (I think) is good, No rush hour, prices are good, They are good for a quick pick up of something, Woolies is only down the road, Go there for the big shops… or Aldi in Tuggies.. (Until we get one at Weston)

There use to be a minutemart next door… It was like shopping in Soviet Russia, every few shelves, there would be an out of date can of something, or a stale loaf of bread… And the guy who owned it was scary, It closed down only a few months ago, but in the year i have lived here, it’s a wonder how he stayed open for so long!

Danman 7:57 pm 10 Aug 08

IGA Lyneham… Great selection of European groceries alongside more regular stuff… Good place for a selection of cheeses Anti Pasto ingredients and good breads and dips..

bubzie 7:51 pm 10 Aug 08

I love woolworths.


I-filed 7:06 pm 10 Aug 08

Ainslie is a good shop, definitely better than Lyneham IGA. Great fruit & veg section, they’ll stock things you ask for, you never queue for longer than a few minutes even in rush hour, and Lyneham is much more expensive. Their (very young) checkout people are pretty well trained and seem happy. And it goes without saying that Ainslie is better than the “rotten food people” Woollies Dickson. If they accidentally sell you old veg that goes off quickly, they will replace it.

Felix the Cat 7:06 pm 10 Aug 08

Palmerston (IGA?) seems pretty good. Good variety of stock.

JC 6:36 pm 10 Aug 08

Woolworths Kippax.

babyface 6:25 pm 10 Aug 08

cook friendly grocer is great, fantastic beer selection.

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