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So what’s your favourite… Independent Grocer?

By johnboy - 24 April 2007 61

Once again we turn to the RiotACT hive mind seeking wisdom.

Where in Canberra is your favourite non Coles/Woolies supermarket?

What makes it so good?

What’s Your opinion?


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So what’s your favourite… Independent Grocer?
adeptacheese 5:17 pm 24 Apr 07

definately cook shops, i’ve been sick of how busy jamison is lately what with the aldis just opening

VicePope 5:04 pm 24 Apr 07

Yup. It’s a Supabarn, not an IGA. Oops.

VicePope 5:03 pm 24 Apr 07

Wanniassa IGA. Big. Lots of choice. Fair to middling staff.
I have long thought that the smaller supermarkets would do better if they held onto the bread and butter (literally) lines and did some specialising into, say Indian, East Asian, Central European, African, Middle Eastern that would make them a place to go to other than in an emergency.

neanderthalsis 4:37 pm 24 Apr 07

Mother Natures or the Fishwyck Markets, fresh food, better quality than the crap peddalled at Coles/Woolies and normally cheaper too. Plus you can get things like rabbit, duck, durians and other sometimes hard to find delicacies.

Ralph 3:49 pm 24 Apr 07

I like IGA’s, they are convenient.

Organic produce is a furphy.

ant 3:32 pm 24 Apr 07

Albertsons… whoops wrong country. they have a guarantee that if there’s 2 people in the checkout line, they’ll open another checkout, and they do. I use the self-checkout anyway, and there’s never a line for that.

That said, Mother Nature’s in Qbn has almost everything you’d want (barring dunny paper etc) and it’s pretty good.

bonfire 3:25 pm 24 Apr 07

ahh the ainslie IGA.

i think SGS is boycotting that store because of the change in black and gold labelling.

he ran an expose on this some time back…

Woody Mann-Caruso 2:56 pm 24 Apr 07

Wanniassa Supabarn has a great range of Seth Efrikan condiments. It’s also spotless, has wide aisles, and is one of the few supermarkets left that lets you buy loose rocket and mesclun mix by the kilo rather than payinf $4 for a small prepacked bag.

Mother Nature in Tuggers Hyperdome is fantastic for cheap fruit and veg and continental goods.

ash 2:54 pm 24 Apr 07

I just heard about this mob today. Organic Express. I haven’t tried them yet, so I can’t make any judgement.

My understanding is that they have plans to stock a wide supermarket range of products, but at the moment they mostly just do fruit & veg.

Please comment if anyone has tried them or similiar (not woolies home shop).

Danman 2:52 pm 24 Apr 07

Lyneham IGA for european groceries and Platypus Shops in Amaroo for convinience.

caf 2:50 pm 24 Apr 07

Definitely Ainslie IGA – the wine selection is excellent, the deli has all the necessities, and the range of breads is top notch (including the to-die-for Pane Italiano). Also, the grocery manager has been really good about ordering in things they don’t normally carry – really good service!

Special G 2:48 pm 24 Apr 07

Cook shops. Good for all sorts of stuff, always open and friendly staff.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with 1:58 pm 24 Apr 07

Jerrabomberra Woolies.

bonfire 1:37 pm 24 Apr 07

kaleen supabarn.

clean, easy to find things, good service.

nice range of european delicacies.

incl ritter sport chocolate…

great parking.

les 1:32 pm 24 Apr 07

watson and ainslie IGAs.
Great deli sections, great wine range and always fully stocked shelves.

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