Going to the food store, a normal, everyday experience for folks around the world. Sometimes the experience is better than other times for various reasons. Today was a GOOD DAY, not too crowded, found what we wanted, nice people helping us, and LOTS of good food for a low price.
We went to Super Baru, a great store a couple of miles from my house and a the favorite of two stores for my mom to shop in. It’s smaller than El Rey, the other store we like, not as new or fancy but with enough nice touches to be endearing. Lots of small packages of food on shiny wooden shelves giving an old timey feel to parts of the display racks. The top shelves aren’t too high, and when you stand 5 feet tall, that’s a nice touch.
They also have a good selection of North American and European foods (cheeses and special meats) and many in small sized containers. If you are a small eater or just cooking for one it’s nice not to have to buy in large quantities if you choose not to.
The vegetable section is much the same, if want to buy a single stalk of celery they have one wrapped up for you. This may not seem like a big deal for some, but if you are tired of throwing out food that you just couldn’t eat and didn’t want to buy such a large quantity in the first place, then you know how nice this is.
Notice that the highest price is slightly over a dollar and many of the prices are less than 50 cents. The store even has tiny plastic bags that you put your four peppers in, hand it to the produce man, he hands it back with the weight and price and there you go. DON’T SKIP THIS STEP, YOU WILL BE SENT BACK TO PRODUCE OR HAVE TO WAIT IN LINE WHILE AN EMPLOYEE GOES BACK AND GETS THE PRICE FOR YOU. I speak from experience….
Ma likes the store a lot, we’ve only been there twice and we’re starting to get used to it like we were used to Publix in Clearwater, Florida. It’s a much smaller store but with most of all the things that we need so all is well. We’ll learn where everything we need is eventually and until then it’s an adventure with super nice people to help us. A great start to a new year!