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Best days to grocery shop STX???

 
Pdmargie
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Here at home, I always try to shop during the day, mid week to avoid crowds. Is this the case in STX? Do the stores generally get restocked/supplied on certain days of the week or is it hit and miss?

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Topic starter Posted : September 11, 2016 5:38 pm
speee1dy
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i shop either on the weekend or on my way home from work. depends on what i need.

i prefer to shop on the way home if i can.

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Posted : September 11, 2016 9:52 pm
OldTart
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I'm on STT but try NEVER to shop weekends or in the evening. If you have the flexibility, shopping during the day is way easier, much less busy (other than the first of the month when residents get their SNAP benefits). Once you get settled and find the stores which best suit you, ask them when they unload their chill trailers and restock.

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Posted : September 11, 2016 10:00 pm
Alana33
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I shop on Wednesdays/Thursdays in STT.
New produce is usually being stocked on Mondays/Tuesdays.
By the weekend there's slim pickings especially for fresh produce.
Don't know if that's the case on STX.

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Posted : September 11, 2016 10:37 pm
specialk
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It's the same on STX.

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Posted : September 11, 2016 11:41 pm
AandA2VI
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Never the end or beginning of the month. Mid week mid day. I just ordered a CASE of applegate bacon because it's been out of stock at plaza west. At $18 a package that's gonna be one expensive box!!! Soooo worth it, haha!

My route on Wednesdays
Quality Foods near Sunny isles
CUL
Annalay Farms
Plaza West
Rainforest Nidulari stand for eggs and basil lol
Often stop at road vendors for fish and fruit too and sometimes Saturday morning by plaza east for really good fish.

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Posted : September 12, 2016 5:37 am
speee1dy
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the 1st of the month is when snap cards are added to-never shop on that day

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Posted : September 12, 2016 10:59 am
sunshinefun
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And...if you find something special that you like, buy lots of it when you see it. Chances are you'll never see it on the shelf a second time.

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Posted : September 12, 2016 11:08 am
Pdmargie
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Never the end or beginning of the month. Mid week mid day. I just ordered a CASE of applegate bacon because it's been out of stock at plaza west. At $18 a package that's gonna be one expensive box!!! Soooo worth it, haha!

Talk about going whole hog! Bacon wrapped bacon on a bed of bacon topped with bacon. I love it! Lol!

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Topic starter Posted : September 12, 2016 11:22 am
stxsailor
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For STX.....Crowley boat comes in on Monday (Pueblo, CUL and Food Town, Seaside), Tropical boat comes in on Tuesday (Plaza)

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Posted : September 12, 2016 11:42 am
AandA2VI
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Good to know!

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Posted : September 13, 2016 3:05 pm
OldTart
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Still best to check with the individual stores. Some unload chill trailers right away within a few hours of their arriving and others leave the trailer plugged in for a day or more before unloading. Usually a fast turnover but just as easy to ask.

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Posted : September 13, 2016 3:22 pm
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