I used to commute to this grocery store, and then bought a house right next door! This is the best grocery store ever, though if you are watching your food budget there are a few things to keep an eye on. I do most of my shopping here, and supplement with an occasional run to costco and safeway. I buy bulk here (refill your cinnamon shaker for $.43!), and I usually get 5-10 bulk items here per week. I love the sugar free maltballs, celtic grey sea salt, psyllium husks, pistachios, veggie chips, spices, rice selection, popcorn - I could go on and on. Their dairy is average, but you can buy eggs individually, which was good when I was cooking just for myself. The meat department is fabulous if a bit on the expensive side, with my favorites being the marinated lamb kabob, chicken gizzards (remnant of my childhood, and hard to find elsewhere), thick by-the-pound bacon, oxtails for soup, and their fabulous lamb shoulders, They are always having a sale on something useful that I can plan my menu around. Their fish department is as good as you can get without going downtown, but the real star is the produce. It is fabulous! It is not terribly expensive, always tastes incredible, and has hard to find items. The deli counter and international cheese area are a good are to treat yourself, especially with the olive bar. Sometimes you can find small nibbles of cheese you can buy for a dollar or so. The wine is fantastic too, and a natural beauty product area as well. To save money, don't buy your cleaning stuff or canned goods here, unless you want something natural or unusual. But if I was not worried about keeping my food budget down, I would never shop anywhere else.
Pros: parking, service, variety, ethnic foods, meat department, wine, international cheeses, produce
Cons: some canned items overpriced