I LOVE Village Market Thriftway!
It is a little bit more expensive than the competitors around but they also offer a large selection of natural and organic produce and other grocery items.
They have a great cheese and olive bar, a well stocked and more upscale deli than most, a gorgeous fresh meats and seafoods department (especially considering the size of the store) plus everything else that one looks for when they are shopping in general. They have unique sundries, a decent wine and beer selection, lots of gift wrapping ideas and wares. Just a lot of eye catching, cool things in one place.
The staff is always friendly and when they have free food samples at the deli or fresh meats section, the samples are interesting things like coconut shrimp instead of cut up Hot Pockets or burrito bites>.<
What impresses me most is that they truly seem to have an equal or greater representation of organic, natural and whole foods than most places. The mainstream 'norm' isn't at Thriftway. You can buy unsulphered coconut shreds, candied rose petals and violets, gourmet salts from all around the world and many other unique items along with the regular toilet paper.
I could go on and on but I love this store!