Vons is always a great place to go for your groceries. Each one in Carlsbad is good, but this one is the best. There is a bakery and deli, as well as a Starbucks and Chinese fast food spot all inside. Prices are reasonable, and Vons Club will always save you money if you look. Go on an off time if you can, and you'll be in and out with whatever you need in just a few minutes.