We asked around America’s Test Kitchen on the methods to their madness, in terms of personal grocery shopping habits. Here’s a few:
Where DON’T I go? Lately I’ve been getting my milk at Target (I’m addicted to the organic 1% they carry — so weird!), produce either from the greenmarket or my Boston Organics delivery, bulk items from Whole Foods, most meats from a specialty store (K & 8th or Meat House), some weird one-off things from Trader Joe’s (also good for wine and beer procurement)… And then I’ll pit the Stop & Shop flyer against the Shaw’s one to see who has the better deals on regular stock-up groceries.
We try to make it to Whole Foods once a week, because it’s the closest real grocery store to our place. When we forget or there’s just not enough time to do real cooking I’m all about Dave’s Fresh Pasta. It’s on my way home from work so I can swing by, grab some fresh ravioli, sauce, and a side dish or two, and have dinner ready 20 minutes after I walk in my front door.
I get groceries from the Test Kitchen’s take home fridge. It’s free and fresh! (And extremely random and unpredictable — Ed.)
And now for the Silly Question of the Day…
Where — and how — do you manage to get your groceries?
Leave your silly answer in the comments!
P.S. While you’re putting away all of your groceries, take a spin around some of our kitchen know-how, like the best place to store eggs, how to instantly improve instant couscous, and which garam masala you should try next.
(Photo: CJ Sorg)