If you know me, you know that I love to grocery shop. I look forward to it every weekend and generally spend an hour or two walking aisles, reading labels and crossing items off my list.
Here in Edmonton, my style of grocery shopping has changed. I use the Farmer's Market on Saturday as my base for the week and purchase as many fresh fruits and vegetables as possible. I also buy my eggs, chicken breasts and bison there. Some snacks that I tend to grab include fresh salsa, guacamole, chips and olives. From there, I hit up the organic market and Save on Foods or Safeway for general needs such as bread, any canned items, spices, etc.
When I came home from the US, our fridge was in a sad state to say the least, so I did some Thursday night shopping at Blush Lane Organic Market. While Planet Organic seems to be the closest thing to Whole Foods in Edmonton, I would rate this market along the same lines. For anyone with dietary restrictions, I believe this is the best place in town (so far) to find a wide variety of gluten-free and vegan foods. Needless to say, our bill rang in at $97.03, so I thought I would show everyone back home what $100 buys you at an organic grocery store in Edmonton.
Traditional Medicinals Breathe Easy Tea: $4.99
Local Organic Skim Milk (1L): $2.99
Kettle Chips: $2.99 (on sale)
Barbara's Puffins Cinnamon Cereal (285g): $5.99
Organic Creamy Chicken Soup: $5.49
Soy Sauce: $4.89
Organic Broccoli (.27kg): $2.77
Local Alberta Honey: $4.99
Organic Red Peppers (2): $4.16
Organic Lemons (2): $1.88
Avocados (2): $4.00 (on sale)
Sweet Potato Fries: $4.19
Local Organic Garlic & Rosemary Chicken Sausages: $6.94
Seventh Generation Dishwasher Gel: $6.19
Organic Bananas: $3.64
Local Grass-Fed Extra Lean Ground Beef (1 lb): $6.42
Organic Half & Half: $1.49
Organic Yams (2): $2.44
Locally Made Spicy Thai Chicken Soup: $11.50
Cinnamon Almonds: $3.49
Have your grocery shopping habits changed due to a move? What do you look for in a grocery store? Any foods you absolutely can't live without, no matter what?