How far do you have to drive to get to the grocery store?

@snowy22315 (55946)
United States
July 15, 2016 12:34pm CST
The closest grocery store is about a 15 minute drive I would say, maybe a little bit more, but the one I prefer to go to is about a 25 minute drive. I like the selection better at the closer store but the prices are better at the one that is farther away. How long does it tae you to get to the store?
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
15 Jul 16
Tthere is a small store in town about 10 minutes which is okay for milk or bread the daily items that might be needed but there is a larger store in another town about 35 miles away which has better meats and I like it much better.
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@snowy22315 (55946)
• United States
15 Jul 16
35 miles that is pretty far! That is probably about the distance to Richmond, I go there maybe once month for Krogers, or I will go to the Supertarget or Walmart if I don't go there.
@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
16 Jul 16
@snowy22315 We have a HyVee store here and a Fairway in the other town it is worth to go 35 miles as they have such a great meat market section.
@snowy22315 (55946)
• United States
16 Jul 16
@Marcyaz Kroger is worth the trip especially on Friday's when they have their Friday Freebie, but I just go when I have something else to do in the area.
@dbherald (498)
• India
15 Jul 16
It's just 2 minutes walk from my apartment. But it's a small store and price is high.
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@snowy22315 (55946)
• United States
15 Jul 16
That's the problem with convenience stores, they charge for the convenience!
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@Bhebelen14 (5206)
• Philippines
15 Jul 16
In our place it just 10 minutes walk and i go to the grocery twice a month for some ingredients but for vegetables, pork and fish i prefer to go to wet market it much cheaper and fresh.
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• United States
15 Jul 16
The closest one is less than 5 minutes away by car. But, I go to the grocery store that is about 20 minutes away.
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@pgiblett (6576)
• Canada
15 Jul 16
Most places in my city are less than a 10 minute drive, so I have 7 supermarkets within that drive time and one large grocery store within a 2 minute drive, plus 3 7Eleven stores.
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@snowy22315 (55946)
• United States
15 Jul 16
cool! big selection!
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@pgiblett (6576)
• Canada
18 Jul 16
@snowy22315 What I love about this city is the lack of traffic jams. There are only two times to be worried about, 2pm Saturday afternoon (coming into town towards the main hotels) and 2pm Sunday afternoon (leaving the main hotels).
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@snowy22315 (55946)
• United States
18 Jul 16
@pgiblett lack of traffic is always a nice community feature!
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@JudyEv (141122)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Jul 16
It takes us about 10 minutes and the supermarket there is quite large, prices are reasonable with a great selection so we don't need to look further.
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@snowy22315 (55946)
• United States
16 Jul 16
You are lucky there!
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@JudyEv (141122)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Jul 16
@snowy22315 The supermarket is locally owned. In the city (1/2 an hour's drive) several supermarket chains are slightly cheaper but are trying to force out all the smaller shops so I refuse to shop there.
@GardenGerty (105254)
• United States
15 Jul 16
The closest ones are a little over ten miles, about fifteen minutes. Really good ones start at thirty minutes and then go up from there.
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@snowy22315 (55946)
• United States
15 Jul 16
Yep, seems you have to always drive to get the good ones!
@quantum2020 (10157)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
15 Jul 16
I just have to walk less than one block to get to the nearest grocery store.
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@snowy22315 (55946)
• United States
15 Jul 16
That works!
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@Corbin5 (122428)
• United States
15 Jul 16
We only have to drive 5 minutes to the grocery store and a mass of other stores too. I prefer this side of our town to which we moved 4 years ago than our home on the other side of town. So close to everything.
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@Beatburn (3959)
• Philippines
19 Jul 16
That's quite a distance compared to where I live. I can be in the grocery in 5 minutes. Doesn't matter much, of course, since I don't have much money to spend at the grocery.
@snowy22315 (55946)
• United States
19 Jul 16
Yes, I can relate to that. I hate when I have to pinch pennies for something as basic as food, but I almost always do, when I am shopping, it is almost always, I have to put something back because I have too much in my shopping cart...and know I won't be to pay for it at the register.SIGH!
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@Beatburn (3959)
• Philippines
21 Jul 16
@snowy22315 If only...
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@zarlamain (24866)
• United States
15 Jul 16
There's a local grocery store 10 minutes away from my neighborhood.
@snowy22315 (55946)
• United States
15 Jul 16
nice
@zarlamain (24866)
• United States
16 Jul 16
@snowy22315 Thanks.
@MALUSE (45837)
• Uzbekistan
15 Jul 16
Drive? I walk there. It takes about five minutes.
@snowy22315 (55946)
• United States
15 Jul 16
I am not in the city...so driving is in order. There is one I could walk to theoretically, but I wouldn't it is about 2 miles away, and it is beside a busy highway.