Sprouts Farmers Market is really gay

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    Sep 19, 2016 2:51 AM GMT
    OMG, a new Sprouts opened up near me, thought I would give it a try........

    Although not really impressed with either minimal brand selection and or higher than average grocery prices, sure does attract the young, attractive, uber hipster male. They were everywhere in this store. I would go back there just to try and meet or cruise these guys, I went back to my staples at S&M and Vons where it was the same ole regular shoppers. I didn't "get" the 4 small isles of "bulk" nuts and or grains. icon_confused.gif

    The only thing I walked out of that store with is fresh fruit. Although Sprouts deli and meat section does look impressive, once again, their prices need to be competitive. I was not really impressed with their off brand, minimalist selection of breakfast cereals either. 2 shelves full of 'grape nut' and Kashi go lean. icon_confused.gif

    The only thing that impressed me about this place is of course the young, hot men that were there today icon_lol.gif
    The young hipster men shopping in that store clearly outnumbered the few women icon_eek.gif

    $6.00 lb for 100% grass fed ground beef (still 80-20 fat)
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    Sep 19, 2016 2:17 PM GMT
    There is a new gay bro Trader Joe's; 7th & Logan so see how it works out for them but Sprouts is more functional in Denver. The Colfax & Colorado Sprouts is the largest urban store. For the winter last month we bought $88.00 worth of extra fabulous peaches, a deal at $0.99/Lb. Sprouts can be stronger faster than Trader Joe's.

    yes dont expect to do all your "shopping" at these places:
    -for fresh murdered animals we go to a place called Restaurant Depot. We got a LLC "restrurantDespot666" & EIN# special to get the free membership there.
    -there is a local dented can store in town; get a half liter of Colavita Balsamic Vinegar for $1.00 on the back shelf.
    -for many years here Kroger KingSoopers established it self as the gay bro Queen Soopers. Recently remodeled. for a foodie that is the place to "shop". that is the standard.

    notice
    large retail stores; kingSoopers, Target, etc struggle to fit their business model into urban neighborhoods. Maybe they should be leasing the street level of the new mid rise residences they are build here.

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    Sep 19, 2016 2:47 PM GMT
    pellaz said
    There is a new gay bro Trader Joe's; 7th & Logan so see how it works out for them but Sprouts is more functional in Denver. Seems the Colfax & Colorado store is a large urban store and for the winter last month we bought $80.00 worth of extra fabulous peaches, a deal at $0.99/Lb. In Denver, Sprouts can be stronger faster than Trader Joe's.

    dont expect to do all your "shopping" at these places:
    -for fresh murdered animals we go to a place called Restaurant Depot. We got a LLC "restrurantDespot666" & EIN# special to get the free membership there.
    -there is a local dented can store in town; get a half liter of Colavita Balsamic Vinegar for $1.00 on the back shelf.
    -for many years here Kroger KingSoopers established it self as the gay bro Queen Soopers. Recently remodeled. for a foodie that is the place to "shop". that is the standard.

    notice
    large retail stores; kingSoopers, Target, etc struggle to fit their business model into urban neighborhoods. Maybe they should be leasing the street level of the new mid rise residences they are build here.

    I'm not sure what makes a supermarket or other grocery store "gay". That's not a particular requirement for me. We've got a Trader Joes near here, and we've tried it. Nothing really special, and kinda small.

    However, our local Public supermarket IS gay in a sense. We're always seeing guys we know there, and gay & lesbian couples shopping. But then it's our Wilton Manors store, so naturally many customers are gonna be LGBT.

    And the store is clean, well-stocked, prices competitive, staff are friendly. The produce is particularly fresh. Often better than the specialty produce markets. And while the prices for produce may be a little higher (although not always), we prefer the superior quality in most cases.

    This morning in about 10 minutes we'll be taking our elderly condo neighbor shopping, but to a larger Publix down in Fort Lauderdale. She prefers their wider selection for certain items, especially cat food (a pet problem we don't face for ourselves). And even in there we'll see plenty of gay couples, and some "family" we know.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 19, 2016 4:28 PM GMT
    We don't have a "Sprouts" in Wichita, but there is in the KC area and Lawrence. I've hard good things, but never been in the place.

    I wonder if they are really much different than "Natural Grocers" or "Whole Foods". Sounds like the pricing is similar.. lol
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 19, 2016 4:50 PM GMT
    We'v e had a Fresh Market here for a long while and it is my go-to store for some things. Publix is great for some things and I still hit Wall Mart for supplies of cheap white wine and paper towels, laundry soap, etc. A new Whole Foods opened and I've been surprised how little I want from it. Meats are better at Fresh Market, as are spices and breads. Some prepared foods like lamb kabobs are great and the Dal Saag soup is amazing (and uber healthy). But other than that, I just don't find anything especially interesting and the prices are breath-taking, even against Fresh Market. I don't mind using multiple stores to shop and I actually like shopping daily for dinner. Doesn't take long and pretty much everything in the world is on the menu. And fresh.

    As for entertainment, the Fresh Market is close to an upscale gym (not mine) so it gets some cute guys still in their shorts and tanks, Whole Foods surprisingly gets a lot of young couples most likely here on vaca, so some cute young dad types, and a surprising number of young military couples (Air Force pays well), Publix is mostly families, and Wall Mart always makes me glad I go to the gym and spend money on haircuts.
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    Sep 19, 2016 4:57 PM GMT
    Here on the SF peninsula, many people have their groceries delivered, but not me - I don't mind going to the market myself. We have Sprouts, but I haven't been in there for about five years. My impressions were: Surly help sometimes; not so clean premises (a good friend of mine found a bug in his turkey sandwich from the Sprouts deli).

    Since I'm no cook, most of my food comes from WF's hot food area. Seriously - to see other good looking guys in and around the peninsula, and even in the City (SF), check out Whole Foods - any location. Seems like the best looking, healthiest gay couples and singles (along with a lot of attractive straights) are to be found at W.F.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 19, 2016 5:00 PM GMT
    Sprouts and Trader Joes are my Go-To grocery stores. We have a really nice Sprouts that just opened near me. Their produce section is incredible. The store is sort of a Trader Joes meets Whole Foods. I've also found the prices very reasonable, certainly way cheaper than Whole Foods.