As adults there is one chore we usually can’t avoid and that’s a trip to the grocery store. On average,
Americans can spend about 53 hours a year at the grocery store so for some, finding a favorite grocery
store is important.
We all may have different factors that we look for: cleanliness, availability of product, brands, free
samples, the list goes on and on. So when you move to a new place, it can be a little stressful figuring
out where to go to get what you need.
Now sure, there are national grocer options that have posted up shop in the Alamo City like Sprouts,
Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods, but with a diversity like San Antonio’s got, you have even more options to
If you look at anywhere of the United States, you will always find a regional grocery store that reigns
supreme in the area: Florida has Publix, the Midwest has Hy-Vee and Massachusetts has Stop and Shop.
When you come to the Lone Star State, you won’t be able to leave until you visit an H-E-B.
With a nearly cult-following, the grocery chain is easily one of the most loved icons of Texas culture. Ask
anyone and they will tell you that a trip to H-E-B is probably one of their must errands for the week.
And when we say Texans love their H-E-B here, we mean it; people throw H-E-B-themed birthday parties
for their kids, they buy candles that make their home smell like H-E-B foods and we have even seen people
dress up as the H-E-B mascot for Halloween.
And who can blame them? From the delicious pre-made H-E-B Meal Simple dishes to their signature
blend Café Ole coffee and more, a trip to H-E-B is so simple and easy to navigate typically on food aisles.
Probably one of the coolest things about the grocery chain is that there are multiple branches of H-E-B, like H-E-B Plus that
offers all the greatness of an H-E-B plus more, like clothing, glassware and small appliances.
One of the most popular H-E-B brand stores is Central Market, lovingly called Gucci-B. It is like having a
coffee shop, buffet with lots of ready food stations, and grocery store all in one. Located off Broadway
Street, it is a definite must-try at least once while you live in San Antonio.
Of course, you can’t usually go wrong with a Hispanic food mart and with a Hispanic and Latino
population as big as San Antonio, there are a lot of options to stock up on your grocery list for some
culturally specific items to cook up some authentic cuisines.
Places like La Fiesta on Blanco Road, Chicho Boys Fruit Market on S. Laredo Street, Las Americas Latin
Market on San Pedro Avenue are amazing choices for some homemade treats. Most have tons of
goodies that taste like someone’s Tia is right in the back pumping out orders of fresh tortillas, tamales,
and pastries. If you want the comforts At a lot of the Hispanic grocers across the city you can often find
produce and spices you may not see at the other major grocery stores.
Though San Antonio is known to have a large Hispanic population, there are also large populations of
Indian and Asian residents. You can check out Tim’s Oriental & Seafood Market, the Seoul Asian Food
Market and Man Pasand International Food Market for some specialty eats and spices.
Take a trip around San Antonio and check out all of the different grocery options the city has to offer. Happy shopping!
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