Billy is really tired. After a full day of work and the gym, he just wants to go home, eat and lay down. But Marcia called earlier and asked him to stop and grab some diapers and milk?
Well, Billy-boy, we got your answer.
There are several factors that make a supermarket good or bad. Consumer Reports ranks them according to service, price, cleanliness and quality of produce and meat. Taking those and some other factors like convenience and design into consideration, Short Order scoured the City of Miami to find the best supermarkets out there. Here is what we found.
10. Presidente Little Havana It only makes sense that one of the largest Hispanic supermarkets in the country took roots right here in Miami. The first Presidente opened on the corner of NE 5th street and Biscayne Boulevard in 1990 and has since expanded to 20 stores with over 1,000 employees. That compares little to Publix's 763 stores in Florida, but somehow Presidente still manages to keep its prices lower than most large chain supermarkets. Perhaps its lack of spending on design and ambiance lends to the cause, but it also lands the supermarket at number 10 on our list.
9. Costco DoralCostco has it all -- from tomatoes to tires -- and all at rock bottom prices per unit. Per unit because you may have to spend $50 on paper towels, but you get 100 rolls. That makes for great prices on non-perishable items. Unless you're feeding the alligator population in the Everglades, however, it doesn't really make sense to buy six dozen eggs and a five gallon jug of milk. The best day to go is Friday when you can literally get full at sample tables lining the ends of the aisle. The Biscayne Boulevard Costco is more centrally located, but the one in Doral is a lot less crowded and usually just a tad cleaner. it would have landed higher on our list, but the cost of the annual membership is a tad high.
8. Gordon Food Service Coral Gables What started as a butter-and-egg delivery service over a hundred years ago is now the largest family-owned food distributor in North America. Regular customers love the store's individualistic approach to customer service and its selection of specialty items. Gordon stocks the finest brands in food and manufactures its own line of items at lower prices than your average corner store. Other than its own items, however, we found that GFS charges just a tad bit more for the same brand name items found in Wal-Mart and Publix.
3275 SW 22nd St., Coral Gables, FL
1920 W. Ave., Miami Beach, FL
8651 NW 13th Terrace, Doral, FL
2640 S. Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, FL
5767 Bird Rd, Miami, FL