Posted on Oct 8, 2010
Okay, I admit it: I hate going grocery shopping. Don’t get me wrong, given the right circumstances and absolutely no company, I can be compelled to wander aisles and read labels and get lost in shelves of various types of hot sauce or roasted red peppers. I can spend eons comparing breads and trying to decide just what kind of cheese to purchase. But I don’t like to grocery shop.
Then I was treated to a sneak peek of the new Longo’s at Maple Leaf Square and suddenly I am a convert. There, I could learn to love to buy groceries. It’s like a foodie’s dream come true; a mecca for food shopping. You see, Longo’s isn’t like other grocery retailers. They’ve done their research and they certainly do love them some food.
A few of the things I noted on my personal tour of the sprawling, 48,000 square foot store:
So..uh..yeah. I could easily be convinced to drive over late one Saturday morning (they have free underground parking if you spend $30), get my groceries (not forgetting the Ice Wine Syrup and a Himalayan Salt Slab, of course) and then sit and have a glass of wine before I return to the land of the living above ground. I’d say Longo’s hit the nail on the head with this store…it was as though they created it just for me.