Most of us have a go-to grocery store — our weekly, or in some cases daily, stop. Budget, location, and lifestyle all play a role in where we chose to shop. Like many Nor'Westerners, I favor local and organic product, so I typically gravitate towards the PCC in Edmonds, because it’s close to my house and fulfills most of my needs. But when it comes to things like mayonnaise, for example, I just can’t seem to get on the canola bandwagon. It’s just not right if it’s not Best Foods! When it's time to restock the mayo, I head across the street to the QFC to get my big-brand fix. (Same goes for Coke: Do note it’s not called a “rum and cola.”)
Now let's talk convenience: There are times when I have really needed someone to bring the groceries to me — luckily, my local Safeway delivers. Those of you who live on the Eastside have an option of which I am utterly jealous: Your Local Market. Located in the old Safeway building in downtown Bellevue, at 410 Bellevue Way N.E., this relatively new store (opened in November, 2011) aims to deliver the best of all grocery worlds.