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okay so I moved down here and there are a few questions I have.

1) what are the penny saving grocery stores around here called? up in the bay area we had food max, save mart, smart foods, etc. Just need a few names so I can look them up. Albertson's is not going to cut it.

2) where are the mexican tiendas around here? You know, a place where I can get some carne asada, fresh tortillas, bread, etc. Had some coffee today with no f'ing mexican bread and now I am very grumpy.
Anything near culver city but if there is a tienda that is worth the drive, let me know.

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I miss LA!!
hmm food 4 less?? haha

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food4less around here is called ralphs?

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Safeway for NorCal peeps is Ralph's in SoCal and Food 4 Less = Foods Co. That's pretty much the extent of my SoCal supermarket knowledge.

I think they do have WinCo down there too.
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food4less around here is called ralphs?
No, Food4Less is called Food4Less. Ralph's is called Ralphs.

There are a lot of cheap Mexican markets in L.A. Food4Less is the only one I can think of off the top of my head, but I also get a ton of junk mail for other ones.
I also like the store Big Lots for some of my cheap food stuffs.

I don't know Culver City very well, but you might want to make your way to the downtown area for the stuff you're looking for. If you want Paisa stuff, then go where the paisas live.
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I searched..this two mexican supermarkets..
dont know if they're near..from where u stay at
pero hope it helps..



Northgate Supermarket..
2323 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006

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El Tapatio..
310 E. Florence Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90003
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okay so I moved down here and there are a few questions I have.

1) what are the penny saving grocery stores around here called? up in the bay area we had food max, save mart, smart foods, etc. Just need a few names so I can look them up. Albertson's is not going to cut it.

2) where are the mexican tiendas around here? You know, a place where I can get some carne asada, fresh tortillas, bread, etc. Had some coffee today with no f'ing mexican bread and now I am very grumpy.
Anything near culver city but if there is a tienda that is worth the drive, let me know.

thanks!
OMG! You moved down to L.A. (Culver City)? Congratulations! How do you like it so far?


Here are some I used to go to:

Buy Low Food Market250 North La Brea Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301-1215 (310) 672-4455 () buylowsupermarket.com

Superior Grocers11202 Crenshaw Boulevard, Inglewood, CA 90303-2805 (323) 757-6012 () superiorgrocers.com

El Torito Market3547 West Imperial Highway, Inglewood, CA 90303-2221 (310) 673-3572

I know they're in Inglewood, but the drive I believe is really close to Culver City.
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okay so I moved down here and there are a few questions I have.

1) what are the penny saving grocery stores around here called? up in the bay area we had food max, save mart, smart foods, etc. Just need a few names so I can look them up. Albertson's is not going to cut it.

2) where are the mexican tiendas around here? You know, a place where I can get some carne asada, fresh tortillas, bread, etc. Had some coffee today with no f'ing mexican bread and now I am very grumpy.
Anything near culver city but if there is a tienda that is worth the drive, let me know.

thanks!
Donde estas? I'm gonna visit you...

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So I just moved here too but I asked my friend who is was born, raised, and still lives here in Culver City she told me to tell you off these places

El Camaguey
http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-camaguey-...et-los-angeles

Top Valu
http://www.yelp.com/biz/top-valu-market-culver-city

Sanchez Meat Co
http://www.yelp.com/biz/sanchez-meat-co-culver-city

And just as extra info:

Culver City Farmers Market
http://www.yelp.com/biz/culver-city-...et-culver-city
http://www.culvercity.org/Business/A...ersMarket.aspx

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Safeway for NorCal peeps is Ralph's in SoCal and Food 4 Less = Foods Co. That's pretty much the extent of my SoCal supermarket knowledge.

I think they do have WinCo down there too.
yeah, another shock is that albertson's is still albertsons here. in the bay area they changed it back to Lucky's

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No, Food4Less is called Food4Less. Ralph's is called Ralphs.
I did a search for food4less on the site and they referred me to ralphs. I guess in my area there isn't any and have to travel a bit east for food4less

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I searched..this two mexican supermarkets..
dont know if they're near..from where u stay at
pero hope it helps..
have to check those places out. thanks!
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OMG! You moved down to L.A. (Culver City)? Congratulations! How do you like it so far?
so far so good. I miss the bay just a bit but I gotta stay busy to keep my mind off that. and thanks for the suggestions, I'll have to check them out.

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Donde estas? I'm gonna visit you...

edit:
So I just moved here too but I asked my friend who is was born, raised, and still lives here in Culver City she told me to tell you off these places

El Camaguey
http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-camaguey-...et-los-angeles

Top Valu
http://www.yelp.com/biz/top-valu-market-culver-city

Sanchez Meat Co
http://www.yelp.com/biz/sanchez-meat-co-culver-city

And just as extra info:

Culver City Farmers Market
http://www.yelp.com/biz/culver-city-...et-culver-city
http://www.culvercity.org/Business/A...ersMarket.aspx

cool. I think I passed through it yesterday during my area exploration yesterday.

and thank you and your friend for those places. I'll be sure to check them out.
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What brings you to southern cali?

Now all the mods are in southern cali.

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Northgate Supermarket..
2323 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006

or

El Tapatio..
310 E. Florence Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90003
Both good stores.

I didn't know El Tapatio was in Southern Cali. Just thought it was from Fresno and North of that.
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so far so good. I miss the bay just a bit but I gotta stay busy to keep my mind off that. and thanks for the suggestions, I'll have to check them out.
Are you here for good or just temporary?

I would suggest going to Superior, they have wide selection of pan Mexicano and fresh meats and their prices are pretty good.

El Tapatio make fresh handmade tortillas in front of you (if you're interested), but I find them to be a bit pricey on their other things.

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What brings you to southern cali?

Now all the mods are in southern cali.
work brings me here.

Since all the mods are here, this calls for an immediate moderator meeting to discuss the serious issues going on with the members and website, soy's very first moderator convention....blaaah what am I saying, we'll probably end up drinking and making fun of members, lol.

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superior is the spot i go to... it's kinda far from you, tho. i think u should stick to the ones that xc suggested since they're near you.

buy low is another place i used to go to and they have cheap ass shit on wednesdays or something like that.


but like someone suggested u need to go to where the paisas live to get paisa stuff... and that would be east of where you're at.
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Culver City, eh?
For t-shirts & socks, hit up Fox Swap Meet near Venice--it's on Lincoln.

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how hard is it to find things in la? thats where all the paisas are lol
is there a Vallarta down there? they sell preseasoned meats/poultry
and have fresh pan made daily along w/groceries
but dont buy their flan... i just bought one last month
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I wish there was a Vallarta down here, but those are mostly in the SF Valley and just a bit north in Bakersfield and the surrounding areas...I go every time I'm at home.
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I wish there was a Vallarta down here, but those are mostly in the SF Valley and just a bit north in Bakersfield and the surrounding areas...I go every time I'm at home.
Yeah, that's what we have out in the Valley. I don't think there are any in LA. Sorry SJ, I don't know that area too well. I say go with what the others have suggested...drive towards central LA and you'll find something
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SJ, u out here by yourself or with a roommate?
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