Where do you shop?

Sainsbury's
23% (7 votes)
Lidl?
13% (4 votes)
Waitrose
3% (1 vote)
Tesco
47% (14 votes)
Ridley Road market
0% (0 votes)
Morrisons
3% (1 vote)
Asda
10% (3 votes)
Total votes: 30

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tallchris99
Aug 8 2005 12:03

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tallchris99
Aug 8 2005 12:03

I shop in Lidl, sometimes Netto if I am really skint. Whatabout you, Waitrose or.....

the button
Aug 8 2005 12:06

Lewisham market, with bargains akimbo.

£1 has got us: -

13 hass avocados, or

30(!) clementines, or

4 aubergines, or

15 courgettes, or

10 red peppers, or

5lbs of red onions, or

6lbs of new potatoes

I could go on.........

Deezer
Aug 8 2005 12:12

um, is someone doing market research on here or what?

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PaulMarsh
Aug 8 2005 12:13

Tesco - can I claim a voucher now or something?

the button
Aug 8 2005 12:15
Boulcolonialboy wrote:
um, is someone doing market research on here or what?

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Yeah, I think the mods are doing some sort of user demographic thing, then we're going to get advertising banners on the forums. wink

Lazy Riser
Aug 8 2005 12:18

Hi

I shop in my high street. Iceland, Somerfield, Holland + Barret for exotic vege stuff. I don't drive, coz I'm high most of the time, so I find Tescos hard work, as it's out-of-town.

Might try Tesco’s home delivery soon though, but I'll have to find a way of making up for the lost exercise. Then, I probably wouldn’t bother leaving the house at all apart from to go out drinking.

Love

Chris

tallchris99
Aug 8 2005 12:21
Boulcolonialboy wrote:
um, is someone doing market research on here or what?

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Yeah i really am a spy for the John Lewis group and am cunningly studying all your posts in the hope of getting you all to spend all your huge wedges of wonga at waitrose. smile

Lazy Riser
Aug 8 2005 12:24

Hi

Quote:
akimbo

That means "bowed outwards" I think. I've got a theory that the League of Gentlemen stole a famous Ian Bone quote with "Legs Akimbo", but what do I know?

Quote:
Fuck all

Definitely.

Love

Chris

tallchris99
Aug 8 2005 12:25

Were Akimbo a really shit band from the eighties?

pingtiao
Aug 8 2005 12:30

I like to mix it up a bit: local super-cheap Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi shops for fresh veg, Holland and Barrat occasionally, Lidl regularly, Sainsbury's often.

tallchris99
Aug 8 2005 15:20

Perhaps the rest of you are breatharians...

the button
Aug 8 2005 15:31
tallchris99 wrote:
Perhaps the rest of you are breatharians...

I think that we have to assume that everyone who hasn't voted or posted on this thread gets all their food out of skips.

PaulMarsh
Aug 8 2005 15:36

There must be at least hunter gatherer surely?

tallchris99
Aug 8 2005 15:38
PaulMarsh wrote:
There must be at least hunter gatherer surely?

Ah the Primitavists I have heard rumours of...

Big Brother
Aug 8 2005 16:17

Where I get my grub.

1.) Eat out

2.) Buy stuff from my local small indpendant shops locally (I don't drive.)

3.) Buy from Sainsbury (Jump on a bus/walk)

4.) Stick two fingers up to Tesco's.

Funny I was thinking a long the same line about doing a poll myself.

Refused
Aug 8 2005 17:33

I'm the same as the Brother.

enelpozo
Aug 8 2005 21:09

well mostly i go to tesco, but i refuse to buy fruit, veg or bread from any supermarkerts; i get it from the local green grocers and bakers. I'll go to the local health food stores as well. Mainly tesco for tins and burgers and cartons of things. I used to get an organic veg box but then they stopped delivering.

Does this make me a middle class hippy? I really don't want to be I only earn peanuts, please don't call me middle class cry

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Garner
Aug 9 2005 11:46
Big Brother wrote:
1.) Eat out

2.) Buy stuff from my local small indpendant shops locally (I don't drive.)

Those two pretty much cover it for me, except that one of the local shops is a Costcutter, so not really independent.

When I lived near a Lidl I shopped there.

the button
Aug 9 2005 11:49

Forgot to add that a lot of our tins/jars come from the local (huge) 99p shop -- well worth a look. They have enormous jars of pickled peppers, chilis, etc & all for 99p (obviously embarrassed ).

Thora
Aug 9 2005 13:47
the button wrote:
tallchris99 wrote:
Perhaps the rest of you are breatharians...

I think that we have to assume that everyone who hasn't voted or posted on this thread gets all their food out of skips.

I was disappointed not to see a skipping/shoplifting option. Will no one think of the lifestylists?

lucy82
Aug 9 2005 15:16

asda, aldi, kwicksave, morrisons, local grocers for veg, people i live with have got stuff off the market and skipped food if theres any going although the last lot had to be chucked out cause all the doughnuts were stale.

captain mission and beanis brought shitloads of skipped sprouts to my mums house a while back. she was really pleased.

Choccy
Aug 9 2005 15:40

In order of money wasted:

Tescos cos it's value stuff, household bits, and soya milk is cheap, can get nearly everything in one shop.

Spar-type shops for when i can't be arsed walking to tesco

Get curry takeaway probably once a week

Local health food shops out of convenience.

Asia supermarket for tofu and nuts.

i would go to lidl but it's too far away.

Moved back to my folks 2 weeks ago so the cupboards are stocked 8)

The Porkadian
Aug 10 2005 00:08

Tesco, well its open 24 hours .

As an example of a rip off, I used to live in the Orkney Isles, went up there 4 weeks ago for a weekend and needed coffee same stuff i get in tescos was 50p dearer in sommerfield in kirkwall, now aint that shocking if that doesnt incite a revolution nothing will. twisted

JoeMaguire
Aug 10 2005 10:09

Booths mainly, which I think is a Nothern thing. Im guessing Waitrose is for southerners....

Pepe
Aug 10 2005 10:58

Somerfield is shit. Once they told me I had a job there, but then forgot to EVER ask me to work. What a shame.

kalabine
Aug 10 2005 12:02

iceland and the local turkish greengrocer which is very cheap

oisleep
Aug 21 2005 11:19

i spend as much as i can on good quality food, so i do pop in to waitrose from time to time, for fruit & veg and stuff as there's no markets near me and tesco's stuff is always synthetic rotting shite, so on that basis waitrose works out cheaper as i don't have to throw half of it out when i get home

plus the checkout chicks in waitrose are more horny looking than most places

it seems to be a fairly british thing/perception that if someone eats good (poncy?) food they're middle class to fuck, but everywhere else in europe everyone spends loads on good food even if they have not much left over for anything else. My gf's famliy don't have much money but they spend a huge proportion of it on decent food, to the extent of forgoing things like washing machines, satellite tv, ipod's, "cool" clothes, etc etc

sun dried tomatos and olive ciabbata in every pot in my revolution

cantdocartwheels
Aug 21 2005 18:16

If i'm lazy tescos. If i make an effort or have some spare time i split it between icelands the grocers and sainsbury's.

meanoldman
Aug 21 2005 18:22

Just moved house to right by a greengrocer and a butchers so I'm now using the shops I live by instead of cycling off to Tescos. I reckon it's increased my food bill by around £5 per week but the food, the meat especially, is infinitly better. Friends came round last night so cooked an awesome leg of lamb and had lovely black pudding and bacon this morning all of which were much better than anything Tesco's sells including there expensive ranges. smile

Nick Durie
Aug 21 2005 23:01

Lidls and costcutters. The scheme I live on is right next to Lidls, Iceland, two chinese supermarkets, costcutters, and a few co-ops and arab/asian shops, as well as being a few minutes walk from the city-centre, so I'm pretty well served. When me and Alice are really stuck and it's too late to get to Lidls or Iceland (which both shut early) then we go to Tescos but that's pretty rare.

I do hate all the liberal moralising tho about not shopping at supermarkets. I know a number of daft people who shop in overpriced middle-class ghetto shops like 'grassroots' or 'roots and fruits' (West End 'greengrocers'). Those same people who like shopping in thae places are always apt to moan about monopolising by transnational corps etc. but they always forget that if it wasn't for the presence of Lidls in my area my neighbours bairns wouldn't eat any vegetables, because they're too pricey anywhere else and not locally available. This system we live under is the same that makes it practically impossible to find veg from Kinning Park to Govan.

I would really like to see some of thae moralising cocks tell some young mother in Cessnock that they should travel 45 minutes to go to some fucking poncy 'fairtrade' shop where they can't afford anything on the shelf in order to 'fight the power of the multinationals!'

Kill liberals! ARGH! angry wink

Solidarity,

Nick Durie