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    Grocery Stores: Looking for a grocery store in San Diego?

    by pacific_sol Updated Aug 10, 2007

    The three major grocery stores/supermarket chains in San Diego are Albertsons, Ralph's, and Vons. You can find at least one of them in every community in the city.

    For those looking for organic supermarkets, the choices are few and far between, but we do have two Whole Foods Markets (La Jolla and Hillcrest), a Bristol Farms in La Jolla, several Trader Joe's, and a local chain called Henry's Farmer's Markets that are found all over the county.

    For those interested in Asian grocery stores, there are several through out the county. There is a high concentration of them in Kearny Mesa, where you can find the major Asian supermarket Ranch 99, which has locations all over the state. Also located in Kearny Mesa is Mitsuwa, a Japanese supermarket, and Zion Market, which is a Korean supermarket. In the suburb of Linda Vista, you can find Vien Dong, a Vietnamese grocery store. In National City and Mira Mesa, you can find Seafood City, a chain of Filipino supermarkets also found throughout California.

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    VONS: VONS in Southern San Diego

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jul 23, 2003

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    Just before leaving San Diego I visited the VONS in southern part of San Diego I found: Deli, Bakery, Pharmacy and Floral there. It was perfect store to buy some food/ice/mineral water etc. before trip to Tijuana, Mexico and Yuma, Arizona.

    What to buy: I bought some food for my travel towards Arizona.

    What to pay: Get free VONS CLUB CARD to get discounts.

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    Vons pharmacy: Expensive medicines?

    by matcrazy1 Written Jul 23, 2003

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    VONS  PHARMACY

    Do you need any medicines? You can go to Vons pharmacy. They provide your pet supplies as well, both non-prescription and prescription products, including vaccines, vitamins and heartworm medications.

    Expensive medicines? Hmm... take a trolley to San Isidro and walk to Tijuana, Mexico. There are a lot of pharmacies (some opened 24h) just for visitors from the USA ---> they must be less expensive there, am I wrong? But what about their quality?

    What to buy: Medicines.

    What to pay: Hmmm... expensive area.

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    VONS: What is VONS?

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jul 23, 2003

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    VONS  SUPERMARKET

    VONS is a Southern Californian discount food supermarket chain. My recomendation for driving travellers looking for any food.

    HISTORY
    Downtown Los Angeles was essentially a small town when Charles Von der Ahe opened his 20-foot wide Groceteria on the corner of 7th and Figueroa in 1906 with $1200 in savings.

    The most explosive growth occurred during the 1970's when Vons branched out to 159 stores with 16,000 employees, making it firmly the #1 grocery retailer in Southern California. Today the Vons operation, which includes Pavilions stores, is now a part of the Safeway family of companies. Vons stretches from San Diego to Fresno, from Clark County, Nevada to the Pacific. It's 325 stores serve millions of Southern Californians and Nevadans.

    What to buy: I bought some food for my travel towards Arizona.

    What to pay: Get free VONS CLUB CARD to get discounts.

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