We have eaten out many times before I started chronicling our dining experiences, and sometimes you just get sick and tired of eating out. Cooking in our kitchen is not at all appealing because its about 15 sq ft. You can barely turn around in there, let alone cook. And forget about it if you have to do laundry too! The washer and dryer are tucked in at the end of the kitchen behind folding doors.
Anyway, we decided that we would eat in more this week. I like Central Market in Houston, but the one here is 20+ minutes away. That’s a long way to get to the grocery store! I have tried the HEB on De Zavala and I-10 a couple times, but I just don’t like it. But, this week, we got an ad for Sprouts. Apparently, it’s the old Sun Harvest market off of Callaghan.
What a cute place!! It’s small, but it has all you really need. A huge bulk section, fairly extensive produce section, decent meat counter, wine, dry goods, canned stuff, frozens and dairy. The one thing I wasn’t a huge fan of was the lack of organic meat, and the limited selection of organic produce. I was surprised about that because Sprouts seems to tout itself as a farmer’s market type of place.
However, the butcher explained to me that even though the meat isn’t organic, it is “natural,” meaning that it is not injected
with hormones. There are two kinds of chicken – a no-hormone kind that does get antibiotics and a no-hormone kind that isn’t pumped full of antibiotics and is fed a vegetarian diet. I chose the latter and as a bonus, that chicken is from a local Texas farm! Yay for supporting local farms!
When I checked out, I was pleasantly surprised that a whole week’s worth of groceries was only about $50. Not too bad compared to our regular Central Market – and WAY better than Whole Paycheck (or some call it Whole Foods)!
Nice grocery store. We’ll be back!
San Antonio, TX 78230
Another excellent grocer along the lines of Sprouts is Green Fields Market near Heubner and Stone Oak. Prices may be higher on some things but I think their selections are broader and there are some items I can’t find anywhere else.
Thanks so much for your comment! Sprouts is nice, but we really love Central Market… it’s just too far of a trek for us. We will try Green Fields on our next grocery trip!