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A supermarket without ready meals

Grand Frais supermarket

In our recent exploration we found this supermarket Grand Frais that has a lot going for it. Unlike every other big supermarket I’ve visited in my life, it doesn’t have shelves and shelves of ready meals. I’d estimate that 95% of the contents of this store are simple unadulterated ingredients, ready for use in cooking rather than re-heating.

The fruit and vegetable displays are given most of the space (really, most of the shop), and unlike the usual aisles dividing up a supermarket into many corridors, this is a bright and open space where it’s a pleasure to look for food.

Even though I like to shop as small and local as I possibly can, it’s great to see a business who focus on quality food competing at this supermarket scale. We will definitely be shopping here again.