Let's hope this is the future of supermarket shopping. The newest Bashas' is a homegrown blend that recognizes its customers' busy lifestyles by balancing freshly prepared foods and canned goods. It's a cross between your traditional neighborhood grocery and the more eclectic selection of a Wild Oats/Trader Joe's. The south side of the facility features an oversized bakery/deli that even includes a taco bar. There's generous seating for on-premise dining, plus a misted outdoor patio. The store gives more than a passing nod to healthy lifestyles with extensive organic food selections, as well as natural personal care products. The modest liquor department is skewed towards yuppie buying habits with an above-average selection of gourmet wines and imported beers. There's even a child care center where you can drop off the kids for free for up to 90 minutes! And don't forget to pick up a fresh-baked, giant-sized psychedelic cookie with neon day-glo icing to feed your head.
2. Trader Joe's, 4766 E. Grant Road
3. Wild Oats, 3360 E. Speedway Blvd.