He clearly has never been to Winco. I will agree that some Wincos are better than others and there are times NOT to go, but it is the best place to shop for good food at reasonable prices. It makes a difference when shopping for a river trip or for people on a budget like me.
Are you really bumming out the OPs thread about the best place to buy food after driving or flying from BC.
========Going to Winco for food is like going into war, you have to be mentally, physically, and psychologically prepared. You have to tell yourself, "Self, to save a few bucks, we're going to go into this war zone. It won't be pretty, and there are lots of landmines, but if we get out alive with the loot we need (read: want), then we can call ourselves veterans (of Winco)."
46 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (104) Boise, Idaho | July 29, 2013
Mainly a grocery store catering to macro brews, with a small sampling of some local and regional craft brews. Prices are decent.
I agree, I moved 2 months ago and used to live close to a Winco. Now I live close to a Fred Meyer. I went to Freddy's last night to grab something to grill. Chicken breast was $5.49/lb and that's the cheapest I could find. Winco is $2.00 or $2.50.I'll throw in my two pennies for WinCo, the downtown location will be the easiest and is really close to Whole Foods or the Coop if you need something fancy. We shopped at Fred's for the first full year we lived here and felt like idiots when we switched to WinCo...our grocery bill got cut by 25%.
However, as mentioned, some items can be hit and miss...produce isn't always the greatest.
Plus they're employee owned...it makes an obvious difference. It should be mentioned that a credit card won't work...they don't take them....cash or debit card.