H & W Produce
South side Location
31, 9261 34 Avenue
There is no other way to say it, I do a huge amount of shopping at this little grocer. H& W Produce is one of the best, and well kept secret shopping destinations in the city. I’m lucky, in that I live minutes away, but don’t fret if you don’t live on Edmonton’s south side. This locally owned store has two other locations around our beautiful city.
Offering what I feel is some of the most competitive pricing in town, you’d be hard pressed not to find a fantastic deal. From apples starting at 59 cents/pound to 79 cent heads of lettuce to 25lb bags of onions for a couple of twoonies; this would put the big guys to shame. I also believe they offer one of the most ethnically diverse selections, with many items you would never see at the big stores.
I promise you, with one caveat, that if you go, you won’t regret. The caveat – with such huge discounts, the produce can be hit or miss. This is fine for someone like me as I tend to visit 4 or 5 days a week. But, if you are making the trip specifically for an item, you may be in trouble. While the apples might be stellar one day, they may be less so the next. That is the joy with this store; there’s always another day. Which also brings a new special; like grapes for 99 cents/pound.
Try it out next time you are around. Sure it’s not the brightest produce store in town (Save-On and Safeway take those honours), but then again, I don’t need my vegetables and fruit to be coddled like a 3 day old kitten. No sir-e-bob, this man is fine showing up, seeing what’s good on that particular day, and maybe even branching out with things I didn’t even know existed.