Can anyone give me the name of a reasonable grocery store in Anchorage?
There are several great Fred Meyers, numerous Carrs-Safeways & Super WalMart.
I prefer Fred's for the basic groceries, and stock up at Sam's - but realize that food costs are going to be much higher up here than where you live. You might look at prices on line so you will be a bit more prepared for sticker shock. :)
if you're heading north first, Wasilla is a great place to stock up on supplies. I don't recall seeing a costco, but there was a superwalmart, safeway and fred meyer. The stores are just off the hwy so it's easy access in and out. Plus it gets you out of town and on the road.
If you have a club card, Safeway/Carrs and Fred Meyers have gas pumps at most locations. The club card gets you the lower grocery prices plus a discount at the pump.
>>Yup, a 12 pack of soda in Girdwood was almost $10..
This is cheaper in Anchorage or Wasilla than Girdwood.
There is a 2-3% city tax in Wasilla that you avoid if buying in Anchorage (I buy in Anchorage if convenient, but don't fret over the Wasilla tax).
When I buy groceries in Anchorage or Fairbanks, I find that I consistently spend about $10/person/day and eat very well - chicken, pork, steak, ground beef, spaghetti, etc. for dinner, sandwiches with lunch meat for lunch, and a simple breakfast. Includes some fruit and vegetables as well. The $10/day also includes snacks and staples like paper towels.Edited: 22 September 2011, 18:40
If you do want to stop on your way north with easy in and out access and no tax, try the Fred Meyer in Eagle River. They have gas and are directly off the Glenn Highway off the North Eagle River exit.
All of the above are good choices. I particularly liked the Fred Meyers in anchorage. It's owned by the same company as our Kroger stores here in Houston, so our discount card works for merchandise and gas. Also have used the Fred Meyers stores in Washington and Oregon.
The fresh fruit and vegetables at Fred Meyers in Anchorage probably run 20 to 30% more than here in Houston, but the variety and quality is excellent.
Hi, you don't say if you will have a car or where you are staying or heading. If you are leaving Anchorage headed north, the Eagle River Fred Meyer is very handy - just exit at the North Eagle River exit (past the Eagle River exit another mile or so), turn right at the end of the ramp, go straight at the light and you're there! If you are headed south, you can easily stop at either Carr's (now Carr's Safeway) or Fred Meyer.
It would help to know if you have a car and where you are headed and your starting point! There are two Costco's and two Sam's in Anchorage as well as Sujper Walmart's.