My favorite grocery store on the east coast is the Dartmouth Co-op in Hanover. Great selection of ethnic items, fresh farm dairy products and extremely nice (and handsome) butchers that help me muddle through meat. My favorite grocery store on the west coast is Berkeley Bowl...(the coop is a poor stepchild in comparison) wicked produce, great selection of everything, friendly hippies and a very cool guy vibe (which I do not have). I also pretty much love every tiny ethnic market I visit. My daughter always says, "People stare at you mom...then you get so excited about everything you see that they become your friend." So does anyone else have a favorite market? I love grocery shopping (sometimes more than the cooking!).