So I’ve now been to Fresh & Easy in Alhambra three times and can say this – I don’t like the shopping experience there. The aisles are smaller than most grocery stores, so it’s hard not to run into someone. I felt cramped and cornered there. Also the ready-made food section looked very uninspired. I could not bring myself to buy anything from there. I do, however, like the tea section; it seemed to have more unique teas than most stores and A LOT cheaper at $2.15/box. Whole Foods did not have chocolate tea, but Fresh & Easy did. (I just saw that Trader Joe’s sells tea cheaper than Fresh and Easy.) I did get some Fresh & Easy chocolate granola bars that were hearty and tasty. I did not look forward to checking myself out though. As I was bagging my groceries, another family started scanning their purchases, so their stuff collided with mine. Grrrr! After shopping at F & E, I have decided I like the little luxury of having a clerk and bag person. F & E makes Ralphs seem like a spa. I did see a lot of families shopping at F & E, so I’m guessing there are good deals on meat and produce. I’m really more of a ready-made, frozen, and snack shopper, so perhaps my views of F & E are not the norm. Also, I think the rainy weather has made me more cross than usual. Grrrr!
Fresh & Easy Visit #3