Looks like the opening a little over a week ago of two new Trader Joe’s stores and a new Whole Foods in Oakland has relieved some pressure on the East Bay grocery scene.
A thread on Chowhound indicates that, even at peak weekend grocery store hours, the Rockridge location is nigh on empty. If anything, the laws of fluid dynamics must apply to the throngs of TJs fans that previously had to cram themselves into the sole East Bay location in Emeryville.
Also, the new Whole Foods in the Adams Point neighborhood generated a lot of buzz, with commenters debating on whether it actually was a paradise on earth, or was just shiny like one.
We found a barely-related video montage that really has more to do with our insatiable Monday hunger for reggae than with anything in the realm of grocery stores. Except maybe that they sell Red Stripe: