Schnucks stores - are typically a little cheaper and carry a little more variety. Schnucks is one of the biggest chain supermarkets in the St. Louis area. The quality is very good and they carry much more variety than Aldi or Save a-lot. To find a Schnucks near you visit http://www.schnucks.com/stores/
Dierbergs stores- Are another big chain supermarket unique to St. Louis. They are typically similar in price and quality to Schnucks--possibly a tiny bit more expensive. Dierbergs tends to have slightly more variety and more choices in terms of organic foods. To Find a Dierbergs near you visit http://www.dierbergs.com/about/locations.aspx
ALDI- You can save a lot of money if you shop here. Aldi ONLY accepts cash, debit cards, or EBT cards--no credit cards. Shopping carts are locked up outside the store, & you “rent” one by depositing a quarter when you take it. They do provide grocery bags, but you must pay for them (paper bags are 5 cents and plastic bags are 10 cents each)--most people carry their groceries using cardboard boxes that Aldi provides. To find an Aldi near you, visit http://aldi.us/index_ENU_HTML.htm
Save a-lot Is a discount supermarket chain. They offer less variety and slightly lower quality than bigger grocery stores, but have much lower prices. Most stores accept cash, checks, food stamps and EBT cards, and some stores accept debit and credit cards. Like Aldi, Save a-lot carries mostly cheaper generic brands. To find a Save a-lot near you, visit http://save-a-lot.com
Shop 'n Save- Is a traditional supermarket/grocery store. They offer average variety and quality and accept credit cards as well as cash and EBT cards. Shop ‘n Save is famous for their discounts on Thursdays—you get $50 worth of groceries for $40 (no coupon needed). This does not happen every week, so it’s important to check your newspaper for weekly ad specials, or visit the website at www.shopnsave.com
Trader Joe's- Is an all-natural organic grocery store. Their prices are higher than average, but their quality is great and their variety of organic and vegetarian food is much better than Schnucks or Dierbergs. Products sold include gourmet foods, organic foods, vegetarian foods, unusual frozen foods, imported foods, domestic and imported wine and beer (where local law permits), "alternative" food items, and staples like bread, cereal, eggs, dairy, coffee, and produce. To find a Trader Joe's near you, visit www.traderjoes.com/
Whole Foods-Is another all-natural organic grocery store. They have much more variety than Trader Joe’s and are a little more expensive. Whole Foods also has a café section which includes many international dishes and a salad bar with a wide selection of foods. To find a Whole Foods near you, visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/
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INTERNATIONAL FOOD MARKETS
1243 Castillons Arcade Plz St
Louis, MO 63141
East Oriental Grocery Store
13365 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Global Foods Market
421 North Kirkwood Rd
Saint Louis, MO, 63122
10755 Page Ave
St. Louis, MO 63132
Jay International Food Co
3172 S Grand Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Olive Farmer’s Market
8041 Olive Blvd
St Louis, MO 63130
SEAFOOD CITY CO.
7733 Olive Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63130
14238 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
Restaurants do not include a service charge in the bill, so you
should tip the waiter 15% of the total bill. If service was slow or particularly bad, some Americans will tip only 10%. Likewise, if service was particularly good, it is appropriate to tip 20%. If service was so bad that you would never eat in the restaurant again, leave two cents. This is a deliberate insult,
because it tells the waiter that you didn't forget to leave a tip. Tipping is only appropriate in restaurants which offer table service. You do not tip the cashier in a fast food restaurant.