Market Basket in Ashland can be a more economical alternative to grocery shopping since Stop&Shop and Shaw’s are pretty pricey. I have a system for my grocery shopping:
Dry, canned and frozen goods – Trader Joe’s
Specialty treats or harder to find food -Whole Foods
Produce and misc cupboard staples – Market Basket
My mom is a huge fan of Market Basket and will always say how much cheaper the food is there BUT, I don’t think it’s the bargain she hypes it up to be. I actually found a few items to be cheaper at Whole Foods so they’re not always the cheapest but like I said I think they’re worth going to for the produce.
Another part of my system is that I like to go Sunday morning right when they open, it’s such a pleasant experience.
I start at right side entrance and make a counter-clockwise journey starting in the dairy section and ending in the bakery.
Ending in the bakery is my favorite part because the smell of freshly made donuts is intoxicating, like how Dunkin Donuts used to smell when they actually made the donuts in the store. I think this is the closest to a small, local donut shop as we’ll get in the metrowest area. But if anyone has other suggestions for donut places, please let me know.
My routine is to just stand at the donut case for a minute or two and inhale.
I’ve never actually had one of them, it’s really enough to just look and smell, this is what serisouly gest me out of bed at 6:45am on a Sunday. I can’t even imagine how many calories they have but I will break down someday and try one because I know they must taste amazing.
A closer look at these beauties: