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enginecapt

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Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Sun, 03/7/10 5:23 PM (permalink)
Acevado's Market at Slover & Live Oak in South Fontana. Tiny little store that sells liquor and the usual convenience items, it's been been a neighborhood store (under various names) since the thirties at least, maybe even before that.

They have a small kitchen in back that turns out some of the best burritos in the area. The green chile with pork will burn you a new one, but DAYUM it's good. Same goes for the asada and the carnitas. They make their own tortillas.

It's so close I can walk there.
 
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    GNeedles59

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    Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Mon, 03/8/10 9:04 AM (permalink)
    leethebard


    Wawa!!!


    this!


     
    #32
      Scorereader

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      Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Mon, 03/8/10 10:28 AM (permalink)
      badbyron722


      I thought Homer drank Duff's.


      Sorry, Duff's beer. They DID have Buzz Cola!
       
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        CCinNJ

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        Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Mon, 03/8/10 10:44 AM (permalink)
        enginecapt


        Acevado's Market at Slover & Live Oak in South Fontana. Tiny little store that sells liquor and the usual convenience items, it's been been a neighborhood store (under various names) since the thirties at least, maybe even before that.

        They have a small kitchen in back that turns out some of the best burritos in the area. The green chile with pork will burn you a new one, but DAYUM it's good. Same goes for the asada and the carnitas. They make their own tortillas.

        It's so close I can walk there.


        To hell with my muffin.

        http://www.yelp.com/biz/acevedos-market-fontana
         
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          tiki

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          Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Mon, 03/8/10 11:34 AM (permalink)
          bill voss


          Re Quick Chek: What are Portuguese Rolls?


          also known as "Hawaiin Bread"---got to Hawaii the same way it got to the east coast---Portuguese sailors
           
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            CCinNJ

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            Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Mon, 03/8/10 12:06 PM (permalink)
            tiki


            bill voss


            Re Quick Chek: What are Portuguese Rolls?


            also known as "Hawaiin Bread"---got to Hawaii the same way it got to the east coast---Portuguese sailors


            Massa Sovada is Portuguese sweet bread. That is similar to Babka -Hawaiian - Panettone.

            What is called Portuguese roll in this area is not the same as Massa Sovada outside of finding way to a very ethnic Portuguese bakery....that would have Massa Sovada in roll form.
             
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              harriet1954

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              Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Mon, 03/8/10 7:44 PM (permalink)
              Of course, I just LOVE Wawa (Gotta Hava Wawa!), but if I take a drive along Virginia's Eastern Shore and thereabouts, Royal Farms is really good. Not only do they have Wawa-grade coffee (the BEST!), but they also have chicken and great potato wedges there, along with other foods. And you can get gas (in your car lol), just like at the newer Wawas. http://www.royalfarms.com/
               
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                IntelligentT82

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                Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Mon, 03/8/10 11:13 PM (permalink)
                I liked Sheetz when I was driving through PA.
                 
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                  enginecapt

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                  Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Mon, 03/8/10 11:23 PM (permalink)
                  CCinNJ




                  To hell with my muffin.


                  I don't get it. What am I missing?


                   
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                    CCinNJ

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                    Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Tue, 03/9/10 8:03 AM (permalink)
                    I would trade-in my Quick Chek muffin (and Fruit Punch Gatorade) for Acevedo's.
                     
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                      1bbqboy

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                      Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Tue, 03/9/10 9:33 AM (permalink)
                      tiki


                      bill voss


                      Re Quick Chek: What are Portuguese Rolls?


                      also known as "Hawaiin Bread"---got to Hawaii the same way it got to the east coast---Portuguese sailors

                      yeah, I was picturing those King's Hawaiian Rolls too.
                       
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                        enAlice

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                        Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Fri, 03/19/10 12:10 AM (permalink)
                        I don't think I've ever been to a convenience store that had food I thought was good. Damn Mid-West.
                         
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                          IntelligentT82

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                          Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Thu, 03/25/10 6:26 PM (permalink)
                          enAlice


                          I don't think I've ever been to a convenience store that had food I thought was good. Damn Mid-West.


                          Very true.  I'm from Kalamazoo Michigan but live in the DC area now...which explains why I was suprised to find good food at a convenience store when I came to this area. lol
                           
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                            CCinNJ

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                            Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Thu, 03/25/10 6:35 PM (permalink)
                            If memory serves me correctly I do believe my Quick Chek carries those tasty Kettle Chips from Oregon!!    If that is the case...they are good!
                            <message edited by CCinNJ on Thu, 03/25/10 6:36 PM>
                             
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                              cementhead

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                              Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Sat, 03/27/10 8:26 PM (permalink)
                              Most of the new convenience stores in my area are big brightly lit, and have lots of gas pumps.Sheetz,Wawa, Turkey Hill, Royal Farms and Rutters all are nice and generally have the cheapest gas.When I travel I realize we have more nice c-stores in our than most folks do in other parts of the country.That being said, I wouldnt say any of them have great food and at lunch time they aren't that convenient because they get very busy. I do often stop for a coffee or soda in the morning though.
                               
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                                db1105

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                                Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Tue, 03/30/10 9:16 PM (permalink)
                                Hands down, it is WaWa.
                                 
                                #46
                                  Sundancer7

                                  Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Wed, 03/31/10 1:57 PM (permalink)
                                  I have traveled to all 50 states and in my opinion, WAWA is the best I have ever visited.  At least their newer stores.
                                   
                                  Paul E. Smith
                                  Knoxville, TN
                                   
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                                    cementhead

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                                    Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Foodi Sat, 05/15/10 10:40 PM (permalink)
                                     
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                                      zataar

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                                      Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Foodi Tue, 05/18/10 9:18 AM (permalink)
                                      Several weeks ago I had to attend a managers food safety class for certification. The person conducting the class stated that Quik Trip's food services were some of the safest and cleanest around. If a QT gets a violation, it's usually due to a mechanical problem, not a food safety issue. The managers at QT are trained in food handling safety on the corporate level and by the health department, so they have double training.  I've never eaten any QT food, but according to the class leader, you can be pretty sure it's safe to eat!

                                      Not a chain, there is a convenience store in KC that has a little Middle Eastern cafe called Papu's. Great schwarma, falafel and gyros. Lottery tickets, too. :)
                                      <message edited by zataar on Tue, 05/18/10 9:19 AM>
                                       
                                      #49
                                        kaszeta

                                        Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Foodi Tue, 05/18/10 10:51 AM (permalink)
                                        I've had some good sandwiches at Sheetz
                                         
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                                          kland01s

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                                          Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Foodi Tue, 05/18/10 12:59 PM (permalink)
                                          We used to have White Hen Pantry around the Chicago area that made some pretty good deli sandwiches. You could either pick a premade one from a case (made within a few hours) or get one fresh made to order. They also carried potato and other kinds of salads that they made on site as well as the usual convenience store itmes. They were all bought out by Seven Eleven and I haven't been in one since.
                                           
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                                            collinf

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                                            Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Foodi Wed, 05/19/10 2:03 PM (permalink)
                                            kland01s


                                            We used to have White Hen Pantry around the Chicago area that made some pretty good deli sandwiches. You could either pick a premade one from a case (made within a few hours) or get one fresh made to order. They also carried potato and other kinds of salads that they made on site as well as the usual convenience store itmes. They were all bought out by Seven Eleven and I haven't been in one since.

                                            Oh, yes, White Hen Pantry!  I remember those.  Sad to know they no longer exist.  Didn't they also serve fried chicken, or am I thinking of another convenience store in northern Illinois?
                                             
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                                              kland01s

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                                              Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Foodi Wed, 05/19/10 2:11 PM (permalink)
                                              collinf


                                              kland01s


                                              We used to have White Hen Pantry around the Chicago area that made some pretty good deli sandwiches. You could either pick a premade one from a case (made within a few hours) or get one fresh made to order. They also carried potato and other kinds of salads that they made on site as well as the usual convenience store itmes. They were all bought out by Seven Eleven and I haven't been in one since.

                                              Oh, yes, White Hen Pantry!  I remember those.  Sad to know they no longer exist.  Didn't they also serve fried chicken, or am I thinking of another convenience store in northern Illinois?


                                              Don't remember them having fried chicken but that sounds good! I used to stop all the time before work and get a sandwich made for lunch.
                                               
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                                                collinf

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                                                Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Foodi Thu, 06/17/10 4:13 PM (permalink)
                                                I noticed over the last few weeks that Quiktrip in the Kansas City area has been  offering take-and-bake meals (e.g., pizza, lasagne, etc.).  I have not tried any of them, and don't know that I ever will, but they look as good as the ones you could find at a supermarket that does the same thing.
                                                 
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                                                  ces1948

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                                                  Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Thu, 06/17/10 8:28 PM (permalink)
                                                  Around this part of Florida none would qualify. Absolutely a terrible selection. 7-11 is the best of a very bad lot.
                                                   
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                                                    Matt Gleason

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                                                    Re:Convenience Stores with the Best Food Sat, 07/3/10 10:13 PM (permalink)
                                                    7-11 was my favorite until they closed the ones in my area.  Quick Chek has moved in and now my favorite.  Stewarts Shops out of Saratoga, NY is my 2nd, they have the best dairy prices around!
                                                     
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