Since I have been spending less time downtown and more time at work, I have sought out other places to shop that are close to the Senior Magazine offices and my gym.
You might have heard about Eve's Market over on the Sac Rag, but I want to show you why this grocery store is a diamond in the rough.
It seems to be part of the IGA's, as they carry some of the same generic products that Vic's IGA does over on Fulton Avenue. They also carry a wide variety of ethnic food ingredients (largely Middle Eastern). One section near the produce is devoted to dried spices and beans sold in bulk.
Don't miss their Deli/ready to eat food section. There are a lot of old standards there, but some Middle Eastern dishes for sale, too.
Just take a look at the interior of this place. There are plasma tvs all around that are dialed into the Food Network. This is a great marketing ploy to foil shoppers into thinking they can make something they saw on the store television and buying all the ingredients in one fell swoop! I laugh as I see people and their carts staring at the screens with their mouths agape.
So, if you are ever out in the Carmichael/Arden area, drop into Eve's. Chances are, you will find some sort of bizarre food product you can't live without, and be able to pick up some eggs and milk at the same time.