We don't think about them much, but the humble grocery store is often one of the most important businesses in a community. Everyone has got to eat, after all.
The variety of grocery stores can sometimes make it tough to choose just one, however. There are grocery stores that specialize in artisan or gourmet foods, or stores that have delis and sandwich shops built right in. There are stores that only sell food from another country, or stores that only sell products grown or raised locally.
And of course there are your run-of-the-mill, chain grocery stores that, though maybe lacking in character, are so convenient you'll never shop anywhere else. Having a favorite grocery that you really know like the back of your hand can make all the difference.
So pick a grocery store you love from anywhere in the San Gabriel Valley, from near your home, from Altadena to Glendora, from La Cañada Flintridge to Diamond Bar. This includes Pasadena as well.
We’ll keep accepting nominations through July 9. After that, nominations will be closed, and we’ll start the voting, so make sure to get in your favorites now.
It’s easy: Just nominate your favorite businesses in the comments below!*
*Because this is a contest, you’ll need to create a Patch login to nominate and
NOMINATIONS CLOSE JULY 9!
Don’t forget to tell your friends on Facebook, Twitter and email! If you own a business, encourage your customers or friends to nominate you!
All you need to do to nominate a business is to add it in the comments below. If you already see the business you want to nominate, make sure to add your comment about why it should be included, because we may not be able to add all businesses to our poll and we want to make sure the top ones make it into the poll.
Thanks for your participation.
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