Okay, for all you lovers of Trader Joe's, I think you are going to like Earth Fare supermarket!
Tomorrow Wednesday, October 19 Earth Fare is having their grand opening at 8am. They are located at Cross Pointe Center, where the old Stitching Post was. While they aren't having any grand opening freebies tomorrow (see I knew what you all are were hoping) they have something better going on every week. Earth Fare has Kids Eat Free every Thursday from 4-8pm where kids eat free with an adult entree purchase of $5 or more. But here's what makes their Family Dinner Night so great, there is typically entertainment for the kids (read: clowns, balloons, crafts..etc), your kiddos get to choose what they eat and up to 6 kids can eat free with a $5 adult entree purchase! This is a great deal for those of you with larger families.
I was lucky enough to get a tour of the store today and lest you think that the parents are getting the short end of the stick with this deal there is a deli, cafe, smoothie bar, soup, salad, bakery, sushi bar and even a pizza kitchen for you to choose from!! Here are the kids options, I love how there is something for just about EVERY kid no matter how picky. (They get to choose one item from each category)
- Turkey Provolone Roll-up
- Veggie & Hummus Roll-up
- Soy Nuggets with Ranch Dressing
- Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Pizza Slice
- PB & J Roll-up
- Carrots & Ranch Dressing
- Fruit cup
- Fruit (Apple, Banana, Orange or Grapes)
- Cheddar Bunnies
- Gummy Fruit Snack
- Oatmeal Snackimals
- String Cheese
- Blueberry yogurt
- 100% Juice
They make their kids menu even better by having a high standard for their products. And just like everything else in their store including dairy products, snacks, wine, cheese and even dog and cat food there are certain things they don't use. So you can enjoy your favorite snacks and staples without unhealthy ingredients like High Fructose Corn Syrup, Artificial Fats, Artificial Trans Fats, and Artificial Sweeteners.
- NO Artificial Fats or Trans Fats
- NO High-Fructose Corn Syrup
- NO Artificial Colors
- NO Artificial Flavors
- NO Artificial Preservatives
- NO Artificial Sweeteners
- NO Antibiotics or Synthetic Growth Hormones in our Fresh Meat or Dairy
- NO Bleached or Bromated flour
There is a huge section of bulk food and you can even bring in your own containers, just be sure to stop by the front desk when you come in so that they can weigh it so you don't pay for the weight of your container (how cool is that?!?).
Be sure to sign up for their weekly freebies/coupons and deals. I've been receiving them for about 3 months now and I've received ones for Free 1lb of Chicken (or Veggie Burgers) with $10 purchase, free 1lb of grapes with any purchase and free Earth Fare brand cookies with any purchase.. those are just a few of the coupons that I've gotten already. So make sure you sign up and you can get these great deals too. They also have coupons in store, they hand out coupon booklets when you come in and there are even coupons on their site. For those of you that are like me, you can even show them your coupons on your electronic device so that you can save paper, or just copy down the PLU code for your coupons. Plus be sure to follow them on Facebook for events and promotions. Personally I'm really excited to actually grocery shop there, and I'm almost positive that we will be going to Family Dinner Nights on Thursday!
( Earth Fare Family Night has been added to our Kids Eat Free list)