East Side Groceries

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East Side Groceries

Postby danwadas55 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:41 pm

Hi all,
Hope this is the last post before our trip, but ran into a snag. I kinda forgot that even though we're flying from the US to Calgary and driving down to Many Glacier before starting our trip, we can't easily buy food in Canada and then drive across the border. We wanted to bring mainly the usual suspects - prepackaged instant oatmeal, bagels, dried fruit, cheese, salami, beef jerky, trail mix, instant coffee, mac n cheese, Knorr rice and noodle sides etc. But I suspect that some of those items could be problematic going from Canada back into the US. SO I think I might have to do my grocery shopping in the US. Where's my best bet for all of that? Head south to Browning? If so, what's your one-stop-shop go-to store there?
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Re: East Side Groceries

Postby tibber » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:13 pm

There is a grocery store in St Mary's at the intersection of GTTSR. I find it adequate, not exceptional, but adequate. Otherwise Browning is a good choice.

They also have some really cool sunglasses that say Glacier National Park on them. If you see them, could you let me know what the manufacturer tag was on them as I'd like to get another pair.
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Re: East Side Groceries

Postby teapot57 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:28 pm

You would likely have no problem buying the items you mentioned in Canada and bringing them across the border. They usually only ask about fresh meat and produce. You will pass a large Save on Foods in Fort MacLeod just before taking a right onto HWY 2 to Cardston and the border.
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Re: East Side Groceries

Postby orin » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:05 pm

In July I found the St Mary store to be underwhelming. So if you can't stop in Canada and end up hating the St Mary store your best bet is one of the two supermarkets in Browning. Teeples on the main drag is fine and there is another newer store I haven't been to. About 24 miles round trip from St Mary
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