I wonder how accurate an assessment this is … when it comes to grocery stores, the higher the altitude of the store, the better the selection.

I thought that the Avenues Smith’s was a great grocery store, even if it is part of a national chain … but in the quest to settle in to my new place, I’ve been checking out the stores in this part of town. The nearby Smith’s is ghetto, even though it’s here in Holladay (which is a more upscale part of town), and I refuse to shop at Albertson’s just as a matter of principle … so on my way home from work this evening, I swung a little further east, and went to the Dan’s up on Wasatch …

Oh my God … this store has an even better selection of good foodstuffs than Avenues Smith’s! About the only store I’ve been to locally with a better selection of organic and gourmet foods is Wild Oats.

Okay, yeah … stores like Pirate O’s may have a more substantial selection of gourmet oils and vinegars and Liberty Heights Fresh may have better produce; but we’re talking one-stop shopping here. A store where I can get the good stuff AND the crappy junk food.

I wonder what the stores up in Park City and Heber are like …

Actually; no I don’t … maybe Park City, but I know the Smith’s in Heber sucks, having stopped there on a few occasions when helping out the Mid-Fi Guy. Food is definitely better down here than up there … I’ve not spent enough time shopping for food in Park City to make that determination, however.