Foodtown Articles

Back to school season is upon us and between early mornings at the bus stop, after school activities, and homework, kids need all the energy they can get! Foodtown supermarkets know that your schedule is just as hectic, meaning simple recipes are crucial. Check out some of our favorite after school snacks to buy and make, offering pre-packaged options or simple recipes that can be made in just a few minutes.

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Meal plans can be expensive and even if you’re lucky enough to have an unlimited meal option, it’s always smart to stock your dorm room with snacks and ingredients for simple meals. As you stock up on notebooks and pack your suitcase, don’t forget to add a trip to your nearby Foodtown grocery store to your to-do list! Use our handy dorm room grocery list to ensure you have everything you need to kick off a great year.

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Meal planning is a weekly task of many households and for good reason! As the kids head back to school and extracurricular activities enter the agenda, weeknights become all the more hectic. Planning daily meals in advance offers a great way to save time and money, especially when backed by the great value and quality of Foodtown grocery stores. Though meal planning can seem overwhelming, it’s actually very easy.  Here’s how to get started…

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We’re in the home stretch of summer, but that certainly doesn’t mean we’re ready to stop grilling. While hamburgers and hot dogs may be your go-to barbecue ingredients, why not bring something new to the grill? Foodtown’s produce aisle is lined with fresh and seasonal grillable vegetables that may surprise you, sure to take your end-of-summer barbecues to the next level.

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Looking for a new way to celebrate summer? Why not host a seafood boil party? Despite what many believe, a seafood boil is quite simple. Requiring little prep work and only one big pot for cooking, this hands-on meal is full of flavor and fun. Plus, seafood boils are easy to customize to your taste preferences and you can find everything you need at your local Foodtown supermarket! Read on to discover how to host your own seafood boil party.

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There’s perhaps nothing better than sitting around the campfire, falling asleep beneath the stars, and waking up to the sun’s rising. Except when you realize you’ve forgotten a campfire staple—hot dogs. Or worse yet, the marshmallows for late night smores! To ensure your camping trip is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible, proper packing is crucial. In addition to searching for hiking trails and fluffing your sleeping bag, make sure to add a stop at your nearby Foodtown grocery store to your to-do list.

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One of the easiest ways to remain energized throughout the sweltering months ahead is to remain fully hydrated throughout the day. However, so many find themselves tired of the plain old glass of water. Rather than rely on the single slice of lemon, or worse… sugary sodas and fruit drinks, why not try delicious infused water recipes?

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It’s summertime and the living is easy, but that doesn’t mean you can be careless around the grill! Between celebrating with friends and family and the thrill of bright fireworks this Fourth of July, it can be easy to lose sight of proper shopping, storage, and grilling measures of meats, poultry, and seafood. As you plan your long weekend celebrations, keep these barbecue food safety tips and tricks in your back pocket to ensure you and your guests have an enjoyable and worry-free holiday.

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Summer has only just begun, but we bet you’ve been dreaming about backyard barbecues for a while. As you prepare to stock up on charcoal, fire up the grill, and tie an apron around your waist, why not consider something new for this year’s summer kick-off party? Step out of the box during your next visit to your local Foodtown grocery store, where you’ll find plenty of creative burger patty ingredients to take your barbecue to the next level.

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Whether planning a fun birthday party for kids or looking for a creative way to celebrate with friends, an ice cream sundae party is a tasty way to kick off the summer season. From a myriad of ice cream flavors to a diverse range of toppings and sauces, the flavor combinations are endless and you can find everything you need at your local Foodtown grocery store!

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While blueberries can be purchased year-round at your nearby Foodtown grocery store, there’s nothing better than when they’re in season! Offering an extra dose of flavor, seasonal blueberries are packed with sweetness. Though blueberries are a staple for so many households, they are backed by some very surprising tidbits that make them all the more appealing. Check out these facts about blueberries and stock up at Foodtown!

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Cherries are in season just in time for summer and we couldn’t be more excited! These bright red jewels are packed with sweet and juicy flavor, boasting plenty of versatility in the kitchen. Whether snacking on them whole, baking them into a refreshing summer dessert, or creating something savory, rely on your local Foodtown grocery store for seasonal cherries that are sure to please.

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Whether celebrating Memorial Day at the beach, hosting a backyard barbecue with friends, or simply looking for some festive snacks for your kids, nobody can deny the fun of red, white, and blue snacks. As you prepare for your extended Memorial Day weekend, find everything you need for a stress-free celebration at your local Foodtown grocery store.

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For many, pets are considered a beloved member of the family and deserving of the best in pet food, toys, and wellness products. However, at local and chain pet stores, the best can come at a steep price. Foodtown is proud to cater to pet lovers by offering an array of pet supplies—including food, treats, toys, and grooming products—from the brands you know and love.

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What’s one of our favorite ways to celebrate mom on Mother’s Day? Breakfast in bed! This common tradition is designed to show mom just how much you appreciate all that she does while providing her with a hearty and relaxing way to start her big day. While breakfast in bed seems easy enough to prepare, for little hands it can be a challenge! Foodtown is ready to assist with this simple guide on how to make breakfast in bed for your mom.

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Turn up the mariachi music and shake up some refreshing margaritas because Cinco de Mayo is almost here! Whether you’re throwing a large fiesta with friends or looking for a few tasty appetizers for a small family celebration, these Mexican finger foods are the perfect addition to any festive table setting. The best part? These simple recipes feature easy-to-find ingredients, all of which can be purchased at your nearest Foodtown grocery store.

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There’s nothing more frustrating than slicing into a bright green watermelon only to be greeted by a pale and less than appetizing interior. Or, perhaps you’re used to bringing home a carton of blueberries only to have them spoil by morning. Fortunately, there are a few tricks to keep in your back pocket to make your visit to the produce department as stress-free and successful as possible.

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If there’s one thing Easter is known for, it’s hard boiled eggs. After swirling dozens of eggs in colorful pastel dyes, chances are you’ll be left with a fridge full of them long after Easter Sunday. With these simple and delicious leftover Easter egg recipes, you’ll put your hard boiled eggs to great use while indulging in tasty meals that are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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As one of the most anticipated Jewish holidays of the year, preparing for Passover can certainly be stressful. That’s where your local Foodtown grocery store steps in, dedicated to helping you plan a successful and stress-free event. Use this handy Passover Seder shopping list to ensure you don’t forget any crucial items.

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Though many Foodtown locations offer home delivery, many customers forgo the extra few hours of leisure time that it provides simply because they’re unfamiliar with the advantages of online grocery shopping. Here’s a closer look at the benefits you can experience.

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Winter’s snow and ice may have left your floors scuffed and your windows dull and streaked, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend an entire day—or paycheck—revitalizing your home. Stock up on frugal cleaning supplies that get the job done at Foodtown.

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Whether shopping for yourself or a family of four, there’s no denying that your weekly trip to the grocery store can be an expensive one. To make your next visit one of convenience and affordability, keep these tips and tricks in your back pocket. Just don’t say you heard them from us!

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From boxes of cereal to cans of vegetables, it isn’t uncommon for consumers to shell out an extra few dollars for brand name products. One of the easiest ways to trim your weekly grocery bill, while still retaining the quality and flavor that you’re after, is to shop for store brands. Discover the benefits of shopping store brand products, like our own Foodtown brand!

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