Non-Walmart grocery stores accessible by trucks

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking in the Truck | Trucker Recipe Forum' started by JC1971, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

    Jul 29, 2013
    Looking to shop at places other than Walmart when possible. Trader Joe's would be my first choice but I doubt there are any with nearby truck parking.

    My contribution will be a Grocery Outlet that opened in Baker City, OR, I-84 exit 304. There's a Chevron next door with truck parking.
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  3. camionneur

    camionneur Road Train Member

    Oct 18, 2013
    I see what you mean, they can't even park a car at the one in Portland...
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  4. JReding

    JReding Road Train Member

    Sep 8, 2014
    Puyallup, WA
    Lots of retail is now seemingly designed to specifically keep trucks out of the parking lot, even the receiving areas being difficult to get in and out of.
    If you’re in WA/OR, what about Fred Meyer? The older, bigger ones should have room, but they’re hit and miss sometimes, too.
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  5. Cowboyrich

    Cowboyrich Medium Load Member

    Dec 11, 2017
    Dayton, Washington
    Grocery outlet in La Grand has room on the north end of the building as well, so does the Safeway in town. The same two stores are also across the street from each other next to 84 in Pendleton truck parking across from Safeway by the hotel.
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  6. Studebaker Hawk

    Studebaker Hawk Road Train Member

    Oct 18, 2010
    NW Indiana
    I am 100% on board with that notion. Don't have anything against them, but a little imagination can go a long way from getting your truck towed. Walmart just attracts too many trucks/motorists/crazies now, frequently for the wrong purpose.
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  7. Cowboyrich

    Cowboyrich Medium Load Member

    Dec 11, 2017
    Dayton, Washington
    Oh another one if you're rolling by Walla Walla, Wa. Albertsons is right off of 12 at the Wilbur intersection street parking by the hotel but have grocery store hardware store and a napa all walking distance.

    And off subject but there is also a good sit down restaurant in Pasco called Andy's north, not a truck stop but parking close to good food and service with a bar west off 395 at court st.
  8. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    If you are willing to walk a few blocks in Windsor towards the bridge from Canadian Customs, there is a partiuclarly good market there. Some foods sold there not available in America. And boy what foods.

    Our local groceries have been slowly blocking out big rigs. However there is no reason you cannot walk to one. It will be a while.
  9. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Medium Load Member

    Feb 14, 2020
    I have a portable fold up electric bike with a 50 mile per range charge. Clips bags on the side. I shop basically anywhere I want, bike folds up and strapped to the back wall of truck in weather proof container. Barely even notice it’s there. Cost me $1000. Best $1000 I’ve ever spent, how many times do we stop for the night and there’s all kinds of crap to do within about 2 to 3 miles of us at the truckstop but no way to get there. Will guess what? I get there. Lol
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  10. MOBee

    MOBee Medium Load Member

    Apr 27, 2014
    Longview, TX
    Krogers and Brookshires down here in Texas. Always do the polite thing and talk to the person at the customer service desk. Tell them you are parked there, and will be here, grocery shopping. Dome will have you move over to the loading dock area, others will remind you that this time period is for shopping only. Many times if you do a sat map, you will find there is room back by the dock which makes it easier all the way around.
  11. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    Where do u put the bike when going shopping.?
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