Best Grocery Store - 2010
If you find navigating a cart through Central Market on a weekend to be too much of an emotional and physical workout, try Belden's in Meyerland. This refreshingly independent store is a treasure trove of surprises: hard-to-find baking supplies, steaks that eclipse anything from Outback, fresh baguettes put out warm each afternoon and a wine selection second only to that of Spec's. (Belden's has the cheapest prices in town for Shiner, too.) Normally, we steer clear of the grocery store's frozen section, but this is where we discovered Mamie's Famous Cheese Wafers, shipped in from Alabama. There's also Peet's Coffee by the bag, and the checkout line offers The Economist, not rags featuring 20 Ways to Lose That Belly Fat.
Oh my goodness! I discovered Mamie's Famous Cheese Wafers earlier this year and they are absolutely to die for! I always pick them up when I am at Belden's. Glad to find someone else in the area who shares my affinity for them.
Belden's has been around for years because it listens to their customers. From the time it was located at Belfort & Post Oak to their current location at S. Braeswood & Chimney Rock. I believe this came from their long time Store Manager Mr. Cox (RIP. The people in the Coutesy booth STILL know my parents by sight & name. GREAT people work there & let's not forget their great kosher section! VIVA BELDENS!!