When we're tailgaiting or entertaining, Lowes Foods is our destination of choice. Their deli and bakery are outstanding, as is their beer and wine selection. Grocery-wise, their prices are a bit high and selection sometimes spotty.
Hot Bar RAWKS!
While this is actually a grocery store, it's the hot bar that keeps me coming back. If you want a delicious home cooked meal and a great take out salad, head to City Market. They must have a whole staff of Grandmas in the back cooking up their delicious and hearty fare. :-)
Our top choice.
This is our family's preferred Food Lion location. The staff is friendly, the produce good, and they have a larger variety than the store that's closer to us. When we have the time, this is the Food Lion we shop.
Decent, but not great.
I shop this Food Lion most our of convenience, but it's not really my favorite. It's not as bright and shiny as the Red Banks location, and they don't have as good of a selection of items. Their produce is typically well stocked though, but the staff isn't all that friendly.
This is a very nice store, and they have a wonderful deli. Their produce section is somewhat lacking in variety, but the produce they do have is gorgeous. Their prices seem a little higher than Food Lion, but this is a good place to go for specialty items. If money weren't an issue, I'd shop here more.