There are a surprising number of grocery stores within the medical school’s vicinity. The closest option for those living near to school, as well as the most upscale, is Straub’s, which is a couple blocks north of campus. For those living further east, Schnucks and Walgreens are located across the street from each other, about a mile east of campus. These are great for grabbing food, prescriptions, or any basic household items that you need, and, to add to the convenience, they’re both open 24 hours. For those with cars, the options open up. Target and Trader Joe’s are located in the Brentwood Promenade, about a 10-minute drive away, and they are my two personal favorite places. Trader Joe’s has a great stock of produce and snacks as the store is conscious of providing healthful options. Target is my one-stop-shop for pretty much everything I need to keep my apartment functional. Also, Whole Foods, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Costco are a short car ride away, so you’ve got a ton of options to find whatever you need.
Straub’s: 302 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
Schnucks: 4171 Lindell Blvd.; 6600 Clayton Rd.; 6920 Olive Blvd.
Trader Joe’s: 48 Brentwood Promenade Ct.
Whole Foods: 1601 S. Brentwood Blvd.
— William C., M1