Bodega 420 in Phoenix: What We Bought, What We Skipped, and What We're Still Lusting Over
The Spot: Bodega 420, Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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What We Bought:
Bodega 420 is a little different. For instance, its stock revolves around shoppers voting for what they'd like to see in the store. If you don't like the offerings, just blame fellow customers. Beside the smoke-shop aspect of the store, it's also got fresh produce and some essentials to get downtowners by between trips to Safeway, Trader Joe's, or the Saturday and Wednesday farmers markets.
We love the local Olive Leaf Tea Co. loose-leaf tea ($10) and the Fever Tree ginger beer ($1.75) in terms of thirst quenching. It's also a great place to pick up a pint of Crow's Dairy goat's milk any day of the week. Another definite plus is their bulk foods section, which is super-cheap and great for essentials like organic quinoa ($6/lb.), split peas ($2/lb.) and popcorn kernels ($3/lb.). Or if you've got a munchie emergency and need your popcorn right away, grab a bag of Popcorn Indiana ($2.25) in either kettle corn or sea salted varieties.