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Miki's Market : Welcome to Palo Alto!

Original post made by Anonymous, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 22, 2012

Stopped in Miki's on Alma over the weekend.

It's exactly the market we were hoping for. Centrally located, farmers market quality produce. Nice cheeses, meats and fish. Good general selection.

Whole Foods and Molly Stones will need to up their game. After losing Andronicos and Oakville, Miki's is a breath of fresh air.

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Posted by WilliamR
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Oct 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Just for the record, is the name pronounced "Mikey's" or "Mickey's" ?

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Posted by Shopper
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm

How is their selection of ethnic foods?

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Posted by Our report
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Oct 22, 2012 at 6:21 pm

We've stopped by twice now. It is pretty good - big butcher section, cheese, fruit & veggies. Similar to Piazza's or Mollie Stone's. Definitely skewed more toward higher priced stuff, though there were some more modestly priced selections as well. Parking a bit of a hassle - narrow, somebody almost hit us pulling out of their spot.

Overall, we think we prefer Sprouts based on pricing and selection, though we probably prefer this place to Mollie Stones. Plus Sprouts has plastic bags of course ;-)

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Posted by Jan H.
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm

My husband went to Miki's and raved about the wine section. Apparently it is quite large and well-filled. He came home with some excellent Gouda cheese and apples.

He did say that the parking was definitely dicey and inadequate, and that the entry/exit was too narrow, especially since cars going each direction have to share it.

Problem is my husband went on a Saturday, which is never a good time to go to a grocery store. I will go on a weekday, and hopefully have better luck,with the parking lot.

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Posted by Ducatigirl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Ducatigirl is a registered user.

Went to Miki's this morning, and the first thing that happened was that my car was nearly hit head on by a driver coming out, too fast, of the same driveway I was going in. I was lucky to find a parking space after driving around a while, because by 11:00, the lot was almost completely full. There is not enough parking for Starbuck's customers, so it spills over into Miki's.

The store itself is nice, not that small, but definitely pricier than promoted. Cheaper than Mollie Stone's ,but not nearly so snooty. Cheaper than Whole Foods, but more expensive than Safeway or Piazza's.

I may go there for wine or produce, but otherwise, I will stick with Piazza's. That entry and exit situation is too dangerous, the parking too limited.

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Posted by Impressed
a resident of Barron Park School
on Jan 21, 2013 at 10:40 pm

My husband and I are delighted that such a great grocery store has come to Palo Alto. We were impressed with Miki's diverse and high quality selections - it's fun to go grocery shopping again. Service is great. The owner walks around to make sure you can find everything and thanks you for coming. We hope more people will try the store out - if you do, you'll be impressed. We only go to Piazza's or Mollie Stone's if we need a few items but this store will be our primary grocery store for produce, cheese, meat, deli and bakery items even though it's a little further to drive to. As far as parking goes, I believe there is also underground parking in addition to the parking in front of the store entrance.

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