Woodman’s Food Market

West
711 S. Gammon Rd.  
Madison, WI 53719 
(608) 274-8944

East
3817 Milwaukee Street
Madison, WI 53714
(608) 244-6630

I like shopping at Woodman’s for my fruits, vegetables and drinks. To me, Woodman’s is one of those stores where I would go in intending to only purchase a few things, but end up purchasing a lot more. Not that this is a bad thing, because Woodman’s prices are very good, including those of some of their oriental goods. Woodman’s Asian aisle has a pretty good range of products ranging from drinks to frozen dumplings and sauces. Their oriental drinks costs a few pennies less than at other oriental stores, but I do think some of their sauces costs a little more. If you happen to be at Woodman’s for oriental sauces, stick to Asian brands like Lee Kum Kee, Pantai, Kikkoman, Huy Fong Foods, Viet Huong, etc. The tastes of these sauces are a lot better than American imitations.   

While I like Woodman’s, I would have to say that some of Woodman’s vegetables and herbs are extremely dirty. I used to purchase my white mushroom, eggplant, cilantro and green onions from Woodman’s but I’ve noticed many times that Woodman’s don’t clean their green onions well. There’s usually a lot of dirt (in the form of sand) inside the stalks of the green onions, where you can’t see them unless you finely chop the green onions up. Just beware that if you’re going to buy green onions from Woodman’s, you’re going to have to do more than just rinsing; you’ll have to slice the green onion stalks open in order to get all the dirt out. Green onions are usually $0.39-$0.59 a bunch and cilantros are around $0.59-$0.79, depending on the week, but if you have other places to get cleaner herbs, I would say avoid Woodman’s for them.

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