Saturday, August 04, 2012

Oxford Guide: Oxford's Superstores

Buying your weekly groceries in Oxford can become a bit of a drag. Most of the stores are tiny, offer poor selections and have little or no parking. As a result, you may find yourself visiting lots of different stores to find everything on your shopping list only to find yourself limited by what you can physically carry home. One solution is to give online shopping a go, but if that's not your style, try one of Oxford’s Superstores. They’re HUGE! 

Check out this wacky Cart Bike designed by Ryan McFarland! Now there's a man on a mission.

Where you’ll find them
Sainsbury’s  - The Westgate Centre, Oxford OX1 1PA (Central Oxford)
Sainsbury’s  - 289 Oxford Rd, Kidlington, OX5 2PE (North Oxford)                
Sainsbury’s  - Heyford Hill, Littlemore OX4 4XR (South Oxford)
Tesco - Oxford Retail Park, Cowley OX4 6XJ (East Oxford)
Asda - London Rd, Wheatley OX33 1YZ (West Oxford)

Bonus: There’s loads of parking and some stores even offer a hand car wash while you shop.
Tip: Avoid visiting on the weekends and allow yourself plenty of time! 

The Ville urban folding bicycle designed by Hyuk-Jae Chang

Other stores with parking include:
M&S Simply Food - Banbury Rd, Summertown OX2 7GB (North Oxford)
The Co-op - Banbury Rd, Summertown OX2 7BY (North Oxford)
Tesco – Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1UT (South-East Oxford)
Waitrose - Old High Street, Headington OX3 9JT (East Oxford)                       
Aldi - Botley Rd Oxford OX2 0HA (West Oxford)     

If anyone has come up with any ingenious ways of carrying their groceries home 
by bicycle, I'd LOVE to hear them. I'll be including a few snazzy accessories in my next post, so stay tuned.

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