This is a simple story about grocery shopping by bike in Minnesota. Grocery shopping by bike is indeed a simple pleasure, and it’s great in Asbury Park! Nothing in Asbury Park is much further than a mile from anywhere, and bicycle infrastructure is getting better and better, so riding a bike to shop makes total sense. There isn’t always fantastic bike parking, but there is some…ingenuity and a decent lock are important. Pick up some veggies to grill and ingredients for a salad, and fresh fruit for dessert. Asbury Park has a great markets with lots of fresh produce and staples. Tapatia Market on Main St.; Super Supermarket on 3rd Ave; Asbury Farm Market, Springwood Ave and Memorial Drive, next to/behind the train station; Asbury Fresh, Kennedy Park, Grand & Cookman Avenue, Sundays, 10am-3pm; Asbury Park Sunset Market, Sat., 8am–1pm, June–Oct., Main and Sunset Ave. A cargo bike would be great for a big haul, but a basket in front works just fine.
Grocery Shopping by Bike
on August 23, 2018
Bike grocery shopping at The Super Supermarket in Asbury Park
Bike shopping in Minnesota
“Someone recently asked me how you shop for groceries on a bike. It struck me as a question lots of people have probably never thought about, so why not write something about it?
I think the first thing to keep in mind is that you’re probably going to have to shop for groceries more than once a week. To me, that’s a feature not a bug, as I mostly try to eat fresh produce, some of which doesn’t keep all that well for a week anyway. Shopping more frequently means I only have to plan meals for a few days at a time. It’s also not that much of a burden, if you shop closer to home, which is easier if you live closer to stuff.”