Forest Hills Foods ~ Community Hub of Ada-Cascade Michigan
Forest Hills Foods is THE Local Gathering place for snacks, coffee, lunch,
and your weekly groceries. Located at 4668 Cascade Road, at the
intersection of Forest Hills Drive and Cascade Road, Forest Hills Foods is
more than a grocery store. It has become a fixture in the community. We
have been frequenting this store for over 30 years and have seen its growth
from a small local grocery to its transformation into a community centerplace.
It is a friendly place with just about everything you could need. The grocery
store is small enough that you can get your groceries in about 20-30
minutes, if you don't run into any friends, which is just about impossible.
On a recent visit for a quick pick up of some fruit, we saw our daughter's
former teacher, a fellow golfer, one of my clients (and a fellow golfer), and a
former neighbor. So much for the quick trip to the store!
The groceries are always excellent. They have organic & local produce, a
fresh meat & fish department, a great wine & beer selection, fresh, locally
roasted coffee available, fresh flowers and many specialty items.
Besides the groceries, they have a bakery, a pharmacy, a local bank ATM
Machine, a Deli, a Soup & Salad Bar and Cafe with wifi, of course. The soup
& salad bar and deli are always busy at lunch. They also have a US Post Office
branch at the customer service desk which is very handy. It seems we are there
about every other day buying stamps or mailing a package. The Foods will
also cart your groceries out of the store and put them in your car for you.
This alone brings many customers back. In fact, about the only time the
parking lot is empty is when they are closed.
Let me tell you a little story about "THE FOODS" that gives you a glimpse into
its popularity. When we first moved to this community back in the late 70's,
my wife went to get groceries. We had 2 small children and had just moved -
you can imagine the chaos in our life. Well, she had a whole cartload of food to
restock our larder and when she got to the checkout, she realized she had run
out of checks. For you young uns', this was before credit cards and cell phones.
She was near tears as she told the check out lady she had no checks and would
they hold her groceries till she went home and got one? The kind lady at the
check out said, "OH, that's OK. You can bring it in when you have time." and
continued to check her out. Handed her the receipt as if she had paid and
wished her a good day.
She was flabbergasted!
Well, let me tell you, they won a loyal customer that day.
(And yes, we took a check to them right away.)
If you move to our area, I can promise ~ we'll see you at The Foods!
Forest Hills Foods Photos by Bonnie Westbrook
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on my blog or stating my testimonial.