Forest Hills Foods ~ Community Hub of Ada-Cascade, Michigan

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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.



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 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.


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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.   


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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  

 I have not received value or consideration for advertising Forest Hills Foods

 on my blog or stating my testimonial.

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Jan Dyk
Five Star Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Great post.  Makes me want to go a few extra miles to shop there.  I thought customer service like that was something in the past.  Good to know some stores still have it. 
Jan 10, 2008 03:36 AM #1
Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
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Jan: It is a nice experience and worth the trip.
Jan 10, 2008 07:24 AM #2
Sue Prins
Five Star Real Estate - Forest Hills, MI
Realtor- Greater Grand Rapids, MI

Hi Terry! I love this post because I love this place. It is actually one of my favorite places to lunch in the Forest Hills community. The selection is amazing!! Great pictures too.

By the way thanks for inviting me to this group. I was not aware of it so I am glad to be here!

Jan 10, 2008 02:45 PM #3
Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
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Thanks for th comments Sue we also like it if it isn't obvious. We hope to grow the group for the county spread the word. Thanks
Jan 11, 2008 12:58 AM #4
Lola Audu
Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
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Hi Terry, Forest Hills Foods is a really nice grocery store.  Great post and pictures.
Jan 12, 2008 01:50 PM #5
Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
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HI Lola, It's nice to promote a good business.
Jan 13, 2008 12:56 AM #6
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