L & L Food Center – Holt

1 07 2008
  • 2380 Cedar St.L & L Food Center in Holt
  • Holt, MI 48842
  • (517) 694-5929
  • Website

L & L Food Center is uniquely Lansing.  Founded in 1931 by the Levandowski family, L & L Food Center has grown to eight Lansing area locations.  While I was at the Lansing City Market last week, I saw a booth for Moomers Ice Cream and a sign saying Moomers was sold at L & L.  I was sitting on the couch watching Family Guy (again) and wanted ice cream.  There’s an L & L just down the street so I thought I’d go check it out.

L & L isn’t a huge grocery store.  It’s sort of a hybrid between a local grocer and a chain supermarket.  The layout shares some design elements as the large stores, but I had a hard time finding what I was looking for.  However, that did give me a chance to check out other things in the store.  I sort of blew through the produce section and found my way to the meat section.  Most of their beef is cut by their own butcher department.  Their line of beef is packaged under the name of the founders and sold exclusively at L & L.  Besides a butcher shop, there’s also a line of smoked meats, hams, and sausaged packaged under the brand Levandowski Sausage Company.  They also carry the same line of chicken as the Kroger down the street, but the prices were much cheaper. 

I didn’t look too much through the pantry and general items, but they are suplied by SuperValu which supplies a lot of grocery stores throughout the country, so I assume you can get everything you need there.

Back to my ice cream.  The freezer’s are located kind of in the middle of the store.  I back tracked and made it to the freezer only to be disappointed.  There was no Moomers!  Maybe I read the sign wrong.  There were a few other local brands of ice cream as well as all the usuals, but I passed and decided to go somewhere else.

A lot of times when I look for meat, especially chicken, I go for price over quality.  I always figure you can doctor up a bad piece of meat and make it good whereas with a good piece of meat, you don’t want to do too much to change the flavor.  L & L could replace Kroger as the place I buy cheaper cuts of meat.  I always see advertisements for meat sales.  Next time, I’ll have to check it out.  I always like to support the local places and I’ve been passing over L & L.  After stopping in, I’ll reconsider that.




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1 07 2008
Quality Dairy - Holt « Mid-Michigan Dining

[…] had an ice cream craving and my excursion to L & L Food Center (review HERE) to get Moomer’s Ice Cream was a bust, so I went a little farther down Cedar to Quality […]

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