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Greggs in general
Member Name: jojo8948
Greggs in general
Advantages: Lots of cheap baked goods
Disadvantages: Not much choice for vegetarians
I haven't been to a greggs in a while as I don't go into our town centre much, but I do find it is a simple place to get cheap food, if you are a meat eating cash carrier.
Greggs is in effect a bakery, and can be found on most high streets. They have most of their food in a very small space at the front of their stores and the actual baking and creating goes on behind the counters.
Greggs sell lots of products, mostly warm items such as pies, pasties and slice. They also sell cold sandwiches, baguettes, cakes and beverages. The prices vary depending on product, but I don't think there are many items over £3.00.
I always find that Greggs do not offer a lot of selection in the way of savoury vegetarian options. They do have cold cheese salad baguettes and a few tuna options, but not a huge selection. They also have a vegetable pasty, but I find they have a really strange nasty taste to them so I wouldn't ever recommend them. There is often a french stick pizza bread, that is what I would chose if I had to, but it can sometimes have been in there for a while and be a bit cold, and it's not the most appetising option.
The cakes in Greggs always look delicious, they have all sorts of creamy gooey cakes that look like they are terribly bad for you but very tasty. They also usually have cookies and muffins.
The main downside to Greggs, is that they don't accept card payments. I find this quite annoying, as I rarely ever use cash, so never really have any on my person unless I'm with my husband and his noisy change filled pockets.
I also have always found that at key times like a lunch hour, when you may be in a rush, there are huge queues for Greggs, very often leading out of the store front, I think this is more to do with their stores being so small at the front rather than their popularity.
I think Greggs is somewhere I would go only if there are no other options. They serve a purpose and do have more healthy options than somewhere like McDonalds, but there is not a lot of choice for vegetarians, and the queueing just annoys me, so I wouldn't recommend them, but I can understand why they are popular.
Summary: Not great, but serves a purpose.