When choosing your accommodations, make sure to check your area for grocery stores and markets. If you will be taking public transportation, remember that you may be carrying heavy items after a shopping trip; you do not want to have a long trip!
Below is a list of local chain stores that many students use; use a map search engine to find out how far your apartment or room is from the nearest stores.
7-11 (convenience store)
Rite Aid (Pharmacy)
Trader Joe’s (grocery store)