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Reno Grocery and Water Stores


Grocery stores are spread out all over the Truckee Meadows. Here is a listing of just about everything along the regular migrations to Black Rock City.  Some are particularly fitting for burners, carrying items unique to playa life.

Check into the highlighted title of each listing, and into the corresponding shopping hub, for all the more information on the store, and what they have to offer in terms of food, merchandise, and other services, as well as to see what else is in the area.

There are also five water stores in the region listed below, and the Save Mart on Keystone Avenue will also be providing water for all size containers and your RV’s

And, of course, please leave the shopping cart at the store, and remember to Leave No Trace.

Costco Wholesale
4810 Galleria Parkway – 775-356-4400 – (Pyramid Highway)
Open Mon-Fri 11am-8:30pm, Sat 9:30am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm. A big warehouse store for Costco members with bulk water and a wide variety of food, booze, and merchandize at great prices.

Costco Wholesale
2200 Harvard Way – 775-689-2200 – (Plumb Lane)
Open Mon-Fri 11am-8:30pm, Sat 9:30am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm. A big warehouse store for Costco members with bulk water and a wide variety of food, booze, and merchandize at great prices.

Costco Wholesale
700 Old Clear Creek Road – 775-881-2518 – (Carson City)
Open Mon-Fri 11am-8:30pm, Sat 9:30am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm. A big warehouse store for Costco members with bulk water and a wide variety of food, booze, and merchandize at great prices.

Crystal Ice & Oil Company
1345 West 4th Street – 775-323-5145 – (Keystone Ave.)
Open Mon-Sat 7am-4pm, Sun 8am-3pm. Mass quantities of ice and dry ice anyone?

CVS Pharmacy
2890 Northtowne Lane – 775-358-4238 – (North McCarran and Northtowne)
Open daily 8am-10pm. Some camping supplies, booze, pharmacy.

CVS Pharmacy
680 North McCarran Blvd – 775-359-6808 – (East McCarran and Prater Way)
Open 24/7.

CVS Pharmacy
1695 Robb Drive -  775-746-5600 -  (Robb Drive)
Open daily 8am-10pm.

CVS Pharmacy
5019 South McCarran Blvd – 775-826-0818 – (South Virginia and Kietzke Lane)
Open Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm.

CVS Pharmacy
55 Damonte Ranch Parkway – 775-852-9300 – (Damonte Ranch)
Open Mon-Sun 8am-10pm.

Everlasting Health Center
1515 South Virginia Street – 775-324-7382 – (Plumb Lane)
Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-4pm. Natural foods, vitamins, supplements, and healing solutions, but no fresh foods.

Fresca Waterhouse
1196 Rock Blvd – 775-358-9893 – (Oddie)
Open daily 10am-6pm, open 9am-9pm from Aug. 22-Aug. 30. Call ahead for possible after-hours appointment. Very accommodating, Fresca Waterhouse provides water purified by reverse-osmosis at 40 cents per gallon to fill also sizes, including RV’s.  15, 30, and 55-gallon water barrels are also available.  Water bottle sizes available up to 7 gallons, and they also have collapsable/reusable bottles, spigots, caps, and pumps.   Two vending machines also operating 24 hours.

Great Basin Community Food Co-Op
240 Court Street – 775-324-6133 - (Downtown)
Open daily 8am-9pm. Call or email for possible after-hours appointment. The wonderful people of Reno’s only community-owned food co-op are committed to providing and supporting local, sustainable, as well as organic products to the fullest extent possible. They have a wide variety of produce from currently 85 local farms, and 333 bulk foods including dried foods, cereals, energy bars, prepacked meals, dried fruits, seeds, frozen items, juices, coconut water, craft beers and organic wines, as well as lotions, toiletries, and other bodily care items. If you bring your owner containers, you’ll receive a 5-cent discount on each item. And you can fill up your water containers up to 5 gallons with filtered water at 29 cents/gallon. Great Basin encourages burners to special-order for their bulk supplies for the playa — if you do so, you will receive a 15% discount! Check out their special ordering website or email for further information. In the special order section of the website you can view order catalogs and forms, deadlines, pick up dates.  Call or email jolene@greatbasinfood.coop for any questions or help.

I-80 Smokeshop, Market, & Campground
1000 Smoke Shop Circle, Wadsworth – 775-575-2181 – (Wadsworth)
Open 6am-8pm daily. Extended hours during Burning Man. If you are traveling from the west to Burning Man, I-80 Smoke Shop & Market is right off I-80 as you enter Wadsworth. A gas station and convenience store flush with hospitality and having among many things, lots of water, smokes, dry ice and ice, tarps, goggles, hats, booze, and canned beer on-hand – one of the last for about 100 miles to stock up. See below also for camping details. RV greywater disposal will also be available.

Kings Nutrition
807 West 4th Street – 775-322-9772 – (Keystone Ave.)
Open Tues-Sat 10am-6pm. Nutrition center with some foods and plenty of supplements and body care products.

MECO Water
775-722-1515 – 775-771-0720
MECO focuses exclusively on potable-water deliveries to camps/RV’s on the playa. Highly recommended you make reservations for delivery through filling out the form on their website before you head out to the playa.  Or you can send an email to meco-reno@live.com, or call them.

The Nixon Store
50 Highway 447 – 775-574-0467 - (Nixon)
Open daily 7am-6pm.  Hours during Burning Man are Aug 21-22 7am-10pm, Aug 23-26 7am-midnight, Aug 27-31 7am-10pm, and open 24 hours Sept 1-5. Gas, food, ice, lake permits, ATM, and other supplies.

Raleys Supermarket
1630 Robb Drive – 775-746-6411 – (Robb Drive)
Open 5am-11pm.  Large selection of quality food, booze, and merchandize.

Raleys Supermarket
1277 West 7th Street – 775-747-0718 – (Keystone Ave.)
Open daily 6am-midnight. Raley’s on Keystone will be expanding and increasing inventories for burners, from the basics, to many specialty burner items like bulk water, 5-gallon water fill-up, coconut water, blinky light jewelry, tiki torches, natural foods, organic produce, and beer, wine, and liquor at some of the best prices in town.

Raleys Supermarket
2895 North McCarran Blvd – 775-353-8818 – (Pyramid Highway)
Open 6am-midnight. Bulk-water, ice, better-than-usual quality foods, organic produce, some camping supplies, and a great wine, beer, and spirits selection with great prices,

Raley’s Supermarket
18144 Wedge Parkway – 775-850-8900 – (Damonte Ranch)
Open 7am-11pm.  The best place in this area for quality foods, produce, and booze at some of the best prices in town.

Raleys Supermarket
3701 South Carson Street – 775-883-8301 – (Carson City)
Open 7am-midnight. Large variety of quality food, produce, booze, and some merchandize.

Red Rock Spring Water
1145 Icehouse Avenue – 775-331-5908- (Grand Sierra Resort) and (Pyramid Highway)
Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, extended or weekend hours by appointment. Red Rock provides naturally-filtered spring water drawn from the Red Rock Spring 30 miles north of Reno. Which means it is higher-quality, tastier, and perhaps healthier water than what you may find elsewhere. Water is $7.50 per 5 gallons. 3 and 5-gallon containers can also be purchased and returned for a $8 deposit/refund. BPA-free bottles as well as spigots and pumps are also available, and you can fill up your RV with tap water. Red Rock also provides delivery of water of only 50 bottles up to participants/theme camps as well as pickup of their empty containers in Black Rock City. If interested in delivery, send an email to dan(at)redrockwater(dot)com.

Safeway Supermarket
5150 MaeAnne Avenue – 775-746-9000 – (West McCarran and Mae Anne Ave.)
Open 24/7. Safeway is stocking over 20 pallets of water along with ice and dry ice in the front lobby. Safeway offers a real live sushi chef during the day and Starbucks is inside for your caffiene addiction. There is a very large selection of natural and organic foods as well. Pharmacy. Free wifi.

Safeway Supermarket
2858 Vista Boulevard – 775-352-8470 – (West McCarran and Mae Anne Ave.)
Open 24/7. Grocery, booze, pharmacy, and gas station.

Sak ‘n Save
1901 Silverada Blvd – 775-335-9351 – (Oddie)
Open 24/7. A huge, basic bulk foods grocery store with some great prices, carrying most notably 5-gallon water containers and dispenser, dry ice, some camping supplies, and lots of booze.

Sak ‘n Save
1000 East Plumb Lane – 775-826-6404 – (Plumb Lane)
Open 24/7. A huge, basic bulk foods grocery store with some great prices, carrying most notably 5-gallon water containers and dispenser, dry ice, some camping supplies, and lots of booze.

Save Mart Supermarket
10500 North McCarran Blvd – 775-746-8882 – (West McCarran and Mae Anne Ave.)
Open 6am-midnight. Another classic Save Mart with many of  the Burner fixings. Overnight parking is perhaps available if you check in with the store management. Check into the shopping hub for more details.

Save Mart Supermarket
525 Keystone Avenue – 775-786-2150 – (Keystone Ave.)
Open 24/7 for Burning Man. This Save Mart every year increasingly goes out of their way for burners, and is the most popular spot among veteran burners on their way to the playa. Water, bicycles, el-wire, many other supplies, and ridesharing opportunities found here in abundance. A one-stop shop if there is one! See the listing in the Keystone hub for the full details.

And like some other Save Marts and stores in the region, they also will again be part of the Exodus Trash and Recycling Network following Burning Man, having a convenient center to dispose of all of your recyclables and trash. Recycling is free and trash disposal is available at $5 per 35-gallon trash bag.  Recyclables should be clean, sorted, and debagged before depositing in the appropriate containers. Bicycles, plastics (SPI 1,2,3,4&5), plastic bags, glass, all metals, paper, cardboard, household batteries, and non-perishable food and water are all welcome. Human and other hazardous waste is absolutely prohibited!  And PLEASE be polite and respectful, as they are providing a TREMENDOUS service to our community, one we should not take for granted. All proceeds raised from recyclables will be donated to support new local Black Rock Solar installations, and food and water will be donated to local food banks. The center will be open 24/7 from Aug. 31 to September 4.

Save Mart Supermarket
9750 Pyramid Lake Highway – 775-425-2700 – (Pyramid Highway)
Open 24/7 during Burning Man. Last store on the scenic route to BRC via Pyramid Lake, this Save Mart has really supported our community for years. They carry many of the items for life on the playa, including water, bicycles, el-wire, many other supplies. See the listing in the Pyramid hub for the full details.

And like some other Save Marts and stores in the region, they also will again be part of the Exodus Trash and Recycling Network following Burning Man, having a convenient center to dispose of all of your recyclables and trash. Recycling is free and trash disposal is available at $5 per 35-gallon trash bag.  Recyclables should be clean, sorted, and debagged before depositing in the appropriate containers. Bicycles, plastics (SPI 1,2,3,4&5), plastic bags, glass, all metals, paper, cardboard, household batteries, and non-perishable food and water are all welcome. Human and other hazardous waste is absolutely prohibited!  And PLEASE be polite and respectful, as they are providing a TREMENDOUS service to our community, one we should not take for granted. All proceeds raised from recyclables will be donated to support new local Black Rock Solar installations, and food and water will be donated to local food banks. The center will be open 24/7 from Aug. 31 to September 4.

Save Mart Supermarket
565 East Prater Way – 775-359-9060 – (East McCarran and Prater Way)
Open 5am-1am. A favorite store among burners in the Sparks area and beyond, this Save Mart has really supported our community for years. They carry many of the items for life on the playa, including water, bicycles, el-wire, many other supplies. See the listing in the Prater hub for the full details.

And like some other Save Marts and stores in the region, they also will again be part of the Exodus Trash and Recycling Network following Burning Man, having a convenient center to dispose of all of your recyclables and trash. Recycling is free and trash disposal is available at $5 per 35-gallon trash bag.  Recyclables should be clean, sorted, and debagged before depositing in the appropriate containers. Bicycles, plastics (SPI 1,2,3,4&5), plastic bags, glass, all metals, paper, cardboard, household batteries, and non-perishable food and water are all welcome. Human and other hazardous waste is absolutely prohibited!  And PLEASE be polite and respectful, as they are providing a TREMENDOUS service to our community, one we should not take for granted. All proceeds raised from recyclables will be donated to support new local Black Rock Solar installations, and food and water will be donated to local food banks. The center will be open 24/7 from Aug. 31 to September 4.

Save Mart Supermarket
195 West Plumb Lane – 775-786-0138 – 775-786-2970 – (Plumb Lane)
Open 24/7. This Save Mart has really supported our community for years. They carry many of the items for life on the playa, including water, bicycles, el-wire, many other supplies. See the listing in the Plumb hub for the full details.

And like some other Save Marts and stores in the region, they also will again be part of the Exodus Trash and Recycling Network following Burning Man, having a convenient center to dispose of all of your recyclables and trash. Recycling is free and trash disposal is available at $5 per 35-gallon trash bag.  Recyclables should be clean, sorted, and debagged before depositing in the appropriate containers. Bicycles, plastics (SPI 1,2,3,4&5), plastic bags, glass, all metals, paper, cardboard, household batteries, and non-perishable food and water are all welcome. Human and other hazardous waste is absolutely prohibited!  And PLEASE be polite and respectful, as they are providing a TREMENDOUS service to our community, one we should not take for granted. All proceeds raised from recyclables will be donated to support new local Black Rock Solar installations, and food and water will be donated to local food banks. The center will be open 24/7 from Aug. 31 to September 4.

Save Mart Supermarket
4995 Kietzke Lane – 775-827-5350 – 775-825-3322 – (South Virginia and Kietzke Lane)
Open 5am-1am. Many supplies, notably bulk water, beer and booze, goggles, and el-wire kits.

Save Mart Supermarket
3620 North Carson Street – 775-841-4402 – 775-841-4430 – (Carson City)
Open 5am-1am.

Save Mart Supermarket
4348 South Carson Street, Carson City – 775-885-2529 – (Carson City)
Open 5am-1am.

Save Mart Supermarket
3325 US Highway 50 E – 775-885-7400 – (Carson City)
Open 24/7.  Large selection of quality food, produce, and booze at good prices.

Scolaris Food and Drug Co.
6255 Sharlands Avenue – 775-746-7300 – (Robb Drive)
Open 6am-midnight.  Large selection of quality food, produce, and booze at good prices.

Scolaris Food and Drug Co.
1400 US Highway 95A N – 775-575-1381 / 775-575-5065 (pharmacy) – (Fernley)
Open 24/7.  Lots of quality food, water, booze, pharmacy, and camping accessories.

Scolaris Food and Drug Co.
8165 South Virginia Street – 775-851-7770 – (South Virginia – US395)
Open 6am-midnight. General supermarket with good prices, especially on booze, and they sell dry ice..  Large selection of quality food, produce, and booze at good prices.

Shaban Market
1325 West 7th Street – 775-747-6700 – (Keystone Ave.)
Closed Wednesdays, open other days 10:30am-6:30pm, Sun 10:30-5pm.  You love dolmas ?! And other Middle-Easter faire?!! A small and quaint place with a nice variety and wonderful hospitality.

Simply Water
1070 Gentry Way – 775-337-8111 – (Moana)
Open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-3pm, but will have special (8am-8pm) hours for Burning Man – call ahead for possible after-hours appointments. Located near Reno-Tahoe International Airport off US-395. Simply Water's purified water is 40 cents per gallon, and they are able to fill any-sized container – including RV’s. They also stock a wide variety of bottles and jugs in sizes ranging from 1/2 liter to 5-gallon.

Smith’s Food and Drug
750 South Meadows Parkway – 775-851-8050 – 775-851-8060 – (South Meadows Parkway)
Open 24/7.

Spring Water Depot
895 South Center Street – 775-843-7852 - (Downtown)
24-hour vending-machine service available with spring and distilled water at 50 cents per gallon.  Well-lit at night. Cash only. Easy access to fill your own sanitized containers.  One and three-gallon containers for sale. Check the website or call for further info.

Trader Joe’s
5035 South McCarran Blvd – 775-826-1621 – (South Virginia and Kietzke Lane)
Open 8am-10pm daily and later during Burning Man.  Call ahead for special hours. One of our favorite places, and a VERY hot spot among local and world burners, Trader Joe’s has a huge variety of unique and yummy foods, delicacies, drinks, body products, and booze absolutely ideal for playa life, …and at great prices! Notable items include bulk-water, coconut water, produce, energy bars, dried fruits and nuts, juices, frozen, jarred and canned delicacies, and thermal coolers for carrying around.

Trader Joe’s
3790 US Highway 395,  Ste # 401 – 775-267-2486 – (Carson City)
Open 8am-10pm daily.  A very popular place among burners, Trader Joe’s has a huge variety of unique and yummy foods, delicacies, drinks, body products, and booze absolutely ideal for playa life, …and at great prices! Notable items include bulk-water, coconut water, produce, energy bars, dried fruits and nuts, juices, frozen, jarred and canned delicacies, and thermal coolers for carrying around.

Wal-Mart Supercenter
5260 West 7th Street – 775-624-2000 – (West McCarran and Mae Anne Ave.)
Open

WalMart Supercenter
5065 Pyramid Lake Road – 775-425-9300 – (Pyramid Highway)
Open 24/7.

WalMart Supercenter
1550 Newlands Drive – 775-575-4832 – (Fernley)
Open 24/7.

WalMart Supercenter
2425 East 2nd Street – 775-359-8200 – (Grand Sierra Resort)
Open 24/7.

WalMart Supercenter
4855 Kietzke Lane – 775-829-8088 – 775-829-4413 – (South Virginia and Kietzke Lane)
Open 24/7.

WalMart Supercenter
155 Damonte Ranch Pkwy – 775-853-6433 – (Damonte Ranch)
Open 24/7.

WalMart Supercenter
3770 US Highway 395 S – 775-267-2158 – (Carson City)
Open 24/7.

Whole Foods Market
6139 South Virginia Street – 775-852-8023  – (South Virginia and Kietzke Lane)
Open 8am-9pm daily. On Aug 25 and 26, open 7am-midnight. One of our favorite places, and very popular among many burners, Whole Foods is the largest healthy food store in the region, with a HUGE variety of high-quality foods, booze, and body products. Notably they will have lots of bulk water in 2.5 and 5 gallon sizes, organic and top-notch produce, ready-to-go meals and powders, bulk foods, raw foods, energy bars, imported and domestic delicacies, trail mixes, coconut water, energy drinks, and a huge selection of wines, beers, and spirits.  They also have a section of fun playa-fashionable clothing and accessories — el-wire kits, hats, vests, shirts, pants, dresses, coats, goggles, sunglasses, etc.

Finally, Whole Foods is also participating in the Exodus Trash and Recycling Network following Burning Man, having a convenient center to dispose of all of your recyclables and trash. Recycling is free and trash disposal is available at $5 per 35-gallon trash bag.  Recyclables should be clean, sorted, and debagged before depositing in the appropriate containers. Bicycles, plastics (SPI 1,2,3,4&5), plastic bags, glass, all metals, paper, cardboard, household batteries, and non-perishable food and water are all welcome. Human and other hazardous waste is absolutely prohibited!  And PLEASE be polite and respectful, as they are providing a TREMENDOUS service to our community, one we should not take for granted. All proceeds raised from recyclables will be donated to support new local Black Rock Solar installations, and food and water will be donated to local food banks. The center will be open 24/7 from Aug. 31 to September 4.

WinCo Foods
2855 Northtowne Lane – 775-331-6966 – (North McCarran and Northtowne)
Open 24/7. Large discount bulk foods, produce, and booze store.

WinCo Foods
9750 South Virginia Street – 775-853-7474 – (South Meadows Parkway)
Open 24/7. Large discount bulk foods, produce, and booze store.

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