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Lundys Shopping Ctr, Helena, MT 59601
406-442-8645
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Awesome hometown store.

This is hands down the best grocery in Helena. The staff are friendly and helpful, and you can see they act as a family. Great products and selection, clean store, and the meat department is fresh!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Vans has a reputation for doing great wedding cakes. My cake was not given to me in three separate boxes like a wedding cake usually comes. It was already stacked so it feel and crushed in on it self when driving to our venue. When I complained, they told me I should have asked for it to be made in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is hands down the best grocery in Helena. The staff are friendly and helpful, and you can see they act as a family. Great products and selection, clean store, and the meat department is fresh!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great grocery store, I dont recomend the deli. I shop there all the time, but would rather go hungry than eat from their deli. They do have good items in their deli cooler and the sushi they have is made local at a restaurant that is quite good

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Helena, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I shop at Van's at least twice a week!!! The store has the best weekly specials, the best meat in Helena and the friendliest staff!! The meat is incredible, and no matter what I ask for, the men and women in the meat department always go the extra step to make sure I get the best meat and prices available.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

its tough being an independent grocery store these days, competing against the likes of Walmart and Costco. Yes, Walmart and Costco do have huge stores with huge inventories, but I prefer these smaller local stores where I can find everything I need and don't have to walk half-a-mile to get from the produce department to the dairy. Van's has a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I found this place nice but too expensive...Their meat is good quality, bakery is fine. They have good options for lunch but still expensive.

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Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Van's has Wok and Roll sushi take out. Great for lunch but by dinner the rice is dry. Excellent take away salads. Friday is burrito bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I just have to say, every time we visit Helena, we have to stop at Van's. They have the best donuts around. They are so good, a friend recently visited me in Helena and had to take a box back home to Ca. Everyone who has tried one of their donuts loves them. I moved to Idaho in 2007 and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

What an outstanding Bakery! Fresh and tasty is my opinion! The Deli is fantabulous. The selection of food items in the store is better than your average grocery. However, there are only two checkers who were issued a personality worth experiencing. Many checkers could be replaced by robots and at least two are so unhappy that I wish they would... More 

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is a great place to shop, especially for some of the harder to find grocery items. The prices are modest, and some may be a bit higher than what you would except, but then you are getting the things you can not find at other stores around town. This is one of the few stores that is open 24/7.... More 

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  • Address: Lundys Shopping Ctr, Helena, MT 59601
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: 406-442-8645

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