Survey: Do You Use a Shopping Cart or a Basket?

I have a pathological aversion to shopping carts. I don't like being burdened with this giant cart, squeaky in the wheels and awkward in the turns. Regardless of the shopping list, I almost always grab a basket instead. This leads, of course, to strained muscles as I drag along an overloaded basket with bags of flour, jugs of milk, and eggs perched precariously on top. How about you? Do you have strong feelings one way or the other about shopping carts versus baskets?

I must say that Whole Foods baskets are among the best; have you tried their round, swingy baskets with the netted sides? They are a little hard to carry, but they do hold a lot more. Also, come to think of it, Whole Foods' mini-carts are pretty great too. They are the only carts I'll use there.

Anyone else have idiosyncratic favorites among baskets and carts?

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.