Moving to a new neighborhood is like changing schools. You have to make friends with your new neighbors as well as with your new classmates. In the new neighborhood you do not know where there is a bakery, a market, a gas station, a drugstore etc. At the new school you do not know where the rooms, the bathroom, the library, etc. are. Finally, in the beginning everything seems to be new and different, but after two months you realize that everything is the same as the old place.
Você terá menores chances de ser mal interpretado se disser "grocery store" em vez de "market", que pode sugerir, dentre outros, um "farmer's market" (feira).