by Mike Barclay
How much do we spend every time we go grocery shopping? And how often are we going? The Silicon Valley Blogger offers her two cents on how you can cut back on those food spending habits.
- Use them at a store that offers buy one, get one free offers (and find coupons for…
I’ve spent way too much cash on crap produce at Harvest, and I’ve also spent too much on great quality produce at Roche Bros. Now that I’m in Waltham, almost all my produce comes from Russo’s right on the Watertown border. My weekly fruit & vegetable bill has gone down from about $30/week to less than $20/week since I started shopping there. Not only is it cheaper, but the quality and variety that I bring home is fantastic. While Russo’s does carry more than produce, that is pretty much all I buy from them (with the exception of cheese and occasionally some ravioli supplied by Dave’s Fresh Pasta).
The Indian Grocery Stores on Moody Street are my constant suppliers of yogurt, spices, chutneys, paneer, frozen naan, and a few fruits and vegetables. I usually end up at Patel Bros, New Apna Bazaar, and/or Waltham India Grocery. All have some items that are cheaper than Russo’s such as oranges, avocados, mangos, limes, lemons, onions, & mint (Patel Bros. is usually the cheaper of the three). If you check out New Apna Bazaar, make sure to explore their refrigerators since they have many delicious prepared foods. My favorite is the flat chicken . Unfortunately, they recently raised the price on this (and the kabobs) so they aren’t such a bargain anymore. I also like the spice of their Chicken 65, but it is a bit too oily. I have yet to try their Dokla (which they only carry on Saturdays).
|—||From Eat and Destroy, a Boston-area food blog. Bundle data says people who live in Waltham actually spend more on groceries than Bostonians. So: nicely done, E&D.|
Does anyone still shop at Radio Shack?
Okay… does anyone under 60 still shop at Radio Shack?
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Mmm…. lean pockets and Pabst. What else would have made this the perfect shopping trip? What can you make from these ingredients? Was your last trip to the grocery store really any better? Discuss with Melinda herself…
Here’s a question: Why is it completely unsatisfying to chew up an Oreo, and then spit it out? The taste is there, what does swallowing the Oreo really add to the experience? Everything, apparently, because chewing and tasting the Oreo is totally pointless unless you swallow the thing.
That said, I wonder if it’s similar for shopping? Do you have to consummate the experience with a purchase in order to enjoy shopping? A lot of people obviously get great joy out of shopping (just take a look at our “liked” posts to see a catalogue of Tumblr uses who list out out their purchases), but could a savings plan be to go shopping and not buy anything? Would shopping still be fun without bringing the goodies home?
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