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Ethnic Grocery Stores Yield Cheap Groceries

Last post Tue, Jun 16 2009 8:48 AM by jillibean. 3 replies.
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  • Sun, Jun 14 2009 9:39 AM

    • fifi
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    Ethnic Grocery Stores Yield Cheap Groceries

    One thing I've learned my last year on food stamps, and trying to eat delicious food, is that many ethnic markets are extremely affordable and take food stamps. For instance, my local Chinese and Indian stores offer spices, of a better quality than say the ones at Big Lots, the dollar stores, etc for chump change. My fiance drinks a lot of espresso and we buy 1 lb bricks of it for like $2-3 bucks at the Mexican stores. You have to be adventurous and broad-minded, as sometimes you might have a language barrier, but trust me, besides the bargains you can find some pretty cool stuff.
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  • Sun, Jun 14 2009 9:50 AM In reply to

    • gayla50
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    Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores Yield Cheap Groceries

    I love the Latino store here in two the people who own it are friends  I get amazing prices on fresh veggie.. and she or her husband is always will to tell me what to use for certain things ..  Lately I been paying my fresh wraps and taco there they are outstanding ...got a great deal on pinto beans  , and she turned me on to really red beans and rice that my Family gone nuts for.

    Gayla

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  • Mon, Jun 15 2009 3:35 PM In reply to

    • joha
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    Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores Yield Cheap Groceries

    fifi:
    One thing I've learned my last year on food stamps, and trying to eat delicious food, is that many ethnic markets are extremely affordable and take food stamps. For instance, my local Chinese and Indian stores offer spices, of a better quality than say the ones at Big Lots, the dollar stores, etc for chump change. My fiance drinks a lot of espresso and we buy 1 lb bricks of it for like $2-3 bucks at the Mexican stores. You have to be adventurous and broad-minded, as sometimes you might have a language barrier, but trust me, besides the bargains you can find some pretty cool stuff.

    That's right!  One can also get great advice on how to cook with new ingredients. People will go out of the way to help you, I like shopping and supporting these stores.

     

  • Tue, Jun 16 2009 8:48 AM In reply to

    Re: Ethnic Grocery Stores Yield Cheap Groceries

    If you don't have any ethnic food stores near you, you can also check out the ethnic foods at your local grocery store.

    Jill

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