close-out food places
having spent today shopping at the 10th street cheese store - where I snagged a pound of gorgonzola dolce for 2.99 and Jacks 99 cent store where Ben and Jerry's Super Fudge Drinks where 3 bottles for a dollar, a 1 pound loaf of Queens Pita Rye Bread was 99Cents & 6 invidivual size minute maid orange juices for 99Cents- all the products obviously had up and coming expiration dates but were more than fine to use in the next few days/weeks.
my question is
what other stores/outlets do you know of that sell closeouts on food and beverage
so far the ones I mentioned
Jacks - on 32nd Street between 6th and 7th avenue (downstairs) - there is another branch on 40th Street off of 5th Avenue near the Lion Library
the 10th Street Cheese Store
3rd Avenue between 9th and 10th Street
are the best I have found. Of course you never know what you will find but the cheese store always has some sort of interesting and delicious cheeses for 2.99 a pound (and up) as well as other yummy items.
the other options that sometimes produce good results for canned and package foods are the NOrth Pole and South Pole Closeout Stores in Queens. South Pole is in Sunnyside right by the Wendy's on Queens Blvd and North Pole is way down 108th Street almost by Roosevelt Avenue in Corona - next to Oh So Dressy.
any other entries in any of the boros???
re: Joe MacBu
There's also a National Wholesale Liquidators in Manhattan at 630 Broadway (or so), between Bleecker and Houston. Nowhere near as good as Jack's IMHO though. But they DO have really good hummus, the Sabra brand, cheaper than I've seen it anywhere else -- $3.99 for a 16- or 17-oz. tub.
Never liked most of the $2.99 on-sale cheeses I bought at East Village Cheese Shop too much. But a cheese-loving friend likes 'em. My other complaint is they close too early, at only 6:30 p.m.
I don't remember seeing much close-out stuff at International Food Warehouse in Lodi, NJ, but that was two or three years ago. I'll have to go back and check it out again sometime. Back then, I thought that the prices and selection didn't compare well to the late, lamented Foodmart International in Jersey City (sigh).
i got the impression that at least some of the stuff at ifw was close-out because of its connection to national wholesale liquidators, the generally low prices and, frankly, the elderly state of some of the merchandise (i'd definitely say that this place is buyer beware). not everything is a bargain, but most stuff seemed cheaper than average. selection also appeared pretty huge to me, but then i never had the pleasure of going to the international foodmart.
Ah, yes. It reminds me of the good old days of Ralph's. If anyone remembers, this place had some real deals once in a while. Dirt cheap. Unfortunately ....
'Ralph's Discount City, a single-story building with worn linoleum floors where snack packs of Oreos and Pringles share window space with bottles of hair-relaxer and detergent, has been a neighborhood staple since 1961 on the block of Chambers Street between Broadway and Church Street. Now, a developer is seeking to build a 63,000-square-foot building on the site, containing about 30 condominium apartments. The project, which would incorporate the building at 95 Chambers Street, built in 1852, still requires final approval from the Planning Commission'. - The Sun Nov 27, 2006