Saving $ Favorite Marked Down/Reduced Food Finds
In an effort to economize, I am wondering if people are willing to share their favorite marked down food finds/places. Fruits, vegetables, baked goods, etc. You know, those hidden carts in the back corner of the market with reduced stickers on them.
I find it's worth checking out the "gourmet" foods section at T.J. Maxx (yes, there is one!)
Like anything else there what you find is hit or miss, but I've gotten very good deals on things like Antica Italia olive oil, Dave's Gourmet pasta sauces, and a variety of Melinda's products like habañero bean dip and habañero ketchup.
Ocean State Job lots has large selection of canned/boxed goods, snacks, condiments, etc. It can be hit or miss as the stock changes quite a bit. They do have a huge selection of Bob's Red Mill grains. I think the Quincy location is the closest to Boston; it's not a long walk from the North Quincy T.
Wilson's Farm in Lexington has several smallish carts throughout the store with marked down produce. I've bought some wonderful red & yellow peppers and squashes. Their Litchfield NH farm has medium sized bags of vegetable combos for insanely low prices.
Edit: Just remembered reading, on CH, about PriceRite on the Lynnway in Lynn. I've never been, but apparently their prices a very low.
The Allston Shaw's occasionally has things on an unmarked sale. I went over to pick up a couple boxes of arborio rice recently during their current remodel and discovered that they both rang up at $1.15 per box, which was half price. (The boxes were the tiniest bit shopworn -- a slightly loose glue flap, that sort of thing.) So I wheeled back to the international food aisle and picked up the remaining four boxes as well.
Hey, we eat a lot of risotto in this house. It's nice to not have to worry about running out of arborio for a while!