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Feb 5, 2013 12:22 PM

Best/worst deals at Whole Foods?

What do you think are the best/worst deals at Whole foods? I pick & choose what I think are the best deals at whole foods & then buy the majority of my groceries at Trader Joe's.

365 Organic coconut milk can $1.49
365 Organic whole wheat flour 5lb $4.99
Nutritional Yeast bulk 8.99 a lb
365 Organic whole wheat pasta various shapes $1.39 1lb
All bulk spices curry, onion, oregano etc.
sea salt bulk .59c a lb
365 organic extra firm tofu $1.49 a package
Organic sugar 5.99 4lb
various bulk beans

All fruits/veggies(very overpriced)

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  1. I haven't really studied this, but one thing I do know - beware the deals on avocados during the off season. I don't know where they find them - but they can be mealy and "green" tasting even when getting soft.

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        1. Every Friday the store near me (Berkeley) has a "deal" -- usually half price -- on something. You can learn the special on Thursday.
          About half the time it is something I want, and then it is really an excellent deal.

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          1. re: Joel

            I agree with this, 9/10 the deal is pretty good and something I am interested in.

            I actually think the fruits and veggies are a good deal in my area. They are nearly the same price as other stores and better quality.

            Meat/seafood - while I generally do buy meat and seafood at Whole Foods the price is quite outrageous although it is the only place that I can get wild caught King salmon and grass fed beef so it's the only option. The chicken is much higher than other stores, but at times when I only have a few items to get which I particularly go to Whole Foods for but also need chicken breasts I will get them but always cringe.

            Deli - I go specifically to Whole Foods for bacon and deli meat and cheeses (I particularly like the Applegate and Wellshire Farms brands which I can't find at other stores)

            1. re: Joel

              for example today the "deal" is Coho salmon filet for $8/lb (regular $13/lb) so I'm going to get some.

              1. re: Joel

                Yup, the Friday sale this week is 1/2 price sirloin steaks. Also there seems to be a Saturday morning sale this week on lobster tails, although they are the smaller 3 to 4 oz and the entire weekend there is a sale on stem and leaf mandarins.

                Also the entire week, the family sized split air-chilled chicken breasts are on sale at 2.99/lb cheaper than the other stores in the area.

            2. When you walk in the store there is a display of $4.95 wines....very nice for the price.

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              1. re: Mother of four

                I've always been envious of the people who can actually purchase the bottles of wine listed in the Whole Deal. Unfortunately in Maryland, you can't sell alcohol in grocery stores.

                1. re: fldhkybnva

                  Aside from WF I haven't found too many good deals in wine at the grocery stores. Well aside from TJ! I grew up in PA,and when I moved to MI I was so surprised to see wine and liquor in the grocery stores.