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cheap grocery stores
Posted August 23rd, 2012 - 2:22 pm by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
If you don't want to pay a fortune and shop at safeway, these are some other alternatives:

Sunrise market in chinatown Gore & Powell St. - Cheap, Cheap, Cheap veggies. They also have a butcher that is priced fairly good

BuyLow (the eastside ones are better then the west) buylow is a mix, but is better then the standard grocery stores and the mark downs at night and sale prices can be great.

The great Canadian Superstore - In case you want to buy cereal for 3 months, they have enormous bulk, but also standard sizes. Nuts, cheeze, beans, pasta- basically any large stock staples are best bought here. Indian brand spices can be found here or buylow and are way cheaper. I usually don't buy veggies here, the prices aren't super and the quality is so-so.

Veggie stores:
commercial dive & brodway just west of macdonald. These places are way cheaper and the eastside and westside prices are the same. There is usually a few places close together. Either walk into a few and pick for then on, or just try the busiest- usually tends to be the best.

Posted April 12th, 2013 - 11:45 pm by from Amsterdam, Netherlands (Permalink)
Thanks for the tips! I'll definitely try the sunrise market!