Note: This post is not sponsored, paid or, or in any way supported by anyone or anything other than my own opinions and my own pocketbook. I am a very happy and frequent customer of the 99 Cents Only Stores.
There's a chain of dollar stores in California and other southwestern states called 99 Cents Only Stores. There's one very close to my house. And I buy a lot of my groceries there, including excellent fresh produce.
Buy produce at a dollar store? Yes. The 99 Cents Only Stores stock produce that is high-quality, fresh, and sometimes even organic. They have brand-name groceries, too. And each item costs...99 cents.
You never know what you'll find and you can't count on buying the same thing two days in a row. But if you're an opportunistic food shopper, you can do very well at the 99 Cents Only Stores. I've found that the best time to go is around 10am - they've put out the day's stock but it isn't heavily picked over yet.
Here's what I bought on one trip this week - I think you'll be impressed. Next time you see a 99 Cents Only Store, stop in and see what's they've got.
|Persian cucumbers (2 packages)|
|Sliced Baby Bella mushrooms (4 packages)|
|Sicilian sea salt - coarse and fine|
|Organic spinach - 1 pound for 99 cents! (2 packages)|
|Precooked brown rice (4 packages)|
|Brown sugar (3 packages)|
|White and orange cauliflower|
|Coconut milk (4 cans)|
|2-pound bags of all-purpose flour - this mill usually sells wholesale (I looked them up) (3 packages)|
|Cactus tortillas - I love these for quesadillas (2 packages)|
|Beautiful heads of crunchy romaine (2 packages)|
|Limes (1 bag)|
|Three kinds of melon|
|Whole wheat pasta (4 bags)|