Sunday, November 9, 2008

Grocery Outlet is the shiznit!


Oh man, if you have one anywhere near you and you haven't been yet - get your ass there, stat! I saw mention of one in the Hollywood district that I didn't know existed on VeganShizzle's blog, so I got my girlfriend to drive me over there this morning. The stuff they have changes frequently, so you can't count on anything sticking around, but it will always be an adventure in cheapness! Sadly, there was no Wildwood garlic aioli, but I did score all kinds of other amazing deals. They had LOTS of good quality wine for $4-6, and Stephanie even got a crazy 4 bottles worth boxed shiraz for $2.99! I went a little nuts on Tasty Bite style Indian meals (I bought 7), but omg they were only $.99 and they had 5 different vegan varieties! Take that, Trader Joe's! Some other highlights: $.99 spiced tofu, ginormous organic peanut butter for $2.99, Health Valley to-go soups with those funny plastic tops for $.99, 32 oz. Naked Mighty Mango for $1.99 (I usually pay $2.99 for the dinky one!), raspberry Tropical Source bar for $.50... the list goes on and on! At the end of your receipt, it tells you how much you saved by shopping there, and mine was $62.54, after spending $63.51. Booyah!

As if that wasn't enough to make my Sunday totally awesome, we had breakfast at Sweetpea first! It was McBrunch day, so there were hashbrowns, apple turnovers, tofu McMuffins, McMuffins with pancakes instead of english muffins, and some kale for us iron-deficient vegans (ha!). The idea of a McMuffin scares the shit out of me, so I ate my pancakes like a normal person with syrup, and my tofu and seitan on the side. (I still love you, weirdos!) I seriously cannot believe I got to eat so much for $10. Portland love!!!

The first brunch serving, after I wolfed down my kale...

Seconds. I totally ate it all!!!

11 comments:

jessy said...
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jessy said...

oh man - i wish i lived in Portland! the grocery outlet sounds awesome - what great deals! wow! and the brunch at Sweetpea has me drooling (and jealousface)! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

what a fantastical sunday, indeed!

Katy said...

I need to come to Portland for brunch! Yummo!

Jen said...

i love happy grocery shopping stories.

Bianca said...

Aw, vegan McMuffins are the bestest! Of course I've never had one from Sweetpea, but my friend Steph makes them and I could eat like 5!

Oh and cheap groceries are the best too...especially cheap wine! And 99 cent Tasty Bite, get out of here! That shit is like $4 at Whole Foods here. I'm totally jealous.

allularpunk said...

i wanna move to portland right. NOW.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

What an awesome day! It was totally Karla who introduced me to Grocery Outlet too - she used to kidnap me and take me to the one in Milwaukie before the Hollywood existed.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I love Grocery Outlet!

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River said...

I'm so jealous! I'm sick of our ridiculously high grocery prices!!

tofufreak said...

lucky! brunch for $10 at Sweetpea sounds awesome :D