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ravenrose 03-19-2013 09:33 AM

New Store Find (for me)
In the northern San Francisco bay area we have "Dollar Tree" dollar stores, which have pretty mediocre offerings.

But this last weekend I went to a new "99 Cents Only" store. THEIR PRODUCE IS GREAT!

For either 99cents or 2/99cents, they have good examples of many of the vegetables we love, and in most cases a nice bagful, not just a single item. I was particularly pleased to get a package of those little Persian Cucumbers which are lovely but normally so pricey at the regular grocery stores. How about 4 red or yellow peppers for 99cents? at this time of year, that's great!

babycakez 03-19-2013 07:31 PM

Hey, I'm from the bay area too.. where is this store at? I must go!

Susan_C 03-19-2013 08:29 PM

I am a big fan of the 99 cents only store also. I live in the Bay Area town of Alameda, and I frequent the one in San Leandro. -It's at 699 Lewelling Blvd. It really does have amazing produce and lots of other fun items too.

MaryMary 03-19-2013 08:37 PM

Good deals!

pri17cess72 03-19-2013 10:09 PM

Bay Area girl here too! Will check it out! Thanks for the tip! :)

watcher513 03-20-2013 02:07 AM

Loved getting a good sized cauliflower for 99 cents!

Knittering 03-20-2013 07:51 AM

Wow -- a small cauliflower runs us $2.99 where I live. :eek:

watcher513 03-22-2013 04:39 PM

I know! I was shocked.

Phranquie 03-22-2013 05:26 PM

I did not know that store even had produce. Thanks for the tip, I will check them out.

debstin 03-23-2013 12:57 PM

When we lived in Vegas a few yrs ago, we use to go to the Amazing 99 Cent stores there and would find organic vegetables and berries(esp early morning) and sometimes you could find other organic products. I live in a very rural area now and none of that kind of shopping here.

peretroika 03-23-2013 01:09 PM


Originally Posted by Knittering (Post 16326159)
Wow -- a small cauliflower runs us $2.99 where I live. :eek:

Ugh, I was so happy to find it for 2.50 at Trader Joes- my local market sells them for 3.50 :eek:

I wish we had Dollar Tree around here! I always go when I visit family in Queens...I will check the produce next time! Thanks for the great tip!

Shrinkingviolet 03-23-2013 02:59 PM

Same here, we have a cheap chain of frozen food stores in UK called Iceland, and they do fruit and veg really cheap. Berries and cabbage and cauliflower, perfect :)

Maryposa 03-23-2013 07:16 PM

I love the 99 cents only stores too!! I like the bbq flavored pork rinds (surprisingly, not higher in carbs than the spicy ones! 1g carb per serving) and yes I get produce there, cheese, eggs, wylers light (similar to crystal light), even frozen shrimp!! The canned coconut milk i bought there tasted gross to me, but for 99cents, worth a try I think!

It's a shame, but it seems that the "wealthier" areas here in so cal don't even bother with these stores... yet that is where the good jobs are lol so while I am not wealthy, i hate commuting and rent a dinky studio apartment for $500 more a month than a much larger apartment 40 miles inland would be (where 99 cents only stores abound)!!! lol so whole foods ($$$$!!!!) is the closest grocery store! ... Without a 99 Cents Only store in sight... *sigh*

Maryposa 03-23-2013 07:23 PM

PS... tip... ask the Manager when they get their produce in... it's a certain day of the week (the one I used to go to was Tuesdays) and that's when it's freshest and most abundant some stuff, like broccoli and romaine lettuce, go really fast!!!

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