Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Anatomy of a Food Shopping Trip: Grocery Outlet

grocery outlet

Something fun during the Farmer's Market (except People's small weekly market) off season - an excursion to Grocery Outlet (opening soon in the Hollywood area) with the Shiz this past weekend, spent $18ish:

Reynolds Foil Extra Large Baking cups 50 cents
Santa Cruz Organic Raspberry Applesauce $1.29
Soy Delicious Fruit Sweetened Pints - 2 @ $1.49 each (one raspberry, one chocolate almond)
Wildwood Vanilla Soy Yogurt 99 cents
Lightlife Meatballs - 2 @ $1.49 each*
Terra Strips and Blues BBQ chips $1.99
Silk Mocha 99 cents
Kashi Go Lean Crunch $1.79
Flax & Fiber Crunch $1.99
Organic Eggless Egg Noodles 99 cents

I usually go to Trader Joe's and Limbo a couple times a month in the winter, but I was a sucker for the novelty items. The meatballs, by the way...suck. Thomas and I both did not like them. We'll see who I can pawn them off on! I am most excited about the cheap yogurt and applesauce, especially since becoming a big Wildwood fan at the PPK Gathering.

Anywhoo, here's a classic dinner meal from week...

Grilled Italian tofu, cremini mushrooms, baby spinach and chickpeas sprinkled with nutritional yeast and sea salt.
dinnah

23 comments:

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I am going back to Grocery Outlet to scour the frozens now! I only find Silk soy milk & Sunspire chocolate chips when I go!

Tami said...

I would love to have that for dinner.

Great score at the grocery store!

robiewankenobie said...

i wish. good groceries are tragically expensive in kentucky. plus? my boys are trying to eat me out of house and home. *sigh*

Courtney said...

Those prices are amazing! I wish we had the grocery outlet in the Midwest!

Courtney

Taylor said...

I eat Kashi Go Lean every morning - love the high fiber and protein!

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

i'm jealous

selina said...

ummmm.... that looks like a really good dinner. emphasis on really, really good. i dont even know where to begin to tell you how good it looks. when can i come over for dinner? :o)

anja said...

Do you know if Grocery Outlet is going into that building that they're working on by the Wamu? Someone told us it was going to be a Whole Foods. Hmm..

anja louise verdugo said...

Oh, I just looked it up, it's going in the Value Village spot. I didn't even realize they were closing/had closed.

VeganFabulous said...

I had no idea the Grocery Outlet had good stuff! Cool!

Paula said...

that is a serious score!

Ashasarala said...

Mushrooms and grilled tofu look amazing. Me want!

a-k said...

excellent on the grocery outlet purchases... jealousy!
moreso, though, is that your dinner looks totally amazing! you never fail to make the most appetizing meals.

Alison Nicole said...

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Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

ya know, I love tofu just as much as the next veg...but yours always looks stellar. i'm drooling over here!

Cakespy said...

Looks like a yum meal. I am a sucker for those Santa Cruz jars o' fruit. Got hooked on them when I had my wisdom teeth out!

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

your dinner photo is simply fabulous! and nice grocery run - is the flax & fiber cereal?

xgreyoutx said...

The grilled tofu looks unbelievable! Is that recipe from somewhere specific, or one of your own making??

Carrie™ said...

I can't believe those prices! Go Lean here is at least $4-$5 a box and the ice cream...$5 easy. Italian grilled tofu looks amazing!

Jennifer said...

You are sure lucky to live in Portland! The stuff you have pictured from the Grocery Outlet is much costlier where I live than where you do apparently. I would have been looking at close to $30 for all that stuff.

Oh, and your Grilled Italian Tofu looks amazing.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Vicki - yes the flax and fiber is a cereal : )


xgreyoutx - The tofu is marinaded based on the recipe in Vegan with a Vengeance and also in Veganomicon. It's basically garlic, dried herbs, olive oil, tamari/braggs/soy sauce, lemon juice, wine and balsamic vinegar. I grilled it on my cast iron grill.

K.E.N. said...

hehe...the shiz....
anyways, yeah, y'all should definitely check out your local Grocery Outlet (check their website to see if there's one near you, on my trip to the Redwoods i wanted so badly to stop at the Grocery Outlets i went past...but, alas, my friends aren't as excited about grocery outlets as i am).....

Christine said...

I am jealous of those prices! The only store by me that carries all that stuff is Whole Foods... sigh. And I hate all Lightlife stuff, it's just icky. I'm not big on the fake meats, but the only stuff I will eat is the Nate's vegan meatballs (TJ's sells them under their own brand). Even my omni bf eats them, they're that good! And I too am lamenting that I can't find the Vitasoy chocolate peppermint... all that's left on the shelves is the holly nog =P