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Price Rite – An Unexpected Bargain

When you stop to think about your favorite grocery store in Buffalo, which one comes to mind? For me and my wife, there is not one particular grocery store that stands out, because we constantly go to different ones to find different items. Sometimes, we will visit four or five grocery stores in a week, just to find what we’re looking for. We’re also shoppers that like to save our money for a rainy day, which means that value is a consideration. We’re not coupon clippers, but we do appreciate low prices when we can find them.

A couple of days ago, my wife went out to grab a few grocery items at Price Rite, which is right at the end of our street. When she came home, she exclaimed that she could not believe that she only spent $18.99 on a small bag of groceries. I asked to see the receipt, because I was sure that they had missed something. “They didn’t miss anything,” she retorted. “I did the self checkout like I always do.”

The self checkout is one of the reasons that we like Price Rite. We also like the market because they charge customers for plastic bags. It just goes to show that plastic bags must be eliminated completely, because the vast majority of customers still pay for the plastic bags, when they could actually save money by purchasing a couple of canvas bags that would last for years. Price Rite also makes customers bag their own groceries, which I think is great! And for those in the know, there is a handy dandy hidden parking lot in the back of the market, with a driveway entrance off North Street. Best of all, despite what you might think about a bargain grocery store, they do have some excellent products for super reasonable prices. And their produce, for the most part, is pretty darn good!

Check out what we got for under $20:

  • Badia garlic powder – $2.99
  • Badia ground oregano – $.69
  • A giant head of organic cauliflower – $3.99
  • Package of 2 organic celery hearts – $2.99
  • A bunch of cilantro – $.89
  • 2 x avocado – $.89 each
  • 2 x Price Rite cottage cheese (best cottage cheese in the land) – $1.49 each
  • 2 x Philadelphia light cream cheese – $1.34 each

I was so impressed with the bounty, and the price of $18.99, that I decided that we would embark upon a new Buffalo Rising series, featuring all of the things that we love about the grocery stores that we frequent (inspired by my wife’s trip to Price Rite). As for this latest trip to Price Rite, any other grocery store run, picking up the same list of products, would have probably cost at least a third to a half more. Now, can you beat that?

Price Rite | Stuyvesant Plaza | 250 Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo, NY 14209

Written by queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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