The Kitchn's Big List of Tips, Strategies, and Smart Ideas for Successful Grocery Shopping

The Kitchn's Big List of Tips, Strategies, and Smart Ideas for Successful Grocery Shopping

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Mar 20, 2015
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On the surface, grocery shopping seems straightforward: Go to the supermarket, find what you need, pay for it, and go home. But it's not always that simple. Questions of where to shop, what to buy, and how to keep it all on a budget loom large. Even popular stores like Trader Joe's can feel overwhelming — so many choices!

But we're here to help. From how to start a pantry staple price-tracking list and the best olive oil to buy at Trader Joe's, to the easiest way to comparison shop and how a food budget can help you get out of debt, The Kitchn's big list of grocery shopping tips and strategies will help you master the supermarket — we promise!

The Kitchn's Big List of Grocery Shopping Tips

  1. The Best Time of Day to Shop for Groceries
  2. My Top 10 Tips for Creating a Grocery Budget (and Sticking to It)
  3. 6 Unexpected Ways to Make Your Grocery Store Work for You
  4. 15 Money-Saving Ways to Outsmart Your Supermarket
  5. You Should Buy the Cheap, Generic Versions of These 25 Foods
  6. 8 Foods to Always Spend Money On
  7. These 7 Foods Show That Sometimes Storebought Is Better (Or at Least More Practical)
  8. 5 Essential Habits That Make Grocery Shopping Easier
  9. How To Start a Pantry Staple Price-Tracking List
  10. How a Food Budget Got Us out of Debt (and 4 Steps to Help You Create Your Own Budget)
  1. 4 Helpful Hints for Choosing Great Pasta at the Store
  2. 6 Ways to Maximize Your Trip to the Farmers Market
  3. Why I Made a Shopping List Template (Organized by My Trader Joe's Layout)
  4. 5 Things I Learned the First Time I Went to Trader Joe's
  5. 17 Favorite Trader Joe's Products That Our Readers Love
  6. Expert Tip: The Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Buy at Trader Joe's
  7. So, I Just Went to Wegmans for the First Time
  8. Are U-Pick Farms a Waste of Money? We Decided to Find Out
  9. The Easiest Way to Comparison Shop at the Grocery Store
  10. My Golden Rule for Grocery Shopping
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