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Where should I buy groceries?

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Sep 30, 2015
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Toronto, ON

Where should I buy groceries?

Hey everyone,

Just moved to Toronto with my finance. Where should I go for my groceries to get the best bang for my buck?
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Oct 2, 2014
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Costco, Loblaw, Superstore, Walmart, neighborhood grocery store
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Think of the Childre…
No Frills, Freshco are cheap.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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inkjoy wrote: Costco, Loblaw, Superstore, Walmart, neighborhood grocery store
Except for Loblaws since they don't exist in the West and Walmart which I avoid like the plague this is my order.
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Take all the grocery flyers and go pricematching at No Frills.
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Becks wrote: Take all the grocery flyers and go pricematching at No Frills.
Agreed.... That's what I do too.
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Sep 21, 2015
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inkjoy wrote: Costco, Loblaw, Superstore, Walmart, neighborhood grocery store
Loblaws cheap? What????
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death_hawk wrote: Except for Loblaws since they don't exist in the West and Walmart which I avoid like the plague this is my order.
in the West, Your Independent Grocer is the same as Loblaws. Both are part of the Loblaws company of stores. YIG is in all provinces and 2 territories. None in Nunavut.
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SaugaDealz wrote: Loblaws cheap? What????
I have found deals at Loblaws, Sobeys and Metro.
At Loblaws, tonight, whole deli barbeque chicken = $5.xx; fully cooked breaded halibut filet $3; large container of scalloped potatoes = $3
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coupondiva2012 wrote: in the West, Your Independent Grocer is the same as Loblaws. Both are part of the Loblaws company of stores. YIG is in all provinces and 2 territories. None in Nunavut.
YIG is somewhere between Superstore and No Frills in terms of price and quality. Loblaws is supposed to be above Superstore in quality and price.
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Looking at flyers YIG, loblaw and zher are all the same deals
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Sapphire852 wrote: Hey everyone,

Just moved to Toronto with my finance. Where should I go for my groceries to get the best bang for my buck?
Meats, Cheeses, Fruits/Veg (Bulk) -> Costco
Fruits and Vegetables (Non-Bulk) -> Loblaws / RCSS
Everything Else -> No Frills
- casual gastronomist -
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Toronto //

No frills
Freshco

Those are the best discount grocery stores.
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Grab a PC Financial Elite Mastercard so you get 3% back then shop at NoFrills + Superstore/Loblaws.
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May 23, 2013
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Toronto
If you don't want to bother price-matching/flyer searching and want the cheapest grocery store, I recommend Food Basics. Hands down the cheapest grocery store in the city, they don't price match like other grocery stores but everything seems to be on sale all the time anyways.
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I got to Costco for most of my groceries.
Farm Boy for fruits and veggies.
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Dec 11, 2008
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in QC... I only do my groceries at Maxi. Super C is also a good alternative, but since I use PC Points (which gives me an average of $20 savings per month) I shop at Maxi and pricematch if I find stuff cheaper elsewhere.
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Nov 15, 2008
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Meat/poultry, Zehrs/Loblaws

Produce, discount grocer like No Frills, Food Basics, Freshco

Stuff in a box or can, hard discount grocer like Frescho - they are the lowest of the discounters.
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Jul 22, 2013
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Chinese stores like t&t, foody mart are pretty good. Lots of non Chinese people seen all the time. I feel they have the most fresh meat and seafood due to high volume , and all the Asian stuff obviously. Not all take credit card though.

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