Franci, a reader who recently moved to NYC from New Zealand, sent me this question and since I’ve never grocery shopped in NYC, I thought I’d throw the question out to you, my readers!
Does anyone have any tips on shopping in NYC? Food here in NYC is excessively expensive. I’m freshly out of New Zealand and finding shopping frugally here a real challenge. Not to mention the fact that we have to go to the supermarket a few times a week as we walk everywhere (unlike at home where we had a car). If we want to do a big shop we have to take a taxi home or hire a zipcar, otherwise we just use our wire cart and walk, so buying in bulk is rarely an option.
I’ve only ever been to NYC a handful of times, and I’ve certainly never been grocery shopping in the Big Apple! But, I’m sure some of you have, and maybe those of you who live in other urban areas will some ideas for Franci.