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    Default Cheapest sources of food on Oahu?

    My first instinct says that Walmart/Sam's Club will be where I can get the cheapest food.

    But I wonder... are there any little local shops that are also quite cheap?

    I'm not really interested in places to eat out (unless you know of places that rival the prices of food-in-bulk... maybe a buffet or something?), but rather supermarkets.

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Cheapest sources of food...?

    Not the answer you're looking for, but I remember once seeing this skinny guy buy 6 containers of wheatgerm from Star Market. He was wearing a YMCA shirt.

    This article on Intentional Communities was in the Honolulu Advertiser a few weeks back. I guess they pool their money, so they can buy food in bulk. I don't think we have any of these in Hawaii. Then again they probably don't advertise on TV or take out full page spreads.
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    Default Re: Cheapest sources of food...?

    Check out Chinatown. Also, our local farmers markets.

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    Default Re: Cheapest sources of food...?

    The Walmart here (at least the one in Honolulu) isn't like the Walmart on the mainland. No produce section or anything like that. I wouldn't buy groceries there simply because of the lack of selection. There's also Costco.

    I used to go to Safeway supermarket when it was the closest to me. Of the three groceries nearby (Times, Foodland and Safeway) it seemed like Safeway had the best prices. There's also Star Markets, which I never went to because it wasn't nearby.

    Since I moved to Waikiki, I shop at Don Quijote, which has good prices but they don't put out a weekly mailer like the other groceries do, and they're definitely skewed more toward Asian food.

    Definitely recommend Chinatown for produce.

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    Default Re: Cheapest sources of food...?

    Yea I did notice that the Walmart food section was somewhat lacking in diversity.

    I will check out these other supermarkets and the farmer's markets.

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Cheapest sources of food?

    I suspect the reason for the lack of diversity is because of Sam's Club.

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    I would opt for Chinatown, Sams, and Don Quixote(just for the experience, lol).
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    Default Re: Cheapest sources of food?

    oh yah definitely take trip to Don Quixote. It's like an Asian Walmart. I usually have a good time when I go

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    Default Re: Cheapest sources of food?

    Does that grocery outlet place still exist? I think it was on Dillingham by the
    satellite city hall. Hamada store used to have good deals but they're gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leashlaws View Post
    Does that grocery outlet place still exist? I think it was on Dillingham by the
    satellite city hall. Hamada store used to have good deals but they're gone.
    http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showthr...cery+outlet%22

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    Default Re: Cheapest sources of food?

    Thanks - I don't frequent the area so I wouldn't have known, just had it in
    the back of my mind. Oh well.

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