Well, being a duo is not always going on crazy adventures, romantic picnics or surfing on the verge of danger. Sometimes you just need to hand the capes up and go grocery shopping.
We are lucky enough to live in a “granola” and multicultural neighborhood where we can find many little grocery stores carrying weird, off the map, but oh-so-delicious products. However, we wanted to try out shopping vegan at a regular grocery store to see
a) if it could be done
b) how much it would cost us
So that’s why we embarked on this odyssey last Sunday afternoon and went to our local Provigo. We bought
a bunch a ton of fresh vegetables and fruits (some local) from carrots to broccoli, without forgetting the kale and orange bell peppers. We also found interesting fruits like dragon fruits on sale, local apples, avocados and grapes. This formed the bulk of our grocery.
To avoid being tempted by animal food, keep your grocery shopping to the outsides aisles of the shop. It is here you will find all the produces to keep you healthy!
We grabbed a couple of quinoa and kamut bread loaves (yes, they do have yummy gluten free vegan breads at Provigo). We then moved on to the heavy stuff and bought some tahini, hummus, tofurky and cans of beans (all shapes and color).
We got through with a 185$ bill, which is super expensive and kind of a cut-throat.
Our most expensive items were
– tahini 7$
– Tofurky 6$
– Hummus 5$
– Grapes 7$/kg
– Bell peppers 8.80$/kg
Our least expensive items were
– Canned beans 1.30$
– Zucchinis 3.30$/kg
– Broccoli 2$ the bunch
– Lettuce 1.25$ each
– Bananas 2$ the bunch
Hopefully our next grocery is going to be less expensive. Today being Thursday, we have eaten all the tofurky, some of the beans, most of the peppers, almost all the apples. Be will probably have to go back grocery shopping during the week-end, but we still have plenty of food.
What are some of you tricks to keep your grocery shopping cheap?