As the price of living sky-rockets, even basic food items are becoming increasingly expensive. Therefore it can make a huge difference to our weekly budget if we're aware of the best places to go to purchase our groceries and other necessities. Sometimes import shops are great places for a bargain, while other people swear by their local market or grocery store.
From your experience, where are the best spots in Perth to buy cheap groceries? Are they open all week, or just periodically? Do they sell fresh produce or just dried? What else do they sell, and is the quality good?
I tend to break my shopping up into a few sections now. There is a great Fruit and Veg store in Benara that sells great quality for a really good price. Then I purchase some meats from Meat Lovers Paradise and purchase the rest from a grocery store. Sometimes the Spud Shed has great prices but not all the time!
The cheapest I know of is in Coventrys -for fruit and vegetables. However, and it is a big however, I would not buy there -they wilt almost before you get them home and I would far rather pay double, which I do and know they are fresh and last for a week.
I feel you get what you pay for.
They do have an Asian supermarket as well and this is huge -they carry all sorts of things and not just Asian and are very cheap -well worth looking at as is very interesting.
The Kakulus Grocery stores are always well worth checking out. You can buy dry goods in bulk, which saves a small fortune, and there are also other imported grocery items which are very cheap. Go to their website to find the addresses for their three stores. I've also found some great bargains at various Asian import stores around the city.