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Old 01-16-2009, 12:52 PM
Location: Granville, NY
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I just moved from Michigan where I grew quite accustomed to shopping at Aldis. Their food was cheap but very good quality. Is there a comparable store to shop for cheap groceries in Austin? I live about 8 miles north of the downtown area on I-35
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:58 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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HEB, while not as cheap as it used to be, is still usually the best balance between price and quality (at least in my experience). I think Fiesta is cheaper, but I don't live near one and haven't been in one in a long time (not even sure where there is one other than downtown just off of I-35).

Of course, depending on what you are getting, there is Wal-mart and Target.
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:16 PM
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For produce and bulk items there is none cheaper than Sun Harvest (even cheaper than WALMART and a million times fresher). Target is great for other things but groceries it is by far the most expensive I've seen. HEB is good for all the standards as well as WALMART.
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:30 PM
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I went to Fiesta for produce after hearing great things about it. My experience was not good at all, so I have not gone back. I am always bargain shopping, too, so snobbery was not a factor.I have found for staples you cannot beat Wal-Mart's prices. The Super Wal-Mart on 35 is always clean and empty, which surprises me. It is not headache inducing to shop there. I will even get some meats there. I do not buy my produce there. I go to HEB.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:15 AM
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nothing like aldi's in austin. other posters comments were right on, but there is a second fiesta at I-35 and stassney and i get a better shopping experience there than at the one downtown. cheap produce, but nothing organic or local. i know you live north, but there is a new market opening in february on wm cannon at manchaca. www.sfmarkets.com. i visited their new location in dallas (plano) and was impressed with the selection and price. check our their sales flyer on the web site. welcome to austin. i moved here a couple years ago from pennsylvania and do miss some of the things from up there.
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