Grocery Outlet 2020 [Bay Area]

The Rock Sake is really bad. Avoid.

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Is it thanks. I only saw it on the way out since it was stacked by the front door and not with the wine

Organic freeze pops at the East Hayward GO today. And we continue to get decent, name-brand spirits. I don’t get the huge amount of plant-based yogurts, though–we’re not Palo Alto or Berkeley. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Do you like the plant based yogurts at GO? I try to get the regular ones, but wonder about those made with e.g. almond milk.

I only eat regular yogurts. Once I got an oat-based Chobani by mistake and didn’t like it at all. I’m just always surprised at the proliferation of dairy-free yogurts, ice cream, etc. at my local GO.

Hi, sck -
The SO Delicious Organic Coconutmilk yogurt alternatives are very good and get them at several East Bay Grocery Outlet stores. I prefer the plain unsweetened version but the unsweetened and sweetened vanilla are usually available. If they have a batch that is close to the Best By date, the prices are very reasonable.

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The market is flooded with yogurt and people are sick of yogurt. There’s a massive overabundance. The only kind I can personally choke down is Fage with honey.

The yogurt market has become very segmented. A March 2020 article in Plant Based News claims that even though U.S. dairy yogurt sales declined by 1% in 2019, plant-based yogurt sales increased by 31% for the same period. Other egg and dairy products have also declined. What might be interesting would be to see if vegan-alternative product sales in general have markedly increased in light of COVID-19 with more people eating at home.

Alameda Grocery Outlet a few days ago. The deli and milk refrigerated sections at this GO are much better than the ones in Oakland with more variety and some real bargains on almost expiring items.


$2.99 - Hodo Tofu Veggie Burger Organic, 8 oz. (2-4 oz. patties). A tasty, chewy veggie burger, made in their North Oakland plant near the Emeryville border.

$1.49 - Green Valley Organic Cottage Cheese, 12 oz. made with milk from pasture-raised cows, 4% milkfat minimum, distributed by Redwood Hill Farm of Sebastopol, Best By Sept. 24, 20.

$1.99 - Lantana Cauliflower Hummus, 10 oz. made with white beans , cauliflower, tahini, topped with pickled carrots and red peppers.

$1.99 - Galibani Spicy Pepper Grilling Cheese, 8 oz. very similar to halloumi except that halloumi is mostly sheep’s and goats’ milk and is from Cyprus, the Galibani is made in the US.

$1.47 - SO Delicious Coconut Milk Original, 64. oz. very low price because it was only a few days before the expiry date.

$3.99 - Bubbie’s Spicy Sauerkraut 25 oz. jar. Product of Canada.

Organic/Gourmet shelf

99 cents - Elmhurst Oat Chai Spice Creamer 16 oz. made with oatmilk and hemp cream with chai flavoring.

$4.99 - Bragg Organic Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar 32 oz.

$6.99 - Cullen Creek Organic California Virgin First Press Olive Oil 25.36 oz. from California-grown Arbequina, Arbosana, and Koroneiki olives.

$2.99 - Erato Pitted Kalamata Olives 17.6 oz, jar from Greece.

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