For the most part, I am seeing more interesting finds at Grocery Outlet. There is more organic produce (apples, pears, dried apricots) at good prices, lots of coconut-based products (milk substitutes, mayonnaise), what I call exotics (spirulina, chia seeds), Bragg sauces, (vinaigrette, soy-amino). A few months ago saw Rizzoli anchovies from the Cantabrian Sea near Spain which were regularly $5 in Rockridge but GO had them for about $.50 each because they were up against the “Best by” date. I bought almost 100 tins.
Several stores had San Miguel Dark beer in a 12x11.2 oz. carton for $10. The wines are an adventure and am educating my palate by picking up bottles almost at random and then comparing my notes to those online. A passable carton of light beer with 24x12 oz. cans was $4. Organic soups in tetrapaks are solid and convenient.
My routine is to hit the Oakland GO on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday mornings of the month for the 10% senior discount, the larger GO in the City of Richmond (San Pablo Ave and MacDonald) maybe once a week, and every once in a while a voyage to the SF store on Geary at 28th Ave where I have had some good luck on gourmet items (Rizzoli anchovies) which were no longer available at the other stores.
Maybe I’ll hit the stores again and do a survey for a new 2018 GO thread.