Notifications
Clear all

Yestarday's Post About Food Prices

Page 2 / 2
 
Finatic
(@Finatic)
Advanced Member

You guys are awesome. This gives me a great idea as to what to expect for food. I know that some specialty items I like as an almost vegan will be more expensive. And as I have done it before (when I lived in CA) I know the time/gas cost of driving around to multiple places is sometimes worth it, sometimes not. I like the idea of checking out the CSAs. I'm deciding between STT and STX and just won't know until we come to visit. Planning that trip now. From the descriptions here I already know that there will be things I like about both places so it will have to be my gut that makes the choice when I get there. Sounds like I will just spend some time figuring out where best to buy food when I get there, I deal with it here too on a different level. Before I moved to South Tampa and was living in the suburbs I bought almost all my food at super Walmart. Here I have one right down the street but they don't have half of the things I like to buy so I've had to adjust. There is a little farmer's market nearby that has great prices but produce is hit or miss. It will be part of the adventure.

When we were vegan a few years ago we found the lack of variety to be a challenge in addition to the food costs. The options stateside for vegans are more plentiful. We have since gone back to being omnivores. For 2 people we average what seems to be most common of $800 a month.

ReplyQuote
Posted : December 19, 2015 6:10 pm
AandA2VI
(@AandA2VI)
Trusted Member

I eat paleo now and all organic and local meats. A few exceptions. We spend about $500 a month for two for good healthy food.

ReplyQuote
Posted : December 19, 2015 7:09 pm
OldTart
(@the-oldtart)
Expert

Maybe I'm way out there somewhere but $800/month for food for two people leaves me gobsmacked.

ReplyQuote
Posted : December 19, 2015 9:58 pm
watruw8ing4
(@watruw8ing4)
Trusted Member

Maybe I'm way out there somewhere but $800/month for food for two people leaves me gobsmacked.

I don't think you're way out there. This thread got my husband and I talking and he did point out we know people who spend much less - because they have to - and still manage to be healthy. He's the main cook and grocery shopper, and reminded me that there's nearly always a splurge or two when he shops, mostly more expensive types of meat or fish. And sometimes a very good bottle of wine or liquor sneaks into the cart. He also mentioned that he picks up some non-food things at the grocery store, like cleaners, mosquito repellent, and TP, if we're close to running out. I forgot to take that into consideration when looking at our receipts.

ReplyQuote
Posted : December 20, 2015 10:17 am
Page 2 / 2
Close Menu