Just moved to the Gold Coast and want to know where you are going to get the best bang for you buck when it comes to finding the cheapest Gold Coast grocery stores.
It is always quite equal between a few of the major Gold Coast grocery stores, from the likes of Woolworths and Coles. However quite often you can pick up bargains and fresher food from the local Gold Coast grocery stores like IGA, Foodworks and some of the other smaller independent Gold Coast grocery stores nearby you. Or even still, most butchers, along with fruit and vegetable stores offer cheap deals and generally always have nicer quality meat, fruit and vegetables.
What I always suggest though, is to head on down to do your first big shop at either the closest Coles or Woolworths. Coles and Woolworths are competitors and are the two larger grocery chains in Australia that stock just about everything. From meat, vegetables, frozen meals, cereals, breads, cooking ingredients, milk, cheese, household equipment and even some apparel (underwear and etc.).
I find however that both Coles and Woolworths are quite similar, although Woolworths is usually better laid out and often a lot cleaner. But that is a little bit of personal preference, if you will.
Once you have done an initial major shop at either Coles or Woolworths, next time you need to pick something up. Head to an Aldi, IGA or one of the separate local Gold Coast grocery stores, where often you can pick up a bargain on a few selective items, especially in Aldi!
One thing though about Aldi though is, they don’t stock everything you need. Which means you may need to go to another Gold Coast grocery store afterwards to pick up what you could not get at Aldi.
Or to ensure you are getting healthy and nutritious foods. Check out Flannery’s, an organic supermarket in Miami. It may be a little overpriced, but you are certain to get quality products.
When it comes to meat and vegetables, the Gold Coast grocery stores are not the best places to get quality product. So I would advise against the grocery stores, especially the larger chains such as Coles and Woolworths. Instead keep your eye out for a good local butcher and also a decent fruit and vegetable shop.
But there you go, when it comes to finding the best Gold Coast grocery stores, like anything it takes a few visits before you can really determine where you are going to get great quality food for the cheapest possible price.
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