A recent transplant from Palo Alto wondered aloud: where are the best places to buy groceries in Castro Valley?
So I asked for tips on our Patch Facebook page. Here are excerpts from that discussion. Please add your suggestions below.
Rachel Bradley-Gomez laments that there's nothing even remotely resembling Sigona's Market of Palo Alto in Castro Valley. She says the best option for meat and poultry would be the tiny independent market, on Redwood Road. Her preference for fruit and produce are the farmer's markets in Hayward (Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm; location and details) and San Leandro (Wednesdays 4 pm to 8 pm; location and details).
Tami Blackley-Paiz gets her groceries delivered by (sounds easy; have you tried?).
Catalina Garcia-Quick checks the circulars each week to find bargains at Safeway or . For veggies, she swears by the produce market on B street (just across the Hayward line about 2 blocks from Vals heading towards Foothill.) "Twenty dollars will get you bags and bags of everything."
For dry goods/cleaning supplies her choice is Target (Dublin/San Ramon/ or San Leandro if you're brave).
For meat, she like for butcher items like steak or specialty cuts and Costco for the staples like hamburger/chicken.
As a result: "I've shaved about $200 off my grocery bill each month buying for a family of 4. (Including travel costs)."
Felicia Hsieh likes the Ranch 99 Market in Dublin.
Charmaine Wilcox Tilly swears by .
Here is where you can read the entire Facebook discussion.
Can you add to the list of grocery shopping tips?