Friday, July 24, 2009

What $70 buys you in NYC

Got my groceries the other morning and as I unpacked all the bags onto my kitchen table, I was suddenly very sad. THIS is how much food $70 can buy you in Manhattan:

Not much, right? Pretty much just the bare essentials to get us through about 8-9 days at a time. It's a good thing we're both small people and light eaters!

Just in case you were wondering, there's a fruit and veggie stand on our corner, so that's why my grocery store purchases are light on the fresh stuff :)


  1. you could always buy generic! the food's usually just as tasty :)

  2. I buy generic whenever it doesn't taste yucky to me. I only buy name brand when I don't think there's a great substitute!

    The sugar, milk, teabags, cheese and cream are all America's Choice, the generic brand! :)

  3. Have you tried buying bulk non-perishables off of Amazon? Usually it's cheaper, and the shipping is free if you get it from

  4. That's a cool idea, Ellie. I hadn't thought of trying that! I'll definitely check it out -- thanks!