--- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, cherilee@w... wrote:
> I don't know if this holds anywhere else but there's an
> Italian deli near me that sells basic produce cheaper than the
grocery store by me. <snip>The drawback is the prepared food
> and cheese is higher at the deli
> Cheri

It's the opposite here! I use our Italian Deli for a great price
break on cheese and coldcuts. For example, a lb of parm or romano at
our grocery stores is 4.99 to 7.99 a lb, even on sale it might go to
3.99. Our Italian Deli has it all the time for $2.99 a lb. Our
deli also does alot of sales where deli ham and turkey are buy a 1/2
lb, get one free, and the price is lower than the grocery store to
begin with.

Always worth checking out all the Mom&Pop places; it appear to vary
widely by region.

All the best,