In these tough economic times, it is likely that many places that you probably thought you would always be able to get food from will be completely empty. Many grocers and large restaurants are going to have a lot less food on hand than normal and you might have to settle for ramen noodles instead of that delicious steak on the grill, you have been dying to try. But, even when that happens, you still have options. In times of emergency, grocery stores will often be packed to the max with goods and you might have to settle for ramen noodles or maybe frozen entrees that your favorite restaurant was out of.
But, there are still lots of other places that you can buy food even when supplies are severely limited. That s why this quick list of places that you might have overlooked to buy food from includes refrigerated sections in many grocery stories, discount warehouse clubs and even online websites. It might surprise you to learn that some places like Trader Joe’s and Family Stop sell frozen and refrigerated items as well as fresh food, as long as you know where to look and when.
If you have some extra money and time, you can always try your hand at preparing meals at home. Many families these days eat pre-packaged foods because they are often very inexpensive and very easy to prepare. And if you are truly ambitious, cooking or buying pre-packaged foods at home is an excellent idea. But, if you have never cooked at home before, you might want to start out with some frozen food from your local supermarket. Many major grocery stores these days are putting out a lot of frozen produce and even some fresh fruits and vegetables if they are available. You will find that frozen fruits and vegetables are usually quite cheap and some of them are even free, if you look for them.