Chef John Foster: $15,000/year on groceries? Not in my household, and here’s how we do it
What do you spend on groceries in a week? On people food, dry goods, pet food and those pesky miscellaneous items that add up to a sizeable chunk of your bill and yet seem to be gone so quickly?
Are you a Wal-Mart shopper, Krogerite, Co-op “hippie”? Do you frequent stores on a once-a-week basis or stock up once a month at the big box stores, wedging items into every nook and cranny in your house? Or do you take trips to the store on a more frequent clip, buying only what you need for that day and perhaps into the next?
Whichever method you use, at whatever stores happen to be your favorites, you will end up spending between $60 and $70 a person per week, according to experts. That means my family of four will be dropping around $240 to $280 a week – a jaw-dropping amount, if it’s correct.