I moved to Minneapolis a year ago, and while I love love love it, one area I am really having a hard time adjusting to is the high price of groceries here (compared to Chicago). Paying .99 for a small bunch of cilantro is KILLING me when I'm used to buying 3 big bunches for the same price.
Granted, I was really spoiled in Chicago, living less than a mile from Caputos, a wonderful Italian produce market and deli. My husband regularly purchased imported proscuitto for 6.99/lb. and portabello mushrooms were a mere 2.99/lb., limes 15/$1, but I can't help but thinking there must be some hidden gems here in the cities I haven't discovered yet, beyond Kowalskis/Lunds/Rainbow/Cub. I would love if you would share your secret sources for inexpensive (yet good quality) groceries. Any produce markets I should explore? really good inexpensive ethnic markets? I am in SW Mpls, but willing to travel! any leads are appreciated!!