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Oakland 99 Cents Only Store, 1440 7th St., directly across from West Oakland BART

zippo | Feb 1, 200803:01 PM

This store has been open about 2 weeks and it's the first one of the chain that I've visited in N. Calif. and compared to some of their other sites, is much smaller. The checkout counters are also smaller and may have been the reason that the cashier mixed together some of the items from different shoppers. Didn't see any beer or wine.

Some finds:
1. Coca-Cola from Mexico, 500 ml non-returnable bottle, 59 cents each. Paper label says made with sugar and no listing for any type of fructose. Dated '29 ENE 08 (Jan 29, '08?);

2. Smart Balance Milk, 1/2 gallon carton. 99 ents each. Got Lactose-Free Skim Milk and 1% Lowfat Chocolate Milk. Fortified with Omega-3 from flaxseed and fish oil. Also Vitamin E. Dated Feb18 (Lactose-Free) and Feb 2 (Choc Milk);

3. Tio Jorge Platano Maduro (Frozen Baked Ripe Plantains), 11 oz. carton, 99 cents. From Honduras. 100% Natural. No additional ingredients.

There is a decent selection of canned goods, candies and spices, some of which are also seen at Grocery Outlet at about the same prices.

Grabbed lunch to go at the pupuseria about a half block to the west on 7th Street. Forget the name but I think that rworange has written about it. Two pupusas - a squash blossom (laroco) & cheese, zucchini & beans along with a cumin-spiced cole slaw (curtido) plus salsa. $4 plus tax.

Crossed 7th Street, jumped back on BART, got home in time to eat the pupusas while still warm and washed them down with a Mexican Coke.

99 Cents Only
1440 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

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