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Beth McFadden4 years ago

Great ways to cut that grocery bill in half!

Finding the perfect balance between eating out and saving money can be difficult. More and more people are now opting to cook at home, only to find that their grocery bills are just as expensive as splurging on that fantastic Italian restaurant down the road. We've collated some great tips to save money on your groceries, so you don't have to feel guilty about treating yourself to a restaurant meal every now and again. Looking for a great Coffs Harbour restaurant where you can splurge that saved cash? Read on for our tips!

Buy in bulk


Buying food in bulk can save you tonnes of cash. This generally works well for non-perishable items such as canned veggies and sauces, but it can also be a huge benefit when buying items such as meat or bread, which can be frozen.

Plan your meals


By planning the meals you intend to cook, you won’t spend money on unnecessary items. Write down your weekly menu and make a list of all the ingredients needed for those meals. You’ll find you leave the grocery store with far less than usual!

Buy when things are on sale


Similar to buying things in bulk, if you stock up on non-perishable or freezable items when they’re on sale, you’ll save yourself a bunch!

Skip on meat


By cutting down on the amount of meat you eat, you can save a huge amount of money on groceries. Meat is often the most expensive part of any grocery bill, and can be easily substituted with other protein-packed foods such as beans and lentils.

Grow your own herbs


If you’ve ever tried to make a meal from a recipe book, you’ll notice that most of them contain a huge amount of fresh herbs and spices. Buying fresh herbs from the grocery store can really put a hole in your pocket, so why not save that money and make your own herb garden instead?

Freeze meals


Reducing waste is a great way to save money. Think of all those dollars that end up in the bin because you’ve let something go past its use-by date! If you’re worried that things are going to go off, or you know you don’t have a lot of time to cook over the next week, cook your meals ahead of time and then freeze them.

Don’t shop on an empty stomach


An age-old adage, it’s true that shopping on an empty stomach is guaranteed to make that grocery bill skyrocket. Have a snack before you leave the house so you’re not tempted to pick up an extra 10 items while walking the aisles.

Now you’ve saved those precious dollars on your everyday meals, it’s time to treat yourself! Check out these fantastic Coffs Harbour restaurants for a delicious meal.

Taste Restaurant

Specialising in modern Australian cuisine and fine dining, a trip to Taste Restaurant will definitely leave you satisfied! With plenty of mouthwatering meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, your money will be well spent on the fine food at this top-quality Sawtell venue. We recommend you try anything off the delicious seasonal menu, packed with fresh local produce and cooked to perfect. Book your table today!
Address: 11 First Avenue, Sawtell NSW 2452

Happy Duck Chinese Restaurant

If you want a quality Chinese meal that will really tickle the tastebuds, visit Happy Duck Chinese Restaurant. Serving up traditional and modern Chinese dishes, all flavours are highly aromatic and affordable. Take a seat in the cosy restaurant or order your food to takeaway—why not try some traditional Peking duck, or visit for yum cha to take a variety of dishes? Make sure to call ahead and reserve yourself a table so you don’t miss out on this local gem.
Address: 7 Vernon Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450


What do you love to spend your hard-earned money on? Let us know your favourite Coffs restaurant to splurge on below!