The Cost of Cleaning Out Your Refrigerator Prior to Moving

I want to put off the inevitable $25-per-day takeout hole for as long as possible—but I’ve still spent roughly $25 on dinner in the past three days, and I have six days left to go.

Please Stop Yelling At Me About GMOs

All that hellfire and brimstone people have been preaching about GMOs for years now? Might simply be stuff and nonsense.

Your Tote Bag and Your Grocery Basket

People who bring tote bags with them to the grocery store are more likely to buy junk food, apparently.

When Buying in Bulk Results in Waste

Holthaus argues that the easiest way to help cut down on waste is to avoid buying so many perishable items in bulk by buying fewer items and shopping more frequently.

What We’re Reading: Whole Foods Cheats; Dream House Demands Sacrifice; & More

Behind the earnest, do-gooder veneer of Whole Foods is the leer of a scoundrel.

On Buying Food at the 99 Cents Store

I recently started shopping for food at the 99 Cents Store in my neighborhood. It’s not as depressing as it sounds. I mean sure, the place certainly looks depressing from the outside. It’s got this garish blue and yellow paint, there are always people loitering around outside muttering to themselves, and there’s a security guard posted up at the entrance to make sure people don’t steal any more shopping carts.

Grocery Shopping Never Ends

Remember how I went grocery shopping last week and said “but it doesn’t feel like I bought any food?” Well, I was right on that count.

It’s Time to Go Grocery Shopping Again

I came back from my shopping experience thinking “well, I got everything on the list, but I feel like I hardly bought any food.”

Examining My Grocery Spending

How Writing This Column Helped Make Me Rethink My Grocery Spending

A couple of weeks ago, I opened a letter from my mom to find a $10 Trader Joe’s gift card nestled inside. I was touched, grateful, and excited about the possibilities—the same way I would have reacted to an Anthropologie or Sephora gift card in the past. In my mom’s note, she wrote, “Buy something decadent.” I’d been good-naturedly complaining about the amount of oatmeal I’d been eating.