Shopping for produce in your regular grocery store can raise your grocery bill significantly. If you live anywhere near the eastern San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles (North Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, Van Nuys, Sunland, Tujunga, to name a few nearby towns), you will want to check out Sunland Produce. Famous for its bargain prices and great offerings, it's like a neighborhood farmer's market, enclosed in a humble, no frills grocery store. Even though it's an extra store to stop by to pick up your produce, the prices are so astonishingly low, and the selection so wonderful, that you'll find yourself making the trip often.
How to Buy Cheap Produce in Sunland, California
Stop by Sunland Produce. The store is located on the corner of Glenoaks and Sunland Boulevards in Sun Valley. Just east of North Hollywood (straight down Vineland) and seven minutes north from Burbank Airport. 8840 Glenoaks Blvd, Sun Valley, CA 91352.
Shop during the week, especially weekday mornings, for less crowds. They are open from 8:30 to 6.
Look for specials on fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, corn, spinach, green beans and broccoli. You can usually find a basket of raspberries for less than dollar compared to $3 and more in grocery stores! Cantaloupe is three pounds for a dollar, while in stores it's generally a dollar a pound. You will save significantly like that, throughout the produce area. Fresh meats and homemade hummus are also popular at Sunland Produce.
Avoid the impulse to buy the rest of your groceries at Sunland, since their dry goods aren't discounted like most dry goods are in regular stores. You'll spend too much if you shop for your regular groceries. Just stick to the fruit, veggies and meats area.
Stick to going on early morning hours if you have to go on the weekend. Much of the very fresh or seasonal produce will sell out quickly.