We’ve heard complaints about the situation out in Bushwick — bugs, grime, train follies, the fact that no one in the media can talk about it without mentioning the words “loft” or “desolate.” But there’s also the food desert problem: some grumble about the trouble finding decent, affordable groceries that don’t involve a ride to Union Square. Enter blog buddies BushwickBK who are back with their latest Supermarket Sweep comparing prices on basics (milk, eggs, beans) at 33 stores in the area. They determined Ridgewood (technically Queens) is the cheapest nabe, followed by South Bushwick. But which store is best? Head over to BushwickBK to find out, and see a map and full list of research!
Their price down by neighborhood for a gallon of milk, a loaf of bread, a carton of one dozen eggs, a pound of bananas, and a 15.5oz can of pinto or black beans.
Average food basket prices
E Williamsburg (above Flushing): $10.08
N Bushwick (Flushing to Myrtle) $9.15
S Bushwick (below Myrtle) $8.60
The Supermarket Sweep also has data from 2009 and 2008 so you can compare inflation in the hood.
What’s your go-to place for groceries in Bushwick, and why?