Buying bread in bulk has been fabulous for the budget over the last couple years. Then I discovered bakery outlets and felt like I hit the jackpot of all things bread related. Portland and the surrounding area has a variety of bread outlet stores that offer discounted bread. Availability is hit and miss with these stores, but helps stretch the budget considerably.
Dave’s Healthy Bread Store offers a discount on their frozen selection when you purchase twelve or more loaves. I grab a dozen loaves every six weeks and keep them in the freezer. I unthaw the bread by placing it on the counter the night before and it is ready for sandwiches the next morning. This amazing bread runs around $4 at the grocery store. Check out the twelve loaves I picked up this week for around $21:
Franz Bakery Outlet carries a variety of products, including loaves of bread, buns, rolls and more. You can even tour the bakery in downtown Portland. Our family loves the smell of fresh baked bread every Sunday as we pass by the factory!
Oroweat Bakery Outlet carries bread, bagels, hamburger and hotdog buns, English muffins, rolls, donuts and more. Most items cost between $1 and $2, but now and then they significantly mark down products if they receive a surplus of items. Check out what Angela was able to find a couple months ago for only $2:
Now it’s your turn. What is your favorite item to buy in bulk at bread outlet stores?
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