Do you love nice food and cooking at home, but are tired of spending a fortune doing it? Here’s a few tips on how to be well fed without breaking the bank.
Organic Food Café – Every third Saturday off the month, the shop offers a fabulous 20% discount, so why not stock up on all your Organic Meat, fruits and vegetables. www.organicfoodsandcafe.com
Ripe Market – The Farmers Market offers organic fruit and vegetables at reasonable prices, plus you can make a day of it at Zabeel Park every Friday or Barsha Park every Saturdays. www.ripeme.com
In a city where pretty much anything can be delivered to your door, why not try:
Kibsons – Super fresh fruit and vegetables delivered within 24 hours – the produce not only stays fresh for longer, but it’s cheaper than the supermarkets too. www.kibsons.com
Springbok – Offering an impressive range of Meat at a fraction of the price of the supermarkets, this is a fabulous way to stock up before the visitor season starts. www.springbokbutchery.com
Each week Carrefour, Union Coop and Lulu’s offer some amazing deals on household products – they often have 2 for 1 deals that will add up to great savings so it is definitely worth a monthly trip here to stock up on all the essentials.
Cook in bulk – If you’re feeding a family, why not try doubling the quantity, and then freeze what you don’t use – an easy dinner ready to eat.
Feed the family – Finding meals that the whole family will enjoy can be a challenge, especially if there are any specific dietary requirements, but these meals will not only save you time, but money too. www.bbcgoodfood.co.uk is a great website for recipe ideas.
Collect the points
The City has loads of Loyalty Programmes on offer to give you better value when shopping. For groceries, our favourite pick of the bunch are:
Air Miles – Giving you 1 Air Mile for every 1 Dirham you spend in Spinneys. Plus if you use your HSBC Credit Card and you’ll be earning points from them too! These points can then be used for a whole host of rewards from flights and toys to spa treatments and electrical goods. www.airmilesme.com
My Club – Carrefour want to reward you for being loyal too. By collecting 500 points in Carrefour, you will be given AED50 to spend in store. www.carrefourmyclub.com