8 Surprising Foods to Buy at the Dollar Store

A thrifty shopper never met a can of beans she or he didn’t like. Not only are beans one of humanity’s staple foods.

Canned Beans

Ramen noodles get a bad rap for being cheap dorm room fodder. But with a little creativity, a few extra ingredients.

Ramen Noodles

Chicken broth is a base for your favorite soups and stews as well as a staple ingredient in casseroles.

Chicken Broth

Frozen fruits and vegetables are not only budget-friendly, they’re healthy, too. The produce is frequently picked.

Frozen Fruits and Veggies

check out the dollar store’s selection of morning pick-me-ups. Most stores offer packages of single-serve coffee.

Coffee and Tea

Condiments and spices are the secret to transforming a plain-Jane dish into something extraordinary.

Condiments and Spices

Craving something salty, crunchy, chewy or sweet? The dollar store has you covered. The wide array of snacks is a gold.


Cutting costs doesn’t mean giving up your favorite guilty pleasure—candy. Skip the fancy gourmet confectioner shops.