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A college student’s guide to groceries

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Produce: Every SMU student knows Central Market has every fresh fruit or veggie under the sun, from sweet limes (a must-try) to starfruit. But unless you want to pay $2 an apple, head over to Aldi.

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A bit further away, Aldi is worth the drive down Greenville for its dirt cheap prices on good quality produce. Strawberries from a pricy grocery store and Aldi are equally juicy and ripe, and you’d never know the latter could be 50 percent less expensive.

Trader Joe’s also, surprisingly, has great quality produce for low prices.

To find imported avocados, limes, mangos, coconut and more, try Fiesta, an international grocery store chain with juicy fresh produce and the lowest prices around. (Plus, they sell piñatas. Who doesn’t love piñatas?)

Sorry, but Texas avocados have nothing on green, ripe Mexican ones. Trust me, Fiesta is the way to go.

Bakery: With a rotating bread selection of apple cinnamon walnut, calamata olive and the like, Empire Baking Company on Lovers and Inwood, is the superior destination for loaves, sandiwches and more.

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At around $3 for a tangy sourdough loaf and just $1.99 for a crusty French baguette, this bakery’s prices satisfy a college budget as well as a desire for something other than plain old white bread.

The Village Baking Co. on University is a great runner-up, with true French items like ham and cheese croissants, cinnamon-dusted brioche, pain au chocolat and more.

It’s walkable from campus, and the low prices make this boulangerie to a great brunch destination or ideal for a quick pastry pick-me-up.

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