If you live in Woodside or Elmhurst neighborhoods in Queens, and you want to save a few dollars on bread and other baked goods, you will find this post very helpful. Even if you don't live in the area, if you drive by Queens Blvd and 72nd Street, you can take advantage of the savings you can get from the Entenmanns Bakery Outlet.
I remember going to a Hostess bakery outlet years ago, in Woodside Queens, but it has since closed. I used to buy twinkies and other Hostess snack cakes from there. What can I say, I had a sweet tooth as a teenager, and to an extent I still do. So after I discovered the Entenmanns outlet, I've been meaning to drop by and see what kind of deals they had. That was about 2 years ago, and I finally had a chance to visit and buy something recently.
So what kind of deals can you find there? On my visit, I noticed they had a deal on bread loaves, three loaves for three dollars. It's $1.50 each loaf but buying more saves you more. I ended up purchasing three boxes of donuts and cakes. My daughter wanted the doughnuts and my wife wanted the cake. OK, I also wanted the donuts! We bought three boxes for five dollars. Retail price for each ranges around $4.89 to $5.49 each box, so I did save a good deal of change! I noticed a good number of customers coming in and out while we were there.
So what's the catch you ask? They usually expire within a week, in my case they expire in about 3 days. But as most people know, those expiration dates are usually sell by dates, so the goods are still "good" for several days after expiration. So if you eat a lot of bread or just feel like some Entenmanns baked goods like I did, drop by and save a few bucks! Your wallet will thank you. But your waist line probably won't!
The Entenmanns Bakery Outlet is located at Queens Blvd and 72nd street. They have ample parking and the store hours are below. You can call them if you are not sure how to get there or forget the hours: 718-446-3200.
Sun 8 AM - 4 PM
Mon 8 AM - 5 PM
Tue - Sat 8 AM - 6 PM
Update: Chris (see comments) informed me of another outlet in Astoria, Queens, NYC. It is located at 34th Avenue & Steinway. It is a half a block away from the Steinway subway R & V stop. I'll have to check out this outlet in the near future.
Do you like Entenmanns cakes and donuts? Do you pay too much for your bread? Why not visit this outlet and see what you can save. Let me know if you know of other NYC bakery outlets and I'll add them to this post. Hope you've found this frugal tip helpful! If you don't live in the area, do you have a similar bakery outlet where you live?
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