Bakery Thrift Stores: Save a Little Dough!

When you can’t find baked goods on sale (with or without a coupon), stocking up at a bread store or bakery outlet can be an excellent alternative. Bread freezes well (if you can find the freezer space) and you can find many other baked goods there – cakes and cookies, muffins and doughnuts, pitas, bagels and English muffins, just to name a few!

Many bakery outlets offer coupons or loyalty punch cards to stretch those savings even further. They sell the bread BEFORE expiration dates (though many will be close to expiration date) – and these are the exact same items that were sitting on your grocery shelf yesterday at full price.

While our family doesn’t go often, we enjoy stopping at the Entenmann’s Outlet when we’re in the area. It’s nice to have delicious breakfast foods and specialty breads if we’re hosting overnight guests – or just a treat for ourselves. Who couldn’t use a nice chocolate-covered doughnut from time to time?

Some bakery thrift stores around Michigan:

Aunt Millie’s Thrift Store Locator
Locations throughout Michigan!
Products include Aunt Millie’s breads, rolls, buns, english muffins, bagels, muffins, croutons and more.

Awrey’s Thrift Store
Livonia, Michigan
Premium and specialty baked goods – shop Saturday morning for the best prices.

Entenmann’s Bakery Outlet Locator
Michigan locations in Flint and Livonia. (The Warren location closed 2/2014).
Along with Entenmann’s baked goods (cookies, cakes, doughnuts), they often have Boboli crusts, Weight Watchers breads, Thomas’ English Muffins and Deli Thins, Arnold Sandwich Thins and more! Grab a punch card and you’ll get a free item when you fill it up.

Pepperidge Farm Outlet Locations
Michigan locations include:

  • 26519 Little Mack Avenue, St Clair Shores
  • 21355 Melrose Avenue, Southfield
  • 1699 Brentwood Drive, Wixom
  • 1475 North Burkhart Road, Howell
  • 12150 S Beyer Road, Birch Run

Products include Pepperidge Farm breads, cookies, and crackers (including Goldfish), Godiva chocolates, and more.

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    Amanda says

    Wonder Hostess Bakery Thrift
    22345 Kelly Road
    Eastpointe, MI 48021-2619
    (586) 771-9730

    Just south of 9 Mile. I haven’t stopped yet but it is on my list of things to try.

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    Stephanie says

    FYI: Went to Joe Randazzo’s Fruit Market (Gratiot &11)
    All fall Squash: .19/pound (great stock up price)
    Red Peppers & Orange Bell Peppers: .69/pound (great for stuffed peppers)
    whole white mushrooms: 1.29/pound
    pomegranates: .47/each