After I shared my back-road discount grocery store find at Lantz’s a few weeks ago, a reader shared that I should also check out Centerville Bulk Foods, and boy am I glad I did!
It’s another little Amish store, that features some unique offerings. And let me tell you, this place was hopping! People kept coming in and out of the store, and I don’t think the cashier stopped ringing up orders the entire time I was there.
Centerville Bulk Foods is located at 3501 Scenic Rd, Gordonville, PA, not too far from Lapp Valley Farms or Hayloft Petting Zoo.
The store contains a little bit of everything including bulk foods, canned goods, household supplies, pet food, cards, essential oils, personal care, produce, meats, frozen items and more.
But the best deals you will find at Centerville will be on bulk items. Check out these prices on quick oats and rolled oats—just 50 cents a pound. That’s the best I’ve seen anywhere. I’m so glad my friend Lydia from Thrifty Frugal Mom mentioned this place to me!
Prices were also good on raw sugar, raisins, coconut, pitted dates, and cherries or other Christmas Cookie ingredients that would be pricey elsewhere.
If you go through a lot of raw sugar—no worries! You can buy a 26 pound bag!!
Planning a party? I’ve never seen such huge bags of chips and cheese ball snacks!
I’m pretty sure you can find any type of extract whether its peppermint, pecan, black walnut or vanilla!
This took me back to my childhood! When I was little, my mom would take us to a small store like this one and we’d get a small treat—a Cracker Jack box with a prize in it. I always loved searching for the prize!
You’ll also find a strong selection of diapers, in different sizes, varieties and brands.
I’ve really been trying to eat as healthy as possible, but when I saw this bag of funnel cake mix for just $1.99, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. As a child we loved to make special foods on Christmas day every year—so this year, we’ll be having some funnel cakes! I’m so excited!!
Throat spray, essential oils, canning lids, unique foods . . .
I thought their produce section was nice, but a little higher priced than you can find in Lancaster County. However if you need to make just one trip for all your groceries, you could get what you need here.
If you are looking for cheese, especially farmers cheese, this is the place to come! Their deli meat selection is good, and I was surprised to find frozen boneless chicken breasts for just $1.95/lb.
You’ll also find paper goods, yogurt cultures, and a variety of frozen dough—both homemade and brand name, like Rhodes.
Centerville Bulk Foods is open:
Friday (7am-8pm, 9pm in summertime)
Have you been to Centerville Bulk Foods? What are some of your favorite items to buy at this store? I’d love for you to share in the comments below.
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