A couple of years ago I discovered Ocean State Job Lot, a close-out store that’s got a surprisingly good grocery selection. And that includes, for some reason or another, a strangely big selection of Bob’s Red Mill products for a lower price than regular stores. While doing errands with my mother the other day, I noticed that an Ocean State Job Lot has now opened in Westgate Plaza on Central Avenue in Albany. I was psyched to find all these goodies for a grand total of around $15.
Gluten-free Maple Sunrise cereal, GF Sesmark multigrain crackers, GF oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies, organic body lotion, a package of Bob’s Red Mill GF pizza crust mix and a can of sardines for my boy.
OSJL is kind of a hidden gem. Most of the clothing/housewares are not things I want, but you can get decent spices, big things of olive oil and apparently, gluten-free foods, for much better prices than the regular grocery store. You just have to be willing to wade through a little junk to get to the better stuff. There are also local locations in Schenectady, Ballston Spa and Kinderhook.