I'd always avoided the Grocery Outlet in the past because I'd always imagined the store to be filled with generic canned goods and expired foods. What a surprise when I stepped in there last month! Yes, there are some expired goods (or soon to be expired- check the labels), but there are also some amazing finds.
I found organic pomegrante juice for only $1.25 a bottle, cheeses at way cheaper than Trader Joes, Bare Naked organic oatmeal, Odwalla orange juice, highly discounted bottles of wine, Lindt dark chocolate, etc. The best deal may come from the health and beauty section, where you can find salon quality and organic/natural hair products for dirt cheap.