Grocery Items Are Facing Shortages—Here's How to Still Get Them

The last two years certainly felt like an out-of-control rollercoaster as you faced unanticipated twists and turns every time you went food shopping.

Grocery store operators face harsh weather, labor shortages, and Omicron. Despite it all, social media buyers claim shortages of cinnamon buns, chicken, and eggs. 

Online shopping is a good approach to find a product you can't find in-store. Grocery websites usually have location settings that show if an item is in stock nearby. 

If you still can't find what you need, delivery apps like FreshDirect, Instacart, Peapod, and others can provide current stock information at most local businesses.

A spokeswoman informs Eat This, Not That! that Instacart, which delivers groceries from 65,000 retailers, has "running low" status badges. 

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Albertsons, Costco, Kroger, Trader Joe's, Walmart, and others have thousands of locations nationwide. However, there are other places to get your groceries. 

Chef Nate Berg, culinary manager at UNFI, the largest publicly traded wholesale distributor in the U.S., thinks there are many viable options for cooking and baking.

If eggs are gone, Chef Berg proposes applesauce, mashed avocado, or mashed banana. It "gives you the option to add some fruits to your baked goods

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