Philadelphia Steals & Deals The Price of Eggs

Real Estate Agent with HomeStarr Realty RS143922A

The New Year is here and just like that so are rising prices. Last week when I went food shopping I walked out of one of the stores because I refused to pay that much money for cheese and eggs. The following week the same store cut the prices in half. 

There is one store I go to for bottled water and soft drinks because otherwise, I pay a soda tax to the City of Philadelphia. The money originally was for certain school programs so it was bittersweet.

 I  make a trip to my local Acme shop to purchase items in Bensalem. I check to see what is on sale plus they carry a local homemade pasta brand I love.  A Boutique TJMax is right next to them if I have the time I stop in.

Now mind you I am one person and my food bill has gone up considerably. It must be difficult for young families to manage. I also noticed that food stores are putting in more self-service checkouts. This makes me sad as it means fewer jobs  


The high prices of eggs hurt bakeries and restaurants. They in turn have to pass these costs on to us and round and round it goes. They say eggs are up 49% and the average price is $5.17 a dozen. I have seen them for over $6 dollars in fact $6.99 for xlarge a dozen. Many shelves are bare. I know I have not been baking my Hannah Banana bread, When I took the picture of the price of eggs the lady looked at me like was a little wacky. To be honest I guess she thought who takes pictures of the prices of eggs?




My neighbor posted on our Delaire Landing Community page that Aldi has the best egg price of a little over $4.50 a dozen. They also rave about a bagged pot roast with veggies that are amazing. I have not been there yet I really must go there. Of course, like all stores in Philadelphia, you must bring your own bags or pay the price for bags. You also have to pay for a cart I believe.  

The other food store you can find some good deals is LiDL their bakery section of freshly baked bread is amazing. My favorite is the pizza twist bread this is one I can not resist. There also have Custard cups on sale this week. I do not like to buy them as they are so delightful I can never just eat one.  If you look there are great prices on cheese and fresh produce. This is a store where you can save money but you do need to know your prices. You can also find some nice meats and poultry. Their egg shelves were empty 

To be honest, food prices are up everywhere. 

If you have the time the best way to save money is to check what is on sale at what store and purchase your items there.  Gas prices are down so this is the time to do it. 

To get off the subject of food there was a great hair brush blow dryer for those who use them. The newer style that they are showing on Instagram is on sale for $65 for $35 at Marshall's. I did not purchase it. With regrets, I went back the next day and of course, it was gone. That is the problem when you see a great deal you have to grab it.

That is it for Philadelphia Steals & Deals Please check back I am always on the lookout. In today's world, they are getting more difficult to find. 

Let's all save some money and make 2023 a prosperous year 

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Comments (26)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Hannah - I see a lot of "wacky" things when vising the grocery store. So, if you are taking photos of eggs, that might not catch my attention.  That said, you are right about prices.  Smart shopping can make a difference.  

Jan 13, 2023 04:29 AM
Hannah Williams

Michael Jacobs,  I agree but may have been my ranting as this shopper had a cart with eggs in it and I was refusing to pay these prices.  Thank you Michael 

Jan 13, 2023 12:12 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It's crazy how much the price of eggs has gone up, I have been seeing lots of memes about it.

Jan 13, 2023 04:38 AM
Hannah Williams

Brian England  It is actually cheaper to buy a cake than to bake it. I do not know if tastes better but it costs less for now.

Jan 13, 2023 12:15 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I buy a package of 2 dozen eggs at Costo - They are somewhere around $5...  It's interesting how different prices are in different locations.

Jan 13, 2023 05:17 AM
Hannah Williams

Kat Palmiotti  I guess it is not just Real Estate that is local 🙃  unbelievable 

Jan 13, 2023 12:16 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hannah, the price of eggs are ridiculous, and did buy 12 this past week, but eating them MUCH slower now. 

Jan 13, 2023 06:07 AM
Hannah Williams

Joan Cox  I refuse to pay that much for eggs - had to pay that much for gas 

Jan 13, 2023 12:18 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Miss Hannah Williams - while I am not a big consumer of goods, I do shop deals weekly to save money.  I have always done that even before our nation was moved to stagflation. 

I have seen eggs as high as $10.00/dozen in my area. I guess it is a good thing I do not eat eggs, meat, fish, or poultry of any kind.  

Jan 13, 2023 10:19 AM
Hannah Williams

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  $10 a dozen I am in sticker shock at $6.99.  You are a wise lady Kathleen and I love the word Stagflation. 

Jan 13, 2023 12:22 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
LoKation Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Eggs here are ridiculous too, Hannah.  Aldi's is great though.  You don't have to buy the cart, but you do have to bring a quarter to rent the cart which you can get back if you feel like walking up and returning it.  You can bring your own bags or buy them for 13 cents.  Not that big a deal.  I always forget to bring them so end up having to buy them.  They don't have everything but they're great for things like chips, cookies, produce, milk and eggs.  I try different things and have found things we like.  They get a lot of stuff from Europe, which is good.  Amazing chocolate, good dried fruit.  Try it, you'll like it.

I don't cook, but people have said their salmon is good.  I don't know. Their cheeses are good and at least half to a third the price of Publix.

Jan 13, 2023 06:01 PM
Hannah Williams

Elyse Berman, PA  I did not mean to buy the cart it would not fit in my car 😉 I did mean to rent. We do not have a Publix here. But I think I will try Aldi's when I have time to roam. Thank You so much for your input Eylse it was very informative.  I heard you are having a cold snap . We shall talk soon

Jan 14, 2023 11:41 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Hannah, for sharing your shopping adventures.

Prices are definitely high.

Jan 14, 2023 09:08 AM
Hannah Williams

Roy Kelley In today's world we all need to save a little money 

have a great week 

Jan 14, 2023 11:42 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Jan 14, 2023 06:42 PM
Hannah Williams

Kathy Streib Thank you so much I really appreciate it 

Jan 15, 2023 10:59 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Hannah. Here in Illinois not only are prices up but special add on taxes drive prices even further. At the price of gasoline it still pays to venture to collar counties for certain items. Enjoy your day.

Jan 15, 2023 04:38 AM
Hannah Williams

Wayne Martin I understand completely we have a beverage tax in the City of Philadelphia. 

Jan 15, 2023 11:00 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

The price of eggs as well lack of availability has been affected by the "avian, bird, flue," increase in feed, transportation costs (supply chain), inflation and the time of the season that being winter.   I learned some chicken ranches have gone to "cage free" production. Chickens do not lay a lot of eggs in the winter when not confined to chicken coops. To have good egg production during winter time requires heat and light.

Jan 15, 2023 05:06 AM
Hannah Williams

This may be true Leanne Smith but I really do not understand why in the Philadelphia area we are paying $6 and over when in NY they can find eggs for $3 it really makes me wonder and Californians are paying almost $10. Just food for thought.

Jan 15, 2023 11:03 AM
Leanne Smith

Well CA is CA and Californians pay more for most everything. Also when we had in inflation along with supply and demand that also contributes to the high cost.

Jan 16, 2023 05:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Hannah... I've been managing to buy eggs at $3.54/dozen at Harris Teeter... but every where else I'm seeing them for $4.00 and more... and the prices are not going down. Having spent many years in the grocery industry I've learned how to cherry pick stores like mad for prices. And I agree... Lidl has some great bakery items still at reasonable prices.

Jan 15, 2023 05:58 AM
Hannah Williams

Nina Hollander, Broker The news here keeps saying egg prices are going to go down. I am just glad I can do without them for now. These prices however do affect the bakeries and restaurants.  

Jan 15, 2023 11:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Hannah Williams this inflation is insane, Hannah. I feel like when I go to the grocery store everything is going by a a dollar each week.

Jan 15, 2023 12:29 PM
Hannah Williams

Nina Hollander, Broker  Even the Dollar Tree is $1.25. You also have to watch your prices there.  Last year I purchased boxes of Christmas Cards. This year I did not find them until January 

Jan 15, 2023 04:22 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Hannah Williams hi Hannah... I buy my Christmas cards each year at end of season at BJ's. Around $5 a box for 30 cards... really heavy stock, beautifully lined envelopes.

Jan 16, 2023 05:48 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I'm feeding two teenagers, Hannah Williams, I practically cry at the checkout each time I go grocery shopping. Last time, I refused to pay $5 for a carton of eggs and opted for the egg whites instead.

On another note, as a German, I just love how much love Lidl gets! It's our store with a little taste of home. I highly recommend checking for the rotating seasonal items, especially around the Holidays... it's German everything! 

Jan 15, 2023 07:16 AM
Hannah Williams

Andrea Bedard With two teenagers at home your food bills must be astronomical. I do enjoy shopping at Lidl they have very unique products. 

Jan 15, 2023 11:10 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I just bought eggs at Trader Joe's for 3.99

Jan 15, 2023 08:32 AM
Hannah Williams

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400  There is no Traders Joe close to me. This however is great information for people with one in the area.


Jan 15, 2023 11:12 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

People had the Covid pandemic, and the birds had the Avian flu and all are paying the price now.

Jan 16, 2023 07:03 AM
Hannah Williams

Ed Silva My neighbors said the price of butter is also extremely high. My sister who lives in Florida told me finding cream cheese is also very difficult.  I will have to ask Elyse Berman, PA 

Jan 16, 2023 01:08 PM
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

A little bit of an Egg tip: Costco is still a bargain in comparison to supermarkets.

Jan 16, 2023 07:32 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Cosco in the Philadelphia area is $4.99 Robert Rauf as per their flyer. Walmart was reasonable but also went up to $6

Jan 16, 2023 01:10 PM
Robert Rauf

In NJ, we just paid under 7 for 2 dozen  this weekend(confirmed with my boss )

Jan 17, 2023 07:53 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday afternoon, Hannah.

Have an outstanding week.

Jan 16, 2023 01:40 PM
Hannah Williams

Good afternoon Roy Kelley  wishing you a wonderful week 

Jan 16, 2023 01:48 PM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Broker | Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Hannah, your post reminded me of my Saturday trip to my local market only to discover ONE container of the 12 doz eggs I needed was my ONLY option and I better move fast. I paid $7.15 which IMO was outrageous. Afterall the chickens are making them gold or getting the profit.

Jan 16, 2023 03:37 PM
Hannah Williams

Reminds me of the lady that looked at me Emily Medvec like I was a little crazy when I was taking pictures of the egg prices. She had them in her cart and I was mumbling about not buying them because of the price. I agree with your comment outrageous!

Jan 18, 2023 01:54 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

No wonder we were talking about the price of food in todays zoom call!  LOL!  I so get it, it's frustrating to see these prices rise like they are, and yes feeling sorry for young families.  

Jan 17, 2023 05:41 PM
Hannah Williams

Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ  I did notice on Google and Yahoo that there were many posts and news articles about the price of eggs. This week the same store price came down to $5.99 except for organic so maybe  just maybe the public outrage is working just a little  

Jan 18, 2023 01:58 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hannah Williams - eggs and produce, meat and just about everything is outrageously priced in my area too! Eggs saw the highest jump here. With expiration dates, you can't save them or freeze them either. When it comes to eggs you have to make or bake a meal without wasting. 

Jan 20, 2023 03:20 PM