A German-owned discount food store. If you are lucky enough to have one in your area of the USA, and you are on a budget, Aldi is your friend. They are low-service--long lines, self-packing, etc., but the low prices are worth it. As a rule, the off-brands they carry are of high quality, and the name brand specials are usually a good buy too. Their ad flyers carry their monthly specials, usually random items such as interactive Pikachu or power drills or something, very cheap. Highly recommended for college students; their selection isn't big but they've got almost everything you need. Don't buy milk there in the summer, though, and always check your eggs and produce.