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Buying Groceries on Provo
Grocery shopping in Provo is almost as good as at home, with all the American, British, and Canadian brands you crave. Because everything has to be flown in, expect to pay up to 50% more than for similar purchases in the United States. Even many hard-to-find products and special dietary foods can be found on Provo. Shipments come in on Sunday, so Monday is your best food-shopping bet.
Beer is expensive, rum is cheaper, and stores are prohibited by law from selling alcohol on Sunday. Although it's tempting to bring in your own cooler of food, remember that some airlines charge for checked bags, and there is the risk of losing luggage. More than likely, if it's allowed in the States, it's allowed in Provo—meat, fish, and vegetables can be brought in if frozen and vacuum-sealed; always ask your airline if you will be allowed to check or bring a cooler. If you're traveling for more than a week, then you may save enough money by bringing provisions here to make it worth the trouble. But if you're staying on Provo, there will be no problem buying anything you need.
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