The 10 Best Grocery Stores in the U.S.
Grocery shopping isn't all about the food; it's also about speedy checkout lines, clean aisles, low prices, and tasty value-added products. A recent survey of almost 13,000 consumers proved there are some clear winners. Did your favorite grocery store make the list?
#10. Sam’s Club: 60%
You’ll need an annual membership to get access to this warehouse store, but that $45 pays for itself if you love buying in bulk. You’ll find great items you can’t get anywhere else and enjoy incredible savings on snacks, eggs and dairy, over-the-counter drugs, TVs and more!
#9. Harris Teeter: 64%
Southerners know that Harris Teeter is the best grocery store around! That’s because they offer incredible e-deals and tons of BOGO offers, not to mention an extra 5% off for students and seniors on select days. If you’re looking for a meal on-the-go, you can’t beat the fresh variety and incredible flavors in their prepared food section, either. The cakes are out of this world.
#8. Costco: 65%
It’s easy to let your grocery bill get out of control at warehouse-giant Costco, but they just have everything you didn’t know you needed! If you become a member, you’ll get access to unbeatable deals like foods like bacon, organic meats, bulk nuts, cakes, maple syrup and rotisserie chicken along with car-care items, giant teddy bears and clothes.
#7. WinCo Foods: 65%
People are going crazy over WinCo Foods, and for good reason. This no-frills grocery store has the warehouse vibe without the annual membership. You’ll love the prices on their store-brand items, and you can happily shop in bulk if you so choose. Just don’t plan to pay with a credit card: This employee-owned grocery store keeps its prices low by accepting cash and debit only.
#6. Fry’s: 66%
As a Kroger subsidiary, Fry’s Food and Drug has access to one of our favorite grocery services: ClickList. That means you can order groceries online, pull up to the store and an employee will load ’em up into your car for you! You’ll never go back to regular grocery shopping again.
#5. H-E-B: 69%
Texan’s can’t get enough of this 100-year-old grocery chain. They offer gourmet prepared foods and an incredible baked goods section, along with a ton of allergen-friendly foods. They also let you weigh and tag your own produce, making the checkout experience quicker and much less painless.
#4. ALDI: 70%
This grocery giant is famous for having the lowest prices around. That’s because almost all of their items are in-store exclusive brands, like SimplyNature, Fit & Active or Specially Selected. You’ll get high-quality, budget-friendly items, including organic, non-GMO and gluten-free options.
#3. Trader Joe’s Market: 75%
TJ’s has some of the most loyal customers in the market because they offer fun and funky products at a reasonable price. You won’t find much in the way of the produce department, but you’ll get nothing but quality from their packaged goods. Check out the extensive frozen meal section and delectable snacks (like my favorite peanut butter-filled pretzels).
#2. Publix Super Markets: 76%
If you don’t have a Publix in your area, this article will make you wish you did. You’ll get rewarded with free sandwich coupons just for being nice to the cashiers, and their sandwiches are so good they’ve gotten a cult following! Plus, the prices are super cheap and you don’t have to buy two items to take advantage of their BOGO deals, either.
#1. Wegmans: 77%
Although it was a tight race at the top, Wegmans is definitely America’s favorite grocery store. Grab a slice of pizza to snack on as you shop their large health and specialty foods section, or just simply enjoy saving 13 percent overall as compared to other grocery stores. They even have an app to help you locate items and make the checkout process quicker and easier.