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?

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Sam's Club Warehouse.
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#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!

Here are the best things to buy at the Club.

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Harris Teeter, a grocery store chain, on a sunny spring day.
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#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.

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Costco retail wholesaler, people shopping entrance and exit

#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.

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Winco Foods
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#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.

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Fry's Marketplace Grocery Store
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#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.

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Here Everything's Better - Grocery store in the city.
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#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.

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ldi is a low price grocery outlet that is rapidly expanding in the USA.
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#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.

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Trader Joe's discount retailer storefront

#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).

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Publix grocery store exterior and logo.
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#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.

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Wegmans Grocery Store.

#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.

Lindsay D. Mattison
Lindsay has been writing for digital publications for seven years and has 10 years of experience working as a professional chef. She became a full-time food writer at Taste of Home in 2023, although she’s been a regular contributor since 2017. Throughout her career, Lindsay has been a freelance writer and recipe developer for multiple publications, including Wide Open Media, Tasting Table, Mashed and SkinnyMs. Lindsay is an accomplished product tester and spent six years as a freelance product tester at Reviewed (part of the USA Today network). She has tested everything from cooking gadgets to knives, cookware sets, meat thermometers, pizza ovens and more than 60 grills (including charcoal, gas, kamado, smoker and pellet grills). Lindsay still cooks professionally for pop-up events, especially if it provides an opportunity to highlight local, seasonal ingredients. As a writer, Lindsay loves sharing her skills and experience with home cooks. She aspires to motivate others to gain confidence in the kitchen. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her cooking with fresh produce from the farmers market or planning a trip to discover the best new restaurants.