Special Report

30 of America’s Most Popular Grocery Stores

Source: Andre H. / Yelp

5. Whole Foods Market
> Location: Austin, Texas (population: 916,906)
> Total Yelp reviews: 1,198
> Avg. Yelp rating: 4.0

Famously bought by Amazon in 2017, Whole Foods started life in this location on Lamar Boulevard in Austin in 1980 — and some fans think the original store is still the best. “I could easily spend a day here,” and “It’s everything that you want & more” are among Yelp comments.

Source: Tina S. / Yelp

4. Mazzaro’s Italian Market
> Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida (population: 263,255)
> Total Yelp reviews: 1,226
> Avg. Yelp rating: 4.5

Shoppers don’t come here for produce (unless it’s part of the deli sandwiches, salads, and other prepared foods served), but Mazzaro’s offers a large selection of handmade pastas, cheeses, Italian meats, baked goods, and packaged Italian products like olive oil, sauces, and rice.

Source: Yoji O. / Yelp

3. Rainbow Grocery
> Location: San Francisco, California (population: 864,263)
> Total Yelp reviews: 1,585
> Avg. Yelp rating: 4.0

An independent worker-owned coop, Rainbow is a full-service market with a special commitment to vegetarian and other local organic products (the only meat they sell is pet food) and to encouraging fair and sustainable practices in every aspect of its business. Shoppers particularly appreciate the bulk section (coffee, nuts, rice, olives and olive oil, herbs and spices, etc.)

Source: Kat M. / Yelp

2. Berkeley Bowl Marketplace
> Location: Berkeley, California (population: 120,179)
> Total Yelp reviews: 1,603
> Avg. Yelp rating: 4.0

This full-service market in food-conscious, socially conscious Berkeley sells a good range of organic produce, seafood, meat, flowers, beer and wine, and specialty Asian products. There is also a café, which has become a popular community meeting place.

Source: Juan M. / Yelp

1. Eataly NYC Flatiron
> Location: New York, New York (population: 8,560,072)
> Total Yelp reviews: 5,359
> Avg. Yelp rating: 4.0

The first Eataly opened in Turin in 2007. Today, there are more than 37 locations around the world, including this one, the first in America, launched in 2010. What Eater once described as “a totally bananas marketplace” has a little bit of everything (mostly Italian) — boutique produce, seafood, cheese, a bakery, fresh meats, pasta, olive oil, and more — plus in-store restaurants and food counters.

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