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Old 12-03-2013, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I like this store very much over Kroger's and Wal-mart.

Chances are that you have never set foot inside the best grocery store in America: Aldi. And even if you are lucky enough to be in one of the 32 states where Aldi is, perhaps you were put-off by the cardboard boxes in lieu of shelves, or the row upon row of suspicious-looking off-brands. What is this place? Why do I have to put down a deposit to check out a cart? What is the weird giant shelf by the exit? And what do you mean, I have to pay for a bag?

Aldi grocery store: best in America, related to Trader Joe’s.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Here
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Aldi is where I've bought most of my groceries in the past several months.

I've always known about Aldi
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Outer Space
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Forget Aldi, I think the best grocery store is WinCo by far. They need to aggressively expand. Cheap, good selection, employee owned.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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The nicest grocery store I have ever shopped in is Wegman's. Huge variety, great customer service. Their prepared foods are a bit pricey, but the regular (basic) items are in line with Shop Rite. It's just such a beautiful store. I think they are basically on the east coast however.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:30 PM
 
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The nicest grocery store I have ever shopped in is Wegman's. Huge variety, great customer service. Their prepared foods are a bit pricey, but the regular (basic) items are in line with Shop Rite. It's just such a beautiful store. I think they are basically on the east coast however.
I'm in Colorado now, but oh god, I miss Wegman's. Soooooo bad.

We ARE getting a TJ's here soon, though. So there is some solace. And a Dunkin Donuts has just opened in the city.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I find it hilarious that someone wants to tell me what the "best" store in the U.S. is, without knowing me or my shopping habits. Here is a clue - I don't need someone in search of der ruhm des Vaterland to rate my shopping experience or the overall state of shopping in the U.S. Das soll mir das gefühl, minderwertig?
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Yep the best grocery store is the one you choose to do business with. Just like the auto business some like Fords, some like Chevy's, some like Honda's etc etc. It's a matter of personal choice. Shop on...
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:40 AM
 
Location: NOVA
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Yep the best grocery store is the one you choose to do business with.





On a side note, Trader Joes isn't even in my top 10. Most people who I see in there are people who are middle to upper class alcoholics who purchase wine by the case.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:12 AM
 
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I don't know what the fuss is about trader joes. Is it just cause it's the "cool hip store" cause some surfer in Cali said it was. I went there and it had a whole 3 aisles in the middle plus produce lining the outside of the store. I couldn't even do all my shopping there with the lack of product/variety. It was such a disappointment after such a big hoopla opening day I've never gone back. For me Whole Foods/Publix/ Sweetbay are my top choices.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:54 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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I've been to Aldi's (3 or so times) and Trader Joe's (couple times), neither of them [based on the ones I've been to anyways] are all that, imo. I think TJ's may have more things to offer than my neighborhood Aldi's though. Maybe there are bigger Aldi's in some areas than others, just like Target. There are some really HUGE Target stores out there. We have one that's big but definitely not as big as some of the ones I've visited/shopped at on the weekends. I prefer Wegman's, although the closest one is about a 30 min drive, in the direction that I don't normally go in unless it's on a weekend. Most likely I'd either stop at Martin's or Walmart, sometimes Weis (as they are closest to the house and/or happen to be on my commute route back home).

Just like the debates between Target and Walmart, sometimes I can't always find the items on my list when I'm at Target and thus have to make a trip to Walmart or vice versa. Sometimes I can't find what I'm looking for at Martin's and have to go to Walmart. In one direction, it's very convenient as both or most of those stores are nearby but in the other direction, I'm more limited.

The tough part is remembering which store has the needed item/s and to plan accordingly
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