We all are kind of loyal to our favorite grocery stores, right?

You know what you like, and you sure know what you don't like when your grocery shopping.

USA Today put together a list of the top ten best grocery stores in the U.S. that "you need to check out." This list was compiled based off of independent selections from their editors and readers alike.

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A grocery store chain that had its start right here in the Hawkeye State came in at nearly the top of the list.

Hy-Vee, an Iowa favorite, ranked second in the nation for best grocery stores.

Making Iowa proud and smokin' all of those East Coast chains!


The Hy-Vee brand began nearly a hundred years ago in Beaconsfield, Iowa. Founders Charles Hyde and David Vredenburg opened up a small general store that eventual grew to be the Midwest grocery empire that we know it today, according to reports.

Now, there are 306 Hy-Vee locations spread across eight states in the U.S.

Officials say that there are 157 Hy-Vee locations in the Hawkeye State, making Iowa the state with the most stores in the country.

Top Ten Grocery Stores In the Nation

Here is the top ten list of the best grocery stores in the U.S.

  1. The Fresh Market
  2. Hy-Vee
  3. Stew Leonard's
  4. ALDI
  5. Heinen's Grocery Store
  6. Gelson's Markets
  7. Lidl
  8. Publix
  9. Trader Joe's
  10. Wegmans Food Markets

As you can see, another Iowa favorite also made it onto the list. ALDI came in at number four well-above the popular Trader Joe's. Do you happen to agree with this ranking?

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