Wondering where to find the best grocery stores near you?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable grocery stores in Bakersfield, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.
1. Carniceria La Carreta
Topping the list is Carniceria La Carreta. Located at 3015 Calloway Drive, Suite 16, the meat shop, grocery store and Mexican spot is the highest-rated inexpensive grocery store in Bakersfield, boasting 4.5 stars out of 138 reviews on Yelp.
As to what the business is known for, "Meats are our specialty!" it notes on Yelp in the section about specialties.
2. WinCo Foods
Next up is South San Lauren - Fruitvale's WinCo Foods, situated at 4200 Coffee Road. It's a member of the well-known chain. With four stars out of 119 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option.
Yelper Armando A., who reviewed WinCo Foods on Sept. 26, wrote, "I come here every week and a few times here and there throughout the week to get my groceries. This place is a Godsend because it has all the basic groceries, meat, and supplies you'll need!"
3. All India Sweets & Grocery
All India Sweets & Grocery, located at 1715 S. Real Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive grocery store, Indian and Pakistani spot four stars out of 48 reviews.
Noelia H. noted, "This is a small Indian market that you can purchase samosas and other Indian food. The prices are very reasonable even for the warm food."
4. Grocery Outlet Bargain Market
This outpost of the well-known chain Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, a grocery store and discount store in Brimhall Estates, is another much-loved, affordable go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 18 Yelp reviews. Head over to 11200 Brimhall Road to see for yourself.
The site has lots more information on Grocery Outlet Bargain Market.
"Established in 1946, Grocery Outlet has been in the business of providing our customers a friendly place to find great deals on quality products," according to the history section of the business's Yelp profile. "Delivering thrilling deals has become our mission; in fact, it's led us to become the nation's largest extreme value grocery retailer. We offer brand-name, quality products at up to 40-70% off conventional retail prices."