Wondering where to find the best grocery stores near you?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable grocery stores in Berkeley, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.
1. Ashby Super Market
Topping the list is Ashby Super Market. Located at 2948 Martin Luther King Jr Way (between Ashby Avenue and Russell Street.), the grocery store is the highest-rated inexpensive business of its kind Berkeley, boasting 4.5 stars out of 34 reviews on Yelp.
This place offers a variety of grocery staples as well as fresh meals on-site.
Yelper David N., who reviewed Ashby Super Market on Sept. 16, wrote, "A great neighborhood store. More than convenient! Clean and stocked well with essentials. Deli and hot snacks available. Always courteous service."
Brian H. noted, "Got a great simple pastrami sandwich. The guy behind the counter was super friendly and the ingredients were fresh."
2. Mi Ranchito Bayside Market
Next up is Mi Ranchito Bayside Market, situated at 2032 San Pablo Ave. (between University Avenue and Addison Street). With four stars out of 23 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option.
Look out for a variety of Mexican and Spanish cuisine staples at this neighborhood establishment.
Yelper Evelyn S., who reviewed Mi Ranchito Bayside Market on Dec. 3, wrote, "Great market to get Latino food staples (e.g. habichuelas, if you're from the east coast, you'll understand) and seasoning. Store employees are always super nice and helpful."
Yelper Greg H. wrote, "The grocery prices are good. The baked goods are also very good. The butcher shop is surprisingly good. Makes you feel like you are in the barrio back home."
3. Cedar Market
Cedar Market, located at 1601 California St. (between Cedar and Lincoln streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable grocery store four stars out of 14 reviews.
The site has lots more information about Cedar Market.
As to what the business is known for, "We sell fresh and hot Indian food which includes samosas and Indian chai," it states on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "We also have the largest beer and wine selection. We sell freshly brewed Peet's coffee."