Explore 4 best affordable grocery stores in Chicago

J.P. Graziano Grocery | Photo: Pete C./Yelp

Looking to try the top grocery stores around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable grocery stores in Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.

1. HarvesTime Foods

Topping the list is Ravenswood's HarvesTime Foods, located at 2632 W. Lawrence Ave. (between Talman and Washtenaw avenues), with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly grocery store and meat shop 4.5 stars out of 383 reviews. The shop offers produce, frozen foods, dairy products and more, according to the website.

If you're curious for more, we found these details about HarvesTime Foods.

"We opened a neighborhood a grocery store with the purpose of serving our neighborhood," according to the history section of the business's Yelp profile.

As to what the business is known for, "We are a family-owned, local neighborhood grocery store in Chicago where foodies, chefs and grandmothers meet their everyday shopping needs," it notes on Yelp in the section about specialties. "We provide locally sourced meats and produce and are known for our variety of imported foods. Our chef cooks fresh meals every day as well as fresh baked goods."

2. Piatto Pronto

Piatto Pronto, a deli and grocery store in Edgewater, is another much-loved, low-priced go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 317 Yelp reviews. Head over to 5624 N. Clark St. (between Olive and Bryn Mawr avenues) to see for yourself. According to the website, the spot is an "authentic Italian grocery store and deli that features specialty products from all over Europe and the United States."

Yelper Caroline L. wrote, "My family's been coming here for years and have never been disappointed by their sandwiches! A favorite is the Dulce di Parma. I've heard good things from friends about their soups too, but I haven't gotten a chance to try them yet!"

3. Puerto Rico Food & Liquors

Over in Humboldt Park, check out Puerto Rico Food & Liquors, which has earned five stars out of 97 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the grocery store, which offers beer, wine and spirits, fruits and veggies and more, by heading over to 2559 W. Augusta Blvd. (between Campbell Avenue and Rockwell Street). Available items include vodka, gin and cider.

Riley O. noted, "Love having this place on my corner. Location is so convenient, and it has a wide variety of products and even produce. The employees and the owner always go above and beyond for every customer."

4. Morse Fresh Market

And then there's Morse Fresh Market, a Rogers Park favorite with 4.5 stars out of 254 reviews. Stop by 1430 W. Morse Ave. (between Glenwood and Greenview avenues) to hit up the grocery store and organic store, which offers fruits and veggies and more, next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings on a budget. According to the website, "Morse Fresh Market is a locally owned produce and garden market that has been servicing the community from its Rogers Park location since 2004."

The site has lots more information on Morse Fresh Market.

"Great local grocer in the heart of Rogers Park," it notes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties. "Morse Fresh Market carries an extensive selection of fresh produce, vegetables and a variety of organic specialties that are delivered daily."

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