The Daily Meal recently released a list of “The best grocery store in every state,” which includes a mix of local grocers and national chains. The selections are based on four criteria: stock, innovation, value, and contribution to the community. The two best grocery stores in Missouri and Illinois, according to The Daily Meal, are Dierbergs and Aldi, respectively.
Dierbergs, named the best grocery store in Missouri, is known for its bakeries, seafood options, and philanthropy. The chain has donated $60 million worth of food since the 1970s and offers nutritional guidance through cooking schools.
On the other hand, Aldi was named the best grocery store in Illinois. With over 200 locations in the state, Aldi is a discount-grocery chain that offers organic fruit and vegetable choices. Writers also highlight their generous return policy in the case of spoiled food.
The Daily Meal explains that in order to give smaller, homegrown chains a fair chance, each chain only appears on the list once. Convenience stores, delis, farmers markets, and technology-based shops were not considered in each state’s rankings.
While preferences for the best grocery stores may differ based on personal taste and location, these two stores have been recognized for their quality stock, innovative offerings, value, and contributions to the community.
– The Daily Meal