Pittsburgh's 4 top grocery stores (that won't break the bank)

Pittsburgh's 4 top grocery stores (that won't break the bank)
Reyna Foods | Photo: Jeff F./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on September 20, 2019.

Looking to try the best grocery stores in town?

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

1. Groceria Merante

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Topping the list is Groceria Merante. Located at 3454 Bates St. in Oakland, the grocery store and imported food spot, which offers sandwiches and more, is the highest-rated affordable grocery store in Pittsburgh, boasting five stars out of 34 reviews on Yelp. 

This spot, which recently celebrated its 40th year anniversary, offers staples like pasta, eggs, bread and a selection of more than 40 olive oil varieties. 

2. Lotus Food

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Next up is Strip District's Lotus Food, situated at 1649 Penn Ave. With four stars out of 100 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option. 

The Pittsburgh-Post Gazette highlighted this spot for its diverse clientele and homemade tofu. Expect to find items like meat, seafood, produce, frozen goods and more.

3. Reyna Foods

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Strip District's Reyna Foods, located at 2023 Penn Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable grocery store and Mexican spot four stars out of 102 reviews. 

This grocery spot, which has been a staple in the community for more than three decades, offers meat, cheese, tamales and handcrafted tortillas, according to Next Pittsburgh. 

4. Frick Park Market

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Frick Park Market, a grocery store in Point Breeze, is another much-loved, low-priced go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 30 Yelp reviews. Head over to 7103 Reynolds St. to see for yourself. 

This grocery shop, which opened in 1902, is headed by owners Maggi Cook and John R. Prodan, according to Trib Live. Look for bites like its signature pot roast sandwich, sausage hoagie and vegetarian chili. 

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