Saint Paul's 3 favorite grocery stores (that won't break the bank)

Looking to try the best grocery stores in town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable grocery stores in Saint Paul, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. Eureka Compass Vegan Food

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Topping the list is Eureka Compass Vegan Food. Located at 629 Aldine St. in Midway, the grocery store, organic store and vegan spot is the highest-rated cheap grocery store in Saint Paul, boasting five stars out of 31 reviews on Yelp.

The store occasionally offers scratch-made croissants, scones and muffins in the morning. Lunch options are also available and the menu is consistently changing.

2. El Burrito Mercado

Photo: Jason C./Yelp

Next up is West Side's El Burrito Mercado, situated at 175 Cesar Chavez St. With four stars out of 217 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store, bar and Mexican spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option.

The food is served cafeteria-style and the business offers a full service bar. Live music is available on Fridays and most Saturdays.

3. Dragon Star Oriental Foods

Photo: Brian F./Yelp

Thomas Dale's Dragon Star Oriental Foods, located at 633 Minnehaha Ave. West, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly grocery store four stars out of 55 reviews. 

The grocery store offers food from a wide range of Asian cultures. Products include a selection of meats, produce, seafood, snack foods and more.

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