Hampton Roads/ Retail & Industry
Published on November 20, 2019
Virginia Beach's 3 top grocery stores (that won't break the bank)Leila's Mediterranean Grocery & Deli | Photo: George C./Yelp

Looking to try the best grocery stores in town?

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

1. Leila's Mediterranean Grocery & Deli

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Topping the list is Leila's Mediterranean Grocery & Deli. Located at 5045 Virginia Beach Blvd. in Kempsville, the deli, grocery store and Mediterranean spot is the highest-rated low-priced grocery store in Virginia Beach, boasting 4.5 stars out of 44 reviews on Yelp.

Concerning signature items, "Leila's Mediterranean Grocery & Café has all essential Middle Eastern products and more...Whether you are looking for olives, olive oil, pita bread, pickled products, teas, spices, dairy products and sweets...We provide a variety of Turkish, Greek, Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian, Palestinian, Egyptian, Israeli, Iranian and Moroccan products."

2. Lidl

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Next up is Mears Corner's Lidl, situated at 6196 Providence Road. It's an outpost of the national chain. With four stars out of 70 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option. 

The site can tell you a thing or two more about Lidl.

"Lidl has been providing high-quality groceries at low prices since 1973," per the history section of the business's Yelp profile. "Today, Lidl successfully operates about 10,800 stores across 29 countries. You will find a bakery, fresh produce, fresh meats, international foods, baby items, a wide selection of wines (at select locations) and everyday groceries."

3. Sandbridge Seaside Market

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Sandbridge's Sandbridge Seaside Market, located at 209 Sandbridge Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive grocery store four stars out of 29 reviews.

Yelper Nathan G., who reviewed Sandbridge Seaside Market on June 6, wrote, "A great corner market to grab a few groceries. Sure, it's a little higher priced than the large grocery chains, but it's not outrageous."

Yelper J S. wrote, "Great market, with cheerful staff, great fresh coffee and exceptional donuts."

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