Looking for the best affordable grocery stores near you?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top such spots in Anaheim, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.
1. Day And Nite Groceries & Taqueria
Topping the list is Day and Nite Groceries & Taqueria. Located at 859 S. Harbor Blvd. in Southeast Anaheim, it's the highest-rated inexpensive grocery store in Anaheim, boasting four stars out of 264 reviews on Yelp.
If you're hungry for more, we found these details about the business:
"The Day and Nite Groceries and Taqueria is your modern Hispanic neighborhood market," per the history section of the business's Yelp profile. "The owner has been in the business for over 10 years and built a convenient market with supermarket pricing in mind."
2. El Gaucho Meat Market
Next up is Southeast Anaheim's El Gaucho Meat Market, at 847 S. State College Blvd. With four stars out of 227 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store, meat shop and restaurant, which offers sandwiches and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option.
Yelper Winnie D., who reviewed El Gaucho Meat Market on Dec. 8, wrote, "I like this place! $1.50 empanada. My favorite is the beef with the chimichurri sauce. It's a cute, small place that reminds me of South America. Small parking lot."
Tracy S. noted, "This market is extremely specialized and offers up a taste of my wife's childhood that's extremely difficult to find."
3. Northgate Market
Southeast Anaheim's outpost of the California chain Northgate Market, at 2030 E. Lincoln Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive grocery store, bakery and Mexican spot four stars out of 175 reviews.
The site has lots more information on Northgate Market.
"Don Miguel Gonzalez traveled from his small town in Mexico to the United States in search of the American Dream in the 1960s," the business states on its Yelp profile. "It maintains its cultural heritage by offering its customers the best quality and freshest foods, imported and domestic ingredients, on-site bakeries and meat counters."
4. Thai and Laos Market
Thai and Laos Market, a grocery store and restaurant in Northwest Anaheim, is another affordable go-to, with four stars out of 170 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1721 W. La Palma Ave. to see for yourself.
Yelper Carlton R., who recently reviewed the business, wrote, "Definitely authentic. The flavor was what I would expect a real Laotian, homemade sausage to taste like — full of basil, red chili paste and chunks of porky fat. It was spicy, explosive and robust."
Yelper Pearl D. wrote, "Best Thai/Lao eatery. Not simply locally, basically the best outside of Thailand itself. What's great here? Everything!"
5. Ochoa's Chorizo
Last but not least, check out Ochoa's Chorizo, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 43 reviews on Yelp. The grocery store is at 2827 E. Lincoln Ave.
Francis S. noted, "Best store ever. Their meat is so good, and a variety of options to choose from, including cecina and soy chorizo"
Yelper Ashki C. wrote, "[For] anyone into the Hispanic roots, and not intimidated by spiciness. Customer service is very attentive and [the store] provides all that's needed for a household."