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Published on March 05, 2020
Denver's 4 favorite grocery stores (that won't break the bank)Pete's Fruits & Vegetables. | Photo: Vicki P./Yelp

Looking to shop the finest grocery stores around without spending a fortune?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most excellent destinations for affordable groceries in Denver, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.

1. Pete's Fruits & Vegetables

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Topping the list is Pete's Fruits & Vegetables. Located at 5606 E. Cedar Ave. in Hilltop, the grocery store and meat shop, which sells fruits, vegetables and more, is the highest-rated outlet for budget-friendly groceries in Denver, boasting 4.5 stars out of 83 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Andria M., who reviewed Pete's Fruits & Vegetables on Oct. 30, wrote, "A wonderful and friendly neighborhood grocery store! A variety of options for your taste buds, and a beautiful and convenient liquor store located right next door."

Melissa H. noted, "This place has a little bit of everything and more! We came for Greek olive oil, and left with some great meatballs from the deli, baba ghanoush, baklava, bread and olive oil soap (which I find hard to find). ... The produce is beautiful and inexpensive."

2. Middle East Market

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Middle East Market, a grocery shop in Southeast Denver, is another much-loved, economical go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 24 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2254 S. Colorado Blvd. to have a browse for yourself. 

Yelper Dr Ellie N., who reviewed Middle East Market on Jan. 1, wrote, "Very helpful man at counter. ... Bought zaatar, garbanzo beans and flatbread. Great/cheap prices."

And Yelper Mazen A. added, "Fair amount of Middle Eastern products with suitable prices. Cashiers are friendly and helpful. No fruits or vegetables."

3. Carniceria La Despensa Latina

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Over in Northeast Denver, check out Carniceria La Despensa Latina, which has earned four stars out of 41 reviews on Yelp. You'll find the low-cost grocery establishment, butcher and Mexican eatery by heading over to 4650 Tower Road.

If you're looking for more information, we found these details about Carniceria La Despensa Latina.

"Visit Carniceria La Despensa Latina for the finest cuts of meat!" states the business on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "Our meat market has high-quality beef, chicken [and] fish, and more products [are] available."

4. Park Hill Supermarket

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And then there's Park Hill Supermarket, a Clayton favorite with four stars out of 13 reviews. Stop by 3770 E. 40th Ave. to hit up the grocery emporium and seafood market next time you're looking to stock your pantry without breaking the bank.

In the words of the business' Yelp page, "We specialize in international food, including Asian, Hispanic, African and American," as explained on Yelp in the section pertaining to specialties. "We stock the items imported from many countries around the world. We have live seafood, and fresh and frozen seafood. Our items and ingredients are generally not found in most regular markets."

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