Dallas/ Food & Drinks
Published on March 30, 2020
Discover Dallas' 4 favorite low-cost grocery storesPhoto: El Río Grande Latin Market/Yelp

Looking to shop the finest grocery stores around, but don't want to empty your wallet?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most excellent affordable grocery sources in Dallas, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture for fresh produce on a budget.

1. Jimmy's Food Store

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Topping the list is Jimmy's Food Store. Located at 4901 Bryan St. in East Dallas, the grocery market and deli, which offers wine, sandwiches and more, is the highest-rated destination for inexpensive groceries in Dallas, boasting 4.5 stars out of 894 reviews on Yelp.

Yelper Andrew C., who reviewed Jimmy's Food Store on March 28, wrote, "Love this little Italian neighborhood store and grocery. Their deli counter always has fresh meats and great items to take home to cook that are pre-prepared. ... It's hard to leave here unsatisfied."

Lisa L. added, "Found this jewel a couple of months ago — we love this place! It has fresh meats, cheese [and] wine, plus it's like a grocery store with all [products] you want in your pantry!"

2. The Grocery Clearance Center

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Next up is The Grocery Clearance Center, situated at 3107 S. Cockrell Hill Road. With 4.5 stars out of 80 reviews on Yelp, the grocery outlet has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an economical option. 

 "We are Dallas' only surplus and salvage grocery store, also known as The Grocery Clearance Center," the business touts on its Yelp profile in the section highlighting specialties. "We opened in 1993, and our clearance sale is still going on."

"Imagine a discount grocery store overflowing with name-brand groceries, organic, all-natural and salt-, wheat- and gluten-free foods, fresh produce, frozen foods, refrigerated items, general merchandise, health and beauty aids, all at an average of 50% less than their cost at a conventional store," its Yelp bio continues. "This is what The Grocery Clearance Center is all about."

3. El Rancho

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Northeast Dallas' outpost of the Texas chain El Rancho, settled at 2550 Gus Thomasson Road, is another prime choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly grocery emporium four stars out of 16 reviews.

Yelper Diana D., who reviewed El Rancho on Jan. 15, wrote, "Wow! El Rancho is the Cadillac of Hispanic grocery. ... The full-service bakery carries a huge variety of Mexican pastries, cookies, desserts and beautifully decorated cakes and flan. Produce is plentiful and well-priced, and includes Latin specialties such as guava, nopalitos (cactus) and many more."

And Kasey T. noted, "Awesome prices, freshest produce. ... It has everything [one] could want or need, without costing a fortune to feed a family."

4. El Río Grande Latin Market

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At last, there's a location of the popular El Río Grande Latin Market chain, a low-priced grocery establishment and bakery that sells juices, smoothies, baked goods and more in Oak Lawn, with four stars out of 34 Yelp reviews. Head over to 5308 Maple Ave. to browse for yourself. 

"El Río Grande exists in order to offer you lasting experiences thanks to the Latin American touch that distinguishes us," the business states on its Yelp page in the section pertaining to specialties. 

Furthermore, "Whether you are stopping by for a quick drink at our juice bar or doing your full weekly shopping, we will always provide you with friendly, personal service, excellence with all-round quality, fresh and healthy products, clean and friendly atmosphere, affordable prices, unique Latin American shopping experience."

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