Pittsburgh's 4 best grocery stores (that won't break the bank)

Pittsburgh's 4 best grocery stores (that won't break the bank)ALDI | Photo: Jonathan H./Yelp
Published on May 26, 2020

Looking to try the top grocery stores around?

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

1. Donatelli's Italian Food Center

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Topping the list is Donatelli's Italian Food Center. Located at 4711 Liberty Ave. in Bloomfield, the grocery store and deli is the highest-rated cheap grocery store in Pittsburgh, boasting four stars out of 38 reviews on Yelp.

We turned to Yelp for an overview of Donatelli's Italian Food Center.

About the business's signature items: "Donatelli's Italian Food Center is a family-owned specialty food store that offers a wide array of imported and domestic Italian products," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "Donatelli's also offers products ranging from Italian sausage, fresh pasta, sauces, biscotti and more."

2. Groceria Merante

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Next up is Oakland's Groceria Merante, situated at 3454 Bates St. With five stars out of 36 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store and imported food spot, serving sandwiches and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option. 

This spot, which was been family-owned and operated since 1979, offers items like fresh produce, bread, pasta and a variety of meats and cheeses. 

3. Reyna Foods

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Strip District's Reyna Foods, located at 2031 Penn Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cheap grocery store and Mexican spot four stars out of 103 reviews.

Yelp has more information about Reyna Foods.

We found these details about the business' signature items: "Reyna Foods Inc. is a Latin American and Caribbean wholesale and retail food company that was established in 1988 in Pittsburgh," according to its Yelp profile.


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This location of the national chain ALDI, a grocery store and organic store that offers fruits, veggies and more in Friendship, is another affordable go-to, with four stars out of 37 Yelp reviews. Head over to 5631 Baum Blvd. to see for yourself.

This spot, which boasts more than 1,900 stores across 36 states, offers items like dairy products, frozen goods, pantry staples and more. 

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