Dec 1, 2021 - Food and Drink

Hy-Vee and Trader Joe's top list of Des Moines' favorite grocers

๐Ÿ›’ The best place to buy groceries in Des Moines
Chart: Jared Whalen/Axios

Des Moines grocery shoppers like to spread their dollars around.

Driving the news: More than 300 Axios Des Moines' readers took a recent survey about their grocery shopping habits.

State of play: Hy-Vee stores are your favorite grocery stop, but some cult favorites are also near the top.

  • Four grocers have more than 20% of your support, including Aldi, Trader Joe's and hometown favorite, Fareway.

Context: While our readers might love the quirky and affordable deals at Trader Joe's and Aldi, larger chain stores, in reality, get the majority of the metro's grocery dollars, including Walmart and Target, according to Chain Store Guide.

Local favorites: While this survey focused on larger chain grocery stores, some of you wrote-in your favorites like Gateway Market and Campbell's Nutrition.

  • Others said you drive to Ames to check out Wheatsfield Co-op.
  • Meanwhile, a few of you still listed Dahl's as your favorite metro grocery store, despite it closing in 2014. RIP.
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