Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best grocery stores in Wichita. We analyzed Yelp data and our secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to shop in the city.
Sprouts Farmers Market tops our list, with four stars out of 15 reviews. And Leeker’s Supermarket is also a go-to, with four stars out of 16 Yelp reviews.
ALDI is a discount grocery store with stores in Wichita, Kansas. This German-owned chain has existed since 1961 and is a favorite among many local shoppers.
The company’s guiding principle is that excellent quality should come at an affordable price for customers. And that’s what the company strives to do with its US operations.
With a large selection of fresh produce, meats, and dairy, ALDI offers everything you need to make your family’s favorite meals. They also carry a wide range of organic and gluten-free foods.
In addition, the store has a section called “Aldi Finds,” which stocks a constantly rotating selection of random things you might not expect to find at a grocery store. They have heated mattress pads, scooters, gym socks, and luggage.
Lucky Market is a grocery store that sells high-end products. Their selection includes the latest food technology, innovative packaging, and efficient payment modes. They also offer a full range of home products.
Their specialty is Asian foods, with aisles devoted to everything from noodles to ginger beer. They also have a large produce section and a wide selection of sauces and ingredients.
The store also carries a selection of gifts and utensils. The store is a favorite of local foodies.
You won’t be able to get all your Asian fixes in one place, but Lucky Market is a good option for anyone looking to try out some of the region’s best food. The store has a small but impressive selection of Chinese and Japanese cuisines and a large variety of fruits and vegetables. The 30,000-square-foot store features side rooms for clothing and home decor and an impressive assortment of kitchen utensils, dishes, and cookware.
Pueblo’s Thai Binh Supermarket
Located on 21st and North, this high-end Asian market has been around since 1985 and is helmed by a true Wichitan. Local entrepreneur Jimmy Nguyen is a self-described foodie who makes his living by helping people prepare and serve their favorite dishes. It’s no wonder he’s got an impressive selection of the finest Asian-inspired groceries and nifty knickknacks.
It also helps that the store is clean and well organized, with a staff of about five able to assist with many questions. The aisles are a whopping 30,000 square feet, with plenty of space to house various exciting items that would be hard to find in one of Wichita’s smaller markets. Among the most exciting is an aisle dedicated to the abundant and most expensive of all Asian-inspired foods: sushi. Besides the apparent sushi items, you’ll find freshly made rolls, fried bananas, steamed buns, banh mi, and Asian soups.
Market Street, a brand of United Supermarkets, is a store that caters to the culinary and gourmet needs of its guests. The grocery store features a unique assortment of specialty foods, an in-store deli, a full-service hot bar, and a cafe offering freshly brewed coffee.
The food is fresh and made on-site by staff chefs. In addition, Market Street has a New Orleans-style bakery featuring bread, doughnuts and cookies, creme-filled pastries, and homemade pies.
Throughout the store, different themes are displayed to provide the ultimate foodie experience. For instance, the Italian kitchen specializes in pasta dishes, including shrimp scampi and tortellini. At the same time, the Real Texas Bar-B-Que offers mesquite-smoked beef brisket and sausage with hand-rubbed pork spare ribs.
The store also offers a full-service pharmacy, Streetside, United’s grocery pickup service, and a Ready Meals section with fresh foods ready to heat, eat or cook. The location expects to add 200 jobs to the Wichita Falls community.