Inflation may be cooling somewhat compared to a few years ago, but grocery prices are still higher than before the pandemic. But the cheapest grocery chain in the U.S.now  has 77 different store locations in Minnesota to help ease your budget.

It's no surprise that food prices seem to be at an all-time high across the U.S. and here in Minnesota. And if you're living paycheck to paycheck, finding affordable, high-quality food in the  Land of 10,000 Lakes can sometimes be a real challenge.

96.7 The Eagle logo
Get our free mobile app

But here's some information that can help, especially if you're a Minnesota shopper who's on a budget: That's because the Cheapest Grocery Store in the entire U.S. now has a total of 77 locations to choose from here in the Gopher State.

According to this survey from US News & World Report, Aldi comes in first on their list of the Seven Cheapest Grocery Stores in the U.S. Aldi is owned by a German company, and was founded in 1961. Since then, it has opened more than 2,000 stores across 39 U.S. states, including those 77 locations here in the Bold North.

ALSO INTERESTING: Walmart Is Making Big Changes To Grocery Prices in MN

Here's why US News & World Report said Aldi topped the list:

One of the cheapest grocery stores in the U.S. right now is ALDI, which has seen a steady increase in popularity in recent years. 'Many diehard fans enjoy the quality and exclusivity of most of ALDI's products, including the ever-changing seasonal items lineup,' Jake Hill, CEO of the personal finance website DebtHammer, said.

Aldi's whopping 77 locations in the North Star State now include four stores in St. Paul; three stores in Blaine and Minneapolis; and two locations in Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Inver Grove Heights, Richfield, Rochester, and Roseville; plus single stores in 55 other Minnesota cities. Here's where they're all located:

  • Alexandria
  • Apple Valley
  • Austin
  • Baxter
  • Bemidji
  • Blaine
  • Brooklyn Park
  • Burnsville
  • Cambridge
  • Champlin
  • Chanhassen
  • Chaska
  • Circle Pines
  • Cloquet
  • Columbia Heights
  • Coon Rapids
  • Cottage Grove
  • Crystal
  • Detroit Lakes
  • Dilworth
  • Duluth
  • Dundas
  • Eagan
  • Eden Prairie
  • Elk River
  • Faribault
  • Fergus Falls
  • Forest Lake
  • Grand Rapids
  • Hutchinson
  • Inver Grove Heights
  • Lakeville
  • Little Canada
  • Little Falls
  • Mahtomedi
  • Mankato
  • Maple Grove
  • Maplewood
  • Marshall
  • Medina
  • Minneapolis
  • Minnetonka
  • Monticello
  • Mounds View
  • New Ulm
  • Oak Park Heights
  • Otsego
  • Owatonna
  • Park Rapids
  • Princeton
  • Red Wing
  • Richfield
  • Rochester
  • Rosemount
  • Roseville
  • Saint Paul
  • Sartell
  • Shakopee
  • St. Louis Park
  • Virginia
  • Waconia
  • Waite Park
  • Willmar
  • Winona
  • Woodbury

If there isn't an Aldi that is conveniently located for you, other stores with footprints in our neck of the woods that made the Cheapest Grocery Stores in the US list include:

  • Woodman's Markets, which came it at number two and is located in several Wisconsin cities including La Crosse and Eau Claire.
  • Costco, which came in ranked seventh on the list and has 12 locations in Minnesota.

Listen to Curt St. John and Samm Adams in the Morning
weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m. on Quick Country 96.5

Most popular grocery stores in America

The most popular grocery stores in America, from corporate chains to family-owned enterprises. Stacker ranked them using consumer ratings sourced from YouGov polls.

Gallery Credit: Stacker

More From 96.7 The Eagle