Here are the results to last week's poll: What's Your Favorite Grocery Store? »
Trader Joe's 33%
Whole Foods 18%
Central Market 8%
Giant 2 %
Fred Meyer 2%
Stew Leonard's 2%
It was a controversial topic but Trader Joe (or Jose, Ming, Giotto, Johann, or Joe-San, depending on the product) wins it! Honorable mentions go out to all the markets we couldn't squeeze into the poll, including: New Seasons, Copps, C-Town, Piggly Wiggly, Market Basket, Hannaford, Nugget, Cub Foods, Harris Teeter, H-Mart, Byerly's, Dierbergs, Buehler's, and Henry's.
One person who clearly did not vote for Trader Joe's had this to say in the comments:
I've never understood the Trader Joe's phenomenon. Can a store with a frozen foods section that's significantly bigger than any other section really be considered a "supermarket"? Isn't Trader Joe's just a glorified convenience store? Or are the Trader Joe's in Boston and NY significantly different from those in other areas? Is it the ridiculously cheap but really low-quality cheese and wine sections that people lust for? The Hawaiian shirts? What?!?