The Great Supermarket Grill-Off!


We like to consider ourselves the recipe experts, but we also give props where they’re due, and man, have supermarkets been upping their recipe game lately. For our Grocery Store Grill-Off story in the July/August 2016 issue, we scoped out the sites of several well-known grocery chains, and what we found surprised us—positively!—in scale (Whole Foods has almost 4,000 dishes!), quality (still talking about the Aldi burger we tried…), and creativity (I ended up watching Stop & Shop’s videos for fun).

In order to pick our favorite, though, it all came down to the food. To have a fair test, we picked a Greek burger from each.

Here are the contestants:

ALDI burger

Aldi’s Greek Turkey Burger

Whole Foods' Greek Lamb Burger

Whole foods burger

Stop & Shop’s Grecian Turkey Burger

Stop and Shop burger

Hannaford’s Feta-Stuffed Lamb Burger

hannaford burger

The overall winner was (drumroll, please!) Whole Foods' herby, juicy concoction, but as I mentioned, Aldi’s burger was a close second.

For a review of how the sites stacked up otherwise, pick up a copy of the July/August issue, which hits newsstands on June 28. Happy grilling!

-- By Cecily McAndrews

Photos by Peter Ardito; Food Styling by Maria Del Mar