The cost of feeding a family since the COVID-19 pandemic is astronomical. Food costs are soaring throughout the US. In 2021, the USDA estimates feeding a family of 4 healthy meals for a month, assuming all meals and snacks are prepared at home, costs somewhere between $611 and $1,217.  Factor in meals outside of the home and that number climbs much higher. So it saves to prepare meals at home. But in order to do that, you have to shop for food. Now the challenge becomes finding the grocery store with the best prices.

Keith Olivier wishes Lafayette had a Krogers.

I don't know why anyone shops at Albertsons. They are definitely the highest in the area. Wish Lafayette had a Krogers. -Keith Olivier

Charlsie Buteaux claims you can save money if you use apps and coupons.

It depends. If you shop according to the weekly sale papers and their apps with coupons, you could shop for a reasonable amount of money. I've gotten some pretty decent deals at Albertsons and Rouses. -Charlsie Buteaux

Ida Hancock says Lafayette should get ready for the new Aldi store opening soon on Ambassador Caffery.

Very soon Aldi!! -Ida Hancock

An Acadiana online survey was recently conducted to find the least expensive grocery stores in the Acadiana area. The survey has found the Top 3 stores for the best overall prices on food and goods according to the online respondents.

#3 Albertsons

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Albertsons, an Acadiana staple is a solid third-place winner. Albertsons is located at 2863 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., 4400 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. and 2678 Johnston Street in Lafayette. Also, 1210 Albertson Pkwy. in Broussard.

 

#2 Walmart

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Walmart hit the survey at No. 2. and has two locations in Lafayette. 3142 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. and 2428 W Pinhook Road. In Broussard at 123 St. Hazaire Road, in Carencro at 3810 NE Evangeline Thruway, in Breaux Bridge at 1932 Rees Street, at 1205 E Admiral Doyle Drive in New Iberia, in Crowley at 729 Odd Fellows Road and another location at 3005 Charity Street in Abbeville.

 

#1 Super 1 Foods

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The grocery store with the best prices in the Acadiana area, according to the locals, is Super 1 Foods! Super 1 Foods has stores scattered all over the Acadiana area. There are two locations of Super 1 Foods in Lafayette, 3747 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. and 215 Willow Street. Also, the newest location at 200 Destination Pointe Lane in Scott, 1500 Bonin Road in Youngsville, 1415 The Blvd. in Rayne, 3916 NE Evangeline Thruway in Carencro, 2210 Veterans Memorial Drive in Abbeville and 2004 N Parkerson Ave. in Crowley.

For everyday shopping, Super 1 Foods. -Scott Greer

 

Super 1 for the most part. -Gwendolyn Navarro

 

Super 1. I love going to the one in Scott. It is friendly and clean! -Monica Cormier

 

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