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If inflation and rising prices are putting a strain on your budget, here's some news you can use: One of the most overpriced grocery stores in America has seven different locations here in Minnesota.

Food prices seem to be at an all-time high in the U.S. and Minnesota is no exception. 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.

ALSO READ: America's Cheapest Grocery Store Has 70 Locations in Minnesota

That's why this survey from Delish can be so helpful. They just put together a list of the grocery stores across the country where prices on everyday items are often higher than in some other stores Now, to be fair, Delish notes that there are several reasons why this could be the case:

There are many factors that contribute to grocery store prices. The supply chain (most recently seen with last year’s egg-gate), an area’s cost of living, ingredient quality, and other supermarket competitors are just some of the variables that can impact your grocery bill.

So just WHICH grocery store, with seven locations here in Minnesota, is one of the Most Overpriced in America? That would be Whole Foods Market. This high-end grocery store, which is often shown on culinary shows like Top Chef, is sometimes sarcastically referred to as 'Whole Paycheck' because their prices are high enough that shopping there will cost your entire check. (Not really, of course.)

Whole Foods Market in Woodbury, MN Google Street View
Whole Foods Market in Woodbury, MN (Google Street View)

Delish noted that Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2017, 'which led to price decreases, but Whole Foods still remains financially inaccessible to many shoppers. And now, with the rising cost of living, the store’s exclusivity is even more blatant,' Delish said.

Whole Foods Market currently has seven locations here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes:

  • Edina - 7401 France Ave South
  • Maple Grove - 12201 Elm Creek Blvd North
  • Minneapolis/Uptown - 3060 Excelsior Blvd
  • Minneapolis - 222 Hennepin Avenue
  • Minnetonka - 1001 Plymouth Street
  • St. Paul - 1575 Selby Avenue
  • Woodbury - 305 Radio Drive

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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.

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