Sometimes it feels like we are spending most days in the grocery store. There is always something we need, especially when there are hungry teenagers at home.

Surprisingly, a lot of people are interested in healthier eating habits. They have ditched the burgers and fries for lean chicken and vegetables. But what are the best supermarkets to go grab your healthy produce? Some of the top stores are located in South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota.

Get our free mobile app

A recent article from Food & Wine highlights the top ten supermarkets across the country. The staff at Food & Wine researched supermarkets of all kinds. Food & Wine explains, "From historic market halls across the Mid-Atlantic to sparkling regional grocery stores in the Midwest to the lavish farmers markets spoiling Californians all year long." Some of the best supermarkets across the country include the following:

  • H-E-B (Store locations throughout Texas)
  • New Seasons (Store locations include Portland, Seattle, and San Jose)
  • Market Basket (Mostly found throughout the New England area)
  • Trader Joe's (Stores are found throughout the country. Many are still waiting for Sioux Falls to open one.)

So what are the top supermarkets in South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota? These two stores that made the "Best Supermarket List" from Food & Wine are very popular with residents in all three states: Costco and Hy-Vee.

Hy-Vee store
Google Street View and Canva

Hy-Vee was number three on the list. Food & Wine even called this grocery store "the pride of Des Moines." The article even says Hy-Vee is a great resource for all Midwesterns. The article explains Hy-Vee has "exceedingly popular homestyle prepared meals (the meatloaf might be better than Mom's, just saying) and robust community involvement.

Sioux Falls Costco - Ben Davis
Sioux Falls Costco - Ben Davis

Costco ranked at tenth on the "Best Supermarket List" from Food & Wine. Not only is this a wonderful resource for communities everywhere, but Costco is also a great place to work. This was especially evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Costco "proved to be a safe place to work, too, thanks to measures that included masks required for all members, and a restriction on the number of people admitted along with members," explains Food & Wine.

There are great places to shop around the Sioux Empire! What is your favorite supermarket in South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota?

32 Things to Do in Sioux Falls This Summer That Are Absolutely Free!

Sure, there are tons of things to do in the Sioux Empire every summer, but if your entertainment budget is small (or zero), we have the solution - actually, we have lots of solutions.

Here is a list of family-friendly (and some, just adult-friendly) events happening this summer in the Sioux Falls area that you should check out. Oh, the best part, everything on this list is FREE.

Who Is the 'Lewis' of Lewis Drug? Here's The Story

To answer the essential question of 'Who is the 'Lewis' of Lewis Drug?', let's take a little trip. Well, actually, more than a little trip. We're hopping into the time machine here.


Ah, here we are. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1942.

In many ways, it is not the best of times. What has become known as the Great Depression was still having its effects. It might have been in the rearview mirror, but it lingered still.

And, just a few months before, Pearl Harbor happened and we were into World War II. The country was more than jittery. This was going to be more than tough, this was going to be life-changing.

More From KXRB