Out of curiosity, my partner and I recently did a quick 22-product grocery price comparison on the hill. Here’s how it worked. We chose 22 products that we purchase all the time. Your mileage may vary if these aren’t your preferred products. We shopped the three closest grocery stores: QFC on Broadway, Madison Market, and Whole Foods on Denny. We compared exact products. We did not take into account member discounts, specials or sales; the prices shown are the base price to the best of our knowledge. All pricing was done between February 7th and February 17th of 2009.
Results: Whole Foods wins, at $5 cheaper than Madison Market. QFC is the clear loser, nearly $15 more expensive than Whole Foods for the exact same 22 item shopping list.
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