Best No-Service Grocery Store


It's not your fault if Aldi sorta jumped up on you. It's been here for years, lurking on the other side of the tracks, in urban neighborhoods where thrifty shopping is the only kind of shopping anyone knows. But lately the German grocery chain has reinvented itself, plopping down in suburban expanses like Middleburg Heights and Rocky River, while sacrificing its tactics not a whit: The buildings are still spartan as ever, the brands you've never heard of, and there's nobody around to bag your purchases for you. It's Teutonic efficiency at its finest, and it's the best way this side of the West Side Market to save on your grocery bill.