Grocery value: Mariano’s vs. Whole Foods
Which grocery store offers better value?
Mariano’s was a landslide winner in terms of total price—$9.49 cheaper, to be exact—but what use were the savings if I’d have to go to a second grocery store to buy harissa and rosewater, the two main ingredients in the recipe besides sea bass? So here’s my take: If, like me, you consider yourself on a first-name basis with Yotam, the winner is Whole Foods (or a great Middle Eastern grocery store, if you’re lucky). If you don’t know or care: Mariano’s.