Fresh Market, Whole Foods, Publix: Let's Compare Prices

Categories: Food Industry
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Lee Klein
The Fresh Market
​​A new the Fresh Market opened last Wednesday in the Sunset Harbour neighborhood of South Beach. Publix premiered a glossy new SoBe supermarket in the past year (to go with two in the area already), and the Whole Foods Market on Alton Road has a renovated exterior (replete with rooftop solar panels).

The good news is that hungry residents of this high-energy neighborhood now have access to just about any comestible they'd like. The less cheery outlook is that food prices have gone through the roof all over the country. Solution? Use the competition (and coupons!) to comparison shop. We've done a little of that already to help get you started:

A dozen large eggs
Fresh Market: $1.79
Publix: $2.09
Whole Foods: $2.99

A dozen large organic eggs
Fresh Market: $4.19
Publix: $4.29
Whole Foods: $4.99

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Lee Klein
Whole Foods Market
Gallon of whole milk:
Publix: $3.75
Fresh Market: $3.99
Whole Foods: $4.39

A pound of butter:
Fresh Market - Land O'Lakes: $4.49
Publix - Land O'Lakes: $4.93
Whole Foods - 365 Brand: $5.59

6-pack of Blue Moon Beer:
Whole Foods: $7.99
Fresh Market: $8.99
Publix: $8.99

Boneless chicken breasts:
Publix: $4.29 per pound/Greenwise $6.99
Whole Foods: $5.99 per pound
Fresh Market: $6.99 per pound

New York strip steak:
Fresh Market: $8.99 per pound
Publix: $8.99 per pound
Whole Foods: $9.99 per pound

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Lee Klein
Publix on Fifth Street
Center cut pork chop:
Publix: $3.69 per pound
Fresh Market: $3.99 per pound
Whole Foods: $6.99 per pound

Pre-made wrap sandwich:
Publix: $5.99
Fresh Market: $5.99
Whole Foods: $7.99

Carrots:
Publix: $1.89 per pound
Whole Foods: $2.49 per pound
Fresh Market: $4.99 per 5-pound bag of organic (didn't have conventional)

Plum tomatoes:
Publix: $1.69 per pound
Fresh Market: $1.99 per pound
Whole foods: $2.99 per pound

Green peppers:
Publix: $1.49 per pound
Fresh Market: $1.99 per pound
Whole Foods: $1.99 per pound

Eggplant:
Fresh Market: $1.69 per pound
Publix: $1.99 per pound
Whole Foods: $2.49 per pound

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5 comments
Guest
Guest

That Whole Foods store is disgusting, smells funky and often the produce is moldy a day after I get it home.

Wiwizzy
Wiwizzy

the issue with comparing anything at Whole Foods to other stores is that whole foods uses the best sources unlike Publix or Fresh Market...the pork chop is significantly more because the pig was well treated

as someone who shops virtually exclusively at Whole Foods (I don't like having to worry what stores put in my food), I found most of the organic/all natural snacks to cost significantly more at both Publix and Fresh Market

Roberto moreno
Roberto moreno

What Lee klein is now doing shopping?Has he finished doing inaccurate reviews of Restaurants?  Must be xmas for sure then...Stick to food shopping Lee... 

EatingWell
EatingWell

Wow, 'whole paycheck' is right...to be fair this was a straight comparison and not non-organic to organic foods right?

Lee
Lee

Right. It was non-organic compared to non-organic. And when there were numerous brands of one item -- like eggs, for instance -- I compared the closest price equivalencies I could find. 

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