- Whole Foods and Sprouts Farmers Market are health food stores with locations all over the US.
- Both grocers sell mostly natural or organic products and have fresh salad and juice bars, sandwich counters, and pre-made foods for purchase.
- They also both have partnerships with Instacart to deliver groceries on demand.
- After shopping at Sprouts for a few months, I’ve found it’s the perfect blend of Trader Joe’s prices and Whole Foods quality.
Whole Foods and Sprouts Farmers Market are natural grocery chains with hundreds of locations all over the US.
Both grocers sell mostly natural or organic products and have fresh salad and juice bars, sandwich counters, and pre-made meals for purchase, along with in-store dining areas. They also sell natural health products like vitamins and supplements.
Ever since Amazon bought Whole Foods last year for $13.7 billion, the company has been working to shed the store’s “whole paycheck” image by lowering prices and opening new, no-frills stores called Whole Foods 365.
That’s placed Whole Foods in direct competition with health food stores that have long advertised low prices, like Sprouts, which has built a national brand on the motto “healthy food for less.”
I’ve always been loyal to Trader Joe’s for its unique and cheap products. Still, there’s no salad bar or sandwich counter at Trader Joe’s. I started shopping at Sprouts a few months ago out of convenience, and I’ve decided it’s the perfect blend of Trader Joe’s prices and Whole Foods quality.
Keep reading to see what it’s like inside a Sprouts store in Los Angeles — and why I think it’s so great.