Edinburgh’s Best Grocery Stores | eKomi StarInsights

StarInsights Review of Edinburgh's Best Grocery Stores

Review of Edinburgh’s Best Grocery Stores

“This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.”

Oh, Edinburgh…the city with one of the best quality of life in the world. The bustling streets of Edinburgh have it all, from food to unlimited grocery and home care options. With over 1000 grocery stores, you can get everything you need.

While the more the merrier, deciding which grocery store to visit on a regular Wednesday evening to get eggs and bread in the morning or fresh vegetables on a savory weekend may appear to be a daunting task. Hence, this StarInsights report provides a comprehensive analysis of the highly commended and most reviewed Grocery stores in Edinburgh to assist you in deciding where to go.

Best Grocery Stores in Edinburgh

It should come as no surprise that the grocery market is extremely competitive these days. This industry is one of the few that has thrived despite curfews and quarantine. In other words, while the take-out and dining industries suffered on one end, the grocery industry benefited on the other.

Nonetheless, with the lifting of the curfew and pandemic restrictions this year, there is renewed optimism that the industry will thrive even more as people are able to leave their homes. Grocery stores (both online and physical) are expected to grow at a CAGR of 25.3% over the next six years, according to economists. When it comes to the United Kingdom, this industry employs the most people, providing goods and food to 27 million households across the country. So, without further ado, let’s look at some statistics about Edinburgh’s grocery stores to gain a better understanding of the UK’s grocery industry.

By the end of this report, we’d hope you know exactly where to go for specific goods when in Edinburgh.


Best Rated Grocery Stores in Edinburgh 

Grocery Store


Number of Reviews

Tattie Shaws 5.0 91
Weigh To Go 4.9 184
Balkan Edinburgh Bulgarian Foods and Drinks 4.9 77
H M Foods 4.9 53
The New Lead Co-op 4.8 126
The Good Store Edinburgh 4.8 38
Touch of Poland 4.7 103
Mediterranean Supermarket 4.7 95

Most Reviewed Grocery Stores in Edinburgh

Grocery Store


Number of Reviews

Marks and Spencer 4.20 3810
Sainsbury’s, Westfield Road 4.20 2960
Sainsbury’s, 185 Craigleith Road 4.20 2260
Sainsbury’s, Andrew Square 4.00 2186
Lidl 4.1 2016
ALDI, 100 Gorgie Park Road 4.3 1914
Sainsbury’s Inglis Green Road 4.2 1901
ALDI, Fruitmarket Plaza 4.4 1243
Krishna Foods 4.4 921

For the purposes of this research, data was gathered from the official Google My Business Ratings for September 19, 2022. As of this date, Tattie Shaws and MARIA’S KITCHEN ranked the highest with a perfect 5-star rating with 91 and 39 reviews respectively. This was followed by Weigh To Go at a 4.9-star rating and about 200 reviews. Overall, these three grocery stores are among the new lot that made it to the top of the rating list. So kudos to the owners for their spectacular customer service. 

In terms of the plethora of reviews, Marks and Spencer topped the list with over 3500 reviews and a 4.2-star rating. No wonder, the brand is well-known all across the globe. This is followed by four different Sainsbury’s franchises in the list of top 10 most reviewed grocery stores. Therefore, it is safe to say that Sainsbury’s can be considered the go-to grocery store in the area if you find one near you. For fruits and vegetables, two ALDI’s outlets have made it to the top ten list. All of these grocery stores have spent years building their customer base and attractiveness. Therefore, kudos and well-deserved applause to them for attracting such welcoming reviews in the harsh and competitive grocery industry. This is definitely worth appreciating.

Conclusion – Edinburgh’s Best Grocery Stores

Because this industry is so fast-paced and ever-changing, particularly in Edinburgh, any grocery stores that outperform these in the coming days will be reflected in the next eKomi report. Overall, this report provided a conclusive insight into the importance of business acumen and investment in online marketing. We at eKomi can assist you in obtaining positive Google Reviews and promoting your business. As a result, feel free to schedule a consultation.

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