Newcomer's Guide

Which Houston Grocery Store Is the One For You?

Consult our handy chart to find out.

08/30/2018 By Jeff Balke

Voilà! A meal.

We Tried Kroger's Meal Kits for Dinner and This Is What We Thought

Does this fast dish pass the home kitchen test?

08/21/2018 By Joanna O'Leary

Baked Bads

Kroger's 'Soft' Pretzels Gave Us Hard Feelings

Kroger gets a lot right, but their soft pretzels leave much to be desired.

05/18/2018 By Joanna O'Leary

Tiny Bubbles

We Tried Kroger's Christmas Sodas So You Don't Have To

Will they make or break your holidays?

11/27/2017 By Alice Levitt

Bring in da Funk

Make Your Own Super Stinky Cheese Platter

How to assemble Houston's most odiferous cheese plate.

07/25/2017 By Joanna O'Leary

Patisserie Bourgeois

The Macarons At Kroger Are Huge and Often Broken

Just don't call them "Parisian Oreos."

10/12/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

Purloined Pastries

Craving Voodoo Doughnut? A Grocery Chain Has You Covered

Kroger debuts designer donuts suspiciously similar to those made famous by the Portland-based bakery.

06/16/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

Shooting from the Hip

Here's a List of the Houston Restaurants and Grocery Stores Allowing Open Carry

Some restaurants are offering open-carry discounts as of Jan. 1 while others are banning weapons altogether.

12/30/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Battle of the Bulge

The Grocery Store Wars Have Only Just Begun

Local stalwarts and national newcomers struggle to outdo each other in a fight over the Houston’s supermarket dollars.

09/29/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

essay

Sushi at the Pasadena Kroger

A disorienting trip to the grocery store triggers memories of Cort McMurray's grandfather, and a less complicated life.

09/25/2014 By Cort McMurray