Remember that most of these should be considered accessory food items vs. your main meals.
These days I do most of my shopping at Natural Grocers and then some bulk stuff from Thrive Market and Costco. Natural Grocers has 100% Organic Produce and generally higher quality meats than Whole Foods although the selection is not as big.
Is it more expensive than King Soopers? Absolutely. Couple points there:
1. You get what you pay for.
2. Some of the same products are at King Soopers, or their counterparts are, which is WAY better than shopping at a conventional market and making the entirely wrong food choices. For instance conventional beef jerky is going to be a better snack choice than a tube of Pringles. And certainly there are organic fruit and veggie choices there as well.
3. What are the hidden costs of eating a cheap, processed, mainstream diet? Once you understand the direct and powerful link between food and health you can’t help but realize that what we eat in this country may very well bankrupt the nation. 80-85% suffer from preventable chronic disease at this point which represents the vast majority of dollars spent in the healthcare system.
So you can bet an investment in quality food will pay monetary and other more important dividends over your entire life.