On the surface, grocery shopping seems straightforward: Go to the supermarket, find what you need, pay for it, go home. But it's not always that simple. Questions of where to shop, what to buy, and how to keep it all on a budget loom large. Even popular stores like Trader Joe's can feel overwhelming — so many choices! And you feel like you're the only one who doesn't know what's not-to-be-missed there.
That's why we started a column this year specifically devoted to grocery shopping, and how to do it better. From how to create a grocery budget to the best olive oil to buy at Trader Joe's (yes, we're going to help you there!), here are 15 ways we mastered the supermarket this year.