Mara Weinraub

Senior Editor, Groceries

Mara is the Senior Groceries Editor at Kitchn. She nerds out over every inch detail of the grocery store, from building a shopping list to unpacking those (reusable) totes. She lives in New York City where she stocks a minimum of three peanut butter jars in her apartment at all times.
How a Colorado Family of 5 Spent $179 on a Week of Groceries at (Mostly) Trader Joe’s and Came in $71 Under Budget
They cut their spending to pay for an extra dinner out.
3 days ago
The $5 Bakery Staple I Swear by for the Best Party Dip (It Even Surprised Me!)
Plus two more dip essentials.
Apr 16, 2024
We Tried Every Oreo Flavor We Could Find — And the Debate Between First and Second Place Got Intense
The winner just narrowly secured top honors.
Apr 14, 2024
The New $4 Boxed Mix That Tastes Exactly Like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
“I may or may not have had several of them in one sitting.”
Apr 12, 2024
If You See This $3 Aldi Pantry Staple, Grab 2
Plus 8 more finds to help you gear up for spring.
Apr 1, 2024
How a Kentucky Couple Came in $74 Under Budget on a Week's Worth of Groceries
“Curbside pickup just makes it so easy.”
Mar 21, 2024
I’m a Dietitian Living in India — My Family and I Spent $32 on a Week’s Worth of Groceries
“I make a conscious effort to control impulse purchases.”
Mar 14, 2024
This “Delicious” $6 Grocery Find Makes the Best 2-Ingredient Dinners
I have zero plans to stop.
Mar 13, 2024
We Tried Every Peeps Flavor — And the Best 5 All Have One Thing in Common
“If you spot them in stores, grab four.”
Mar 11, 2024
Everything Elizabeth Banks Cooks in a Day
Plus, the Trader Joe’s grocery item she always has in her freezer.
Mar 9, 2024
The $2 “Deluxe” Aldi Pantry Staple That Won’t Last Long
Plus 9 more new finds you’ll want to *add to cart*.
Mar 1, 2024
The 13 Best Cheese and Cracker Pairings of All Time
Number two “is what childhood memories are made of.”
Feb 28, 2024
We Tried 14 Bottles of Ranch Dressing — And No One Saw the Winner Coming
Spoiler: It's not Hidden Valley.
Feb 25, 2024
The Real Reason Why T.J. Maxx Groceries Are SO Cheap
No, it has nothing to do with shrinkflation.
Feb 24, 2024
We Tried 10 Bars of Dark Chocolate — And the $4 Winner Swept Them All (It Tastes Way More Expensive!)
“Creamy,” “fudgy,” and “luxe” are just a few of the comments from tasters.
Feb 10, 2024
We Tried 9 Jars of Alfredo Sauce — And the Winner Tastes Like What You’d Find in Italy
“You can really taste the cheese,” says one taster.
Feb 6, 2024
I’m a Personal Trainer Living in Texas — I Spent $125 at Sam’s Club on 2 Full Weeks of Groceries
“I prefer to grocery shop at one place and buy in bulk.”
Feb 5, 2024
The $3 Aldi Snack That Won’t Last Long
Plus 9 more new finds you’ll want to *add to cart*
Jan 31, 2024
We Tried 10 Brands of Greek Yogurt — And the Winner Is One We Never Expected
We were shocked … but not surprised.
Jan 25, 2024
The $4 Grocery You Should Always Have in Your Freezer (Perfect for Nights When You’re Too Lazy to Cook!)
“The quality has really shifted in the last number of years.”
Jan 7, 2024
The Unstoppable Rise of Aldi
“The FOMO is real and, dare we say, intentional.”
Jan 6, 2024
How a Pennsylvania Couple Spends $158 a Week on Groceries (Mostly) at Aldi
They also shopped at Target, Grocery Outlet, and Weis, a local chain.
Dec 28, 2023
Aldi Just Leaked Info on Dozens of New Groceries Hitting Stores Now — Here Are the 10 You Need to Know About
Gourmet soups! Game-day snacks! Heart-shaped treats! And more!
Dec 26, 2023
We Tried 9 Ginger Ales — And the Winner Is Not What You Think
“It goes down real easy,” according to tasters.
Dec 23, 2023
My Husband and I Shopped at 5 Grocery Stores for the Week — We Spent $105 and Came in $5 Over Budget
Oh, and they also went dumpster diving and foraging.
Dec 14, 2023
We Tried 12 Hot Cocoa Mixes — And No One Saw the Winner Coming
Gotta love when that happens.
Dec 13, 2023
The 12 Trader Joe’s Holiday Groceries the Employees Are Most Excited About (of 469 Items Hitting Stores!)
Of the nearly 500 seasonal items hitting stores, these are the ones to get.
Nov 27, 2023
How a Tennessee Family of 4 Spends $178 a Week on Groceries at Kroger
Grocery pickup and the drive home take less than five minutes!
Nov 23, 2023