A part of the Charlotte community since 2005, Compare Foods started as a single, family-owned store in Queens, New York. The Peña family opened their first store in 1978 and quickly expanded to neighboring boroughs. Eventually, their stores served customers in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Manhattan.

Having experienced success with these first stores, Compare Foods was created with the vision of creating a chain of supermarkets to provide communities quality products, exceptional service, and low prices. In 1989, the first Compare Foods opened its doors in Freeport, New York. Since then, Compare Foods has expanded to include stores in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and North Carolina.

With 6 stores in the Charlotte area, Compare Foods still holds dear the principles of offering quality products, exceptional service, and low prices. As a family-owned business, we are proud to call Charlotte home and serve its diverse and vibrant communities. We provide our customers with the best in meat, produce, and seafood. Additionally, we bring a world of flavor to your home by offering a wide selection of international products not found anywhere else in the Queen City.

Within our DNA is a desire to make each community we serve a better place. That’s why we partner with key organizations to support our customers in all facets of their life. This includes working with churches, youth services, and an array of non-profit organizations to support their mission and make Charlotte a place everyone feels welcome and supported.

Our story is not finished - indeed we're just getting started! We're proud to be a part of Charlotte's diversity and growth. We look forward to serving you and your family every day. Visit us today to experience the world of flavor that only Compare Foods can provide.