When is the best time to shop for Thanksgiving?

When is the best time to shop for Thanksgiving groceries?

By: Lauren Jones, WAVE 3 News Sunrise Anchor

Turkey day is right around the corner, and if you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you know it’s a mad house.

Data shows that Tuesday is the busiest day at supermarkets nationwide, as everyone stocks up on last minute Thanksgiving essentials.

To save some time and sanity, hit the grocery store early Wednesday morning or Wednesday night. Yes, Thanksgiving Eve.

Research shows this is the best time to shop for Thanksgiving — you’ll be able to save some time then, compared to going Tuesday.

If you’re in a rush, go for the checkout lanes on the left hand side of the store. It’s proven that more people are right-handed, and naturally go to the checkout lanes on the right side, resulting in longer lines.

If you’re still looking for a dish you can’t go wrong with this list – General Mills released the most popular and unique Thanksgiving meals by state, based on the number of online recipe searches through Betty Crocker and Pillsbury. Chicken and dumplings took the top spot in Kentucky, while peanut butter cookies reign supreme in Indiana.

To see the other top plates by state, click here.

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