Grocery shopping is like car shopping—it's best to lick each prospective purchase before paying. Test drive ingredients with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of groceries or fresh café fare from Farmer's Pride in the Ukrainian Village.
An awning with large red lettering welcomes shoppers into Farmer's Pride, along with a plenitude of fresh produce to fill refrigerators or hungry stomachs. Stock up in preparation for sandwich making with small D’Amatos bread rolls ($1 for three), Boar's Head oven gold turkey ($5.99/lb.), and pepper jack cheese ($5.99/lb.). Farmer's Pride also offers fresh-cut steaks, including New York strips and t-bones ($6.99/lb.), which are never frozen, packaged, or criticized.
For immediate hunger relief, head to the Farmer's Pride Café, where Boar's Head deli meats and fresh vegetables comprise hot and cold sandwiches and rivers of soup fill bowls. The meat-free bites of the caprese panini combo ($6.99) are replete with cheesy Italian flavor, and the homestyle thick chili (2.99+) is a favorite of the city's souptarians.
Farmer's Pride staffers stock shelves with a wide selection of brand-name, never-prepackaged, and locally made edibles. Sliced cheeses, juicy steaks, and Boar's Head meats escape the deli counter via shopping baskets, and a wall of organic apples and oranges guard stockpiles of fresh avocados, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes. During shopping trips, a café supplies stomachs with sandwiches and house-made soup to prevent hunger pangs from crying out for a cartload of malted milk balls.