Groceries & Markets in Geneva

$72 for Six 40-Day-Aged, (15-16-Ounce) NY Strip Steaks and Steak Dust at Standard Market ($106.93 Value)

Standard Market

Multiple Locations

USDA Top Choice steaks are aged for 40 days to ensure tender texture

$106.93 $72

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$13 for One Four-Pack of Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars at Olive 'n Vinnie's Market ($26 Value)

Olive 'n Vinnie's Market

Glen Ellyn

More than 30 flavors of extra-virgin olive oil flavored with garlic or mushroom and sage; balsamic vinegars imported from Modena, Italy

$26 $13

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$15 for $30 Worth of Vitamins and Supplements at FitRx

FitRx

Multiple Locations

Complement your workout with OxyELITE Pro supplements, ADAM multi-vitamins, M-Stak muscle builders, or other nutritional enhancers

$30 $15

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Guided Tour and Wine Tasting for Two or Five Bottles of Preselected Wines at Fox Valley Winery, Inc. (Up to 52% Off)

Fox Valley Winery, Inc.

Oswego

Extensive tour of the winemaking facilities ends with a tasting of five wines

$28 $14

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$10 for $20 Worth of Produce and Prepared Fare at Lemon Tree Grocer

Lemon Tree Grocer

Downers Grove

Upscale grocery store stocks local & organic produce & savory prepared dishes such as chicken pot pie, pasta salads & baked lasagna

$20 $10

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Six Bottles of Oils and Vinegars or $11 for $20 Worth of Oils and Vinegars at The Olive Gallery

The Olive Gallery

Yorkville

Customers can sample extra-virgin olive oils, flavored oils, and balsamic vinegars in the tasting room before bringing them home

$20 $11

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottles of Wine at d’Vine Wine and Gifts (Up to 57% Off)

d’Vine Wine and Gifts

Palatine

Sample some of the boutique wine shop’s more than 100 different wines, many of which come from small wineries from around the world

$36.99 $17

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Chocolate Tasting for Two or Four at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (Up to 51% Off)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Park Ridge

Taste a variety of chocolates during tastings at the Park Ridge store

$36 $18

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Tea Health Class and Tasting for One or Four Plus Tea to Take Home at Prima Tea (Up to 73% Off)

Prima Tea

Wheeling

Loose-leaf experts offer lessons and patrons taste samples of gourmet teas from around the world

$57 $23

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Wine-Tasting Parties for 2, 4, or 16 at WineStyles (Up to 60% Off)

WineStyles

Glenview

Certified wine specialists lead groups through five different varietals, offering samples of each as they discuss proper tasting etiquette

$30 $15

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$10 for $20 Worth of Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Sample Bottles at Oh, Olive!

Oh, Olive!

Glenview

Try 60-ml sampler bottles of balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil, with flavors such as organic tuscan herb, chipotle, & blood orange

$20 $10

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Select Local Merchants

Named Best Honey in 2008 by the Dallas Observer, Round Rock Honey's 100% natural local wildflower honey is harvested from more than 90 sites by owners Konrad and Elizabeth Bouffard and their crews of trained beekeepers. With precision, they remove the liquid gold from hives by centrifuge, ensuring that pollen, trace minerals, and complex sugars are never compromised during the honey harvest. They then pour the honey through a stainless-steel sieve to remove potential bee legs and wings, wax caps, and miniature tiaras before bottling it and selling it to specialty stores, farmer's market visitors, and online customers.

A similar procedure happens in other parts of the country at Round Rock's beekeeping schools. During classes, Konrad Bouffard and Beekeeping Academy teachers impart their beekeeping knowledge upon suited-up students while they extract honey from a live beehive. Along the way, novices learn about the finer points of raising bees and keeping them healthy, as well as bee handling and lullaby-buzzing.

2N308 Brundige Rd
Elburn,
IL
US

In 1927, The Southland Ice Company’s icehouses were one of the few refuges from the searing Dallas heat and marauding bands of tumbleweeds. That same year, the company’s employees realized the frigid temperatures could also preserve items such as milk and eggs. Soon, as more items and services such as gasoline were gradually added to the operation, the company expanded to stores called Totem’s. To account for the boom in popularity, the stores were kept open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and to reflect these new hours, the store name was changed to 7-Eleven.

Today, 7-Eleven has nearly 50,000 locations in 16 countries. The stores are now open 24/7 and sell everything from iconic Slurpee and Big Gulp drinks to coffee, hot dogs, baked goods, and signature 7-Select products. The store’s involvement in the community matches its commitment to convenience, with generous charity donations and a pledge to the safe sale of age-restricted products.

600 S Frontenac St
Aurora,
IL
US

When Prisco's Fine Foods opened in 1926, there were no shopping carts rattling down its aisles; the store was housed in the first floor of Tony and Mary Prisco's home, where they won over customers with humor and personal attention while peddling produce. Today, the store has moved into a modern location, but continues to specialize in Italian cuisine and fresh produce. An array of olive oils, herbs, and tomato products is available from both domestic and overseas sources. The store's staff also makes pastas, sauces, and pizzas in-house, providing materials for easily assembled family dinners or at-home Double Dare competitions. Butchers prepare fresh meat that is cut or ground on the premises and never cryogenically preserved. They expertly slice up Aurora Angus beef, Seaboard all natural pork, and Amish chicken, as well as over 30 kinds of housemade sausage, including italian sausage and bratwurst.

1108 Prairie St
Aurora,
IL
US

Specializing in olives, cheese, and other Mediterranean products, Olives-4-You's southern French family also loves to offset the quaint shop's aromas of fresh-baked bread with the warm scent of fresh chocolate. The two-hour Death by Chocolate cooking class teaches students how to concoct a fatally fudgy arsenal of confections for special occasions, holidays, and corporate slumber parties. By the time pupils depart the Mediterranean market's tiled floors and brick archways, they'll have conjured a variety of chocolate-based recipes that might include yummy truffles, enticing Bailey's chocolate mousse, and a molten-chocolate lava cake powerful enough to fossilize a small Italian island.

1720 N Main St
Wheaton,
IL
US

With locations throughout the Midwest, Vision Center At Meijer's eye mavens outfit more than 700 frames with lenses carefully crafted in their own laboratory to specifically suit the eyes and face of each patient. Doctors demonstrate their care for patients' eyes by making sure all of them have a precise, up-to-date prescription. The center also works to keep frame prices low to help more patients find pairs of glasses within their price ranges.

815 S Randall Rd
Elgin,
IL
US

Before they were moms with six children between them, Simply Homemade owners Cindy and Stephanie were food-industry professionals, studying nutrition and food-product development. Now, they've combined both experiences to create a company that supplies healthy, handcrafted meals to busy families. Working off of a monthly menu of 22 entrees, the duo whips up mouthwatering pastas, burgers, and kebabs chock-full of whole grains, hand-trimmed chicken, and natural beef from Heartland Meats. Then, they either preassemble meals for customers to pick up or set up ingredients for customers to assemble themselves onsite. The latter option, which takes about two hours, makes it easier for customers to tailor dinners to a child's love of mushrooms or a dog's disdain for cilantro.

5024 Ace Ln
Naperville,
IL
US