For over 35 years, the friendly butchers at Vinny's Meat Market have graced holiday dinner tables with everything from juicy turkeys to whole roasted pigs, and added local flavor to lunches with a selection of fresh meats from the Bronx's Hunts Point Market. Highly skilled meat carvers ply their trade behind the counter as they create housemade italian sausage to order, slice up thick steaks of grass-fed beef, or prepare delectable stuffed chicken breasts.
Nestlé Pure Life Direct delivers clean, crisp bottled water and refreshing iced teas to homes near and far on a mission to help its customers enjoy healthy beverages. Each month, it delivers homeowners with cases of Nestlé Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, and Perrier or bottled Tradewinds teas, placing the parcels at front doors or cave openings to minimize uncomfortable lugging. Nestlé's specialists can also deliver their beverage packages when no one is home. This easy access to refreshing, healthy beverages helps customers hydrate efficiently without sneaking sips from a neighbor's unguarded bird bath.
In its third generation as a family-owned butcher shop, Yore Butchers wields a meat-carving team that draws upon a lifetime’s worth of slicing experience to produce pristinely fresh cuts and prepared foods. Sink mouth mincers into the shop's USDA Choice or higher meats, such as thin sausage with cheese and parsley ($5.99/lb.) or Italian-style veal cutlets ($12.99/lb.), each of which comes with a letter of recommendation from its peers. Customers can also pick from Yore's line of specialty items and ready-to-cook dishes.
For the past decade, Fratelli Market's Brooklyn-bred famiglia has made its pastas and sauces according to a 30-year-old recipe and conjures its mozzarella from scratch throughout the day to serve as a base layer for its genuine Italian sandwiches. Brooklyn-style marinara sauce adds a distinctive accent to a plate of spaghetti or sack of accidentally cooked laundry with locatelli romano cheese and spices. Otherwise, mix and match the bacon-infused tomato vodka sauce with Fratelli's fresh-cut linguine, penne, and angel hair swept from the floors of heaven's finest barbershops. The pine-nutty walnut sauce, however, was created with the market's jumbo pumpkin ravioli in mind.
The staffers at Hooked hand select an array of fish, meat, and produce, filling glass coolers with seafood such as sushi-grade yellowfin tuna, scallops, and locally caught cod. They never freeze their fresh selections, lending the food a more natural taste and a decided advantage at freeze tag. Beyond Hooked's fish market, patrons can opt to dine in or carry-out lunches of fried crab cakes, garden salads topped with lobster, and grilled steak sandwiches from an ample menu.
The dessert aisles at Jewel-Osco beckon sweet-tooth landlords with a plethora of frozen delectables, bestowing inimitable tastes from lauded brands such as Popsicle and Good Humor. Scoop up Breyers ice cream in flavors like the Breyers Blasts, available in Oreo Cookies & Cream and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (around $4.99). Or trade coffee sips for creamy java spoonfuls with Starbucks ice-cream products (around $3.99), keeping eyes from drooping during marathon sand-castle-construction sessions. Klondike ice-cream sandwich packages (around $3.99) in new Mint Chocolate Chip or What the Fudge? Brownie make for delicious after-lunch fare, and Ben & Jerry's (around $3.99) blends creative ingredients into concoctions including Red-Velvet Cake and Cherry Garcia, keeping jaded tongues on their toes.