Groceries & Markets in Highland


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A sustainable and community-supported farm collective, First Hand Harvest packs up bushels of broccoli, bok choi, and other organic earth candies for herbivores seeking a locally grown alternative to the supermarket shelf. Three individual family farms combine their crops to deliver a large variety of vegetable options, so customers can expect a soil-grown surplus of greens, reds, and yellows in each weekly half-bushel box. As vegetable assortments are local and seasonal, customers can embrace the thrilling uncertainty of not knowing whether their box will contain arugula, brussels sprouts, or animatronic cucumbers. Most boxes will also contain a healthy cooking green, such as swiss chard or kale, along with recipes and suggestions for culinary pairings.
502 7th Street
Rockford,
IL
US
Cultivating fair-trade artisanal relationships, Phoenix Traders imports clothing and accessories from around the world, including a cornucopian clothing selection ($15+ each) that lets wardrobe-enhancers step back into the pullover ponchos and synesthetic color swirls of the '60s and '70s. Warm up with handmade wool wear from South America or Nepal, or safely carry around an edition of How to Become President of the Moon in a retro purse ($15+). Customers can brighten the area around wrists and necks with fair-trade Nepali silver jewelry ($15+) or boost their carrying capabilities with a recycled silk bag.
215 7th St
Rockford,
IL
US
Lightly toasted or lathered in cream cheese, bagel spot Bagel Place prepares your order just right. Health nuts will love Bagel Place for its gluten-free and low-fat menu options. Complimentary wifi is available as well. Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code. Bagel Place also offers delivery and take-out options for those who want to make it a night in. Through their catering service, Bagel Place can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. null Thrifty eaters will also love Bagel Place's prices, which are generally below $15. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Bagel Place's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
3600 E State St
Rockford,
IL
US
Thirty years of practice has given the chefs at Irish Rose Saloon a refined sensibility, which they use to craft accessible pub food that pairs flawlessly with the bar's selection of craft beer on tap. The chefs travel to Chicago markets each week to find the freshest seafood, meats, and produce. Once they've dreamed up inventive daily specials, the options are displayed on a chalkboard menu that hangs on the restaurant's exposed brick wall, featuring entrees like duck meatloaf, jamaican pork, and sustainable fish such as Lake Superior whitefish and shrimp that always bring fabric bags to the grocery store. These specials join the regular favorites on the lunch and dinner menus, including housemade veggie burgers, linguine with housemade italian sausage, and chicken breast baked in a wood oven. Patrons can team their selections with dozens of draft beers, such as regular and seasonal suds from New Holland and Flying Dog breweries.
519 E State St
Rockford,
IL
US
Hop to the deli counter at Deli Italia — visitors will be hard-pressed to find a sandwich they don't love. Deli Italia features a wide variety of flavorful low-fat and gluten-free eats. Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Deli Italia's drink list. The large dining space at Deli Italia provides quick and easy seating options for large groups. Enjoy wifi here free of cost. Sit outside at Deli Italia and soak up the sun on those nice summer days. No need to dress up for a trip to Deli Italia — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. You can also have Deli Italia cater your next event. If time is of the essence, Deli Italia's take-out option may be a better fit. Diners at Deli Italia will love the simple and nearby street parking options. Deli Italia offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike. Keeping an eye on your budget? Deli Italia is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15.
507 E State St
Rockford,
IL
US
Melanie Aitken handcrafts small batches of truffles, brittle, and other dainties with expertise honed over 30 years as an acclaimed confectioner for parties and weddings. Clusters of cashews and caramel emulate turtles as they are dipped by hand into white- and milk-chocolate shells, and fragrant almonds flavor traditional dutch bonquet pastries, re-created based on a recipe from Melanie's grandmother. Lava-salted caramel strains to encase magmatic caramel drops within a sill of milk or white chocolate, and a sprinkling of black-lava salt hints at the eruption of flavor contained within. Melanie’s Country Confections delivers locally, and an online storefront facilitates orders throughout the country.
4312 East State Street
Rockford,
IL
US
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