A grocery store is like a carnival midway—it offers shelves and shelves of goodies guarded by employees who hope you don't knock down any stacks of bottles. Step right up to this Groupon.
$35 for $50 Worth of Groceries, Meats, and Prepared Foods
Shoppers pick up to-go foods ranging from subs piled with prosciutto and provolone ($7+) and steak-cacciatore wraps ($7.50) to sicilian pizzas with buffalo chicken ($14+) and entrees such as chicken piccata and ziti ($11.95). Butchers slice meats and wrap housemade sausages, and imported foods line the shelves, including jars of Cirignola mixed olives ($8.99) and 1-pound wedges of aged Auricchio provolone ($10.99). In-store prices may vary from prices listed online.
Bob's Italian Foods
Although the North End is thought of as the go-to for Italian food in Boston, it certainly doesn’t have a monopoly on authentic pastas, housemade sausages, and imported olive oils. Perched far from clamoring tourists on Main Street in Medford, Bob's Italian Foods—a 2012 Medford Patch Readers' Choice winner—has been dishing up and importing traditional Italian foods for more than 70 years. Under the guidance of the DiGiorgio family, its butchers craft their own italian hot, sweet, and fennel pork sausages each day and slice quality meats, such as Angus sirloin and new york strip steaks. The deli counter wraps up to-go foods ranging from eggplant parmigiano with meatballs to hefty prosciutto-and-provolone subs. Shoppers also wander down aisles filled with imported goods including virgin olive oils, Italian cheeses, and pastas shaped like spirals and lock-picks. In addition to equipping customers for their own lunches or dinners, Bob’s helps them feed guests during parties with catered buffets.