Grocery shopping can be one of life’s most stressful experiences thanks to its long lines, high-speed cart collisions, and deadly Grape Nut avalanches. Pick up provisions in safety with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fresh produce, baked goods, and international specialties at Fresh Farms International Market in Niles.
Fresh Farms International Market showers its shoppers in grocered greatness, including organic produce, fresh meats and seafood, imported cheeses, and international breads. Tread toward the counter of fresh-caught seafood and reel in one of the market’s aquatic edibles, such as wild octopus ($2.99/lb.), fresh flounder fillets ($9.99/lb.), or live lobster ($7.99/lb.). Protein pilgrims can set sail for the meat department, which can help them build a new society based on hand-cut steaks, smoked ham shank ($1.49/lb.), and young duckling ($2.49/lb.). Cheerful cheesemongers cater to customers’ fancies for foreign fromage, including selections from cheese-making nations such as Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, and Russia. Sink lactose-longing teeth into a Bulgarian feta ($2.99/lb.) or a block of Mountain Brand Swiss cheese ($3.99/lb.) whose neutrality is betrayed by its clear preference for deliciousness. The market’s fresh produce includes California broccoli ($0.79/lb.) and Wisconsin dry yellow onions ($0.19/lb.), and its bustling bakery churns out French baguettes and Italian ciabatta rolls ready to be transformed into sandwiches or whittled into Earl of Sandwich action figures.
- Lots of food taste tests on weekends, fresh options, and probably half of their foods are not in english, which is it's own good sign of legitimate cultural options. – Matt R., Yelp, 1/3/11
- They had all sorts of fresh fish, even sashimi grade tuna, as well as shellfish (mussels, sea snails, conchs). Tons of fresh vegetables, all kinds of condiments. I will totally be back. – Sandy N., Yelp, 1/19/11