Like Old World street markets, grocery stores offer a plethora of fresh cooking ingredients, but without the difficulty of navigating tight crowds or dodging feral street hamsters. Enjoy safe, modern market shopping with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of groceries at Krystyna's Deli in Schiller Park, Schaumburg, Mundelein, and Wheeling.
Proffering a prime selection of Polish deli meats, cheeses, and ethnic foods, Krystyna's Deli treats traditionalists to a taste of Europe in an updated, Old World atmosphere. Traditional Polish dining staples such as podlaski cheese ($3.99/lb) and homemade pierogi ($2.99) sit alongside fresh produce and meats, including smoked polish sausage ($1.99/lb), veal kabanos ($3.99/lb), and boneless pork loin ($2.49/lb). Homemade soup and relationship advice is served daily at the store's deli counter, and a full stock of imported Polish spirits such as Nalewka Babuni cherry liqueur and Sobieski vodka (both $9.99) await to cure blues brought about by the Lakotki biscuit ($0.89/box) that got away.