Unlike going swimming or getting stuck in a bank vault made of chocolate, grocery shopping should not be done on an empty stomach. Feast your eyes on aisles of edibles with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Groceries
Local products include pear butter from Lovely Bakeshop Preserves ($6.99), pasta sauces from Local Folks Foods ($6.99 each), and chocolate sauce with Grand Marnier from GrownUpKidStuff ($11.99).
Lemon Tree Grocer
Renowned chef Tim Canning and co-owner Shaun Black lead a team of skilled butchers, cheesemongers and culinary specialists at their Downer’s Grove grocery store Lemon Tree Grocer, which specializes in natural and organic foods. The cheerful food purveyors greet shoppers with smiles, calling locals by name and newcomers by spirit animal and making recommendations on the best wines, cheeses, and produce. In addition to traditional grocery items, the modern store stocks vegan, gluten-free, and kosher products, as well as responsibly raised and sustainable fish and meat selections from growers such as Niman Ranch.
Driven by the idea that good food pairs best with good conversation, Zest Café features a communal table for dining and socializing, as well as private tables for sipping wine and whispering nutrition facts. The lunch and dinner menus are casual but gourmet, replete with rich ingredients such as Maine lobster and croissants. Special events such as live music, wine tastings, and occasional synchronized grocery-cart frolics make the shopping experience unique and spirited.
5101 Mochel Dr.
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515Get Directions