A grocery store is like a carnival midway—it offers shelves and shelves of goodies that only become available after lobbing baseballs at stacks of bottles. Today's Groupon brings the fresh food without the carnie cons: for $10, you get $20 worth of groceries at Shalom Kosher in Wheaton.
Supervised by the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington, Shalom Kosher stocks pantries with ritually prepared meats, dairy-free baked goods, and other grocery items from its six departments. Layer sandwiches with slices of freshly baked challah bread and glatt kosher roast beef ($13.99/lb) for a midday picnic, or embed sweet teeth into chocolate-chip brownies ($2.95 each) and babkas ($10.99 each) from the lactose-liberated bakery. Grill masters can lay out boneless, skinless chicken breasts ($5.99/lb) or beef spare ribs ($7.99/lb) to crisp on charcoal-greased grill slats and sip a glass of Alfasi wine while closing grill covers to send boastful smoke signals to neighbors down the street ($10.99/bottle).
2307 University Blvd.
Wheaton, Maryland 20902