A well-rounded diet embraces eats from all the food pyramid's categories, including vegetables, soft rocks, water, and vitamin water. Assemble a complete meal with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of groceries and prepared foods at The Crown Market in West Hartford.
The Crown Market stuffs its shelves with food prepared fresh daily, including meat, produce, and kosher grocery items supervised by a diligent duo of rabbis. Crown’s to-go department comprises a rich variety of pre-prepared fare, such as rotisserie chicken ($5.49/lb.) and noodle kugel ($5.99/lb.) that remain studiously separated from their kosher counterparts and travel with ease from market to table or underground lair. Chomp on a hearty sandwich from the New York–style deli, stuffed with fillings such as chunky chicken salad ($6.99) or hot pastrami ($7.99) and escorted by a pickle and a choice of coleslaw, potato salad, or macaroni salad. Freshly cut watermelon ($0.69/lb.) holds court in the packed produce section, and scratch-baked brownies ($1.49 each) and black-and-white cookies ($1.69 each) coexist comfortably in the full-service bakery, squabbling only over dishwashing duties.
The Crown Market is closed Saturdays.