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$5 for $10 Worth of Upscale Deli Cuisine
The Bucktown, Gold Coast, Elston, and Larrabee locations' menus explore the possibilities of deli fare with the California Dreaming sandwich, where honey-maple turkey breast, avocado, and lemon mayonnaise stack atop multigrain bread ($8). A breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, black beans, and salsa in a wheat wrap ($6) kick-starts mornings, whereas a Southwest chicken salad with chili-rubbed chicken breast, roasted corn and peppers, and black beans ($8) adds spice to afternoons.
The Goddess and Grocer
With four locations speckled across Chicagoland, The Goddess and Grocer pairs the menu of a gourmet deli with the packed shelves of a specialty grocery store. Muffins, scones, and croissants are baked in-house, wafting the scents of melting butter and sugar over a sandwich counter reminiscent of a giant artist’s palette. There, custom sandwiches take shape from 11 breads and wraps, 7 deli meats, 9 cheeses, 12 vegetables, and an assortment of condiments that covers everything from cranberry-tinged mayonnaise to horseradish sauce. A few fixed staples are on hand to simplify decisions, however, including an egg-salad sandwich that Chicago magazine placed on its list of the 50 Best Sandwiches in Chicago, praising it as "a testament to the sheer power of simplicity."
The Goddess and Grocer also assembles bag lunches as well as picnic hampers for patrons looking to enjoy a bite by the lake or to bait a Yogi Bear. To round out these meals, the staff can include high-end, specialty items from the grocery section, including handmade chocolates, artisanal cheeses, mustards and dressings, and wine and beer. Alternatively, they can cater gourmet breakfast, lunch, or dinner for large gatherings and celebrations.