Written by Jaylin Mui, age 12 and a budding scribe in the 826CHI writing program.
Mummy wrappings used to be made of flat lasagna pasta until they kept eating the pasta, then they turned to dust when they were out of pasta. Don’t turn into a mummy with today’s Groupon to Zeppe’s Italian Market in Naperville. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of groceries.
- For $17, you get a 9”x13” take-and-bake lasagna tray (a $34.99 value).
- For $42, you get a 10”x26” take-and-bake lasagna tray (an $84.99 value).
Zeppe’s Italian Market opens every morning at 10 a.m. for customers to scoop up deli meats and cheeses, house-made sausages, and pasta and meat dishes. They make their own fresh vodka sauce ($5.99), meat ravioli ($5.49), and pizza kits ($6.99) that are so good they make even 100-year-old grandmas break dance. Palermo Bakery bakes fresh breads daily, and fresh pastas come from the Pasta Factory. Lasagna trays with meat and cheese can be freshly heated in your own oven, or you can put lasagna over your angry dad’s hot head. The 9”x13” trays feed 9 to 11 people, and 10”x26” trays dish up 18 to 21 servings, just enough to feed your very tall pet giraffe.
Zeppe's Italian Market
Zeppe's Italian Market is modeled after the diverse, gourmet-focused markets found in Italy. Dedicated to bestowing customers with the freshest ingredients they can find, Zeppe's staff painstakingly prepare handmade take and bake meals, cannoli, and slice deli meats and cheeses at the moment they're ordered to keep them as flavorful as possible. The market also sells five homemade sauces that star a bevy of flavors, including the portobello mushrooms and bell peppers of the garden sauce and the creamy tomato notes and strident requests for a martini olive radiating from the vodka sauce. Zeppe's team of culinary masters also features freshly baked goods from Palermo Bakery and specialty grocery items imported from across the pond.