Whether you're looking for chips, fruits, ice cream, cereal or meat, food of all kinds are in stock at Down To Earth Whole Foods in Endicott.
A classic breakfast option, cereal is always good to have on hand. A box is sure to ease everyone's morning appetite without taking too much time off the clock.
Packed with plenty of "good" fat, fish of your choosing are on hand.
Your mouth will be watering from the fantastic meats available at this location.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
Find healthy and affordable oil and vinegar at Down To Earth Whole Foods and keep the good meals coming all week long.
From sliced deli meat to flavorful cheeses, Down To Earth Whole Foods serves up a large variety of deli favorites.
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Down To Earth Whole Foods for all your protein and calcium needs.
Bread at Down To Earth Whole Foods is absolutely delicious.
A healthy and light snack from Down To Earth Whole Foods is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
If you need a quick and affordable lunch or dinner option, browse the selection of tasty TV dinners here.
The best kept dinner secret is available here when you take advantage of the convenience of adding frozen food to your diet.
You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from Down To Earth Whole Foods.
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from Down To Earth Whole Foods.
If you're looking for a great coffee or tea beverage, the team at Down To Earth Whole Foods will help you out.
Whether you're cooking for yourself or for your family, some canned goods from here are a great side choice for lunch or dinner.
This store has quite a selection of rich spices and seasonings.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
Need something quick for lunch or dinner? Stop by Down To Earth Whole Foods and pick up a sandwich for the road.
The drinks available here are a great way to restore your body's natural balance, so start sipping.
Drivers will be happy to know that Down To Earth Whole Foods is located near many street and lot parking options.
Check off each and every grocery item on your list when you shop at Endicott's Down To Earth Whole Foods.
The selection of groceries at Country Cafe are perfect for providing great home-cooked or store-bought meals for you and/or your whole family in Candor.
Every chef needs a break from the heat, so enjoy a frozen dinner without lifting a finger.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Country Cafe? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
Feeling hungry and creative? Fix up a tasty meal or salad with some oil and vinegar from here.
If rushing out the door is your morning routine, be sure to pick up a box of cereal for a quick and easy breakfast solution.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
If you like to use the oven, you're going to want to pick up some sweet ingredients in your next masterpiece. They adds that extra bit of flavor that makes your food delicious!
Everyone knows that home-cooking beans can take literally almost forever. Save yourself the time and effort by picking up some from the amazing canned food selection at Country Cafe.
If you're planning out your weekly meals, you will appreciate the assortment of snacks at Country Cafe.
Take your cooking up a level of flavor when you choose from their wide selection of seasonings and spices.
When you need your coffee or tea fix, the selections from Country Cafe will certainly come in hand.
For cool, refreshing H20, Country Cafe's got you covered.
When you're pulling long hours at the office, you don't want to come home and spend hours slaving over a hot stove. Fix that potential problem by exploring the frozen food options offered here.
Get your noodle on! Country Cafe has some of the best and affordable noodle and pasta options in the area.
Bread at Country Cafe is absolutely delicious.
If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy.
For the meat lover in you, you'll enjoy the offerings of eclectic meats at this place.
Here you can find close and safe parking for you to take advantage of during your visit.
Cooking is a great way to unwind after a long day so pick up some groceries from Country Cafe in Candor and cook up a tasty and healthy meal.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Mario's Pizza — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
With G-free dishes and fare that's low in fat, you won't feel guilty about dining out at Mario's Pizza.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so visitors can start the night off right.
This pizzeria is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Mario's Pizza has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the pizzeria is rather noisy.
Mario's Pizza's business casual policy makes it the perfect place for a number of occasions.
Call Mario's Pizza for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This pizzeria knows it's carryout.
Patrons can park in a lot near Mario's Pizza or take advantage of the generous street parking.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the pizzeria.
With food so tasty, you'll want to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner here...and you can go right ahead as Mario's Pizza serves three meals a day.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Mario's Pizza.
So round up the whole family and head on over to Mario's Pizza for a tasty pizza pie.
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Original Italian Pizza have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
Original Italian Pizza's low-fat and G-free items make it easy to eat right.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this pizzeria's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Original Italian Pizza, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Can't stay long? Not a problem with the pizzeria's take-out and delivery options.
Parking has never been easier at Original Italian Pizza, a restaurant located near a variety of parking selections.
Original Italian Pizza provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried Original Italian Pizza's pizza say it is the absolute best.
Pizza doesn't have to be fancy to be great. Delicious pies await you at Original Italian Pizza (along with star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings), so grab a seat and dig in.
Original Italian Pizza serves up fresh and tasty pizzas each and every time, so head on over today and enjoy some good pizza in a casual ambiance.
No matter what type of pizza you are craving, Original Italian Pizza has you covered.
Mexican-food cravings are easily satisfied at Las Chicas Taqueria — this popular Owego spot puts a fresh, five-star spin on run-of-the-mill beans and cheese.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
At Las Chicas Taqueria, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is Las Chicas Taqueria's style.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
If you've got the car, then we've got parking for you.
Las Chicas Taqueria offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
The eats are cheap here. Las Chicas Taqueria knows a meal out should be tasty but not an investment.
Come experience an amazing array of Mexican dishes when you try the highly-rated Las Chicas Taqueria.
If you're looking for a delicious taco or burrito, you'd definitely be wise to head to Las Chicas Taqueria.
When you have a craving for some ethnic Mexican fare, make your way over to Las Chicas Taqueria and indulge in an array of eats.
For a quick and easy bite to eat, Brothers 2 Restaurant is known for its piping hot pizza.
This pizzeria's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this pizzeria just as much as mom and dad.
Brothers 2 Restaurant is a great location to host a group dinner.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Brothers 2 Restaurant's wifi.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Brothers 2 Restaurant patrons come in casual attire.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Brothers 2 Restaurant for their catering services.
Enjoy mind-blowing dishes in the peace and quiet of your own home with delivery or takeout from Brothers 2 Restaurant.
Both street parking and lot parking are available near Brothers 2 Restaurant.
Take a break from the kitchen without breaking the bank! Brothers 2 Restaurant will fill you up with top-notch fare that s modestly priced.
If you've had a long and hard week, come visit Brothers 2 Restaurant and enjoy a pizza in a casual atmosphere.
The pizza at Brothers 2 Restaurant is filled with endless flavors, so head on over today and enjoy a slice or two of yummy goodness.
Siu mai: small pork dumplings. Each has a thin wrapper that needs to be delicately pleated by hand. Easily, they’re one of the most labor-intensive items at Phoenix Restaurant in Chicago, where each weekend this Chinese restaurant serves 80 different varieties of classic dim sum snacks.
This little fact about the siu mai is one of many surprising stories I learn from Eddy, the chef at Phoenix, where he also handles a million other tasks to keep the restaurant running smoothly. When I first came in, he was waving at a group of regulars while on the phone haggling with a seafood vendor.
“What we are serving in this restaurant is what we are eating in Hong Kong. ... It’s very typical,” Eddy says.
In 1996, Phoenix was one of the first restaurants to introduce dim sum to Chicago. Its customer base has grown over the years, and today, even with other dim sum restaurants up and down the block, you’ll find long lines winding out the door on any given Sunday.
Sound intimidating? It doesn't have to be.
Here's our guide to dim-sum dining, with a few tips from Eddy.
On the weekend: order dim sum off a cart
On weekends and special holidays, the wait staff winds traditional dim sum carts around tables, lifting lids off stacked steamer baskets to reveal the enticing contents. Should you see something you like, they leave the basket on your table and put a checkmark on your bill (it’s tallied at the end).
Phoenix is one of the only dim-sum restaurants in Chicago that still uses these carts. When I ask Eddy why they keep them, he says “tradition.” Not only to impress the tourists who come in, but also to let Chinese-American customers share this bit of culture with their kids.
Hot tip: if you want to experience the pushcarts without the crowds, head over on a Saturday, which tends to be less busy than Sundays, Eddy says.
On a weekday: order dim sum off the menu
Cartless weekdays offer a quiet, more peaceful atmosphere for ordering off the paper menu, which you can find near the hostess stand. Don't be intimidated—the menu has pictures; it has numbers; it has names written in both Chinese and English. And best of all, you need only point to what you want to have it brought out from the kitchen.
So what should you get?
“Everyone has their favorites,” Eddy says. The most popular dishes with Westerners are ha gao (shrimp dumplings) and siu mai (pork dumplings mentioned above). Kids gravitate toward the crunchy, easy-to-grip shrimp rolls and sweeter fare, from mango pudding (pictured above) to custard rolls.
Foreign travelers, especially those from Latin America, and adventurous eaters alike seem to love the chicken feet (pictured at bottom-right of top photo), a more exotic dish consisting of skin and tendons. While all these dishes are traditional, the chefs can tweak the recipes to accommodate for special diets or food allergies.
When diners are new to dim sum, Eddy encourages them to experiment. He’ll point out a few of the more popular dishes; if there’s something they don’t end up liking, it can easily be swapped out for something else. This way, by the second or third visit, diners will have a better idea of what they like.
And don't forget the tea
At dim sum, the tea is equally important to the food. Phoenix serves three different types: green tea, white tea, and brown tea. “Each one has its own usage,” Eddy says. While we talk, we drink jasmine tea, which is good for getting rid of toxins.
You can show your dim sum know-how by obeying proper tea etiquette. When your teapot is out of water, prop the lid off to the side. This signals to the wait staff that you need more hot water.
Eddy pours more tea and tells me to tap my fingers lightly against the table when the cup is nearly full. “When your friend or host fills your tea, this means ‘thank you’,” he says. “It’s part of the custom.”
Photos by Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon
I had no idea what to expect upon arriving at Elizabeth, the Michelin Star winner from Chef Iliana Regan. But an unmarked, unremarkable storefront between a tire shop and a sporting-goods store certainly wasn’t it. With few exceptions (Schwa, most notably), Chicago’s upper-echelon restaurants boast exteriors that match their illustrious River North and Restaurant Row addresses.
But as it turns out, Regan has no taste for that sort of superficial flash. She dons no chef’s whites. She displays no awards. She does not raise her voice to the Gordon Ramsay–level roar or even the Rachael Ray-ish rollick that TV cameras eat up.
Instead, this northwest Indiana native quietly built her reputation as someone who hunts for frogs and spears them herself. Someone who has suffered tick bites and poison-ivy rashes foraging for wild flora. Someone who has penned an essay on intensity for Lucky Peach and once themed an Elizabeth tasting menu after those violent and visceral A Song of Ice and Fire novels.
So yeah, I was kinda terrified to eat her food.
I’d never done a tasting menu before. And I wouldn’t necessarily classify myself as a picky eater, but I’m not a particularly adventurous one either, particularly when it comes to meat. (I can barely look at plated octopus without shivering.) I’d heard that Regan once served edible ants. Which are, like, bugs.
My nerves were calmed upon walking into Elizabeth, though. Austere yet charming, the whitewashed space was accented by light fixtures made from bare tree branches; dining chairs draped with faux-fur slipcovers; a chef’s counter armed with Elder Scrolls and Vikings Funko Pop! dolls. It was all in support of the season’s menu theme: vikings.
There were two options: land or sea. Or, as the first in a delightful succession of servers explained it, “Imagine a viking ship has reached the shore. One group goes on land to look for food, the other into the sea.” My friend Erin and I opted to order one of each to share and, despite my trepidation of certain meats, placed no restrictions on what we would eat. (You can arrange for some allergies and dietary needs in advance.) We wanted to go all in.
After the amuse-bouche—a surprisingly complex roasted whey carrot dressed with goat’s-milk cheese and edible flowers—came our first courses. The land dish was … a bowl of rocks. The server assured me the top “rock” was actually a baked potato coated in edible clay. But it was very convincing as a rock, so I bit in with trepidation. As Erin ate the rest, dipping it into the cheese and butter puddings it was served with, I forked into her langoustine with lingonberries. (Pro tip: don’t try to tear off the claw without looking. You will stab your finger on a spine.) So far, so very good.
As the servers continued to weave their culinary narrative, I realized there was an unmentioned character in their tale—Elizabeth itself. The restaurant is small, seating about 16 or so, and the kitchen is wide open. It was impossible not to get caught up in what was happening back there, particularly when sous chefs were wielding brûlée torches and “plating” on gorgeous pieces of handmade pottery. And the line between front and back of house was practically nonexistent. One moment, you’d see someone in the kitchen stirring and slicing; the next they’d be presenting your next course or clearing your table. (Chef Regan included.)
This created an unexpected intimacy, one that removed any hesitation when asking about a particular dish. It’s clear the teammates take a deep yet quiet pride in their collective work. They spoke warmly about where ingredients came from, excitedly about the preparation techniques used. They always used “we” or “our,” never “me” or “Chef Regan.” (Again, Chef Regan included.)
Over the next few courses, there were so many charms. An herb-rolled, soft-boiled quail egg served in an actual nest; impossibly chewy seaweed bread darkened by squid ink; a cauliflower-mushroom soup that Erin about died over. I was particularly fond of a course called Barnyard: headcheese dusted with beet powder, paired with a collage of root vegetables and flavored puddings reminiscent of something out of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing.
And that’s the thing. Never in my life would I have thought that I’d be fond of headcheese. I would have probably never eaten it if it weren’t for this meal. But it was fun to break out of my culinary comfort zone.
The other surprising thing? How full we were, considering it was a tasting menu. By the time we were served the entree courses—rare lamb medallions wrapped in swiss chard and pickled fish in a sauce of its own bones—we were taking deep breaths between bites. I’m pretty sure they were the only two plates we didn’t completely clean.
We managed to buck up for our “one-and-a-half” dessert courses, as the server put it. (The “half” was a palate-cleansing sorbet.) Our favorite was Under the Sea, a spongy coral-seaweed cake so realistic looking it prompted me to ask the server just how much of it we could eat. “All of it,” she said. We complied.
Maybe, as a writer, I’m just a sucker for a good story. But I was enchanted by Elizabeth, both in backstory and in not knowing what was coming next throughout the culinary adventure. And while I probably won’t be buying headcheese any time soon, I’m excited to see what Chef Regan has up her non-chef’s-whites sleeves next season.
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As useful as WD40 and much more edible, coconut oil is a powerhouse. In fact, just one jar of the stuff can replace several household staples, from kitchen ingredients to baby wipes. Here’s how to substitute it for 16 total items in 3 rooms of the home:
1. Coffee: Coconut oil is a reputed energy booster. Swallowing a spoonful or two in the afternoon can be a healthful alternative to a cuppa.2. Coffee creamer: Emulsified and poured into coffee, it’s much tastier than (and probably just as nutritious as) that bulletproof stuff.3. Butter or oil (when sautéing): Coconut oil’s high smoke point makes it great for cooking on the stovetop, especially at high heat. Try swapping it in when making stir-fries, scrambled eggs, or pancakes, especially if you like a very mild coconut flavor.4. Oil (when baking): The oil imparts a delicious je ne sais quoi to baked goods—even boxed ones. Use it to give from-the-box brownies an upgrade, and you’ll dream about them for days.5. Condiments: Drop it into quinoa or oatmeal for added nutrients and healthy fats. You can also put it on top of sweet potatoes instead of butter!
6. Moisturizer: It works on your body and your face. It’s naturally SPF 4, so it offers a bit of protection from UV rays, too.7. Leave-in conditioner and anti-static agent: Rub a small amount between your hands and smooth them over your hair to control flyaways.8. Lip balm: It soothes sore, chapped lips, and other skin irritations.9. Eye-makeup remover: Rub it between your fingers until it liquefies, smear it on your lids, and wipe it off with a cotton pad.10. Face wash: Add a little water and rub it in your hands until it foams.11. Hand and foot cream: Massage it into cracked knuckles, or slather it onto your soles and stick them into socks for an overnight soak.12. Shaving cream: It’ll give you a smooth shave, plus additional moisture for your skin.
13. Ouchie ointment: Dab it on cuts and scrapes, which will benefit from its antimicrobial properties.14. Anti-itch cream: Coconut oil reduces itching from bug bites, and helps to calm sunburn, eczema, and cradle cap.15. Diaper cream: A layer on baby’s bottom guards against (and soothes) diaper rash flare-ups.16. Baby wipes: Simply mix it with hot water and pour it over a stack of paper towels that you’ve cut in half. Keep the towels in an airtight container so they stay moist.
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