You'll definitely want to add this place to your arsenal of grocery stores. At Lupita's Mexican Market in Norristown, you'll have the ability to shop a diverse selection of groceries that are both affordable and highly nutritious.
Looking for comfort food? What's better than spaghetti or a savory pasta dish? Grab some of this pasta today and your next meal will be on-point!
Turn your kitchen into a gourmet chef's paradise with the great spices and seasonings.
Whether you prefer your meat smoked, grilled or fried, you can find your preferred choice here.
If no-muss, no-fuss is your kind of attitude, a delicious TV dinner may be right up your alley.
Pick up super fresh fish (and a heck of a lot of nutrients) for your next meal.
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.
Find healthy and affordable oil and vinegar at Lupita's Mexican Market and keep the good meals coming all week long.
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
Water junkies can get their gulp on with a swig from Lupita's Mexican Market.
Whether you pop it in the microwave or warm it up over the stove, the frozen food here is ready to eat.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
A healthy and light snack from Lupita's Mexican Market is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
Fill up your home pantry with these great canned food options and keep your basic items in stock.
Jumpstart your morning with a flavorful coffee or tea from Lupita's Mexican Market and feel energized all day.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
Pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Lupita's Mexican Market and create that tasty sandwich you've been craving all day.
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.
The area holds many available spaces for customers to park.
Make your grocery trip extra special this week and visit Lupita's Mexican Market in Norristown for some unique and flavorful options.
You'll definitely want to make sure you're well stocked for any potential emergencies by browsing through Mexico Linda Supermarket's great selection of canned foods.
Pick up a loaf of bread from Mexico Linda Supermarket and get creative with your breakfast, lunch and dinner meal planning.
When you're in the mood to cook a gourmet meal, pick up some spices and seasonings from here and get down in the kitchen.
Find a shorter path to dinner when you take control of your prep time by investing in frozen foods.
If you need a quick and affordable lunch or dinner option, browse the selection of tasty TV dinners here.
Find a large array of bold and flavorful coffees and teas at Mexico Linda Supermarket and sip your way through tasty goodness.
All your favorite cereals are stocked on the shelves here.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
Don't let the incredible deals for vinegar and oil pass you by. When you shop here, you can stock up on the many varieties of those two ingredients to absolutely transform your cooking.
Stay healthy on the regular with the produce available here. It's super fresh and can be used with any meal.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Mexico Linda Supermarket.
Get your noodle on! Mexico Linda Supermarket has some of the best and affordable noodle and pasta options in the area.
When you're in the mood to bake, remember to add a dash of extra sweetness. It will make your creations come alive like never before.
If you're planning a dinner party, pick up some fresh meats from here and please your party guests one bite at a time.
Mexico Linda Supermarket makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
Packed with plenty of "good" fat, fish of your choosing are on hand.
Healthy eaters realize the importance of dairy in their diet. Make sure you're getting your fill of Vitamin D with dairy products from Mexico Linda Supermarket.
You'll be happy to know there are amazing parking options in the area.
Get your fill of first-class tacos, tamales, enchiladas, and more at Coyote Crossing, an excellent Mexican spot in Whitemarsh revered by fans as one of the best.
Watching your diet? Stay on track at Coyote Crossing, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat options.
Coyote Crossing is also BYOB, so diners can provide their own libations.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
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.
On warmer days, take advantage of Coyote Crossing's outdoor seating.
Coyote Crossing has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Coyote Crossing — it's strictly casual.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Coyote Crossing cater for you.
We believe in rewarding our loyal customers. To do just that, we give all patrons free parking in our very own lot.
Coyote Crossing is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Coyote Crossing offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
All major credit cards are accepted.
Dine in for dinner to see what the restaurant is all about, or feel free to swing by for breakfast or lunch.
So come to Coyote Crossing, where you can expect nothing less than the highest rated Mexican fare.
When you just want to relax and indulge in some Mexican fare, Coyote Crossing has you covered.
So pay Coyote Crossing a visit and get introduced to the many flavors and spices of Mexican cuisine.
Fans of Maria's Pizza and Pasta make every night "pizza night" — reviews prove that this hub sells steaming slices of five-star bliss.
Maria's Pizza and Pasta is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this pizzeria — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Maria's Pizza and Pasta.
Folks tend to dress down at Maria's Pizza and Pasta, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the pizzeria.
This pizzeria offers convenient carryout and delivery, so diners aren't limited to the pizzeria space.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Maria's Pizza and Pasta.
The lot adjacent to Maria's Pizza and Pasta provides free parking for diners.
For great dishes that fall smack dab in the middle when it comes to price, Maria's Pizza and Pasta is a reasonable option for diners of different budgets.
If breakfast isn't your thing, Maria's Pizza and Pasta also serves lunch and dinner, so you can be sure to swing by at some point during the day.
When melted cheese and quality crust is all you can think about, it may be time for a hot slice or two. Experience pizza at its best when you order a pie from top-rated Maria's Pizza and Pasta.
If you can't get enough pizza, be sure to try the pies at Maria's Pizza and Pasta, which earn ratings too hot to handle.
For mouthwatering pizza in a casual setting, look no further than the highly-rated Maria's Pizza and Pasta.
You won't want to go anywhere else for a superlative piece of pizza than to Maria's Pizza and Pasta's great restaurant.
Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at Brittingham's Irish Pub.
Feel satisfied but not stuffed with Brittingham's Irish Pub's gluten-free and low-fat alternatives.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Round up your coworkers and head to Brittingham's Irish Pub for happy hour.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Brittingham's Irish Pub's outdoor patio.
Enjoy wifi here free of cost.
The large dining space at Brittingham's Irish Pub provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Live music is often featured for diners' enjoyment.
Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation.
No need to dress to the nines here — Brittingham's Irish Pub's policy is business casual, so guests can dine in comfort.
Call Brittingham's Irish Pub for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
Diners at Brittingham's Irish Pub will love the free parking nearby.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Brittingham's Irish Pub has to offer.
The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, but diners have the option of grabbing breakfast or lunch here, too.
Isn't it time to go to a pub that doesn't take their food lightly? Brittingham's Irish Pub makes tasty bites that maximize the meaning of indulgence.
Mexican-food cravings are easily satisfied at Taqueria La Michoacana — this popular spot puts a fresh, five-star spin on run-of-the-mill beans and cheese.
Taqueria La Michoacana allows guests to feel at home by bringing their own beverages.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so diners can start the night off right.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Round up the whole gang and reserve the private room at Taqueria La Michoacana — it's the perfect spot for a big party to gather and celebrate.
Put the suit away when heading to Taqueria La Michoacana — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Taqueria La Michoacana offers catering.
At Taqueria La Michoacana, street and lot parking is made simple for diners.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Taqueria La Michoacana.
The menu at Taqueria La Michoacana includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
For the highest rated Mexican food around, make Taqueria La Michoacana your first stop.
Stop in Taqueria La Michoacana today and enjoy a Mexico-inspired meal in a casual setting.
The Mexican eats at Taqueria La Michoacana are filled with endless flavors, so come on by today and enjoy a taste of Mexico.
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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