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jennkmho Sep 10, 2007 09:42 AM

Can someone recommend a place in the Chicago downtown or near North area where I can get a large variety of really fresh frutis and vegetables? I've been to Treasure Island, Jewel, Dominics, and Stanley's... Thanks!

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    Querencia Sep 11, 2007 09:35 PM

    Division Street Farmers' Market (Division between Clark & State) Saturdays from 7-1. Go early for the best selection. Also, cultivate a relationship with the ethnic produce stores. Jump on the Clark 22 bus and get off just before Bryn Mawr for Edgewater Produce, a local legend.

    1. blondie60614 Sep 10, 2007 06:38 PM

      Fox and Obel on Illinois

      I also like Sunshine on Clybourn. It is a little further north, but the prices can't be beat!

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        BRB Sep 10, 2007 05:37 PM

        Green City Market (between Clark & Stockton at 1750 North) is fantastic. Note that it's only open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7am - 1:30pm through October.

        In November, it moves indoors, this year to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at 2430 N. Cannon Drive and it's only open from 9am - 1pm.

        Here's a link to the website:

        http://www.chicagogreencitymarket.org/

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          amoncada Sep 10, 2007 11:32 AM

          Cermak Produce at Kedzie and Berteau is a Huge Hispanic Market with Very good meat and produce. Very reasonable prices there.

          Andy's on Kedzie just south of Lawrence.
          Tony's Finer Foods on North and California

          Jerry's on Northwest HYWY in Niles is amazing and worth the trip.

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            wak Sep 10, 2007 01:13 PM

            My old standby is to go to Stanley's, get what I can there, and go to Whole Foods for anything else.

            But for really fresh fruits and vegetables, nothing will beat the Green City Market or any of the other farmers markets in town.

            And whenever I am up near Lisle, I always stop by Jerry's and H-Mart.

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              amoncada Sep 10, 2007 01:53 PM

              Yeah, I've been wanting to go to Green City Market. I only go to Treasure Island or Whole Foods when I can't find something at one of my other stops. BTW: Have you tried the skirt steak from Whole Foods? It's pretty amazing and nicely trimmed...it better be for $11.99 a pound!

              You should take a drive to Jerry's on Northwest Highway.

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                choppcs Sep 10, 2007 01:59 PM

                Jerry's in Niles is on Milwaukee Avenue, just south of Oakton.

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                  amoncada Sep 10, 2007 02:07 PM

                  I thought that Milwaukee turned into NWHY there? Thanks for the correction.

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                wineaux Sep 10, 2007 07:36 PM

                What/where is Jerry's & H-mart in Lisle? I live there & have never heard of either of them!

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                  wak Sep 11, 2007 08:30 AM

                  Sorry - my mis-type. They are in Niles, not Lisle.

                  But there is an H-Mart opening up in Naperville on Ogden Rd. in the old Dominicks space. It looks like its ready to open by the end of this month. Definitely worth checking out. Its an enormous Korean supermarket with huge produce and seafood dept. and great prices.

                  FYI, Michaels Fresh Market on Rt. 59 in Naperville is also a good place to visit if you are in the area.

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              marciab Sep 10, 2007 10:42 AM

              How about the Green City Market in Lincoln park on Wed and Sat? or Whole Foods, North and Sheffield (and I think there's another one closer to downtown)

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