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Feb 25, 2008 05:34 AM

Northwest Indiana - Grocery Stores

Having recently moved from Chicago to Northwest Indiana (Crown Point), I am looking for any suggestions about where to find good produce, meat and seafood. I am regularly disappointed with the quality of the food in the local grocery stores.
Any ideas?

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  1. May want to try a Walt's. There are several across the border in IL. One in Crete is great.
    Area is experiencing growing pains.

    1. It seems to me that the one is Winfield which isn't too far from Crown Point is the most interesting grocery store I have seen in NW Indiana ( besides some of those neat little Mexican grocery stores around the area).I think it is called Amelias? The times I have gone there I went to route 30 and turned at the sign for Lake of the Four Seasons.I am sure there are better ways to get there for you.

      1. How does the Strack and Van Til in Crown Point stack up? The new one on Elston in Chicago seems quite competitive to Jewel and Dominicks.

        The Walts Foods store in Dyer probably offers easier driving from Crown Point than the Crete store. My limited experience with the Crete store has been quite positive. I have not been in the Dyer location. Note that Walts as a small, local chain was highly rated by Consumers Checkbook, well above Jewel and Dominicks.

        Strack and Van Til
        10851 Broadway
        Crown Point, IN 46307

        Walts Foods

        1218 Sheffield Ave.
        Dyer, IN 46311
        (219) 322-6428

        1100 E. Exchange Ave.
        Crete, IL 60417
        (708) 672-3270

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        1. re: Eldon Kreider

          Thanks for all the suggestions.
          The new Stracks in Crown Point leaves alot to be desired. They put out alot of suspect produce and meat. I don't like to be so negative, but I am surprised they even attempt to sell some of their products to people.
          Though, I have heard very positive things about the Stracks that went into the old Cub foods on Elston.
          I am hoping we get a Trader Joes in the area soon.

        2. I have friends who live there and they have the same frustrations. They told me they are ordering their produce (and other stuff) from Timber Creek Farms, which they seem to like a lot.

          1. the funny thing is whole foods has a distribution warehouse in munster on 45th,seems like it would be a no brainer to set up a store nearby,