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Mexican grocery on the north shore?
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    Post #1 - January 12th, 2019, 12:22 pm
    Post #1 - January 12th, 2019, 12:22 pm Post #1 - January 12th, 2019, 12:22 pm
    What are some good Mexican groceries in the north suburbs? It would be especially good if they had a good meat department and made their own chorizo.
  • Post #2 - January 12th, 2019, 1:52 pm
    Post #2 - January 12th, 2019, 1:52 pm Post #2 - January 12th, 2019, 1:52 pm
    Not on the North Shore, but whenever I need good Mexican grocery with a great meat department I go to

    Carnicerias Jimenez
    550 Dundee Rd.
    Wheeling

    Excellent homemade chorizo, produce, and a sit down tacoria.
  • Post #3 - January 12th, 2019, 2:11 pm
    Post #3 - January 12th, 2019, 2:11 pm Post #3 - January 12th, 2019, 2:11 pm
    I think Jimenez fits the bill. It's just fine.

    Closer to the shore, I'm curious about La Union Supermarket in Highwood. Their website infers that they make their own chorizo . . .

    Choizo (sic) – Mexican “spicy” sausage, made fresh with our own blend of lean pork and chili spices.

    They also have a taqueria. There's a dedicated thread here but I'm curious if anyone has been lately.

    La Union Supermarket (website)
    485 Sheridan Rd
    Highwood, IL 60040
    (847) 926-8340

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  • Post #4 - January 12th, 2019, 7:56 pm
    Post #4 - January 12th, 2019, 7:56 pm Post #4 - January 12th, 2019, 7:56 pm
    Two good leads; thanks!
  • Post #5 - January 13th, 2019, 8:34 am
    Post #5 - January 13th, 2019, 8:34 am Post #5 - January 13th, 2019, 8:34 am
    Hi,

    Just south of La Union is:

    Isaac & Moishe Deli, Fruits & Vegetables
    311 Waukegan Ave · Highwood, IL 60035 · (847) 433-0557

    They do have a place to sit down to eat tacos or deli sandwiches. While La Union offers cooked food, it is intended you go elsewhere to eat.

    Isaac & Moishe are Jewish Mexicans. You will not find pork products or shrimp on the menu or in the store. If they make their own chorizo, it will be beef-based. If you are going to La Union, you should acquaint yourself with Isaac and Moishe, too.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #6 - January 13th, 2019, 10:55 am
    Post #6 - January 13th, 2019, 10:55 am Post #6 - January 13th, 2019, 10:55 am
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    Just south of La Union is:

    Isaac & Moishe Deli, Fruits & Vegetables
    311 Waukegan Ave · Highwood, IL 60035 · (847) 433-0557

    They do have a place to sit down to eat tacos or deli sandwiches. While La Union offers cooked food, it is intended you go elsewhere to eat.

    Isaac & Moishe are Jewish Mexicans. You will not find pork products or shrimp on the menu or in the store. If they make their own chorizo, it will be beef-based. If you are going to La Union, you should acquaint yourself with Isaac and Moishe, too.

    Do they still have a full meat counter at I&M? They call themselves a deli and their website was ambiguous.

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  • Post #7 - January 13th, 2019, 11:42 am
    Post #7 - January 13th, 2019, 11:42 am Post #7 - January 13th, 2019, 11:42 am
    Hi,

    I was there a few months ago, there was a full meat counter. Their website is definitely not informative.

    If anyone were to visit La Union, it makes sense to visit and check out Moishe and Isaac, too.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
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  • Post #8 - January 14th, 2019, 8:22 am
    Post #8 - January 14th, 2019, 8:22 am Post #8 - January 14th, 2019, 8:22 am
    When I lived up there, I always felt I&M was more of a deli, than a grocery and felt La Unica was a grocery. I wasn't even aware that La Unica had a taqueria.

    We didn't frequent I&M, but would occasionally stop at La Unica if cooking Mexican for some staples.
  • Post #9 - January 14th, 2019, 8:50 am
    Post #9 - January 14th, 2019, 8:50 am Post #9 - January 14th, 2019, 8:50 am
    HI,

    I will stop by both La Union and Moishe & Isaac this week to find out what is going on presently. I consider both grocery stores with Moishe & Isaac having a seating for eating. La Union is pretty tights, I cannot imagine eating there, though they do a have tacos and other prepared foods to take-out.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #10 - February 5th, 2019, 12:52 pm
    Post #10 - February 5th, 2019, 12:52 pm Post #10 - February 5th, 2019, 12:52 pm
    Finally made it to Carnicerias Jimenez. Nice place. I got the house made chorizo and liked it quite a bit. You can clearly get any Mexican ingredients you're looking for, including meat, fish, deli and bakery. I'll surely go back to try the in store taqueria.
  • Post #11 - February 8th, 2019, 1:30 pm
    Post #11 - February 8th, 2019, 1:30 pm Post #11 - February 8th, 2019, 1:30 pm
    I checked out both La Union and Moishe and Isaac to round out my search for a local Mexican grocery. Both were comparable. Both had a meat counter (although Moishe and Isaac didn't have house made chorizo, at least when I was there), both had modest selections of produce, dried peppers and Mexican dairy products.

    Neither, however, had close to the selection, both in quantity and quality, of Carnicerias Jimenez. Given that by Google, Carnicerias Jimenez is 21 minutes away, and the Highwood places are 17 minutes, Carnicerias Jimenez is now my go to place when I need Mexican groceries.

    Thanks to all who responded in this thread.

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