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    Post #1 - June 8th, 2010, 4:31 pm
    Post #1 - June 8th, 2010, 4:31 pm Post #1 - June 8th, 2010, 4:31 pm
    One of my kid's has boxing four times a week at Brooks Park, Harlem and Touhy. I drop him and have 50 minutes to blow, at about 6pm M-F.

    For the past three months I've been going to H-Mart 3 times a week and shopping and walking around. They need to give me one of those brown and orange thermal vests I'm so good at locating items in aisles now.

    Knowing my epicenter of Harlem and Touhy and knowing I have to be back within 50 minutes does anyone have other places nearby I might to check out for groceries, butchers, suppliers, or other food related interesting jaunts?

    I cook 4 days a week at home for dinner and am always looking for resources whether it be groceries, supplies or just cool must have alcohol and cheese.....
  • Post #2 - June 8th, 2010, 4:36 pm
    Post #2 - June 8th, 2010, 4:36 pm Post #2 - June 8th, 2010, 4:36 pm
    I assume you've checked out the ice cream?
  • Post #3 - June 8th, 2010, 4:46 pm
    Post #3 - June 8th, 2010, 4:46 pm Post #3 - June 8th, 2010, 4:46 pm
    Eurostyle Deli is about 3 1/2 miles away, with sausages and smoked meats made in-house, and lots of Eastern European wines and spirits.

    Eurostyle Sausage Deli
    4861 Oakton St
    Skokie, IL 60077
  • Post #4 - June 8th, 2010, 5:02 pm
    Post #4 - June 8th, 2010, 5:02 pm Post #4 - June 8th, 2010, 5:02 pm
    There's a Greek market on Harlem just south of Touhy. Also, Greenwood Market (about 3.5 miles away) is a cool place for Russian and former-Soviet items. See this old thread by d4v3:
    viewtopic.php?f=16&t=9919

    Spartan Bros Imported Foods
    7140 North Harlem Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60631-1017
    (773) 631-0088

    Greenwood Produce Market
    8716 West Golf Road
    Niles, IL‎
    (847) 803-0013‎
  • Post #5 - June 8th, 2010, 5:15 pm
    Post #5 - June 8th, 2010, 5:15 pm Post #5 - June 8th, 2010, 5:15 pm
    You could head over to Edison Park and get a sub at Tony's Deli. Not the best subs in Chicago, but made to order and pretty decent. Also, if you hustle, you might be able to make it to Siam's House for Thai.

    Tony's Deli
    6708 North Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60631
    (773) 631-0055

    Siam's House
    7742 Milwaukee Avenue
    Niles, IL 60714
    (847) 967-2390
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #6 - June 8th, 2010, 6:52 pm
    Post #6 - June 8th, 2010, 6:52 pm Post #6 - June 8th, 2010, 6:52 pm
    You could do worse than Fresh Farms
  • Post #7 - June 8th, 2010, 8:03 pm
    Post #7 - June 8th, 2010, 8:03 pm Post #7 - June 8th, 2010, 8:03 pm
    And if you head west on Touhy, you feed right into Park Ridge with lots of little shops, a Trader Joes and Dominicks Kitchen Store. Go east on Touhy and you have a Costco, Target, Fresh Farms.

    North on Harlem to Dempster there is Big Lots, TJMaxx, Homegoods and Shoe Carnival. If you go NW on Milwaukee Ave., there is Jerry's for produce or treat yourself to a pastry at Papagalinos at Milwaukee and Ballard.

    Hope this helps.
  • Post #8 - June 8th, 2010, 8:51 pm
    Post #8 - June 8th, 2010, 8:51 pm Post #8 - June 8th, 2010, 8:51 pm
    Thanks...keep them coming.
  • Post #9 - June 9th, 2010, 8:17 am
    Post #9 - June 9th, 2010, 8:17 am Post #9 - June 9th, 2010, 8:17 am
    It's a bit further but still doable: Kouk's Vintage Cafe (5653 N. Northwest Hwy. Chicago, 773-594-8888). It's a coffee shop inside an antique shop that also serves small treats like cookies, muffins, etc. According to Google Maps, it's only 2.5 miles/5 minutes away. The place is adorable and the owners are super nice. I only had coffee there, but it was quite good (possibly Intelligentsia?). They're only open til 6:30, but then you can head to the fairly new Smokey's BBQ at 5481 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago (773-763-2328).

    Don't forget the original Superdawg
    6363 Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
    (773) 763-0660

    very close to Roma's Italian Beef
    6161 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
    (773) 594-2885

    and a newish place I dig called Tanzitaro Grille Latino
    6075 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
    773.792.1100

    and the GNR Smak-Tak!
    5961 North Elston Ave., Chicago
    (773) 763-1123
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #10 - June 10th, 2010, 2:17 pm
    Post #10 - June 10th, 2010, 2:17 pm Post #10 - June 10th, 2010, 2:17 pm
    We like Produce World located on Dempster at Waukegan. Butcher shop with a decent deli- a big selection of feta cheeses , olives and prepared salads. There is a Greek bent to the place but there are other eastern european items as well. It does carry fresh Damatos Italian bread!
    What disease did cured ham actually have?
  • Post #11 - June 10th, 2010, 2:23 pm
    Post #11 - June 10th, 2010, 2:23 pm Post #11 - June 10th, 2010, 2:23 pm
    There is another one at Milwaukee & Austin.
    5820 N. Milwaukee, 60646
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #12 - June 10th, 2010, 7:24 pm
    Post #12 - June 10th, 2010, 7:24 pm Post #12 - June 10th, 2010, 7:24 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:There is another one at Milwaukee & Austin.
    5820 N. Milwaukee, 60646
    Actually, that is 'Produce Center".

    You're right that there's another Produce World, though. Near Lawrence and Cumberland, it's much larger and, imo, better. I really like the marinaded kabobs available at either location. They have lump charcoal, too.

    Produce World
    8325 West Lawrence Avenue
    Norridge, IL 60706-3129
    (708) 452-7400
  • Post #13 - June 11th, 2010, 7:57 am
    Post #13 - June 11th, 2010, 7:57 am Post #13 - June 11th, 2010, 7:57 am
    Whoops, you're right. Still a decent store though.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #14 - June 12th, 2010, 9:56 am
    Post #14 - June 12th, 2010, 9:56 am Post #14 - June 12th, 2010, 9:56 am
    Got a hankering for gyros?
    Nick's Drive-In
    7216 N. Harlem Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60631-4335
    (773) 631-5045
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #15 - June 12th, 2010, 10:07 pm
    Post #15 - June 12th, 2010, 10:07 pm Post #15 - June 12th, 2010, 10:07 pm
    Wonderful place to browse -- if you have excellent self-control -- and it's five minutes from Harlem & Touhy:

    Scmeisser's Homemade Sausage
    7649 N Milwaukee Ave
    Niles, IL 60714-3178
    (847) 967-8995
  • Post #16 - June 14th, 2010, 8:40 am
    Post #16 - June 14th, 2010, 8:40 am Post #16 - June 14th, 2010, 8:40 am
    Dave148 wrote:Got a hankering for gyros?
    Nick's Drive-In
    7216 N. Harlem Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60631-4335
    (773) 631-5045


    I believe they also have Boston shakes, though I've never had one.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #17 - June 14th, 2010, 8:42 am
    Post #17 - June 14th, 2010, 8:42 am Post #17 - June 14th, 2010, 8:42 am
    I forgot to mention Red Apple at 6474 N. Milwaukee.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.

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