Stanley’s Fruits & Vegetables

October 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

If you live in Chicago, Stanley’s is an excellent place to get quality, affordable produce. Heaps and heaps of it. For very little. I refuse to buy my vegetables anywhere else… if I can help it (usually I can’t, oops). For a little more background on the epicness that is Stanley’s, check out this little piece in the Chicagoist.

Check out that patriotic storefront.

Really. It’s a super place. We left having spent only $5 each. Our steals: two artichokes, two avocados, two purple onions, two cases of mushrooms, a bag full of zucchini, about six bell peppers, and a bag of peanuts for snacking.

Rachel and I decided to pick out some zucchini for a pasta dish or some sort of meatless-lasagna making venture in the near future. A small tragedy (embarrassment)  may have occurred.

We thought it would only be fitting, after saving so much money on produce, to purchase a couple seasoned chunks of vegetables – also called a “meal” – at Whole Foods. Only $8. Wait… didn’t we just spend $10 on pounds and pounds of vegetables? Perhaps there was a little impatience involved. Why wait ’til later to chop up our fresh, affordable produce in order to make a just-as-wholesome meal? When you gotta eat, you GOTTA eat.

It’s just so unfair,



October 16, 2011 § 1 Comment

At first sight, it seemed that the Whole Foods at Lincoln Park, Chicago was expecting us. After looking at the prices, it was clear that they were not.

What the Trap,

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