If you haven’t been to a Mariano’s Fresh Market yet, you have to add it to your MUST do list.  I recently started shopping at the Mariano’s on Western & Roscoe and I absolutely LOVE it, it is now my favorite grocery store – hands down! 

When I was a kid I loved to go to the grocery store with my mom and look at all the yummy things I saw on the commercials and beg my mom for it, but today not so much.  In fact, I somewhat loath the grocery store.  Until now…I truly look forward to shopping at this amazing store, Mariano’s.

I would describe it as a combo of a Whole Foods and a Jewel, but you get the best of both worlds without the price!  From the amazing produce department with incredible organic items that are actually affordable to the enormous & delicious soup/salad bar, bakery, deli and more!  I love to bring Holden shopping with me because they have the best Gelato bar when you first walk in.  A mini cup/cone is $1.00 and if you ask for a 1/2 mini in a cone it is only $.50 for the kids!  I get Holden a yummy treat which typically occupies him until I’m in the dairy section.  They also have samples galore, especially on the weekends while they serenade you with a live piano player.

I also wanted to make sure all these perks weren’t adding to the pocket book so I did my own little price experiment.  I typically buy the same items every time I’m at the store, except for a few things.  I was intrigued by Jewel’s new ‘we’ve lowered our prices’ adds so I gave them a whirl.  I was SHOCKED with the bill.  I didn’t have anything crazy in my cart and my bill was $50 more than what I typically spend at Mariano’s!!!  I don’t use coupons, but I do look for sale items and buy the generic brands.  I didn’t shop any differently.  So go for the luxury of this beautiful grocery store and your pocket book and all of your senses will thank you.

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  1. Love, love, love Mariano’s!!! I go to the one on east Benton place. I look forward to going every week. Now miss Emma likes to ride in the Bjorn and look around.

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