Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Goddess and Grocer

Location: 1646 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
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A Quick Word:
With several locations throughout the city, the Goddess and Grocer has been serving "specialty" sandwiches, salads, and desserts for a while now.  They offer the healthier option at meal times, but it comes at a cost.  Their sandwich creations, which involve thick cut deli meats, premimum ingredients, and interesting condiment combinations, will cost you about double the going rate of a sandwich in Chicago.  At double digit prices for a sandwich with chips... And no cookie or drink included... the prices are a little steep for a students budget. The food is tasty, but I just couldn't get over the cost-to-food ratio, and that is why I only gave it a 3-mile rating.

What I Ate:

Turkey Twist

Rather than the typical deli sandwiches you find across Chicago, the Goddess and Grocer offers interesting combinations that appeal to many.  I choose the Turkey Twist sandwich on my first visit and was unfortunately, a little disappointed... not from the sandwich itself, but a few other aspects I will dive in to shortly.  But, first, this sandwich creation was made with roasted turkey breast, caramelized onions, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and a cranberry mayonnaise.  It was elegantly placed on their country white bread before being sliced in half.  The sandwich itself was visually appealing and hunger satisfying.  The turkey was thick sliced and that cranberry mayo had enough tart to counter the sweetness of the caramelized onions.  The other ingredients were staples and I thought acted more as a filler.  The part I disliked was the cost.  At $8.00 plus tax, the sandwich doesn't even come with chips or a cookie.  And for that cost, the sandwich isn't even that filling.

The DOs/DON'Ts:
- If you are in the area and craving healthier food option, this may be the place for you to stop and try.
- Order their cookies.  They are delicious!

- Parking is crazy around this area, so don't drive.

How far would I walk for this food? 

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