Local’s Where You Find It – What’s Local Serrelli’s
Buy local when you can. That’s one of our core beliefs in our Practical Approach to Local Eating. This has two benefits. First, obviously, it gets you local food, a very good thing. Second, it encourages that shop to continue sourcing local food. I’ve seen local food in some odd places: the dollar store, Deals, Aldi, and on more than few occasions the Italian deli and grocery store, Serrelli’s.
So, when I ran over to Serrelli’s across the street (kinda) from the Bungalow for some cheap, squishy buns to complement the burgers I’m making tonight from some new cow (Trail’s End Organic), I noticed at the pay counter, box or gorgeously irregular cukes that spoke home grown to me.
“Where are they from,” I asked.
“Michigan”, she went on to explain that “a guy drops off stuff every couple of weeks.”
Word has it that I missed out on some fantastic peaches. Still, I was very happy to walk home with six cucumbers for a dollar.
Serrelli’s is located at 6548 W. North in Chicago. They make their own Italian beef and giardinara besides selling the occasional home grown cuke.