As if gas prices weren’t bad enough, now taking a trip to the grocery store is enough to kill a monthly budget. But before you start sacrificing meals, consider Edgewater Produce. The quality of a farmer’s market with the value of a dollar store, this North Side goldmine lets you stock up on the best fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, canned goods and more for less than the cost of your monthly gym membership—and just as healthy, too.
5509 N. Clark
Best of Chicago 2008