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La Casa del Pueblo

Shopping, Grocery stores Lower West Side
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
La Casa Del Pueblo
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With its low ceilings and warren-like aisles, this family-owned Pilsen spot makes a charming counterpoint to the behemoth and chilly big-name stores that have come to dominate Chicago’s grocery market. According to shop lore, Casa’s owners were among the first Chicago grocers to import dry goods and produce from Mexico, way back in the ‘50s. Today, Mexican staples remain a strength, so on a typical visit you might fill your basket with items like squash blossoms, dried chiles and stacks of tortillas still warm in their paper packages. For natural foods geeks, the shop also stocks products like kombucha, hemp oil and seitan from local outfit Upton’s.


Venue name: La Casa del Pueblo
Address: 1810 S Blue Island Ave
Cross street: 18th, Loomis and Blue Island
Opening hours: Every day 7am-9pm
Transport: El: Pink line to 18th. Bus: 9, 18, 60
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It's authentic to Pilsen and really does have great options and low prices.

Love this place. Huge variety with low prices.

I call it my Mexican whole food store.