Erin O. on Insider Pages
15 years ago
02/07/2006, 09:05 AM
Great selection of Veggies and Deli Meats
I do a majority of my shopping at Butera, not only because it is close to my house but because I love their produce department. The variety of fruits and veggies is impresive, and the freshness of them is exellent. Fresh herbs such as parsley, oragano, and cilantro are always available, while at some stores they are running low or don't look as fresh as I'd like. They specialize in carrying Hispanic foods such as tortillas, canned beans and prepackaged rice mixes, and there are pre-cooked Mexican specialties at the Deli counter, such as tamales, chicken, and pork. One of my favorite treats to take home is the Jalapeno Poppers. Another favorite is the Italian beef which they slice for you and give you delicious Au Jus to cook it in. Don't forget to grab some Italian bread and Potato Salad which is delicious. Any kind of cheese you may need can probably be found there, of course they carry all of the Mexian varieties, and I enjoy the blocks of cheese that I later slice or grate for my recipes, as their dairy section is out of this world. Stop by the frozen section and get some ready to heat items, which is right across from their refridgerated juice aisle, offering juices that will satisfy every taste. Alchohol is sold there, and a full Mexican Bakery is located in the back, delighting all senses with its many different pastries and breads. I recommend anyone to shop at Elgin Butera, you will not be disappointed.