2244 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1913039.967234 -75.175325
Neighborhoods: North Philadelphia, Fairmount/Art Museum
Amazing exceptional cheap and fresh produce – I go here when I can't bear to go to Whole Foods and end up buying all my produce - can't beat the prices, and the vegetables always looks so good and fresh. There aren;t many specialty items here - they only have pasta, no rice (except Success), but you can get any kind of milk product, soda and they even sell Metropolitan Bakery bread. The best thing about the market is the smiling face of the short-haired brunette always ready with a smile to ring you up. that, and the no-hassle best-priced veggies in town.
The Sandy-Man Can.... – 'cuz he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good, right? Check it out, a wonderland of sensual delights and delicacies, most definitely the crown jewel for lunchin' in the otherwise milquetoast Fairmount/Art Museum area. Order a sandwich off the menu, or mix 'n match whatever you can imagine, then stand back and uncontrollably salivate over the hot-and-cold deli case cornucopia layed out before you. As they always rotate their offerings, you never know whats going to be on the menu before you walk in. I dare you to stand their and choose just one, will it be the baked mac-n-cheese, the red bliss potato salad, the BBQ ribs by the pound, the meatloaf? Will you put it on a sandwich, or just have them slop it in a trough for you? How about a rotisserie chicken? Some kielbasa with sauerkraut? And i'm only scratching the surface, here.
Most of the staff/management seem to love what they do back there, with the possible exception of the blonde woman, who can be a bit snippy. That would be fine were her sandwich-smithing of note, but what she produces is often mechanical and uninspired. If you're looking for a reuben, nobody is lustier on the grill than the robust mustachioed gentleman. If he's not there, you'll still get a rich, flavorful delicacy, but it won't be a work of art.
Pricing is totally reasonable given the quality you receive, but if you are weak-willed, you can definitely walk out of there broke. The best kind of broke you can be.
Great place to grab a sandwich, salad, etc. – Always a changing menu...try the wings which they have on occassion...mostly around Eagles' home games! Great lox spread and bagels. Fresh salads and produce. Very reasonable prices...a great find!
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