Plum Market Old Town
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David Sager: 04/25/2017 18:03
Plum market is your hipster food market that sells amazing things, but at a higher price than a poor college student would want to pay.
A Rc: 04/25/2017 00:09
The reward program at Plum means that I consistently enjoy 10% savings on every purchase, and Angelic Lugo is amazing--after fighting unsuccessfully with Whole Foods to carry basic staples that were widely available at Whole Foods and other stores in California, Angelic was the only manager at any health food store in Chicago to step up to the plate and begin carrying vanilla goat yogurt. Plum is the only place in town that sells goat butter, though they carry an import brand rather than one of the many domestic, organic options. Angelic also custom orders bison roasts and bison steaks just for me. She is great with customer service and responds to emails with a phone call. With all this said, Plum has many of the same problems that I see at Whole Foods--they are often under stocked and run out of items that I need, and buyers do not preference organic and the most eco-friendly, local options. Veggies readily available from organic farms are purchased through conventional suppliers, and I often find that only 3/4 of what I need is available as an organic brand. You can find items on the shelves that contain corn syrup at both stores and sugar is over-used in house made items when alternative sweeteners are plentiful on the shelves, and though Plum is a little better about displaying food ingredients, their buffet and salad bar are not consistently transparent. Overall Plum is a better option than Whole Foods, but I hope they will continue to grow.
Margaret Larkin: 02/27/2017 02:16
This is an upscale market that has a good selection of packaged and ready-made food and sweets. I got a vegetable tray that was better than what I can get at Jewel. If you don't mind paying higher prices, it's a nice alternative.
Jon C: 02/01/2017 19:39
Best grocery store in the city! Their Plum rewards program is great. They are always sending coupons and alerts about flash sales. Their produce and meat is even better than whole foods. Very friendly, helpful staff in every department and checkout. My only complaint is that they closed the bar, that was a great meeting place!
Dudley Hunt: 01/20/2017 03:14
Hipster-mart USA! This place is great for those times when you're sitting around your house just dying to pay outrageous prices for all the same stuff you can get at numerous other venues across the city for substantially cheaper. Complete with a Gluten-Free bakery section and all the meatless meat a Vegan could wish for, this place will have you spending upwards of $80 on beard care equipment in no time.