Best Takeout (Grocery Division) - 2005
City Grocers - CLOSED
Sometimes the standard lunch fare of a bologna sandwich and a hard-boiled egg just doesn't stimulate the palate -- especially when you know that dinner will likely be a frozen entrée that comes in its own microwaveable bowl. Fortunately, City Grocers makes it easy to break free of mealtime boredom. This full-service grocery store in the heart of downtown showcases an appetizing array of cold and hot sandwiches that will remove "bologna" from your vocabulary and your fridge -- plus, their daily lunch special is a free side with every sandwich. City Grocers also features soups and salads, including a great Caesar with manchego cheese and pine nuts. The cold case houses an enormous selection of cold salads: curry turkey, Saigon chicken, tuna, a potato salad to rival Mom's. Oh, and there's also sushi (made daily). For an early or late treat, hit the coffee bar or grab a slice of Double Chocolate Cheesecake or a couple of Dad's Original Scotch Oatmeal Cookies (four for a buck). Best of all, you can take your meal home, back to the office or up to City Grocers' second floor, where every seat's a window seat that provides cool city views.