November 04, 2014

Grove East Provisions is a charming little south side bodega

Inspired by the neighborhood markets he found every place he visited in Europe, guitarist-turned-shop-owner Barry Kinder brings the idea closer to home with his market-cafe Grove East Provisions. Bread is cooked on-site by Red Fox Baking -- one of the city's best -- and comfort foods such as meatloaf and BLTs abound. Save room for the chicken-noodle soup; it's destined to become Grove East's signature dish. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg
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The grilled veggie sandwich comes topped with zucchini, red pepper, caramelized onion, spinach and cheese.
The grilled veggie sandwich comes topped with zucchini, red pepper, caramelized onion, spinach and cheese.
Grove East Provisions storefront.
Grove East Provisions storefront.
Owner Barry Kinder.
Owner Barry Kinder.
The chicken-noodle soup is made fresh every day.
The chicken-noodle soup is made fresh every day.
Pumpkins on the display case.
Pumpkins on the display case.
Barry Kinder slices the freshly made bread from Red Fox Baking.
Barry Kinder slices the freshly made bread from Red Fox Baking.
Soap for sale from South Compton Soap Co.
Soap for sale from South Compton Soap Co.
The Gelato cart.
The Gelato cart.
Gelato from Gelateria Del Leone.
Gelato from Gelateria Del Leone.
Grove East Provisions' counter area.
Grove East Provisions' counter area.