I’ve written about Mariano’s time and time again. I’ve told you how much I love their stores because they have everything I need for those special recipes and was even there for a tour of the Elmhurst Store! They are one of the best Chicago Bakeries in my opinion even. Well this time I was able to visit and tour the NEW Northfield location!
This one was a bit different than the other store I’ve been through because this store wasn’t built from the ground up but rather remade to fit the Mariano’s vision! When I pulled up, I was pleasantly surprised. I wasn’t really sure what to expect because all the other stores I’ve been to have been built for their locations. It’s in a really cute area that I think fits it perfectly. They nailed it!
When you walk in, you’ll either come in near the delicious sandwiches and pizza or the floral and produce section! I don’t know what it is about this store but the produce section feels expansive. It’s huge! And I love all the organic produce that they carry. It’s nice to see and easy for the customer to identify. The Floral area had some really beautiful bouquets. The flowers were gorgeous and they sign above reading “Les Fleurs” really stuck out. It gave it this really nice small vendor feel.
Of course #MyMarianos wouldn’t be what it is without its marvelous seafood and meat department. Besides the bakery this is always my favorite place to visit. This section also felt huge. I don’t know what it was about it. The seafood area was really great and the man behind the counter was even gracious enough to let me know how to cook some of the seafood that I would have had trouble with on my own. That is probably my favorite part of Mariano’s, employees are always going above and beyond!
Among the already well known area’s of the store, they have also added a large selection for the Craft Beer where you can Build-your-own-six-pack! Seriously, it’s huge.
Another great feature is the Temperature controlled showcase of the luxury wines! Not only does it make it easy to find the higher end wines, they room is very relaxing!
As always, I couldn’t go in the store without leaving with something yummy. I grabbed my favorite, the meatballs and I made sure to remember my Rewards card to earn points for the February deal!
Honestly, this Mariano’s doesn’t disappoint. It’s beautiful and has everything you would expect in their other stores. I can’t get enough of these stores and I know once you try shopping there, you’ll be hooked to! Make sure to check out Mariano’s on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for delicious ideas and updates on a store coming near you!
Thank you #Collectivebias and Mariano’s for the opportunity to check out the new Northfield Location!