Grocery Stores and Markets
Sorted by distance from campus.
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Purple Porch Co-op specializes in locally-grown, organic, bulk, and other specialty foods, including dairy, meats, fresh produce, and snacks, as well as household goods.
With its headquarters in South Bend, Martin's Supermarket sells a wide range of high-quality groceries and prepared foods. Although their selection is excellent, you will find that their prices can be somewhat higher than other stores in the area.
Saigon Market is a locally owned Asian grocery store located in downtown South Bend. Find Asian foods and ingredients here that you wouldn't be able to find in a standard grocery store.
Rosales is a Mexican supermarket and restaurant. Not only serving authentic Mexican cuisine, but it also provides the space for you to shop to make your own at home.
The South Bend Farmer's Market offers "fresh, home-grown produce (fruits and vegetables), dairy products, meats, poultry, eggs, maple syrup, jams, jellies, flowers, handcrafts, artwork, jewelry, and many more unique items," and it includes a restaurant at the center of the market.
Bamber Superette: "Taste Italy in every aisle. Your go-to destination for olive oils, balsamic vinegars, pastas, cheeses, wines, and hard-to-find gourmet ingredients."
Authentic Mexican restaurant and grocery store serving authentic Mexican food at affordable prices. Fresh meat and produce.
Attached to the popular Mishawaka Indian restaurant, India Garden, this grocery store sells authentic Indian grocery items. Definitely worth a visit!
Almadina is a hidden treasure in the Michiana area! If you are looking for halal meats, delicious teas, spices, and other specialty products, this small market is certainly worth a visit!
A discount supermarket with rock-bottom prices on groceries.
An upscale grocery store with a wide variety of natural, organic, local, sustainably-farmed, and ethically-raised foods.
Kroger carries all manner of groceries, often with special discounts for those who sign up for their free points card.
Fresh Thyme is a farmer's market-style grocery store with locations throughout the Midwest. They carry all sorts of natural, organic, and local items, sell many baking ingredients, spices, nuts, and candies in bulk, and also stock a wide variety of natural household goods. While many of their products come at an increase in price, their prices on produce, bulk items, and meats are very competitive.
An excellent discount grocery store and a boon for graduate students everywhere, Aldi sells quality groceries and household goods at low prices. While their selection can be limited, the combination of price and quality can't be beat. For those familiar with the upscale grocery chain Trader Joe's, Aldi is run by the same company, sharing a similar value for simple and wholesome ingredients.
A Midwestern chain that has just about anything you could need for a reasonable price. They have groceries, a pharmacy, electronics, office supplies, and nearly forty other departments.
A very popular national chain that sells food and household goods in bulk, as well as clothing, furniture, electronics, and just about anything else that money can buy. Their gasoline prices are almost always lower than any station in town. Note, however, that a membership is required in order to shop here.