Mariano’s offers global cuisine in a neighborhood shopping environment. They have amenities to enjoy in-store, like an Italian coffee shop, wine bar, and sit-down sushi bar, but also carry a wide array of imported grocery items, intermixed with locally-sourced foods. Mariano’s is far from a pure dairy-free store, though they of course carry many dairy-free staples and unique items, but what put them on our radar was the debut of Mariano’s VEG’D, their new initiative toward vegan and raw vegan items. Mariano’s is testing their new vegan grill with kombucha on tap in their newest locations, but it sounds as if there are plans to expand this offering throughout the chain.
Mariano’s is a sizable, full service grocer with produce, meat, seafood, and aisles of shelf-stable goods. They have around 30 locations in the Chicago area. See their website below for store addresses, phone numbers, and hours.