Two parts rock n’ roll, one part Chicago, and one sassy Aussie.
The Goddess and Grocer is anything but your average neighborhood spot.
Inspired by the melting pot of delis and markets in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia, owner Debbie Sharpe set up her first Goddess and Grocer in 2005, in the artsy, edgy Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. After traveling the globe for several years touring with and cooking for the likes of Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, and The Rolling Stones, she fell in love with Chicago during a Paul McCartney tour stop and promptly jumped off the crew bus and stayed.
The globally inspired menu at The Goddess and Grocer offers many different tastes and flavors from around the world. While you can find your favorite classic dishes, we also strive to curate the best ingredients and present them in unique but approachable dishes. We offer an extensive list of classic and clever sandwiches, a colorful selection of freshly prepared soups, and a salad bar full of crunchy vegetables, grains, cheeses, and proteins.
We also offer an array of fresh and delicious prepared salads with house-made dressings, and a rotating selection of ready-to-heat chef-prepared meals. From our own bakery, we present our famous Rainbow Cake, as well as a gorgeous variety of desserts and treats on display in our stores and sold nationwide. From our roots in backstage catering for superstar musicians worldwide, our catering menu offers an amazing selection of classics, as well as globally influenced dishes carefully selected to delight. At The Goddess and Grocer, we believe in the power of community, the influence of music, and most of all, we believe that lovely food and wine brings great people together.
We love making gift baskets! With items chosen from our selection of artisan charcuterie and cheeses, lovely chocolates, olives, hot sauces and dips, chips, crackers, and snacks, we focus on women-made products and local small businesses garnering critical acclaim. We also offer interesting and unique gifts for the home in our new online store. Add in a sommelier-curated selection of boutique wines, beer, and liquor, and The Goddess and Grocer has it all.