Sunday, December 12, 2010

#83: Bamber's Superette Food Market

On the way back from our Saturday morning Farmer's Market run (wandering, produce-laden, Santa included) my friend and I decided to stop into the small neighborhood grocery store across the street from the Market. Let me tell you, the words "small neighborhood grocery store" do not do it justice. After our unplanned pit-stop, I've vowed to do all of my shopping here if only because the quality of my meals would so dramatically increase.

The store is stocked, STOCKED, with an incredible variety of gourmet, organic, hard-to-find, and just plain cool food items. They have an impressive wine selection alongside Italian imported pasta, a cheese rack you won't find anywhere else, and an array of coffee, tea, and baking items that I believe to be unparalled. Granted, I'm sure there are some basic items that you won't be able to find here (the produce section seems a little small), but it's definitely my favorite find of the past few weeks. If you're a chef, a foodie, or just like to eat well, you'll love this place too.

Location: 1145 Mishawaka Avenue

For more information call: 574-287-1871


  1. I love this place! They have like a zillion types of soda, delicious yogurt in glass bottles, and seemingly an entire aisle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. They do have a prepared food deli too if you're stopping for lunch. It's always convenient to pair it with a visit to the farmer's market.

  2. I love stopping by Bamber's. You do find items that you don't see anywhere in South Bend. I buy chocolate (and other pastry items) for baking that I'd either have to order on internet or when I visit Chicago or other big city. I started back shopping here a couple years ago and this was a store that I regularly went to as a child in the 70s. It was much different then and I have memories of the candy counter by the check-out counter; the ham salad and chicken salad! LOL...I love the gourmet feel of it now. Much continued success to Gene and family!