But there will be times when any resident of the city will simply want a place that offers a good variety of food at reasonable prices. That is where the all-round grocery store comes in, and Baltimore has plenty of those to go around. For anyone interested in the shopping habits of the city's population, here are the three best grocery stories in Baltimore...
Billing itself as a "neighborhood food and pharmacy", Harris Teeter is the traditional all-in-one supermarket that suits the whole family. It caters both to customers who turn up in-store and those who order online, and provides food, drink and other day-to-day household products. With a Starbucks inside and a pharmacy right next door, Harris Teeter covers many essentials and is a regular destination for many families and households in Baltimore. Although there are a large number of competing supermarkets in the city, Harris Teeter maintains a definite appeal of its own amongst its loyal customers.
Di Pasquales Marketplace is an Italian speciality store with three branches: Highlandtown, Harborview and the Mastellone Deli & Wine Shop on Harford Road. At Di Pasquales, customers can buy homemade food that arises from the finest Italian tradition: from gourmet pizzas to sumptuous lasagne, from meatballs to salads, Baltimore's residents and visitors alike cannot get enough of the wide-ranging Italian food on offer at Di Pasquales Marketplace. The Mastellone Deli & Wine Shop brings an additional dimension to the Di Pasquales brand by supplying a broad variety of alcoholic beverages as well as food.
There are two University Markets in the city - one is adjacent to the University of Baltimore, the other to the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Of the two, the former University Market appears to be the higher-regarded grocery store among residents of the city. Here, customers can find household food, snacks, and hot takeouts - in other words, everything that a university student could need if they are feeling hungry during their studies. A modest but all-purpose grocery store, University Market also offers electronics and other such supplies that will come in handy for many customers on a day to day basis.
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