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Our Commitment to Quality

At Marianos, we often say we won’t sell anything we wouldn’t serve at our own dinner table. This commitment to quality traces back to our founders, who believed that imported Italian ingredients should taste as authentic as if they just came from the old country.

We maintain the highest standards by vetting suppliers, controlling distribution, and testing products. Our private label line adheres to strict quality control specifications we developed to ensure safety, freshness, and taste. We reject up to 12% of produce at our warehouses for failing to meet our criteria before it reaches stores.

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Our Commitment to Quality

At Marianos, quality is our top priority. We carefully vet each and every product that comes through our doors to ensure it meets our high standards. Our buyers seek out the best offerings from local producers as well as premium national brands. You’ll notice the difference in our produce department – our fruits and vegetables are always fresh, crisp and flavorful. We have strong partnerships with local farms to source seasonal fruits and veggies at their peak. You can trust that any item you grab off our shelves will be delicious and nutritious for your family.

We are also committed to providing quality service. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you in finding ingredients for recipes, picking the perfect produce, and more. And if you can’t find an item you’re looking for, just ask! We’re happy to special order products upon request. From stocking harder-to-find ingredients to providing customized catering platters, our staff will go above and beyond to meet your grocery needs.

Supporting Local Producers and Businesses

Community is at the heart of Marianos. We strongly believe in supporting local producers and businesses from the Chicagoland area. It’s our way of investing in the neighborhoods we serve while bringing you specialty products straight from local artisans.

Look for the “Local” signs as you peruse our aisles – these indicate products made right here in Illinois. You’ll find locally produced cheeses, sausages, baked goods, jams, packaged foods, and much more. Stop by our bakery and you’ll see breads from beloved area bakeries like A Taste of Heaven and All She Wrote Pastries. Our deli and ready-to-eat sections also feature menus rotating in dishes from local restaurants. Plus, we host pop-ups with food entrepreneurs looking to bring their products to market. Shopping with us helps boost the local economy and allows you to taste the very best offerings from businesses in your community.

We also have an extensive selection of beer and wine from Illinois wineries and breweries. Our buyers are constantly sourcing new local varieties, from hard-to-find craft beers to up-and-coming labels. You’ll discover artisanal favorites you won’t see on most grocery store shelves. Support your community and sample some of the finest libations from right around the corner.

A Shopper’s Paradise

From ingredients for everyday meals to gourmet treats, Marianos aims to be a one-stop shop for all your grocery needs. Our stores are meticulously designed so shopping is easy, efficient, and even fun!

You’ll discover specialty departments that go beyond typical grocery fare. Stop by our fresh seafood counter and speak with our fishmongers to select the catch of the day. Swing by the butcher case and chat with our butchers to get custom cuts or recommendations for your recipes. At our Olive Oil Bar, sample aceto balsamico vinegars and artisanal olive oils from around the world to take home.

For cheese lovers, we have an entire Cheese Shop carrying artisanal selections from small producers. You’ll find everything from aged Goudas to fresh chevre and burrata. Our cheesemongers can offer pairing suggestions so you can build the perfect cheese board.

In our Packaged Foods aisles, you’ll go beyond everyday pantry items to gourmet snacks, spreads, sweets and more. Peruse our natural and organic section for healthy offerings. And for those with dietary restrictions, we have a wide selection of gluten free, dairy free, and allergy-friendly foods conveniently marked. Discover new and specialty products hand-picked for quality and taste.

We pride ourselves on carrying hard-to-find ingredients so cooking enthusiasts can find everything their recipes call for. Look to Marianos as your specialty store for all your grocery and ingredient needs.

Fresh Prepared Foods

For delicious ready-made foods, be sure to swing by our extensive Deli, Bakery and Ready-To-Eat sections. Here you’ll find:

  • Freshly prepared salads, sides and entrees perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Try our creator salads, layered casseroles, world cuisine hot bars and more.
  • Made-from-scratch bakery items like cookies, cakes, pies, breads and specialty treats. We offer custom cakes for all occasions.
  • Hot pizza, wings and sandwiches made fresh all day long. Build your perfect sub at our sandwich counter.
  • Sushi, omakase boxes and Asian hot bars with cuisine rotating from various regions.
  • A juice bar with smoothies and fresh-pressed juices.
  • An olive bar and antipasti bar where you can mix and match.

Prepared foods are great for grabbing and going. But we also offer a dine-in seating area if you’d like to enjoy your food immediately. Stop by our eatery on your lunch break or after a long day for a quality meal in no time. We make it easy to eat well every day of the week!

Commitment to Sustainability

At Marianos, we believe in cultivating a sustainable future for our communities and the planet. That’s why we’ve implemented numerous initiatives to reduce food waste and support environmental stewardship.

We partner with food rescue organizations like Food for Greater Elgin to donate excess wholesome food to those in need. Our stores also have on-site digester machines that turn spoiled produce into fertilizer we then spread in local community gardens. And we’ve worked diligently to reduce our overall food waste – through employee education, inventory management, and technologies like on-demand production for prepared foods.

We also proudly source certified sustainable, ethical proteins. Look for the responsibly raised, organic, and fair trade certifications throughout our seafood, meat and produce departments. Our buyers thoughtfully select items that align with our eco-conscious mission.

You’ll notice energy-efficient equipment throughout our stores, from our lighting to refrigeration. We invest in technology that reduces energy and water usage while upholding food safety. Our new stores are LEED certified, meeting high standards for sustainability.

We also encourage eco-friendly shopping through our robust recycling programs, reusable bag incentives, and more. When you shop at Marianos, you can feel good about supporting a business that gives back to the Earth. Learn more about our efforts by picking up our sustainability brochure next visit!

Giving Back to the Community

Marianos was founded right here in Illinois, so giving back to communities across the state is incredibly important to us. We’re proud to support local organizations and nonprofits through fundraising rounds at our registers along with food and monetary donations. Our stores also host community events, partner with schools, and work closely with hunger relief efforts.

We aim to be a neighborhood gathering place – which is why we offer indoor and outdoor seating for enjoying a coffee, a meal from our eatery, or just taking a shopping break. We want our stores to be welcoming places where the community comes together. After all, it’s our communities that allow us to continue thriving.

When you shop with us, know that you’re supporting a business that prioritizes people over profits. We work hard to take care of our employees, suppliers, customers and neighborhoods. And we’re so grateful to get to serve you!

The Marianos Difference

I hope this glimpse into the Marianos approach gets you excited to shop with us! As the owner of this beloved Illinois grocery chain, it brings me so much pride to offer our communities thoughtfully curated products, specialty food discoveries, and values-driven service.

Next time you’re looking for quality ingredients, fresh produce, or gourmet selections, remember the Marianos difference. Our friendly staff looks forward to seeing you in our aisles soon.

So come join the Marianos family – become a neighborhood regular at your local store. We can’t wait to be your go-to grocer for all things food!

What Our Customers Are Saying

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A Local Classic With A Fresh New Flavor

Marianos has been a beloved neighborhood market in Chicago for over 30 years. While we cherish our heritage and loyal customers, we’ve also embarked on an exciting journey to remake ourselves into a modern, vibrant grocery experience. We think you’ll love our beautiful new stores, incredible variety of natural and organic products, and dedication to superb service. Our goal is to be your go-to for all things food—we offer the finest local products as well as exotic ingredients from around the world. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a busy parent just trying to get dinner on the table, Marianos is here to nourish your life.

Food That Feeds Your Spirit

Our passion is sourcing amazing ingredients and products that not only taste great, but make you feel great. We have one of the largest natural and organic selections in the Midwest—you’ll find everything from organic produce and sustainably caught seafood to natural beauty products and supplements. Our in-house chefs and bakers create wholesome prepared foods and baked goods from scratch every day using clean ingredients. And our Prime Cut meats and Service Seafood departments provide exceptional quality and freshness. We’re dedicated foodies, and we love sharing our discoveries with customers like you. Let us help you eat joyfully and healthfully every day.

From Farm to Store in Record Time

The key to amazing produce is working with the best local farms and getting their just-picked fruits and veggies into our stores ASAP. Our own fleet of trucks allows us to circumvent third-party shipping and distribution channels to pick up produce at optimal ripeness and bring it directly to our shelves. And our relationships with partner farms like Gotham Greens and BrightFarms gets us access to the freshest local greens grown in climate-controlled greenhouses just miles from Chicago. We’re proud to offer produce that’s often just hours from field to fork—you can taste the freshness in every crunchy bite!

We’ll Bring the Store to Your Door

Absolutely! We understand life gets busy, so we offer convenient home delivery service through Instacart. You can easily order everything from pantry staples to fresh seafood and have it delivered straight to your doorstep. Our personal shoppers carefully hand select your items just as you would in the store. Delivery fees start at just $3.99 for orders over $35. Can’t make it into the store? Let Marianos come to you!

An Incredible Experience Awaits

More than a grocery store, Marianos seeks to be a part of your community and daily life. Our bright, welcoming stores become a place where friends connect. Our cooking classes, in-store dining options, and Pop-Up Dinners offer ways to gather, learn, and laugh. And our unmatched product variety and service give you an inspiring place to discover new food passions. We look forward to getting to know you and making your everyday meals extraordinary. Marianos is food, reimagined.