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WELCOME TO CARNIVAL GROCERY STORES

Committed to quality foods, fresh meat and produce and ultimately--customer satisfaction.

Scroll down for information on our Oak Park store.

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FRESH PRODUCE

Local is best

Sourced from local area farms, Carnival Food's produce section is the finest in Lincoln Park. Constantly improving, we at Carnival love customer contact and input; we take your suggestions seriously and will always work to make your experience with us worthwhile.

Parade Feathers

Join us for a summer celebration like no other! Carnival Grocery Store and Lincoln Center Association invite you to our Midsummer Fest, where you can enjoy delicious food from Gemini Restaurant and Carnival Grocery Store’s own chef, plus, music, games, and more. Don’t miss our block party extravaganza! July 15, 2023
12 pm - 3 pm

Food, music, Fun

Welcome to the Carnival Foods summertime block party! Fast becoming a Lincoln Park tradition.

FOOD

Indulge in our mouth-watering grilled hot dogs and hamburgers as well as Carnival Foods homemade sandwiches, compliments of our very own in-house culinary expert, Rob. He knows his stuff and his creations are simply delicious!
Also--check out delicious sliders provided by our neighbor, Gemini

FUN

Let our creative balloon artist, Mr. Smarty Pants, use his imagination to create a wonderful inflatable pet for you. Alternatively, you can have your face airbrushed by another one of our skilled artists.
Of course, Park West Coop Nursry School will provide games and fun for the kids.

ENTERTAINMENT

Whether you want to dance or sit back and relax, we have the music for you. Our DJ spins tunes from all kinds of genres to get you in the mood. And don’t forget to try our delicious food, available inside and outside our store!

DEPARTMENTS OF CULINARY DELIGHT

Old world charm--new world variety

Deli Store
Citrus

Come visit our deli and say hi to Rob! He'll be more than happy to help you find the perfect item. You can also take a gander at our wide selection of hand butchered and trimmed meats, perfect for any occasion.

Our grocery store offers an expansive selection of aged cheeses and fine wines to complement any meal. Whether you’re looking for the perfect cheese to pair with a glass of Merlot, or a full-bodied Cabernet to bring out the flavor in a creamy Brie, our liquor department has something to satisfy your palate. Stop by today to explore our selection

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WHETHER YOU PREFER A JUICY STEAK OR A TENDER CHOP, CARNIVAL FOODS OFFERS YOU THE BEST QUALITY OF HAND CUT MEATS. OUR GROUND PRODUCTS ARE PROCESSED ONSITE AND SOURCED FROM RANCHES THAT MEET OR EXCEED USDA STANDARDS. YOU CAN TRUST CARNIVAL FOODS TO PROVIDE YOU WITH DELICIOUS AND SAFE MEAT PRODUCTS FOR YOUR MAIN COURSE.



WHETHER YOU’VE HAD A HARD DAY AT THE OFFICE, THE KIDS HAVE BEEN ROUGHHOUSING ALL DAY LONG, OR IT’S YOUR TURN TO THROW THE BIG SUPER BOWL BASH, CARNIVAL FOODS HAS GOT YOU COVERED. WE OFFER A WIDE VARIETY OF CRAFT BEER, FINE WINES AND TOP-SHELF LIQUOR. COME CHECK OUT OUR SUPPLY AND WE’RE SURE YOU’LL BE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED.

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CARNIVAL FOODS STORY TIME

Welcome to the Vegavengers League, where every day is an adventure for our colorful cast of characters. Meet Bronco Brock, the brave broccoli who loves to explore new places and solve mysteries. Meet Catrina, the clever and exotic carrot who can solve any puzzle. Meet Phinneas, the playful pineapple who always has a joke or prank ready to the dismay of Catrina. And then there’s Berry, the sweet tooth strawberry who cares for everyone. Together, they will discover the wonders of their world and have a bit of fun and danger along the way. Join them as they face challenges, make friends, and learn valuable lessons in this exciting series.” First a little about the characters...

Hi, my name is Bronco Brock Brassica! I was grown along with my siblings, Chloe and Eleanor Brassica, and we are all part of the Broccoli family. We are an edible green plant, and our large flowering heads, stalks, and small associated leaves are eaten as a vegetable. Broccoli is classified in the Italica cultivar group of the species Brassica oleracea, just like our last name! Our fresh and crisp flavor makes us a healthy and delicious addition to any dish. Get your Bronco Brock, Chloe, and Eleanor, today and add some green to your meal

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica) is an edible green plant in the cabbage family (family Brassicaceae, genus Brassica) whose large flowering head, stalk and small associated leaves are eaten as a vegetable. Broccoli is classified in the Italica cultivar group of the species Brassica oleracea. Broccoli has large flower heads, usually dark green, arranged in a tree-like structure branching out from a thick stalk which is usually light green. The mass of flower heads is surrounded by leaves. Broccoli resembles cauliflower, which is a different but closely related cultivar group of the same Brassica species.

It is eaten either raw or cooked. Broccoli is a particularly rich source of vitamin C and vitamin K. Contents of its characteristic sulfur-containing glucosinolate compounds, isothiocyanates and sulforaphane, are diminished by boiling but are better preserved by steaming, microwaving or stir-frying.[3]

Rapini, sometimes called "broccoli rabe," is a distinct species from broccoli, forming similar but smaller heads, and is actually a type of turnip (Brassica rapa).[4]

“Carrots are more than just friends to me,” Corrine declared, feeling her green, leafy hair flutter in the summer breeze. “They are my kin. Look at me, I have the same vibrant orange hue as they do.” She strained to free herself from the rich soil that trapped her tapered body. As a young carrot, I read all about myself on Wikipedia, here's what they said: The carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) is a root vegetable, typically orange in color, though purple, black, red, white, and yellow cultivars exist, all of which are domesticated forms of the wild carrot, Daucus carota, native to Europe and Southwestern Asia. The plant probably originated in Persia and was originally cultivated for its leaves and seeds. The most commonly eaten part of me is my taproot, although my stems and leaves are also eaten.  Domestic carrots have been selectively bred for our enlarged, more palatable, less woody-textured taproot. "I don't know if I like the idea of people eating me, but, when life issues lemons, make lemonade! Read down about my cousin Lemon-head Lenny, he's a sourpuss! On that note,  carrot juice anyone?"

Citrus Fruits

Meet Lemon headed Lenny,
he's a sourpuss.

Sourpuss? Me? That’s what some people call me, but I think they’re just jealous of my zesty personality. Especially my cousin Corinne, who has orange and wrinkled skin, but what can you expect? She is a carrot with green hair and a pointy body. Last time we had an argument, she told me I had a type Vitamin C personality, and I told her she was full of Beta Carotene. We don’t like to fight, though, we have more important things to do, like telling you our stories.

I’m not just any lemon (Citrus limon), I’m a bright yellow citrus fruit with a zesty aroma and a sour taste that can make your taste buds dance. I come from the exotic lands of Asia, mainly Northeast India (Assam), Northern Myanmar or China. My ancestors have been around for centuries and have been used for many purposes.

My yellow fruit is famous all over the world for its many uses. You can squeeze my juice and drink it, or use it to clean and disinfect things. You can also use my pulp and rind to add flavor and texture to your dishes and desserts. My juice is very acidic, with a pH of around 2.2, which gives me a sour taste that some people love and other people like my cousin Corinne the carrot hate. But no matter what, you can’t deny that I’m a versatile and refreshing fruit that can brighten up your day. That’s why I’m the star of many drinks and foods, such as lemonade and lemon meringue pie.

CARNIVAL FOODS OAK PARK

Carnival Foods Oak Park is more than just a business - it’s a family legacy. For generations, the Paris family has been passionate about providing quality food and service to their customers. Our stores are designed to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Whether you’re looking for fresh produce, or delicious bakery items, we have it all. At Carnival Foods, we put you first - always. Contact us today and discover the difference we can make.

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The tie dye event was a colorfully smashing event--catch you hippies next year!

OUR INVENTORY

Designed with You in Mind

PRODUCT

Looking for fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables? Come to our store’s produce section and discover a wide variety of seasonal and organic produce that will make your mouth water. Whether you need a crisp apple, a juicy orange, a ripe tomato, a crunchy carrot, or a leafy green, we have it. You’ll find everything you need to make your salads, smoothies, soups, and snacks more colorful and nutritious. Plus, David and our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you pick the best produce for your recipes and preferences. So don’t wait, visit our store today and treat yourself to the freshest and tastiest produce in town.

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PRODUCT

If you’re looking for quality meat, look no further than our store’s meat department. We have a wide selection of beef, pork, chicken, turkey, lamb, and more, all sourced from local and trusted farms. We have it all if you want a tender steak, a succulent roast, a flavorful burger, or a lean cutlet. And don’t forget to try our house-made sausages, bacon, ham, and deli meats, all prepared with natural ingredients and no artificial preservatives. You’ll love the taste and texture of our meat, and you’ll appreciate the value and convenience of our service. Plus, our friendly and skilled butchers will help you choose the best meat for your recipes and preferences. They can also cut, trim, grind, and marinate your meat to your liking. So don’t settle for less, visit our store today and enjoy the quality meat you deserve.

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PRODUCT

Looking for a drink to celebrate, relax, or enjoy with friends? Come to our store’s liquor department and discover a wide range of beers, wines, spirits, and more. Whether you prefer a cold beer, a fine wine, a smooth whiskey, or a refreshing cocktail, we have it all. And don’t forget to check out our exclusive and specialty drinks, such as craft beers, organic wines, premium liquors, and ready-to-drink mixes. You’ll find everything you need to quench your thirst and satisfy your palate. Plus, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you choose the best drink for your occasion and budget. They can also recommend food pairings, recipes, and tips to make your drinking experience more enjoyable. So don’t wait, visit our store today and treat yourself to the best drinks in town.

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Come Visit

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Friday
8 AM - 9 PM
Saturday and Sunday
8 AM - 10 PM

HOW TO REACH US:

Lincoln Park Store

458 W. Dickens

Chicago, Illinois

60614

773-472-2929

Oak Park Store

824 S. Oak Park Ave.

Oak Park, Illinois

60304

708-848-1340

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